The Peoples Diploma is a form of continuing education after the Permaculture Design Course (PDC). The PDC can be truly life changing—the Diploma helps students activate themselves post-PDC while providing a structure to support their work.
This participant-driven program is designed for self-motivated learners who want to choose their own texts, site visits, design projects, and teachers to learn with, while being guided by a structure to complete their work. Participants create their own learning design in consultation with our staff, allowing them to apply permaculture to their own passions. Check-in’s with our staff provide resources and direction for helping participants stay on course.
The Peoples Diploma emphasizes contribution to the human and ecological community and is open to those working to create change after completing a PDC.
Choosing to pursue The Peoples Diploma self-certifies that you are committed to consciously designing regenerative patterns for life, land, and community. The Permaculture Institute is here to provide structure, support, and recognition on that journey.
Receiving The Peoples Diploma signifies that the recipient has: