Design project examples and testimonials from the FEAST class of 2010:

“The PDC course was an awesome opportunity to get practical about living sustainably as a part of community and as a part of the natural world. The information, the examples, the speakers, the practice and the instructors/participants as well all created a rich and inspiring experience that made these projects imaginable. I left with confidence, ideas, skills, motivation and a sense of becoming a part of a network of folks choosing to live and create beautiful alternatives to over-consumption.”

–Katherine Mallory

“The Northampton PDC was an incredibly useful introduction to permaculture and the design process. Lisa, Abrah, and Jonathan were attentive, knowledgeable instructors who were capable of answering every question I had, and directing me to additional resources to deepen my learning. I looked forward to each class day from the moment the previous day ended, and greatly enjoyed the variety of field trips and activities that allowed for hands-on learning that really reinforced the concepts we discussed. The guest teachers added their expertise on a variety of different topics, and bringing in many different people allowed for lots of opportunities to network in the permaculture community, both locally and further afield. It’s important to note that the Northampton PDC is accessible and affordable to people in different economic places.”

–Hannah Fjeld

“I felt like the Northampton PDC was a great general introduction to the many facets and applications of Permaculture. I thought Lisa had a wide breadth of knowledge and set a really relaxed, peaceful tone. I appreciate Jonathan’s forest garden/plant knowledge and sense of humor. Abrah, had a gift for focusing attention to the present moment and bringing a sense of empowerment to the group. I particularly appreciated their mentoring ability and intuitive design sense and gained a lot from instruction.”

–Jane Metzger