I am Fr. John A. Peck, the Certified Permaculture Designer here at Permaculture USA.
After gardening, sometimes intensely, for almost my entire life, I came across some information about Geoff Lawton and the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia. In February of 2015, I entered the PDC course given by Geoff and in June of 2015, I received my PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate #11305) with a design for site renewal at a church location here in Arizona, and have since been consulted on several home and parish sites, as well as presenting workshops across the country. There are many great reasons to begin utilizing Permaculture in urban, suburban, rural residential, commercial and community areas.