FEB/MAR 2011 Weekend Permaculture Design Certification

February 4th- March 27th (7 weekends/72 hours)


Cincinnati Area: OM Valley Permaculture Demonstration Site in Northside and also other tri-state Permaculture sites.

Permaculture Facilitator Amanda Nash leading Permaculture students at OM Valley Permaculture site in sheet mulch garden bed installation


  • 600$ (please Register by 1/25),
  • Individual Weekends – 100$
  • Individual days – 60$

Questions: please Contact Kat Grover:


For co-leader Doug Crouch’s take on the course visit the following page:



Schedule of Class Times:

  • Friday Introduction: 6:30 – 9pm (2/4 only)
  • Saturday times: 9:30am – 6pm
  • Sunday times: 10:00 – 4:30pm

Dates of the Weekends:

  • February 4/5/6, 12/13, (Sat & Sun the 19th and 20th off), 26/27
  • March 5/6, 12, (Sun the 13th is off), 19, (Sun the 20th is off), 26, 27
  • *Weekend make ups are available if you have a schedule conflict*

For a complete schedule of each individual day inquire with Kat from the above addresses

Local Permaculture site that has a swale, water harvesting ditch and mound on contour, as well as the beginnings of a food forest

What is the Permaculture Design Certification?

The Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a 72 hour certification that empowers the student to design sustainable systems and sites that fulfill human needs while working with the laws of nature. It has a strong focus in ecology, design (landscape, planning, Industrial, engineering, & architecture), food production, sustainable building, water management, politics, economics, & much more. The student learns these topics through classroom lecture, Q&A, site visits, videos, hands on, and a design practicum where the student will design an actual site plan with fellow students. It is a great way to learn and build community. Once the student completes the certification they can go on and become a teacher themselves or apply this knowledge in the real world to create a more sustainable, just, & holisitic world for all current and future generations of life!

A fun design exercise puts a smile on past course students faces all the while learning how to apply the Permaculture Principles

Teaching Crew:

Our Teachers include Mary Lu Lageman, Gretchen Vaughn, Suellyn Schupe, Sakina Grome, Kat Grover, Braden Trauth, Ande Schewe, Sam Dunlap, Doug Crouch, and many more. They have been locally & Globally trained practicing permaculture here at their homes, farms as well as around the globe. They have also studied under the preeminent teachers around the globe including the movements founders, Bill Mollison & David Holmgren as well as Geoff Lawton, Dave Jacke, Darren Doherty, and many others. The crew looks forward to sharing & spreading this knowledge here in Cincy and the surrounding Bioregion!

Sample Broad-Acre Permaculture Design


We ask that people Register by January 25th to take the full course.

To Register for the course please send a 50$ nonrefundable deposit to reserve your spot so we can start preparing course materials for you, which includes a 60 page handbook for the course.

If you wish to  Register please contact Kat via email  at: OMValleyPermaculture@gmail.com or 513-746-5149

This course is being run in conjunction with TreeYo Permaculture.  Please visit the following website to read more about what  components make up a Permaculture Design Course:


Look under the headings under the 72 Hour Course page with topics including Final Design and Hands-On.


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