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PDC Cancellation Policy

For the Permaculture Design Certificate course, the cancellation policy is as follows:

Participant Cancellation Date Refund Policy
More than 2 months prior to program start date Refundable less $200 per person
Less than 2 months prior to program start date 50% Refundable, 25% Non-refundable, 25% Credit to future PDC

Pearlstone Center reserves the right to cancel any program at any time. In the event of such a cancellation, you will receive a refund minus $200 per person. In the specific instances of Inclement Weather or COVID-19, the following terms apply.  On the off chance that we need to cancel for some reason, we recommend booking refundable airfare if you’re traveling from afar.

Inclement Weather: Pearlstone Center reserves the right to cancel a program due to inclement weather if, in its judgment, it will be unable to operate safely. In the event of such a cancellation, a 50% refund will be provided, 25% will be non-refundable, and a 25% credit will be kept to apply to a future Permaculture Design Course.  If the program proceeds as scheduled, no refund will be available.

COVID-19:  Pearlstone Center will operate programs in accordance with Federal and State (Maryland) laws and guidance.  Pearlstone Center reserves the right to cancel a program if, in its judgement, those laws and guidance preclude it from operating safely.  In the event of such a cancellation, a 50% refund will be provided, 25% will be non-refundable, and a 25% credit will be kept to apply to a future Permaculture Design Course.  If the program proceeds as scheduled, no refund will be available except on the following conditions.

Prior to the program, all participants and staff will to conduct basic self-screening measures at home and upon arrival.   If someone is demonstrating symptoms COVID-19 before or during the program Pearlstone has the right to require them to leave part or all the course for everyone’s well-being.  In this situation, the portion of the course attended by the participant will be non-refundable.  A refund will be given for the pro-rated portion of the course not attended by the participant.  For that portion of the course, a 50% refund will be provided, 25% will be non-refundable, and a 25% credit will be kept to apply to a future Permaculture Design Course.