(Part 1, Fall 2020):
Fundamentals of Ecological Design
History of Permaculture
Ethics and Case Studies
Climate, Energy, & Technology
Zone, Sector, and Elevation Planning
The presentation of part one of the Permaculture Design Certificate coursework is finished. If you plan to move on to part two of the course you should finish the assignments by December 31st. If you are not, you have until next October to finish BUT YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO FINISH EARLIER! Most students who continue at their own pace finish. Many who put the work aside for a later date do not.
Please keep your own copies of your submitted assignments until you have finished all three parts of the course.
I have heard from many of you about being behind with your work. That is very OK and understandable. Checking in with me via email is a good idea so I have a sense of your progress and an estimate of when you will finish.
Your Moodle account and access to course materials continues until next October. You may continue to communicate with me after December 31st through phone, email and during my office hours to continue your work.
Finishing your assignments after the deadline does not disqualify you from earning the Permaculture Design Certificate. My scheduled office hours will remain open to you through April. I can make appointments to meet online from May through September.
When you have submitted all previous assignments, the last activity and a survey will be accessible to complete part one.
NOTE ON GRADING: Most assignments are graded with "Satisfactory" unless there weren't. Occasionally, participants may receive "Outstanding" for submissions that demonstrated superior understanding and presentation of the assignment's objectives. If you are receiving "Satisfactory" grades you are passing.