Vital Cycles 2024 Registration Form
Welcome to our Vital Cycles community! This is a unique program weaving together Permaculture Design and Human Ecology recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA). 

The Vital Cycles PDC: 

  • Is a broadened, deepened approach to the traditional Permaculture Curriculum, and Is designed to encompass a multiplicity of regenerative design patterns and practices. 

  • Offers a longer course format which includes material on and integration of Human Ecology, the exploration of how our human bodies and consciousness reflect the natural world. 

  • Highlights emergent and less well-known authors, researchers and project planners working in varied facets of human and planetary health and healing. 

  • Cohorts are small (maximum 25) which facilitates an intimate group with time for folks to share, connect and learn from each other, as well as physical space and opportunity for gaining practical hands-on skills.

  • Is offered on a beautiful working ranch in Watsonville, CA

Our class meets the 3rd weekend of each month (except July&November) for 9 months (March-November) in 2024. Class sessions are Saturdays 9 AM to 7 PM,  and Sundays 9 AM to 5 PM.  See our website for exact 2024 Dates & Topics. We are planning to have a guest speakers, including regenerative economist Della Duncan, Dr. Christy Gardner, Jill Kunishiga and more!!

Completing this form and providing your non-refundable $500 deposit holds your space in the program, which is limited to 25.

We are looking forward to sharing the coming year and co-creating community with you!

In Vitality,
Anne & Lydia
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What topics are you hoping to learn more about?
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Our primary meeting site is about 30 minutes south of Santa Cruz in the beautiful rolling farmlands of Watsonville. There are options for tent or car camping onsite, some limited indoor accommodation, and other local accommodation options.  Please let us know what you are interested in. *
Tuition is sliding scale $2995- $1995 for 18 full days. We ask for a non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your space in the course. The remaining $2495-1495 can be paid anytime before or on the first weekend (March) or we can arrange a monthly payment plan with full payment completed by August 2024. Please let us know what tuition in this range works for you and how you would like to arrange payments.  *
How would you like to complete your tuition? Payments can be made by check (made out to Vital Cycles: send to 1214 Broadway, Santa Cruz CA 95062) or direct deposit (contact us for bank info). We prefer not to use PayPal and Venmo due to the fees they deduct.
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