This course taught me that permaculture is really a connected view of things that matter, food, energy and structures (physical but also social, economical etc).

Javan Bernakevitch as instructor of our group was tremendously helpful in getting the knowledge into an assignment of over 130 pages where not one page is superfluous. Indeed, the assignment leaves no stone untouched (literally as it requires digging holes). The required designs cover the many connected aspects of permaculture in a practical way.

The designs are no less practical than planting crops because the edible result relies as much on a good design as it does on working with the earth.

I fully recommend the course, the inspirational videos of Andrew and Javan, and the excellent feedback Javan provides. A big thank you!

Dr. Michael Kaschewsky

IT Specialist
OSU PDC Student, PDC Student