Dive Into Permaculture 

Become a regenerative change maker with our

 Live & On Demand Online permaculture design course (PDC) 

 

Four-Month Winter Course Begins February 2024

Save up to $150 with Early Bird Pricing when you register before December 30th

All levels |130 Hour Course| 68 hours On Demand |30 hours Live Sessions with recording  | 32 hours Bonus content |Optional 1 week hands-on  | Online course: February 19th - April 11th,  2024  

Starting at $989  +tax                                                                                                                                 Sign Me Up!

30 hours Live Online

15  Live sessions with Breakout rooms, group projects, and live Q n A sessions. Recorded and uploaded for on demand access


42 hours bitesize video sessions

short clips for your convenience!  review  specific tools and techniques without wading through 2 hour long recorded videos session

Earn your Certificate

Follow and complete an internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate curriculum

Learn Adaptive Design

So many techniques in permaculture are taught as a copy and paste solution however are rarely appropriate to simply do as has been done without being able to read the land and adapt the design. 

Grassroots Guidance

Our Instructors are Experienced, Cultured, and Diverse in our on the ground experience and knowledge!

We are not Engineers, Bigshots, or Famous. We are real People doing real work on the ground

Earth Based

Learn how to observe the land, forest, animals and water and reconnect with the patterns and cycles. This basis to permaculture coupled with our grass roots team gives us a real world skills for transition


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Reconciliation in Action

We offer 25% off minimum discount on all online courses for Indigenous Community Members or People who identify as BIPOC. Take the discount or pay it forward to build up to a full sponsorship for people in need. 

All levels |130 Hour Course| 68 hours On Demand |30 hours Live Sessions with recording  | 32 hours Bonus content |Optional 1 week hands-on  | Online course: February 19th - April 22nd,  2024 

Starting at $989  +tax                                                                                                                                 Sign Me Up!

Transformational Experience

More than just a permaculture course, connect with peers, practice your skills, and make your first design project come to life. 

#Level Up on the Farm

Once the online course is done if you still want the hands-on #levelup then you have the option to join us for one week of practical, intensive, onsite workshops on the farm that not only connect you with your peers and the land, it builds your realtime skills. 

Step by Step Design Tools

We took our years of experience and broke permaculture concepts into actionable step by step tools that simplify the design process

Wake-up and Grow

Learning about our world and the solutions to all the challenges is hard, and to think most of us feel alone in the journey when we are literally surrounded with like minded people. Join up in support groups and connect with others through the process. 

Why Take a PDC?

Let our Participants tell you in their own words.

The Course

Earn your certification with a Geoff Lawton recommended instructor. Engage with like minded participants and develop your skills with multiple scales of group and individual projects

The P3 School

Our professional Learning Management systems makes it easy to follow, and organise all the different components of your certificate course. With options to #Levelup on other topics, like Advanced Earthworks, Food Forest Design, Mushroom Cultivation and more. 

The Community

Our Discord Channel is growing a Non Facebook Community with groups for sharing projects, resources, and connecting with like minded people in your area. 

Join P3's worldwide community of permaculture practitioners.

Our On-demand and Live online classes support a diverse community of permaculturists. We have been teaching environmental and permaculture courses since 2007 and have taught in 10 countries in 3 languages. 

 Our students come from all walks of life

● Homesteaders looking to increase nutrition and health

● Business Owners seeking more productivity and wellness un the workplace

● Aspiring Professionals pursuing a permaculture-related career

● Urban Homeowners and Renters transitioning to a more ecological future.

● People lost in the despair of the world seeking a Regenerative path to the issues of the world. 

1. Sign up!

Choose your package below. Pay the fee, and follow the email prompt to complete your account setup.

2. Explore the Community

Gain immediate access to the discord community "The Good Swale". Connect with fellow students and share your story.

3. Tour the E-Learning platform

Watch the recorded content. Take a quiz. dive into the Rabbit hole of recommended resources.

4. Prepare to take the next step

Get ready to open your eyes to a new world full of options. with a new way to see challenges and a new way to design our future. 

What our Participants say
"!!! A self investment 110% !!!" -- Francois Paquet
4.8
Charles M
Charles M
1 month ago
J’ai suivi le cours de permaculture avec P3 en 2023 et jai adoré mon experience. Graham est un excellent enseignant qui sait communiquer sa passion et surtout son savoir! Le cours est très bien structuré avec énormément de contenu. Les pré requis en ligne sont très pro! J’étais content de pouvoir profiter de cette formation en personne après ses dernières années plutôt isolé. Je recommande chaudement pour l’expérience de Graham et pour les apprentissages théoriques et pratiques qui ont changé ma vision de l’agriculture.
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Laurie Bourgeois
Laurie Bourgeois
2 years ago
I did my Permaculture Design Course with P3, full on-farm course in 2020. And seriously, if you don't do it, you are missing on a lot. For 2 weeks, we have theoretical course in the mornings, and practice what we learned that day in the afternoon. It is a wonderful way to learn and I couldn't have ask for better. The food was amazing, the site was charming, the team is so knowledgeable, and you get gest speakers once in a while, who have different experiences around the world and in their own personal lives. Believe me, you should go with P3.
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Diane Cccn
Diane Cccn
2 years ago
Graham is someone trustworthy and very professional. He knows his work, and has been a super co-worker and is still a good friend for me. He listens to customers and make his best to combine their needs with the principles of permaculture.
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Léa Normand
Léa Normand
2 years ago
J'ai fait le camp PDC 15jours intensifs. C'était une expérience merveilleuse ! Graham est un excellent professeur, passionné qui vous donnera de multiples informations. L'équipe P3 est accueillante, tout le monde est bienveillant. La nourriture était au top. J'y retournerai sans hésiter !
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Genevieve Boyer
Genevieve Boyer
2 years ago
Excellente excellente formation en permaculture. Graham a beaucoup de connaissances, il est un excellent vulgarisateur, il a une grande curiosité.
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!!! A self investment 110% !!! I would like to give a HUGE thank-you to Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture! I feel the PDC was a first step into a new and better life. The true knowledge that was shared was nothing less then jaw dropping, mind blowing, eye opening and is so very very important to know. Graham is the kind of teacher we need to truly evolve into what we are ment to be. I would recommend the PDC to EVERYONE , as you can apply the principles learned to every aspect of your life. I certainly will be trying.
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Ali Abdelmoniem Ahmed
Ali Abdelmoniem Ahmed
November 3, 2021
P3 People For Profit of Planet empowers farmers seeking for self sustaining life style alternative. A modern need, and this comes the tools of permaculture. I have applied ideas such as deep earth composting, and companion planting in family farm, and soon will be in solidarity with nature and ants and moths in my self sustainings love filled zones. 🤲🙏
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Ociane Canadas
Ociane Canadas
October 3, 2021
This course is fantastic! I loved learning from Graham, who shared his in-depth permaculture knowledge with passion to our class. I had the chance to start the PDC in person, a few months before the pandemic hit. It was wonderful to meet with a class of people of so many different ages and backgrounds, all sharing an interest in Permaculture. Graham nurtured a positive and supportive atmosphere in the class. We shared knowledge, ressources and were at ease to ask as many questions as we might have, even if that occasionally brought the conversation on a tangent! Later, the pandemic hit, but Graham and his P3 team made sure that our group wasn’t left behind. We met weekly, to finish our PDC together, live, online. Due to personal issues, I’ve been delayed in finalizing my course project. But, thankfully, the course was put online this year and I was able to access all of Graham’s videos, including an abundance of carefully selected resources. It had been so great, being able to review all the material before I finish my course project. While reviewing, I appreciated the clear structure of the course, the detailed videos, and all the supportive documents and resources. I can see all the work, time, effort and passion that was put into this: bravo!
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Marie Alison Lantin
Marie Alison Lantin
September 10, 2019
I took part of the introductory class of permaculture yesterday by teleconference. Graham is definitely passionate and very knowledgeable, it is inspiring to listen to him. I thank you, Elise and Graham, for setting us up to be part of the class even though we couldn’t physically be there. The certificate is definitely something I will be looking into ! I would love to learn more and spread the knowledge !
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Anna Wortberg
Anna Wortberg
August 6, 2019
Loved the class! So much knowledge that I will have with me for the rest of my life and that I can apply in every day life. Not just helpful if you want to become a permaculture consultant. 😝
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Haylie Tesiere
Haylie Tesiere
July 27, 2019
Happy Anniversary P3, Thanks for the knowledge. Keep up the wonderful work, the world desperately needs permaculture and teachers as passionate as Graham!
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Sophia Reyes Prieto
Sophia Reyes Prieto
July 7, 2019
I had my PDC with P3 this spring and it was awesome. Graham our teacher is so good explaining the topics and also give us so much motivation to be the change this world need!! i loved it :)
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Mireille Voyer
Mireille Voyer
August 28, 2018
Leur stage immersion de 2 semaines.
Karen Urtnowski
Karen Urtnowski
August 13, 2018
Excellent teaching, fantabulous food, and warm, curious folks. Permaculture seems to attract good people. The experience made me more skilled and more hopeful.
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Cory Bonneau
Cory Bonneau
December 17, 2017
I took the PDC here during Fall-Winter 2017. An amazing staff and teachers who really care about what they do. Would definitely recommend!
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Ashley Nelson
Ashley Nelson
December 16, 2017
This PDC felt like a breath of fresh air for the soul. I can't imagine anyone not appreciating this course.
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Clémentine Mattesco
Clémentine Mattesco
June 29, 2017
I completed a part time PDC with P3 in May 2017. This course changed my life forever and gave me the confidence, the energy, the tools and the support to realize that I can contribute to move our society in the right direction. I completed the course at the same time as being a full-time university student and I can tell you I was waiting for the 2 lecture days every week. This was my break from the everyday life rush, the moment I could recharge the batteries and refill myself with positive energy. Thank you to my amazing teachers, Graham, Cara and Antonius and thank you to the amazing people I met during this course, you made this experience truly wonderful!
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Amanda Dunn
Amanda Dunn
July 31, 2016
This course provides the knowledge, tools, and confidence to stand up and work together towards a better future. You will leave feeling more empowered than ever before. It is realizing that we are all a part of something bigger, beautiful, and truly magical
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All levels |130 Hour Course| 68 hours On Demand |30 hours Live Sessions with recording  | 32 hours recommended content |Optional 1 week hands-on  | Online course: February 19th - April 22nd,  2024 

Starting at $989  +tax                                                                                                                                 Sign Me Up!

Choose your PDC+ Package

Study On Demand, Live and at the farm


Fundamental 

$ 989 .00

+ tax
  • Half the cost of our competitors
  • PDC+ Online Course (132 hours)
  • 72* hour Internationally recognized PDC
  • *32 hours of Live Interactive Sessions 
  • *40+ hours On Demand Content
  • 60+ hours of Bonus recommended Videos and Content
  • 7 Step by Step Design Tools
  • 14 Quizzes
  • 4+ Mini Design Projects
  • 1 Final Design Project presented
  • Lifetime access to online PDC resources, practice exercises, videos, quizzes and tools

Pro

$1989 .00

+ tax
  • Save 250$
  • Foundational PDC+ & 1 Week Intensive #LevelUp at the farm (162 hours)
  • 72* hour Internationally recognized PDC
  • *32 hours of Live Interactive Sessions 
  • *40+ hours On Demand  Content
  • 60+ hours of Bonus recommended Videos and Content
  • 7 Step by Step Design Tools
  • 14 Quizzes
  • 4+ Mini Design Projects
  • 1 Final Design Project presented
  • Lifetime access to online PDC resources, practice exercises, videos, quizzes and tools
  • On Farm #Levelup (30 hours)
  • Day 1: Social Permaculture & Conscious Communication  (NVC)
  • Day 2: Garden & Water Systems
  • Day 3: Forestry & Food Forests 
  • Day 4: Earthworks & Erosion Management
  • Day 5: Soils Compost; tea & extracts, 
  • 5 Days of Breakfast, Lunch & Supper
  • Camping Included & Beds available at extra cost
  • Nightly Campfires
  • Tinker and discover a plethora of permaculture technologies and techniques
  • Biogas, Lasagna Gardens, Compost tea, Food Forests, Rotational Grazing, Aquaculture, Mushroom Cultivation

Level Up

$1250 .00

+ tax
  • *Requires Permaculture Design Certificate
  • 1 Week Intensive On Farm #Levelup (30 hours)
  • Day 1: Social Permaculture & Conscious Communication  (NVC)
  • Day 2: Garden & Water Systems
  • Day 3: Forestry & Food Forests 
  • Day 4: Earthworks & Erosion Management
  • Day 5: Soils Compost; tea & extracts, 
  • 5 Days of Breakfast, Lunch & Supper
  • Camping Included & Beds available at extra cost
  • Nightly Campfires
  • Tinker and discover a plethora of permaculture technologies and techniques
  • Biogas, Lasagna Gardens, Compost tea, Food Forests, Rotational Grazing, Aquaculture, Mushroom Cultivation

Reconciliation & Equity in Action

We are committed to doing more than acknowledging that our courses are held on the unceded, unsurrendered territories of the Kanienkehaka, or Anishinabewaki

We also acknowledge that we are living today in a society that is structured to privilege white patriarchy. As such we are taking many steps to adapt and grow. In every online course we offer 25% and 4 spots with 25% off in our in person courses, for those individuals who live with systemic barriers in their daily lives (more specifically Indigenous people and people of Colour). Regardless of your identity, if you are a person in need of additional financial support we can discuss options to support your learning. 

 Contact us for more information

450+
Students certified
15
years experience
9
Countries served
37
PDC courses hosted

About Our Teachers

Graham Calder Founder & Chief Designer, P3 Permaculture

    Graham has more than 13 years' experience in teaching permaculture and ecological design. In 2009, he finished his BA in Environmental and Ecology Studies at Concordia University, (Montreal, QC). Dissatisfied with the traditional environmentalist approach and its ability to meet the challenges of our time, he turned to permaculture. In the same year he obtained his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) from Jesse Lemieux at Pacific Permaculture. Afterwards, he became an apprentice of one of the great names in the field, Geoff Lawton, at the Permaculture Institute of Australia (PRI).     
    He founded P3 Permaculture in October of 2009 and has ever since been teaching and consulting with the goal of making permaculture accessible to everyone. To date, Graham has certified over 375 students in permaculture design and has offered design services in more than 9 countries around the world: from urban gardens in Montreal, to the 7000 Hectares in the deserts of Gansu in China, and the tropical rain forests of Costa Rice and Cameroon.

He is dedicated to creating new courses and projects that will inspire and facilitate the transition to regenerative solutions for our society.

Liza Charbel Co-Founder, Jardins sans Frontiers

    After 10 years in the corporate world in Dubai, Liza moved to Montreal where she pursued a Masters in Business Administration, (MBA). Soon after, driven by a new found passion for social innovation and a longing for personal growth, she co-founded the social enterprise Gardens without Borders in 2011 after completing her PDC with P3 Permaculture. Through Gardens without Borders, she has developed urban and rural community-food projects in a diversity of social contexts and climates; including locations in Montreal, Ecuador, Senegal and Lebanon.
    She shares her experiences in social innovation and food sustainability through conferences and workshops related to permaculture. She also has training in geo-biology, and integrates art and spirituality into the projects she co-creates. As a mother of a 3 year old, she's an aspiring urban homesteader and is now exploring permaculture as a parenting and education tool.