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2014-03-25 at 12:57 am in reply to: hello all well thanking you for this opportunity,i am pleased to meet you all #48341
Hello & Assalaamu Alaykum Awadh,
You can begin the course by starting at the following link: /category/permaculture-fundamentals
Continue on with each lesson until you have finished all of them.
Any questions ask away. I have completed the paid course and have received my PDC from RLI.
Ryan, we use duckweed. One of the most nutritious, natural feeds available. Once you get it started it takes a life on it’s on and cost you nothing.
Alexandre, we use clover as a cover crop and N-fixer. I wouldn’t worry about how far of a distance you plant it to your avocado tree. Tree roots are in various forms i.e. a tap root and then there are roots that spread out in search of water and nutrients that are do travel deep into the soil. So I would plant the alfalfa in the close vicinity of your trees and I am sure they will be able to take advantage of it.
I have also know that people (as well as myself) plant N-fixers like peas and beans with the tree and use them (the trees) as trellis. Again, the tree gets the benefit of the N-fixer and the N-fixer gets the benefit from the tree (multi-functionality).
I’ve complete the paid Certification part of the course. As outline, you have to watch ALL of the video (Lecture presentations), after doing so you contact admin and inform them that you have watched the lectures and need access to the student forum which will give you the information that you need for completing the Project Design. Once you project design is accepted you will then be given access to the exam. The exam is completely on the Permaculture Designer Manual written by Bill Mollison. You will need to have this book in order to prepare and complete the exam. The book is available from various sources, I obtain my via the Internet. Once you pass the the exam with a minimum score of 70% you will be issued a Permaculture Design Course Certificate. The exam is very detailed and you must a a well rounded knowledge of what it entails in order to pass the exam.
RLI’s Permaculture Design certification is based on what Bill Mollison outlined and it meets the requirement of the American Permaculture Association as well. Maybe Vladislav Davidzon or any other instructor can shed some light on how Regenerative Leadership Institute’s PCDC is accepted in the community. I have read issues from various sources who seem to be more or less jealous or upset that this course is being offered at a competitive price verses the standard $1000+ range. I look at it this way, I have my PCDC and what I do with it and how I improve my skills and knowledge is up to me. People will judge me on my results as a Permaculture Designer and who successful and effective I am in implementing my skills. This course is just the beginning on the road to Permaculture knowledge and experience.
Hope this help!
Whole Earth Summit is putting something together also: Whole Earth Summit, airing March 11-13, 2014; 4-10pm EST http://www.wholeearthsummit.org
I agree with your in that sheet mulching is labor intensive and requires a lot of materials. I live in a Arid environment and what we are doing is using white clover in a very intensive way for ground cover and NF (nitro-fixing) soil development. We are also mulching, but in most areas not sheet mulching yet, however, there is one area on our land where we will be sheet mulching soon. We use sugar cane and rice straw for mulching. It is working for us and looks to be promising. Now if we can do this in the Arid environment I am sure it can be done more effectively in other climates whether they are Arid, Temperate or Tropical.
The soil hates to be bare..so cover it in abundance!
Keep it growing!
John, this happens from time to time as I too had that problem occasionally. I would simply clear my cookies and log back in the system and was able to continue on viewing the lectures. You might have to do it even with a different browser, but it only a temporary issue.
Hope it works for you!
Here is the link for the slide presentation from Larry Korn. The information is from Vladislav who said: “All of the missing slides are available @ /supplemental/ and within the next 3 weeks will magically appear as part of the videos!”
This should help. If you’re watching the video and have downloaded the slide you will see what the Instructors are talking about more or less.
Hope it helps.
Seep Holzer is an expert on Hugelkultur you can get his book and complete details on it at: http://amzn.to/1hGvB5x We have a few Hugelkultur beds on our homestead and they are working GREAT!
If I were you and have the resources I would put in a Earth-Bank for noise reduction. Many of your other suggestion sound doable as well.
I know it must be frustrating at times. However, Slav has said (on numerous occasions) that the videos are being re-edited and the issues of their quality, slide shows etc have or are being addressed and will be reflect in the new videos.
IMHO there is no reason to keep hawking on this subject, especially for those who are going thru the course FREE (I’m a paid member BTW and watching the same ones you are). If the quality of the videos at the moment is not to your standard than I would suggest that you simply treat it as an audio and move on. You’re going thru a course with excellent instructors, known world-wide in the Permaculture field for FREE, whereas similar courses are going for $1300+ or more.
If you’re serious about learn about Permaculture in the comfort of your homes than please try to have a bit more patience, take quality notes and ask serious questions in the proper forums. What a pleasure and honor to be able to do a recognize Permaculture Designer Course Online at your convenience in the comfort of your home.
Slav, Mr. Korn, Jay, Max, and all of those who build and supported this wonderful program should be commended and I hope that each one of them will be appreciated further and blessed in their endeavors.2014-02-07 at 7:31 pm in reply to: I'm on the "certification track", how do I contact my advisor? #46026
I hope that you are doing well. I too am a paid member who is completing the course for certification. It is my understanding that you have 12 months to complete EVERYTHING. There are not time limits other than that. You can take as long as you need for the Design Project and the written exam during that 12 month period from which you signed up and paid. Slav as also mentioned that you can request an extension past the 12 month period if necessary, however you will be charged a extension fee.
My design project has been submitted and being reviewed. I was told by my advisor it will take 7-10 business days before I received a response from them concerning the project.
I hope this information helps. If you want to communicate further you can reach me at myheirloomseeds @ gmail dot com
Have a wonderful weekend
Phillip Jay will talk about the complete story of the Peacemaker in one of the later lessons. I think it is in either the Social Permaculture category.