More than 30,000 people from over 100 countries have taken our online courses, and we provide 1:1 mentorship and permaculture design support to 400+ students in our certification program.
Here's what they're saying:
"Women-centered permaculture is an environmental Take Back the Night. It’s challenged me to think about land ownership as an unnatural state with responsibilities that go far beyond the garden. It’s shown me the symbiosis of land and social justice and given me the courage to be a steward of nature."
--Christine, writer, entrepreneur.
"With this course I felt supported in finding my own voice in the way that I see and apply permaculture in every aspect of my life. This PDC is giving me much more material and insights than I could ever expect from a course. This course unleashed many amazing processes within me, connecting the nature around and within me."
-Luiza, activist, Italy
"This course is like a loom helping me weave together idea threads in my head into a personal mission for change. I love that the course has something for everyone, from novice to practitioner. It’s permaculture meets social justice meets woman power. So edifying to learn from these women."
-Christine, university professor, New York
"The Permaculture Women’s Guild Design Course has provided a great opportunity to learn and grow at my own pace. The vast wisdom and knowledge that has been compiled and shared by these masterful women continues to draw me through the course, supporting not only my design, but my day to day life."
-Jamie, garden educator, Montana
"I've never felt this welcomed, supported or optimistic when taking on a new (somewhat scary) challenge like this. I've thought about working toward my PDC for the last couple years, but have been hesitant to go though with it until now. Thanks so much for your encouragement to help me grow."
-Rebecca, scientist and homesteader, Quebec
“This course has made it possible for me to immerse in permaculture without having to put mothering on hold. I value the freedom to learn at my own pace and to work my project of choice, under the guidance of this stellar all-women faculty.”
-Julia, SAHM, Oregon
"The PWG online permaculture course brought some deep and needed work to the surface. Good that I get to have time to process it all as I move from one lesson to another. Being a part of the community of other women doing and leading the course is very valuable too."
-Jasmina, doctor, activist, single mom, Bosnia
“This course is not only giving me a very profound understanding of all the facets of permaculture but I am also learning how to integrate this mind set into my daily life, my relationships, and more. I can feel that something great has begun!”
-Miriam, corporate manager, Budapest.
-Jamie, garden educator, Montana
"Such good medicine! It is simply amazing to have the text and video content that I'm ingesting be by women who are real, down to earth, intelligent, open and honest...How nice it is to be able to learn from the perspective of other women who have similar cares and concerns and experiences to my own. Thank you all for your work in assembling this experience!"
-Allison, organic farmer, Canada
"My favorite thing about this course is the wide variety of online resources that it contains. Seeing so many different examples of places and people implementing permaculture ideals and techniques is also very encouraging. It feels like a very appropriate place to start exploring what works for me as a beginner permaculturalist with few resources and no property of my own."
-Monica, landscape designer, Missouri
- Jessica, builder and single mom, California
-Hannah, advanced permaculture student, Austria
"This course is excellent! It's online, the price is right, the modules are well thought out. The teachers are expert and approachable. The format works. I love the social and emotional components. I am already thinking more in terms of permaculture, even though I already knew a lot about it when I enrolled."
-Peter, scientist & farm educator, Tennessee