Intensive Permaculture Design Certificate Course – March 7-14, 2015

On March 7th – 14th, 2015, GMU will be hosting a 72-Hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course, taught by Wayne Weiseman of the Permaculture Project LLC. This course will be open to community members as well as Mason students. No prior experience is necessary.

The course will cover such topics as Soil Remediation, Companion Planting, Urban Food Production, Plant Propagation, Aqua/Hydroponics, Design Planning, Renewable Energy, Natural Building, and MANY more! Participants will earn a certificate in Permaculture Design, as well as Continuing Education units if requested at the start of class. This is an amazing opportunity for anyone interested in food, plants, gardening/farming, soil, ecosystem restoration, climate, etc.

This intensive course will take place from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm with breaks for lunch, and some additional evening activities with served dinner. Catered lunch and dinners will be provided, and a light breakfast fare with snacks will also be available. The total cost for this course is $1,100.

For more information on the instructor, Wayne Weiseman, go to:

More information on the course, as well as registration, can be found at:


Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: