What is an Urban Permaculture Design Course (UPDC)?:
The UPDC includes the required 72 hours of content of a PDC, the curriculum that earns participants an internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. The primary topic areas are framed through the permaculture lens of regenerative design practices and informed through a frame of social justice and equity.
The UPDC adds to the 72-hour PDC requirement with 24 additional hours of content and hands-on practice that delves more deeply into applying urban permaculture strategies at home and in your community. This additional content is partly informed by the 20-year history of the City Repair Project's organizing and actions in Portland and in other cities in the USA and abroad.
Who takes a PDC?
The PDC is broadly applicable, and therefore, relevant to anyone wanting to make meaningful change in their lives and learn or refine skills to help towards achieving this. The PDC reaches core questions of our lives and habits, and participants frequently report life-changing results.
Dates for 2019-2020:
Oct 5-6, Nov 2-3, Dec 7-8, Jan 11-12, Feb 8-9, March 7-8, April 4-5, and May 2-3. Class meets from 9am-4:30pm each day. Please reserve these dates now to assure completion of course attendance requirements.
For full details visit: https://cityrepair.org/updc
Having Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) goals, City Repair offers scholarships to support people from marginalized communities to access this training. Last year five students (20% of the class) benefited from scholarship subsidies.
Our goal is to raise $3000 to cover our costs for this course while supporting Queer, Transgender, Black, Indigenous, People of Colo (QTBIPOC) and low-income folx. The more funds we raise the lower the cost for course participants with financial needs. Thank you for your consideration and support!
Funds can be donated through Paypal by click here, or by mailing a check to The City Repair Project at 1421 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97202.
For all donations please add a memo “UPDC DEI Fund” so that we are aware that this donation is specifically for our UPDC DEI scholarship fund.
For more information about donating or our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals contact Ridhi and Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org.