March 8th, 2012 at 11:27 am (survival skills, urban survival, the human path, permaculture, texas outdoor education, outdoor survival, green homesteading, aquaponics, self sufficiency farming, readiness, self sustainability, homesteading)
In today's podcast, Sam Coffman speaks with Jessica Enzo of the Permaculture Education Center about Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) and permaculture education in general. They talk about:
- The advantages of taking a PDC online vs. on-site
- What to look for when finding a PDC course to take
- How much to expect to spend on a PDC course.
- How does permaculture fit into preparedness and the "prepper" lifestyle?
- What are some ways that a person can get started on their own with permaculture concepts aroung the house and garden?
- What are the underlying fundamentals of permaculture, and why is it important?
- How can a person get started with the Permaculture Education Center if they want to get their PDC online? How long does it take?
You can check out more about online permaculture design certification by going to the Permaculture Education Center website
You can also sign up to learn about growing, wildcrafting and using medicinal plants by attending the Herbology Level 1 class at The Human Path here: online registration
The Online Permaculture Education Center's mission is to provide Permaculture education while promoting and demonstrating sustainable living techniques to the world.
Main Instructors: Alan Enzo, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Enzo (also known as "Enzo") is an award-winning researcher and international consultant in Ecological Economics and Ecological Design (Permaculture). He is a registered Instructor and Consultant with the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. He earned a Ph.D. in Management (specialization in Ecological Economics), and an M.B.A. in Sustainable Business from Tennessee State University. He is passionate about sustainable systems research, alternative local economic systems, natural building, organic food production, and helping students and clients start their own small green businesses.
Jessica Enzo, B.A.
Jessica Enzo is a Permaculture co-teacher and consultant, and is also a certified Health Coach specializing in Integrative Nutrition. Jessica has a love of natural landscapes and an eye for patterns and appropriate design. Her passion and desire is to demonstrate and share her love of Permaculture and its amazing principles with as many people as possible.
The Enzo's are currently working to create a Permaculture Demonstration site and Education Center in Asheville, North Carolina. Alan and Jessica are respected teachers and consultants in the region, and are best known for designing the new Permaculture Demonstration site at the Mother Earth News Ecovillage near Asheville, N.C. This famous ecovillage was one of the first established in the United States. In addition to teaching and consulting, the Enzo's work with other Permaculture and Sustainability professionals to help re-localize economic activity and organic food production, while creating a network of small local green businesses in the Southern Appalachian Mountains Bioregion (Katuah).
In 2011, Alan and Jessica Enzo, Tom Brody, Ian Booth, Galen Hull, Raoul Russell, and several other leading Permaculture teachers created a new online PDC curriculum and started PermacultureEducation.com. The site is now managed by the Ecological Education Association - a collective of local Permaculture teachers and consultants in Southeast U.S.