As long as you don't copy text you should be fine with copyright issues; just tell us what you're doing in your own words and you should be fine.
I am ahead of him in class so I will answer this part.
Originally Posted by Ludi
Yes, there is not only questions for research, but very practical assignments, projects, and help from the very basics to more advanced things like your Master Design. They do expect you to do this on your own property, & you will not be starting from a bare lot, you start with your own property. It does not matter if you have started or not, have prior knowledge or not. It opens up worlds for you.
Ludi, with respect, take the course & join us 2!
If you still have a job, get everything in order, and quit. Do it as soon as you can, because we’ve never had a more important work to do. -Kyle Chamberlin
"I awoke, only to see the rest of the World was still asleep" - Leonardo Da Vinci
It's just my 2 cents,
Paka no hida
Just a quick update before work: the first module(ethics) really made me think. I was fearing that since I have read a lot already(and practiced a little), that it would be easy. Happily, I was proven wrong. The next section promises to make me use even more grey matter. I'll be starting the second section this week. For ethics, I did all the homework. I am going to try to do the same with design(though this homework is a lot more involved).
Just an update. I've been trying to do every single question(so far so good) and I am currently finishing up section 3 of part 1(3 parts total, 1st part is 5 sections). You can pay as you go for each section. You do get responses from April, and she also fires questions back to you. I have an irregular schedule, and this has been worthwhile. It's still forcing me to use the grey matter between my thick skull, and that makes it enjoyable to me. I've been taking my sweet time with this, so I'll report more after I finish this part and move onto the 2nd part.
Thanks for the info, this looks right for me since I am somewhat tired of lectures and wish my current classes were all online.
After reading all the threads, I was left wondering if this course is "recognized" by permaculturists at large?
Like, no one in 5 years is going to say, "oh, that PDC doesn't count."
Thanks, maybe I am dull, or the coffee hasn't set in, but what part of that page are you referring to?
Is this online PDC recognized by PRI?
I don't think there are any "official" PDCs. There are official guidelines and an official curriculum. If it follows Bill Mollison's Permaculture: A Designers Manual, then it should be okay. The link that Pak has is akin to earning merit badges, and can make it seem more "official", but I believe that stuff is for projects that are underway and/or mature. It's like a seal of approval on your project: be it your own back yard, a food forest, or a project that cleaned up the pollution in lakes and streams via permacultural methods. It seems to me that it is an extension of the peer review program.
But if you're looking for a list of official permaculture teachers, you're not going to find one. There used to be one somewhere, but it hasn't been active for some time. Any information stating otherwise would be nice to know about. If you can take a hands-on PDC, then I suggest you do it. This is more for folks with strange schedules or for people that can't make it to a hands-on PDC.