Life can be unpredictable for us and for students. Our courses require a great deal of preparation and planning such as coordinating registrations, payments, class projects, third party agreements, facilities and teaching material. We require a 20% non-refundable fee upon registration to confirm attendance in any of our courses to support the administrative costs which are directly impacted by the number of students enrolled in any course.
For a student with an exceptional situation that may need to withdraw from attending a course after registration, we offer a chance to transfer the 20% processing fee to another similar course held within the same year of the original course. The fee is also transferable to a friend or family member of the student. For a student who do not to attend or complete his/her course, or, are unable to use their deposit within a year, or, transfer their deposit to someone else, no refund can be issued. After the first day of class, the full tuition is non-refundable. In the unlikely event that a course is cancelled by P3, a full refund will be issued within 30 days of the cancellation.
PDC Fair Share Classes
Continuity is important to us. This is why we are happy to offer Fair Share Classes for all P3 alum. If you have completed a PDC but are feeling a bit foggy on certain concepts or details, you are invited to attend two PDC days for free each year. Don't be a stranger; come brush up on your permaculture skills, and rub shoulders our current students! To participate in a Fair Share Class you must send us your name, email, telephone number and the chapter(s) you would like to review, in order for us to inform you of the upcoming availabilities.
Almost certified but missing a class or two? Unfortunately, certification cannot be issued if more than 12 hours of required material has been missed. Introducing: the Makeup Class! If there is no PDC in progress at the time and you cannot take advantage of our Fair Share Class offer above, our teachers will be happy to offer you a one-on-one Makeup Class. Please note that the Soil and Earthworks sections, as well as the final design project are done on location. For this reason these sections cannot be completed as Makeup Classes. Students needing to complete these sections must wait until the next PDC is held. Additional charges of $40 per makeup class apply.
A 20% non-refundable processing fee is required to reserve your seat for a course.
Any transaction fee incurred (Paypal, Etransfers etc) are non-refundable.
Promotions cannot be combined.
All prices in Canadian dollars.
Completed payment is required for certification.
For Full-Time Courses the tuition includes: class-day meals (buffet style), rustic accommodation in the form of dorms or camping depending on the location, classes and learning materials required for the course. Students are responsible for providing their off-day meals and snacks.
Does not include personal belongings, travel nor health insurance.
Does not include travel costs nor transportation. You must wait for your course's email confirmation prior to confirming any travel arrangements.
We provide basic meals with a vegetarian option when notified in advance. Any other dietary requests such as vegan, lactose intolerance or gluten free diets may be accommodated if requested at least 30 days in advance of the course in writing. Please note that there may be extra charges related to these options.