Internationally Accredited
Permaculture Designer Certification

PRI Finca Quijote, Costa Rica

Wet Tropics PDC June 28 - July 8, 2015

Finca Quijote is a Wet Tropics Permaculture Educational and Demonstration Farm. The family run farm of 517 hectares is deep in the Costa Rican Wet Tropics. Your hosts, Ginnee, Felipe, Erika, and William have ten years of experience on the developing of sustainable systems and healing the lands from decades of neglect. Composting, hydro-electric, bio-digester, plant nurseries, and native forage crop development are just a few of the sustainable systems being used. Visitors, students and researchers are welcomed and treated to a truly beautiful, protected, and wild landscape. All foods for meals are grown locally or on-site. A truly off-grid homestead.PDC and specialty classes are taught by certified instructors from the Permaculture Research Institute and by practicing specialists.Study permaculture and the tropics in the setting of a completed Costa Rica forest homestead. See the permaculture principles in action in this totally off grid farm with hydro-electric system, water cycling, catch, and store and solar hot water facilities.

This is an internationally accredited Permaculture Designer Certification Course.

The course is a minimum of 72 hours of instruction by approved instructors delivering the designer curriculum of Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture, and guided by the standards of the Permaculture Research Institute.


•72+ hours of intensive instruction

•Outdoor and indoor classrooms

•Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

•Small class sizes (16 max.) with like-minded classmates

•Complete topical presentations with exercises, hands-on skills

•All documentation and a binder for notes and further study

•A one year full access to the Natural Capital plant database

•Personal consultations and advanced topics upon request

•Personal research opportunities and reading assignments

•Fresh Water Swimming, Hiking, Wildlife Watching, Horses

•Tours of local ancient indigenous sites with agricultural systems

•Hands-on construction of human powered mechanisms

•Nighty DVD presentations and camp fires (optional)

•Quiet study areas and natural spaces of tropical solitude


Each "early bird paid" student will receive Mollison's Permaculture Designer Manual, or a copy of Integrated Forest Gardening. Each participant has a one year designer access to the Natural Capital Plant Database, and authenticated certificates from the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia (upon completion of the course).

Course Fee Structure:
(Pay by January 10, 2015 with a check and receive the Mollison Designer Manual Free, or save $40.)


$1,500 per person includes Mollison Designer Manual if paid by June 1, 2015. Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit up front and send a check by June 1, 2015.


Registration Choices
Lodging Choice


Students are responsible for airfare and ground transportation. Transportation to Finca Quijote needs to be arranged in advance and includes options such as airport pickup or public bus.