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Step into the world of Permaculture for two long weeks in the colorful tropics to earn your first permaculture certificate, or your second for diploma students.

FEES: $1875 (including meals + lodging)

All fees are in USD. Fees include class instruction and activities, three meals per day, and lodging with a host family in the village. There are no meals provided on days off when participants are free to explore local attractions. Attendees are responsible for all their own transportation costs. There are many small workshops in Longo Mai available to tour for small fees, including chocolate making, tropical seed crafts, and a heritage banana farm with dozens of varieties to sample and a wide array of tropical foods. Bringing extra money to enjoy these local attractions is recommended.

Final payment is due one month prior to class start date.


To register, pay the course non-refundable deposit of $300 via PayPal below, or by mail. We encourage you to pay by check (mailing address at bottom of page) or bank transfer (call to discuss). Paypal payments incur 3% convenience fee which will be added at checkout.

Total course payment is due one month before the start of the class. If you are hearing about this class within a month from start date please contact us to plan your registration.


Submit answers to these Essay Questions with the payment as soon as possible so our instructors can learn about your background.


Your payment and essay is your registration. Cancellation less than one month prior to the start of class will be refunded only if we find another participant to take your spot. In the event that Permaculture Institute needs to cancel the class, all students will be refunded all registration fees. Once the class begins, no refunds will be issued, excepting circumstances with extended medical emergencies.


Full attendance is expected by each participant. If a student is not present for more than one day, either consecutively or cumulatively, they will need to make up the time missed beyond one day to earn their PDC certificate. In regards to conduct, participants are required to behave within the legal parameters of the host country/state, and are asked to arrive to each class on-time with a clear mind and open heart. Instructors reserve the right to ask a participant to leave without refund if they prove to be disruptive, abusive, or unstable to the point of being harmful to oneself or the class as a whole, at the instructors discretion.


The instructor and class members in this course will strive to support an inclusive learning community, respecting those of all backgrounds and beliefs. As a community, we aim to be respectful and kind to all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, ability, immigration or economic status, gender or sexual orientation, and dietary choices.

Permaculture Institute is a federally recognized non-profit educational organization located in the USA.

Registering for this course signifies agreement to the above policies and terms. If you have questions or concerns feel absolutely free to contact us.

Erika HaranoHow to Register