The Advanced Permaculture Student Online, A PDC & Beyond


Join the Most Advanced and In-depth Permaculture Course Online

The Advanced Permaculture Student Online is a collection of regenerative solutions & pathways for high schoolers, college students, and adults looking to start on careers that are meaningful, regenerative, profitable, proven, and valuable to their local communities. This is a 20+WEEK video-based course with over 65 expert instructors from around the world who have greened deserts, grown tons of soil per acre per year, made professional-level mycology accessible to the home cultivator or start up mushroom farm, trained professional landscapers in permaculture, redefined soil science and composting as we know it, converted organic orchards to permaculture, witnessed the restoration of the ancient Molokai fish ponds, made impossible seed and plant adaptations possible, and much more. This course takes permaculture into the advanced fields of mycology, large-scale land restoration, market gardening, natural farming, alternative energy, social permaculture, ocean restoration, city planning, aquaculture, vermiculture, and more.

More In-Depth & More Breadth than a PDC

Go in-depth with experts and real-life examples, learning valuable regenerative skills in a broad spectrum of fields, using The Permaculture Student 2: A Collection of Regenerative Solutions textbook as the reading companion for the entire course – the most in-depth and current permaculture textbook available. Matt Powers, the author, will be your guide on your educational journey with opportunities for digging deeper with professionals along the way. INCLUDES AUDIOBOOK VERSIONS OF TEXTBOOK & WORKBOOK!!

Created and organized by author, educator, gardener, seed saver, and plant breeder, Matt Powers, to pair with The Permaculture Student series which is the first K-12+college curricular arc that guides students directly to professional careers paths.

Get Your Advanced Permaculture Certification!


150+ Hours of Video!!! DIVE DEEP!


This is the only Advanced Permaculture Certification course based on a current, peer-reviewed advanced textbook and taught by experienced professionals from a host of different regenerative career paths blending disciplines outside the garden and farm scope of permaculture design and into a broader application of permaculture into everyday life, business, architecture, food, and even governance.

Most PDCs cost over $1000 and are just introductions to Permaculture. Most college courses cost thousands of dollars a semester and only teach a section of the overall information. In this course, you’re joining a community where the focus is learning to see micro to macro, the connections between all things and the fluency of working with them and understanding their workings. This would be the one of the most valuable semesters of your college career – how to align with nature and then choose a career in partnership with nature to provide for yourself and your community. For the price of an introduction to permaculture, get more education from a greater diversity of world class educators and regenerators than you’ve ever gotten in a semester of college or any gardening or permaculture course ever!

“I’d have to say that my understanding of the earth and permaculture in general has expanded to universal portions. As well as my beliefs in my ability to make a positive change. Before this coursework, I thought I might change my small homesite into a buffering area for the changing climate to make things easier personally. Now , aside from modeling a change for others, I think that even my site could make a measurable difference in the local climate, both environmental and social, and possibly global.” – Dave M.

“This course is World Class! I love the info. I own a company and work 70 hours a week. This is the best course I have ever taken on this subject. Matt Powers ROCKS!!!” -Mike G.

“I am an environmental science student at Georgia State and I have learned more in this course than my 4 years at this University. Thank you for everything Matt, I know our time together isn’t over just yet, but I want to express my gratitude for everything you’ve done for all of us students and for the regenerative community as a whole” – Alex Kerr

“I love that this course is not just about textbooks and lectures. It is about learning with and from each other to repeat the process with people we meet on our own journeys. Matt Powers – you are the true reflection of what permaculture means with caring for people not just the paperwork. This is my destiny and I knew as soon as I signed up that this was the course that would change my life. Thanks a million!” -Beth H.


This course is primarily taught by the author and educator of the Permaculture Student series, Matt Powers, but it also includes over 70 different expert guest teachers:

What’s Inside the Course?

  • Lifetime Access to the online course materials and amazing supportive and collaborative community of designers from around the world
  • The Permaculture Student 2 Ebook Textbook & Workbook Set – peer reviewed and unlike any permaculture publications available.
  • Permaculture Chickens Ebook by Justin Rhodes
  • 7 Steps to Success: Finding Land for the Permaculture Homestead & Farm of Your Dreams Ebook by Bret Glassett
  • Thallaso Therapy Ebook by Antoinette Marquez
  • The Regenerative Career Guide Ebook
  • The Permaculture Mastery Checklist
  • 5 Months Access to Permaculture LIVE with Matt Powers, the monthly webinar featuring real-time Q&A


No PreRequisites – Anyone Can Join US!

Covers, Corrects, & Updates the Standard PDC Information + SO MUCH MORE! There’s so much MORE to the Story!!