The Resilience Hub PDC travels to where it is needed and to venues that are conducive to learning and connecting. Here are some of the locations that are currently on our teaching schedule:
We have taught the PDC and APDC in Portland at The Resilience Hub’s space on Anderson Street in Portland, which is excellent as an urban setting and includes field trips to other landscape types.
Currently, we are teaching on the 80-acre campus of Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport, a 15-minute drive north of Portland and approximately 2 hours north of Boston. This location is expansive and allows for many hands-on projects and room to spread out while we are learning. The Resilience Hub is currently working on a 3-year collaboration with Maine Coast Waldorf School on the possible development of a satellite location for us that could serve as a dedicated center for permaculture, biodynamics and agricultural arts for our region. More on this as it develops!
Other Parts of Maine
We have spent many years teaching the PDC at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine (about 2 hours drive north of Portland). MOFGA graciously co-sponsors this program in support of the value it brings to their agricultural and gardening membership across the state. The venue is especially good for those of you who want to “get away” to a peaceful, rural setting and camp under the stars while learning permaculture with your cohort. Attendees to this location often refer to their PDC as “going to permaculture camp!”
Since 2015 The Resilience Hub has offered the 13-day PDC in Boston, Massachusetts in collaboration with the Boston Food Forest Coalition who are working on bringing permaculture-oriented edible landscapes and food security to the Greater Boston area. For two years the course was hosted at Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, a 67-acre preserve in Mattapan. We are now hosting the course in Roxbury at Hawthorne Youth and Community Center, a beautifully-renovated, LEED-certified facility located on more than 2 acres at the base of the Fort Hill neighborhood.
Interested in hosting a Permaculture Design Course in your part of our region? Contact The Resilience Hub to discuss the options!