Serving the permaculture network in Austin, Texas

Design Courses

The Austin Permaculture Guild hosts multiple Permaculture Design Courses per year. We hold a a two week intensive class for full immersion into the permaculture lifestyle and a 6 weekend format class that is ideal for students with a busy schedule. The ‘6 Weekends’ course is currently CLOSED for registration. Please click here to be added to our waiting list.

The Fall Permaculture Teacher Training dates have been released! Please check out the dates, location and registration information for this class here. You can experience this ground breaking class immersing you in knowledge of how to teach your own permaculture design course.

Class tour at previous design course
Picture: Melanie Strang-Hardy



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12 comments on “Design Courses

Alexander Salazar

Hello im interested in enrolling in the 2015 spring PDC course I was just curious as to how I begin the registration process, thanks any info would help. Have a great day.

Gwenyth Jett

I am interested in learning and participating.

Betsy Chamberlain

I would like to know the dates for the 2 week intensive course this spring. Thanks!


Hey there Betsy, the two week intensive course is June 1-14th! I am going to post it today. Keep checking back to see it up and you can register! 🙂 Email me if you have anymore questions.


Thanks Gwenyth! If you want more info please email me!


Hey there Alexander! I just saw this and don’t check these much because about 95% of these comments are spam. Please go to this link and hit the ‘buy now’ button to register and hold your spot in the course.

I’ll go ahead and email this info to you as well so I hope you get it! Feel free to email me with anymore questions.

Thank you,

Taelor Monroe
APG Executive Director

Would there be any advantage to inulaste the soil surface with, say, bags filled with pine needles or even just a tarp to keep as much heat from being lost as possible?


Yes, mulching the soil surface is always a good idea. A very wise soil scientist, Elaine Ingam, once said, “Mother Nature abhors bare soil.” The mulch will help stabilize the soil temperature and moisture as well as encourage soil life of the soil food web.

Hey there,
I’m reaching out to find a time to learn more about your permaculture classes! I work for a company called Dabble which tells people in Austin about the very best experiences and we’d love to chat with you to learn more about your business.

Have you ever considered teaching a class on permaculture or any agro category?

We reach hundreds of adults in Austin and would like to put together some events, classes or workshops to drive them to your business!

How does your calendar look this week to chat?


Spot on with this write-up, I actually believe that
this website needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be back again to see more, thanks for the info!

John Pettigrove

When are future courses scheduled


Hey there John, we will be posting upcoming courses in the next month or so. We still have a few logistics to iron out. Without exact dates here are the courses we have planned:

-Intensive Cob Workshop the last week of February (to be posted in the next few days)
-Two Week Intensive Permaculture Design Course the first two weeks of June (to be posted in the next month)
-6 Weekends Permaculture Design Course starting mid-October (to be posted in the next few months)

Until those are officially posted, I hope that helps!

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