Please review all information on this page. Submit your course application, and we will follow up once we receive and review your application, usually within 2-3 days.


$800 if paid by early bird date (TBA). Course tuition rises to $900 after early bird pricing ends. Contact us about work-trade opportunities to reduce tuition. See scholarships section below.

All fees are in USD. Fees include class instruction and activities. Students will be asked to help drive for field trips.

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


The Permaculture Institute is currently in partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Missouri to offer partial and full scholarship for the 2020 Saint Louis Permaculture Design Course. Please see the scholarship announcement to learn about qualifying.


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 so we can ensure there is room in the course. As long as we have spots available we will accept registrations right up to the course date.


Submit answers to the questions on the Course Application as soon as possible so our instructors can learn about your background. Please wait to submit payment until after your application is approved.


Your payment and application 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 the 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 create and support an inclusive learning community, respecting those of all backgrounds and beliefs. We will challenge ourselves to grow beyond our individuality by cultivating respect, understanding, and kindness for 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