Stay tuned on our Facebook > calendar for the latest updates to our evolving schedule of amazing project hosts!

Program Dates: 4/4/17 – 10/10/17

Location: With Minneapolis, MN as our base we will be traveling around the region on monthly field trips as shown on map below; Zone 1 being the most frequent to Zone 5 being the least:


The urban, suburban, & rural places of our region will be our classroom. Our program takes an Open Source Learning model as we tap into the local & regional culture, skills, & people who have much to share with us – inviting all to share their experience and stories with us along the way.

Our Tiny Diner Urban Farm in Longfellow MPLS

Program Dates: 4/4/17 – 10/10/17  | View our current Project Hosts >

We will meet one Saturday of every month from April – October along with 2 Tuesday evening sessions a month. Saturday classes will go from 9 am – 4 pm with an hour break for lunch. Tuesday evening classes will go from 6 pm – 9 pm & will also be Pay-what-you-can for Non-PDC participants.

Megan harvesting Strawberries on the Strawberry Moon in June

Saturdays | 9am-4pm

Dates: 4/8, 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5, 9/2, 10/7

Regional Field Trips:  Most of our Saturday sessions will be field trips around and outside of the Twin Cities. We will travel to many locations for experiential activities & projects such as plant walks, medicine making, gardening, harvesting, farm tours, natural building, and camping if possible. Information about trip locations will be provided on an ongoing basis. In the event of inclement weather, field trips may be postponed and other arrangements for a local venue made. Most of these opportunities will also be available to Non-PDC participants at a flat rate cost. View Registration Info >

Community Urban Farm w/ Conservation Corps & Youth Farm (St Paul, MN)

Tuesdays | 6pm – 9pm

Dates: 4/4, 4/25, 5/16, 5/30, 6/13, 6/27, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, 8/22, 9/5, 9/19, 10/10

Night Class: Most of our Tuesday evenings will be based in the Twin Cities and focus on indoor/outdoor activities, lecture, videos, studio time, urban plant walks, & short urban site visits. These weeknight classes & opportunities will be Pay-what-you-can for Non-PDC participants seeking to learn more about this work! View Registration Info >

Bark Spiral of Life – ephemeral sculpture

Total PDC Program Time: 81 contact hours, 3 seasons, 6 months

Please reach out with any questions or concerns regarding the Schedule. It is tentative and dates can be adjusted as needed for our apprentices – makeups will also be available for a limited number of absences.

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Many select program dates will be open to the Public and listed throughout the season on our Facebook events page >