Things have been buzzing with the University of Victoria permaculture course!
Because the permaculture design course (PDC) must be a minimum of 72 hours, we designed the UVic certificate program as a 2-course series. After an incredible three month journey creating designs for community groups in the city, I joined instructors Hannah Roessler and Mike Simpson along with 21 students for a weeklong intensive field course at the magical Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island.
Permaculture design approaches have been used for over 30 years at Linnaea Farm, where the first PDC in Canada was held. We toured mature food forests, old growth, natural buildings, market gardens, and hung around with free range cattle. A truly transformative nat