Kelowna Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course

🌷There is something special about sitting in a circle.🌷
At our last #permaculturekelowna meetup I got to meet a few of the students that will be participating in Kelowna's first PDC course... starting tomorrow!!! 🌻
After so much preparation and planning, I can't believe it's actually happening! I'm so excited to share this journey with the other teachers, students, volunteers, and everyone else who is a part of this project! #kelownacommunitypdc
#permaculturedesigncourse #communitybuilding #womeninpermaculture #learningtogether #socialpermaculture #learnpermaculture #lifeproject

If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of Permaculture through community building, ecological landscape design, pattern literacy and cultivating your “designer’s mind” then come join Lucie and her co-teachers for the next cycle of the Kelowna Community PDC! The 2019 course is currently in session, but check out the link below to read more about what to expect in next year’s course!

Graphic by    Heather Jo Flores

What is is?

This course allows you to get your 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and/or an Advanced Social Permaculture Design Certificate online, at your own pace, and with the support of a 40-woman teaching team from around the world.

You get to practice your design work in your own home, garden, and community, and learn what you need to know to grow your own food, build a thriving, resilient community, and help regenerate our wounded planet.

How is Lucie involved?

Lucie was asked to prepare a module focusing on Reimagining Economic Systems. In this module, you will start to apply permaculture wisdom to the topic of economics. You will explore case studies of community currencies and the degrowth movement to help you bring more abundance into your life and the lives of those around you. If you'd like a little sneak peak into that, you can read Lucie’s blog post on Re-Imagining Economic Systems published in Permaculture Women Magazine.

Our teachers! Graphic by  K  areen Erbe

Our teachers! Graphic by Kareen Erbe

The teachers of this course hail from 13 countries around the world and are offering a course that goes far beyond the standard 72-hour PDC.  We’re training a new generation of permaculture designers with the skills they need to not only design landscapes and create closed-loop homestead systems, but also to manifest personal, cultural and ecological abundance. The course was developed by women and enrolment is open for all genders.

Designed to Support Women's Permaculture Livelihoods

This course was developed by ecofeminist author and activist Heather Jo Flores in an attempt to lift up women's voices in the permaculture field and make livelihoods in permaculture more accessible to women. 

If you choose to sign up for this course, please list Lucie’s name under the “How Did You Hear About This Course?” question on the sign up form. You will then receive 3 hours of one-to-one design review time with Lucie either in person (if you are located in the Kelowna, BC area) or via Skype/e-mail.

How Much?

To ensure fair compensation for teachers and administrators who have worked and continue to work tirelessly on this project, the course is currently offered on a sliding scale starting at $750 USD or  $995 CAD (approx.) The following discounts also apply:

  • TIMESUP discount code (15% off for survivors of abuse)

  • OSHUN discount code (15% off for women of colour)


If you have any questions about Lucie, course payment, enrolment or more, feel free to reach out at