What do SPI students have to say about their experience?
"Thank you again for literally the best class I’ve ever taken." - Eleanore Pollard, SPI PDC Graduate
"This course opened me up to a whole new community and world I never knew existed. It has changed my opinions and ideas about agriculture and has taught me so much about permaculture, other humans, life, and myself. I am grateful for that." - SPI PDC Graduate
"I learned more than I thought possible, and yet I realize I know so little (or rather, there is so much more to learn). Every minute brought a new discovery and new realization about just how vast a world of knowledge and potential we are swimming in." - SPI PDC Graduate
"All my needs were met. I learned more than I expected. There was no right or wrong answer in group discussion, and there was no judgement." - Tracy Porter, SPI PDC Graduate
"Please do not stop teaching. You all have changed my degree of interest in farming to a level that I did not think could be possible. Everyone has such a diverse teaching style, but as I observed you as a whole your different styles create such a powerful team ... ... The comfort level was extremely helpful in feeling more engaged in the material, and through the demeanor of the instructors the students felt more comfortable to interact with the others ... ... I could not have asked for more of a safe environment." - SPI PDC Graduate
"I have never been in a class that had this energy. You guys set it up in such a way that I did not feel judged and felt very safe and supportive ... ...This class truly changed my life for the better and I cannot thank you all enough for that! Now I have the confidence to start my own project." - Eleanore Pollard, SPI PDC Graduate
"Ryan broke down everyone's borders and allowed us to be uncomfortable which allowed us to grow as a group. Y'all exceeded my expectations. I felt an amazing connection with the SPI team." - Quentin Dreary, SPI PDC Graduate
"It's obvious that teaching is a shared passion within the SPI team. You are all supportive of every student as well as the rest of the teaching team. You are truly "walking the walk" in Permaculture. Your polyculture teaching team is outstanding." - Tom Parfitt, SPI PDC Graduate.
"it began feeling like part of a family. I would recommend the class to anybody" - SPI PDC Graduate
"I think it was perfectly balanced between technical information and hands on. The human element was a big surprise and great." - Sandy Vance, SPI PDC Graduate
"The effort that went into creating a class community was very evident and so important for the evolution of the class and design teams." - Garrett Stern, SPI PDC Graduate