i'm interested to find out what training/study/experimentation all you forum junkies have had or are currently doing. this isn't a competition to see who's the smartest, i'm just interested in peoples backgrounds and experiences over the years with things such as : the Permaculture Design Certificate, WWOOFING, correspondence study, formal accredited training (not just in permaculture), personal study or practice with handed-down knowledge and books/internet, community groups etc. how did you get where you are today? i myself did a PDC about 5 years ago, more than anything it opened my eyes and made me more aware, but the real learning has been through personal study and mainly practice. 'doing' seems to be the only real learning for me, and i've met some amazing and passionate people who are fantastic resources of knowledge. i am interested in furthering my study and experience, to either go on and teach, or just work on perfecting the art on a personal level. there are so many avenues of education opening up now, has anyone tried them and if so how were they? this includes more intensive science based studies, horticultural and related studies, animal studies - basically anything that falls under the very broad heading of our environment.