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PERMACULTURE
DESIGN COURSES (PDCs)

Upcoming Courses and Events In North, Central, & South America 
(and, occasionally, outside these regions)

What are you doing tomorrow?
Here are the places and times where you can get
Mentoring, Instruction, Hands-on Experience,
and Basic Foundation #Permaculture #EarthRepair Principles,
​(with Occasional Adventure and Action), in The Americas!

(and occasionally elsewhere)

Sharpen your skills in  planetary, regional, local, and personal choice-making / problem-solving.

 

- Learn to grow and cultivate life-support systems for family, friends, community, and all-our-relations / co-symbionts.

- See how humans can re-inhabit, re-wild, rehydrate, and re-store the all-too-many damaged places in our world.

- Discover how to move landscapes in the direction of enriched sustenance, nutrition & beneficial macro- and micro-flora / fauna…while on a trim budget with limiting AND challenging circumstances (e.g. climate crisis, etc.).

- Find out how you can massively increase carbon capture and storage while reducing (or eliminating) consumption of fossilized and toxic products of dead-end enculturation.

- Develop your resourcefulness, usefulness and skillfulness with appropriate tools that can be repaired (or regrown).

- Master the arts of resilience in times of drought, flood, winds, mass migrations (& other annoying conditions.)

- Practice regeneration. Show others how.

Please note:
The PDC is the foundation 72 hr standard international curriculum.
ALL Permaculture Design Courses will issue a certificate of completion
if you participate fully in the training.

The certificate does NOT mean that y
ou are certified to teach the PDC
or that you have all the tools and skills to be a professional Permacult
ure designer. 
The PDC is the foundation; students still need to build the walls, roof, openings, finish and landscape.
Some students bring more experience than others. That's OK.

Advanced courses, teacher trainings, diplomas, and practice with professional teachers

/ designers are encouraged for all those who wish to expand their teaching and design practice.
Visit the Permaculture Institute of North America for further details about mentoring
toward diplomas in advanced permaculture subjects.

(Event listings cannot all be investigated by us due to limited time and staff.
Before using any of these services, we recommend asking for references or otherwise doing your own due diligenc
e.
)

 Please contact us if you would like your permaculture event listed on this page. 
You may also use our do-it-yourself online calendar for North American permaculture events. 
(The DIY calendar does NOT automatically add your event to the calendar listings  below.)

January

JANUARY

Fire, Flood, Drought & Heat: Creating Community Resilience:
Date: January 11th -February 22nd
Location: Live online

Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/creating_community_climate_resilience/

 

This course will help participants develop the confidence to step into this unknown future by learning innovative ways to design, adapt and prepare for climate change. 

Whether you:

  • Work on a farm, eco-village or land-based project

  • Run a business or not-for-profit organization

  • Are involved in urban or rural planning

  • Or are an individual concerned about the future of your family and community

This course is for you!

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/creating_community_climate_resilience/Instructors: Chris Gilmour and guest presenters
Cost: $150-500 (sliding scale)

Permaculture Design Course Online

Dates: Starting Jan 15, 2023

Location: learn.growpermaculture.com

Description: Recognized by Permaculture Institute of North America and based on the internationally recognized 72 hour curriculum, our online Permaculture Design Course allows you to proceed at your own pace, but with plenty of support from instructors including regular live Zoom sessions and mentoring. We focus on practical skills and knowledge to implement your design successfully whether at your own site or a client's. We take you step by step through the process of successfully implementing systems for water catchment, food production, buildings, energy, creative finance, community and more. Opportunities to network and build community are designed into the course. The course includes study modules made up of videos including living examples of permaculture systems and their creation, written materials, further study, practical exercises and observations, self-testing, feedback, and more. Instructors have specific expertise in the area they are teaching, and decades of experience between us in multiple climates. Zoom conference meetings every two weeks.

See https://growpermaculture.com/learn/online-pdc/

Endorsed by Permaculture Institute of North America.

Instructors: Koreen Brennan, Steve Szmidt and more. Cost: $495-$595 Contact: onlinereg@growpermaculture.com

Regenerative Business Design
Date: January 23rd -March 13th
Location: Live online

Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/regenerative-business-design/

In today’s changing world, our planet is calling for businesses to follow Earth-based ethics, principles, and ecological design processes– also known as permaculture!

Regenerative Business Design will guide you through a step-by-step process to build a business that can sustain you financially while staying true to your core values.

What do you need to know, consider, and plan for in order to launch a business that will have a high likelihood of success and a plan for handling failures, fumbles, and hurdles?

Fully participating in this course, including completing homework between classes and utilizing the tools developed, will empower you to be significantly prepared to put your business plan into action.

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/regenerative-business-design/
Instructors: Patty Love
Cost: $217

Sustainable Infrastructure
Date: January 23rd -March 13th
Location: Live online

Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/sustainable-infrastructure/

Learn the fundamentals of farm and ranch scale energy systems and waste management. This class will provide the technical know-how you didn’t know you needed.

Managing land ecologically is a resource-intense activity that requires finding a balance between consumption, ecological impact, and financial solvency. This course strives to provide practical answers on how to balance these often complex and sometimes competing needs. Sustainable Infrastructure centers student understanding on the fundamentals of farm and ranch scale energy systems, material choices, and waste management. We will explore how to design, maintain and manage energy systems, how to integrate cyclic waste management strategies, and how to evaluate and find low-impact materials for landed projects.

Students will gain tools and strategies for designing and managing the inputs and waste streams for their specific locations and situations. 

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/sustainable-infrastructure/
Instructors: Charles Williams and Guest Speakers
Cost: $150-$500 (sliding scale)

Introduction to GIS Mapping for Permaculturists
Date: January 26th -March 2nd
Location: Live online

Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/intro-to-gis-mapping/

   Introduction to GIS Mapping for Permaculturists is the first in a series of courses focused on digital map creation. This course will lay the foundation for creating functional maps with geographic Information system (GIS) software.

    This is a practical how-to course designed to introduce students to digital mapping tools. We will demystify digital tools’ complexity and translate professional mapmakers’ jargon into easily understood terms. During this class, we will be using QGIS mapping software. QGIS is an open-source (free) application that stands alongside with ESRI ArcGIS (paid service) as the industry standard for digital mapping.

   No prior GIS mapping experience necessary to take this course.

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/intro-to-gis-mapping/
Instructors: Charles Williams
Cost: $300-500 (sliding scale)

February

FEBRUARY

Permaculture Design Course

Dates: Feb 4, 2023 - June 25, 2023

Location: Brooksville, FL

Description: Now more than ever, people have attention on creating more choices and resilience in their lives. We want healthy food, a clean environment, and security for us, our children and future generations. This course offers practical steps to achieving these things in your own life, regardless of your circumstances. We hope you will join us at our six month in-depth Hands-on Urban Permaculture Design Course. It runs the second weekend of each month, from w/e February 4, 2023 to June 25, 2023. This is Grow Permaculture’s 32nd internationally recognized Permaculture Design Course, based on Bill Mollison’s work.

This course will be held at our farm in Brooksville and in Lakewood United Church classroom in St Petersburg, FL, giving people an opportunity to see permaculture in action on the farm, and also studying in an urban environment. The course is designed to offer multiple opportunities including career mentoring and pathways, community building opportunities, resource networking, and skill building. It is extended over six months to give students maximum time to absorb the information and put it into practice. This also allows people with busy schedules to take the course. It is possible to make up classes if one cannot make every weekend; we work with students to get you through the materials. There are volumes of material on permaculture on the internet.

Our course offers focused and relevant written material, hands on practice, and interactive learning that will aid students to master and apply key concepts. Materials are designed to guide students in continuing their education after the course, and we also offer apprenticeship opportunities. Instructors are veteran, professional designers and educators who have a wide range of on-the-ground design experience; this experience can help you shorten your learning curve, time, and expense significantly.

See https://growpermaculture.com/learn/in-person-pdc/

Endorsed by Permaculture Institute of North America.

Instructors: Koreen Brennan, Steve Szmidt and more.

Cost: $995-$1,295 (early bird discounts)

Contact: info@growpermaculture.com

Free Webinar: Biochar, Wildfire Risk Mitigation, and Forest Health
February 9th (10am PT/1pm ET) and February 16th (1pm PT/4pm ET)

(Registration is required but free of charge. Participation is limited, so please sign up early. Registrants will be sent the Zoom link for joining the webinar.)

     Building on its successful field operations in Oregon in 2021-22, PINA staff will present the context and challenges of wildfire in western forests, along with research findings into best practices, technical insights, and community and professional resources for reducing risk. 

We encourage landowners, agency personnel, community leaders, firefighting crews, permaculture and other landscape designers, and anyone concerned with wildfire risk and climate pressures in any region to attend.

Gloria Flora, PINA’s Philanthropy Coordinator, founder of U.S. Biochar Initiative, and a former USFS Forest Supervisor, together with Brian Byers, Land Steward at Lost Valley Educational Center in Dexter, OR and a crew co-leader with PINA’s Fire Ecology Restoration Project (FERP) will cover:

Forests and Fire Ecology

Treatment Considerations by Habitat Type

Biochar Properties and Benefits

Use of Portable Flame-Top Kilns

Resources, Grants, Financing, and Networks of Support

PINA’s Executive Director, Peter Bane, will facilitate the sessions and also cover the elements of permaculture design that inform FERP’s multifunctional biochar protocol for forest health: how it bolsters community economies, regenerates ecosystems, aids agriculture, and mitigates the climate threat. 

Kelpie Wilson, owner of Wilson Biochar, LLC, kiln designer, and a pioneer in the forest biochar movement will be available during the Feb. 16th session for discussion of the emerging industry and technical questions on kiln design and use. Each session will include opportunities for Q&A.

Restoration Intensive
Date: February 24th -March 6th 2023
Location: Cazadero, California

Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/restoration-intensive-2023/

 

Earth Activist Training’s Restoration Intensive is an in depth hands on course teaching practical land restoration skills. This years intensive will be focusing on fire resilient landscapes, erosion and stream restoration and integrating livestock as an element of restoration

There’s a quiet revolution going on in the woods! Communities are banding together to take responsibility for their forests and grasslands  to create more safety and resilience in the face of climate-intensified wildfire. This ten-day intensive will immerse you in one such community and give you hands-on experience with the many aspects of forest and grassland management. We will be assessing the forest for fire danger, thinning, pruning, limbing up, creating shaded fuel breaks, pile burns, prescribed burns (weather permitting), working with government and other local agencies, making biochar, inoculating mushrooms, and creating other value-added products from the woods.

Grazing can be one of our key tools for fire prevention and grassland regeneration, when done right. In our animal care segments, we’ll have a chance to work with sheep, goats, cows, poultry and live-stock guardian and herding dogs. We will learn about animal care, psychology and training, fencing, herding, and other aspects of humane care.

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/restoration-intensive-2023/
Instructors: Starhawk, Delyla Wilson and guest presenters
Cost: $2000-$2400 (sliding scale)

March

MARCH

Resilient Land Design (RLD)
Advanced Permaculture Certificate Program
Date: March 9th – October 19th
Location: Live online

Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/resilient-land-design/

Resilient Land Design (RLD) is an eight month advanced permaculture course focused on: understanding natural systems and cycles, learning tools of regenerative land stewardship, and methods for applying restorative principles in design. The course is divided into three  6 week sessions which can be taken together for a Resilient Land Design (RLD) Certificate or individually for personal growth and education.

  • Module one: WATER & SITE DESIGN - (March 9th – April 13th)

  • Module two: SOIL & ANIMALS - (May 11th – June 15th)

  • Module three: FOOD FOREST AND FOREST ECOLOGY – (September 14th – October 19th)

Modules can be taken individually as stand alone class.

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/resilient-land-design/
Instructors: Starhawk, Charles Williams and Guest Speakers
Cost: $300-$500 (sliding scale)/ Module

 

Resilient Land Design - Module 1: Water and Site Design
Date: March 9th – April 13th
Location: Live online

Registration:
https://earthactivisttraining.org/resilient-land-design/

Course will cover:

SITE ANALYSIS & RESTORATIVE DESIGN

  • Orientation, Ecoliteracy, and Citizen Science. Introduction to ecology, citizen science, and record keeping from a land restoration perspective along with indigenous approaches to land and cultural competency

  • Holistic Goal-Setting and Design Principles. Practice holistic goal-setting and development plans. Learn how to write and design quality management plans

  • Mapping, Site Analysis, and Systems Theory. Learn the needs of a site and to design clear and effective maps for clients and community organizations. Explore the power of thinking in systems and how to apply ecological system centered designs

WATER HARVESTING & LAND RESTORATION

  • Water Harvesting, Water Cycles, Drought, and Flood Control. Learn the intricacies of how water moves in the landscape, how human systems impact this movement.  Delve into strategies for water harvesting and retention along with flood and drought mitigation.

  • Water in the Landscape: Erosion Control and Stream Restoration. Learn about water remediation strategies in urban and rural systems. Explore techniques for healing degraded lands suffering from erosion, drought, and water pollution

  • Water Management Plans and Case Studies. Review case studies around water management and write your own water management plan.

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/resilient-land-design/
Instructors: Starhawk, Charles Williams and Guest Speakers
Cost: $300-$500 (sliding scale)

April

APRIL

May

MAY

Resilient Land Design - Module 2: Soil & Animals
Date: May 11th – June 15th
Location: Live online
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/resilient-land-design/

Course will cover:

BUILDING SOIL & CARBON

  • Soil Analysis: Learn the ecology behind regenerative theory of soil management. Gain skills in soil biology, chemistry, and structural analysis.

  • Strategies for Soil Healing and Management: Examine regenerative soil strategies ranging from small urban settings to large-scale farming systems. Learn how to build and maintaining healthy soils through techniques such as no-till, compost teas, ferments, crop covers, biochar.

  • Applied learning: Take what is taught in class and apply it in the real world. Through class exercises and case studies write your own soil management plan.

LAND MANAGEMENT WITH ANIMALS & FIRE

  • Integrating Animals Into Ecological Systems: Learn how to design wildlife and domestic animals into systems for resilience and restoration.

  • Practical Soil Management with Animals: Explore the role of animals in building soil, sequestering carbon, and improving ecological resilience.

  • Perennial Systems Thinking: Integrate animals, perennial plants and a systems approach to write your own holistic animal and perennial system design.

 

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/resilient-land-design/
Instructors: Starhawk, Charles Williams and Guest Speakers

June

JUNE

Salamander Springs - SKILLS DAYS 2023! - Berea, Kentucky
(See July, August and September, below)

Intensive, hands-on day-long workshops. Return home with the confidence, knowledge and skills to take positive action.

JUNE 3:  Integrating Cover Crops without Tillage  Learn continuous relay cropping inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s work. Provides early season skills further developed in July and September workshops.  Includes no-till methods of cover crop management in staple crops and vegetable beds, and crop polycultures including cornfield milpa system Susana learned in Latin America.

Summer 2023 Weekend Series PDC with Sowing Solutions

Starts June 2023

Shelburne Falls, MA.

June 9-12 & July 20-24 Full Days Onsite, Plus June 22 & July 11 Evenings Online

Immerse in the Summer Permaculture Design Certification Course with Sowing Solutions at our Permaculture Center in the Village of Shelburne Falls in Western Massachusetts. Practice ecological design alongside leading designers and educators in the northeast; Gain your permaculture design certificate with Sowing Solutions who is celebrating over 15 years of interactive permaculture education; Visit numerous inspiring demonstration sites; Apply your design skills in a guided process to create a landscape design for a local village resident. 

Sliding scale, work trade, and fundraising support available. 

Instructors: Kay Cafasso, Keith Zaltzberg, Llani Davidson, Dave Dion, and special guests.   www.PermacultureSeries.org 

Cascadia Permaculture’s Advanced Teacher Training Course

Dates: June 17 - 23, 2023 (arrive 6/16; depart 6/24)

Instructors:  Jude Hobbs and Guests

Location: Cottage Grove, Oregon

Tuition:    $950 - $850 sliding scale. Includes: The e-book, Cascadia Permaculture Educator’s Guide by J. Hobbs and other course materials, camping and 3 nutritious meals daily.   Contact for Daily rate.

We are committed to encouraging BIPOC communities along this career path. We are open to adapting fees to insure your attendance in this course.

Prerequisite: Permaculture Design Course Certificate or instructor’s approval.

This is a Certificate Course offered by instructors of the Permaculture Institute of North America

COVID-19 protocols will be in place. 

Enrollment: Limited to 15 participants

For further information and registration: https://cascadiapermaculture.com/advanced-trainings/current-trainings/

Contact Jude with any questions: infocascadiapc@gmail.com  

Course Topics:

• Philosophy & Ethics of Being an Educator • Cultural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion • The Art of Teaching & Facilitating • Adult Learning Styles & Systems Thinking • Applying learning objectives and outcomes

• Designing Curriculum & Lesson Plans • Presentation Techniques & Practice • Time Management

• Experiential Learning Activities • Course Planning, Budgeting & Marketing • Working with Co-Instructors & Guests • Assessments & Evaluations • Keeping Up the Spirit & Self-Care • Tips of the Trade

• Abundant Resources & More…

June 18 - July 1 - an hour from Missoula, Montana
Permaculture Design Course

The focus of this PDC is on the technical aspects of permaculture and on professional landscape designing for clients. You will develop the skills to heal damaged landscapes while providing for your own needs. Even if you have a lot of practical experience in various aspects of homesteading already, this PDC will move you past simply thinking in terms of isolated systems and into designing integrated, whole landscapes. https://wheaton-labs.com/permaculture-design-course/

July

July

Salamander Springs - SKILLS DAYS 2023! - Berea, Kentucky
(See August and September, below)

Intensive, hands-on day-long workshops. Return home with the confidence, knowledge and skills to take positive action.

JULY 1: Soil Health Principles & Practice  Create healthy mycorrhizal soils that build carbon, water and feertilty for nutrient-dense food--without outside inputs!  Incorporate contour swales for water and nutrient capture, maintain permanent beds and fields that integrate cover crops without tillage.  Utilize mulches, compost and humanure.  Close the loop by cycling “wastes” locally. 

Summer Weekend Series PDC with Sowing Solutions, Starts in July

Safely Distanced, Hybrid Format of In-Person and Online Sessions this Summer

July - September 2022

Study with Sowing Solutions at the Permaculture Design Certification Course in Western Massachusetts, beginning July 15th.  Located in a spacious classroom at a renovated Mill and Permaculture Center in the Village of Shelburne Falls.  Practice ecological design alongside leading designers and educators in the northeast; Gain your permaculture design certificate with Sowing Solutions who is celebrating over 15 years of interactive permaculture education; Visit numerous inspiring demonstration sites; Apply your design skills in a guided process to create a landscape design for a local village resident.  Sliding scale, work trade, and fundraising support available. 
Instructors: Kay Cafasso, Keith Zaltzberg, Llani Davidson, Dave Dion, and guests.  www.PermacultureSeries.org

Permaculture Technology Jamboree July 3 - 14, one hour from Missoula, Montana

Move permaculture technology forward through collaboration, experimentation and innovation in the field of permaculture! This event provides experiences for people new to permaculture technology to build homesteading skills and gain hands on experience with various technologies. Build community and converse with people who are bonkers about permaculture! https://wheaton-labs.com/permaculture-tech/

Permaculture Design Course - Florida
Dates: Starting July 15
Location: learn.growpermaculture.com

Description: Recognized by Permaculture Institute of North America and based on the internationally recognized 72 hour curriculum, our online Permaculture Design Course allows you to proceed at your own pace, but with plenty of support from instructors including regular live Zoom sessions and mentoring. We focus on practical skills and knowledge to implement your design successfully whether at your own site or a client’s. We take you step by step through the process of successfully implementing systems for water catchment, food production, buildings, energy, creative finance, community and more.
Opportunities to network and build community are designed into the course. The course includes study modules made up of videos including living examples of permaculture systems and their creation, written materials, further study, practical exercises and observations, self-testing, feedback, and more. Instructors have specific expertise in the area they are teaching, and decades of experience between us in multiple climates.
Instructors: Koreen Brennan, Steve Szmidt, Laura Oldanie, and more
Cost: $495 Contact: onlinereg@growpermaculture.com

Permaculture Design Course - Colorado
Dates: July 18-29
Location: CRMPI, Basalt, CO

Description: When you join us for CRMPI’s 72-hour Permaculture Design intensive, the internationally accredited syllabus and certificate are just the beginning of all you’ll receive. So is the expertise of longtime permaculture veterans in two full weeks of personal interaction. So is your gateway into the growing, worldwide
network of permaculture designers, educators, entrepreneurs and activists who are creating a new environmental and social vision for the world.
We will talk about the principles and practices of creating lush, sustainable living systems in climates and bioregions ranging from coastal to arid. We talk about how you can apply these principles in designing and
building your garden and home, creating and using renewable energy systems, and co-creating social and economic systems that are healthy for both the planet and its human and nonhuman beings. And we look at ways in which you can create a sustainable livelihood based on these principles.
Not only are you gaining the concepts and tools to design and engineer sustainable systems, such as forest gardens, renewable energy systems, water conservation systems, and other eco-technologies, but you’re putting your learning to use, hands-on, in an environment that’s benefited from decades of comprehensive
permaculture practice:
• passive and active solar greenhouses…
• mature indoor and outdoor forest gardens, tropical and Mediterranean…
• rain water catchment and greywater systems…
• composting toilets…
Instructors: Jerome Osentowski, Stephanie Syson, Kareen, Erbe, Patrick Padden, Vanessa Harmony, Michael Thompson
Cost: $1,875    Contact: admin@crmpi.org   crmpi.org

August

August

Salamander Springs - SKILLS DAYS 2023! - Berea, Kentucky
(See September, below)

Intensive, hands-on day-long workshops. Return home with the confidence, knowledge and skills to take positive action.

AUGUST 5: Appropriate Technologies for off-grid Small Farms  Understand the mechanics of appropriate technologies such as a DIY solar shower, solar dehydrator, passive solar heating, solar cooker, composting toilet, off-grid solar electric systems, building with salvage and local natural materials, working with gravity for water capture and use, microclimates and season extension.

Permaculture Design Course Ohio/ In-person  

Dates: August 11-21, 2022
Location: Fern Hollow Farm, Somerset, Ohio

Description:   Join us at Fern Hollow Farm for an in-depth exploration of the permaculture curriculum, from Bill Mollison and David Holmgren’s foundational work, to the pioneering work of various modern permaculturalists who are applying this revolutionary body to the social sphere. We  dive into earthworks, natural building, animal husbandry, food forests, gardening practices, social and financial permaculture, urban applications, and much more, with plenty of hands-on experience. We explore the critical topics of climate change, climate resilience, and climate action from a permaculture perspective. All of this while at our living, off-grid demonstration site and home. All meals are “farm to table” from our farm and other regional farms.​   Note: If pandemic conditions warrant, the entire course can be held outdoors.    

All graduating participants receive an internationally recognized course certificate upon completion of the 72-hour curriculum. Each participant leaves with tools to design and implement a multi-functional permaculture system in any climate, as well as with deep connections to a supportive community of “permies.”   
Instructors:  Erik Peterson, Olivia Peterson, Sharon Bagatell
Contact:  erik@fernhollow.org;   website:  fernhollow.org

Permaculture Academy - Colorado

Dates: August 13-21, 2022 | September 3-11, 2022 

Location: CRMPI, Basalt, CO

Description: Join us for our 9th Permaculture Academy on beautiful Basalt Mountain! This 9-day, 2-course academy is one of the most in-depth Permaculture Programs currently offered anywhere, taught by leading professionals in the field. It’s designed to shorten the introductory learning curve and send you out with the working, practical knowledge you need to start putting permaculture into practice.

    Prepare to be fully immersed in the permaculture life at one of the finest demonstration sites in North America, experiencing the results of 30 years of organic cultivation and state of the art, low energy use greenhouses. You’ll eat delicious organic food from mature forest gardens, witness rainwater catchment, use and maintain composting toilets, enjoy light and warmth from passive and active solar technology, and participate in small animal husbandry as you camp in vigorous and healthy poly-culture systems at 7200′ elevation.

Module 1 - August 13-16: GREENHOUSE DESIGN & MANAGEMENT

Module 2 - August 18-21: CREATING FOREST GARDENS

Instructors: Jerome Osentowski, Michael Thompson, Stephanie Syson, Patrick Padden, Casey Piscura

Cost: $1400 (or $700 for one module) 

Contact: jerome@crmpi.org

Website: crmpi.org/learn/courses/permaculture-academy/ 

Permaculture Food Forests in Santa Cruz, California
August, 2022 - May, 2023

https://santacruzpermaculture.com/foodforests/
Do you want to gain hands-on skills and build community around growing food? Interested in learning best practices for orchard establishment and management, food forestry, designing year round productive vegetable farms and gardens, and preserving the harvest? Santa Cruz Permaculture is pleased to offer this advanced practicum grounded in sound horticultural practices, and spiced with the delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables our region has to offer.
Before the area around San Jose was called the Silicon Valley it was known as “the Valley of the Heart’s Delight” because of its apricot, peach and plum orchards, and the delightful abundance it produced. Join us in creating and celebrating these habitats on both home and broadacre scales.

Camping is available.
Cost: $700-850 includes camping (if desired). Payment plans available. Register early for tuition savings.

September

SEPTEMBER

Salamander Springs - SKILLS DAYS 2023! - Berea, Kentucky

Intensive, hands-on day-long workshops. Return home with the confidence, knowledge and skills to take positive action.

SEPTEMBER 15-17 Annual Permaculture in Practice Weekend

Since 2007, this inspirational weekend permaculture intensive has provided a transformative experience cherished by participants.  Immerse yourself in learning the practices needed to build and live on an off-grid, regenerative permaculture farm.  Hands-on learning of no-till systems, soil building, staple crops, hugulkultur, swales & water management, seed saving, off-grid systems, natural building, and more. Includes gourmet meals from the farm, camping accommodations including a solar shower and compost toilet, mineral-rich spring water, educational workshop materials to take home.

This fun and memorable weekend often fills quickly so register early!

Permaculture Design Course - Florida
Dates: September 10-11 through June 2023, one weekend/ month
Location: learn.growpermaculture.com

Description: Recognized by Permaculture Institute of North America and based on the internationally
recognized 72 hour curriculum, our online Permaculture Design Course allows you to proceed at your own pace, but with plenty of support from instructors including regular live Zoom sessions and mentoring.
We focus on practical skills and knowledge to implement your design successfully whether at your own site or a client’s. We take you step by step through the process of successfully implementing systems for water
catchment, food production, buildings, energy, creative finance, community and more.
Opportunities to network and build community are designed into the course. The course includes study modules made up of videos including living examples of permaculture systems and their creation, written materials, further study, practical exercises and observations, self-testing, feedback, and more. Instructors have
specific expertise in the area they are teaching, and decades of experience between us in multiple climates.
Instructors: Koreen Brennan, Steve Szmidt, Laura Oldanie, and more
Cost: $495 
Contact: onlinereg@growpermaculture.com

Resilient Land Design - Module 3: Food Forest & Forest Ecology
Date: September 14th – October 19th
Location: Live online
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/resilient-land-design/

Course will cover:

DEVELOPMENT & CARE OF FORESTS

  • Forest Ecology: Explore the intricacies of forest ecology, disturbance and succession, forest architecture, and fungal/bacterial relationship. Gain skills in reading and understanding your local forests.

  • Applied Forestry: Learn forest measurement, analysis and best management practices (BMP). Apply what you learn in class to your context ranging from classic rural woodlands or complex urban forests. 

  • Forest Management Plans: Using concepts from class write a forest management plan.

FOOD FORESTS & PERENNIAL SYSTEMS

  • Designing and Building Food Forests: Learn how to approach food forest design, ranging from how to select cultivars to how to arrange your plans for beneficial relationships

  • Management of Trees and Food Forests: Gain tools and techniques for food forest maintenance and care. Learn how to adapt food forest theory to a range of places and spaces.

  • Building a Design: Building off what was discussed in class design a food forest for your region and write a plan for management and maintenance.

 

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/resilient-land-design/
Instructors: Starhawk, Charles Williams and Guest Speakers

 

Advanced Course Social Permaculture —  Indiana / Online
Dates: September 19-20; 30-October 2
Location: online/Bloomington, IN 

Description: Permaculture design projects will not be effective until the social and cultural container in which
they unfold is also designed with care and consideration.
This course takes you on a journey of self-discovery in order to:
• reconnect with the Earth, through the first permaculture ethic and beyond
• understand the dimensions and impacts of social dynamics and how we arrived at this moment
• consider the pathways toward a healthier society and culture
• understand how your work, your project, your journey can fit into the larger picture and can contribute to and connect joyfully with allies and partners
Drawing on decades of experience in community organizing, entrepreneurial work, nonprofits, academic work, nature connection, and more, this team will help you to gain perspective, develop your passion, and come away with a clear plan of action.
We will share stories from our experience and work on training in specific skills including: nature awareness and defining the vision of a project, assessments and surveying your personal gifts and patterns, knowing where and when to work, inviting others into collaboration, governance with sociocracy, patterns to keep the project alive for the long run—including self-care; finances, and more.

Instructors: Rhonda Baird, William Faith, and guests

Cost: $425 — Contact: info@shelteringhills.net — shelteringhills.net/education-and-mentoring

October

OCTOBER

PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION  COURSE - Hawaii
(72-hour+ Certification Course with Diploma)
October 4-27, 2022

Your Lessons Include:
Site Analysis

Pattern Recognition & Ecoliteracy

Agroecology

Resource Efficiency

Natural Building

Alternative Energy

Appropriate Technology

Holistic Nutrition

Animal Husbandry

Soil and Water Management

Disaster Preparedness

Intentional Community

and much, much more!
https://www.hawaiiansanctuary.com/permaculture
Early bird discount expires Sept 5.

OPTICAL SURVEYING FOR EARTHWORKS & WATER
October 8-13, 2022

Advanced permaculture course
Wolf Gulch Farm, little Applegate

Basic surveying and layout are essential skillsets for every farmer, homesteader, designer and consultant.  In this 6 day course, Hazel teaches the use of analog (non-battery operated) surveying tools, along with advanced skills in keyline, pond and swale layout, mapping and other core knowledge necessary for design and execution of permaculture projects.  

Course Price: $750, includes camping, bring your own food. Early registration $650 until Sept. 6, 2022

For more information visit siskiyoupermaculture.org

Permaculture Water Summit - October 13-15, 2022

https://permaculturesummit.online/
Presented by Oregon State University Permaculture Design
In a world challenged by the confluence of groundwater depletion, land degradation, and extreme weather events…there are solutions that connect them all: Permaculture water management.
This free global summit was created to share viable solutions for the water crises found throughout the planet.

Permaculture Design Course (PDC) 2022 - Costa Rica 

Dates: October 21 - November 5

Location: San Ramón, Alajuela Costa Rica

Description:  Join us in the rainforest of Costa Rica for a 2-week certified permaculture design course. Learn a set of design patterns and principles found in Nature that can be applied to all areas of your life.

Permaculture is a set of design principles centered around whole systems thinking using the patterns found in Nature. By implementing permaculture we're creating new systems for the way we grow our food and steward the land that are in harmony with Nature. This course is applicable to anyone with an interest in designing resilient and regenerative futures as well as professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, ecology, education, farming and community development.

Join our diverse team of permaculture instructors led by Hugo Soto, Elena Valverde and Scott Gallant of Porvenir Design for this life-changing 2-week immersion. The course covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns. This is the third annual course offered in conjunction with the Brave Earth and Finca Luna Nueva.

Utilizing these sites as a living classroom, the class will mix lectures and hands-on work, exploring design solutions for both temperate and tropical regions.  Putting Permaculture into practice, the course concludes with students working in teams to create their own permaculture site design.

The whole-systems design thinking outlined in the course will give participants the tools to re-design and improve their surroundings; from gardens, farms and homes, to livelihoods, relationships and communities. 
Instructors: Hugo Soto, Elena Valverde and Scott Gallant 
https://www.braveearth.com/experiences/2022/pdc

 

10-week Permaculture Immersion with Santa Cruz Permaculture, California
October - December, 2022

https://santacruzpermaculture.com/immersion/
Join Santa Cruz Permaculture at our farm on the Central Coast of California! The Permaculture Immersion is a ten-week outdoor transformative journey of skill building, deep nature connection, and personal empowerment within a supportive community.
What skills and practices do you and your communities need as we transition towards a life-sustaining society? The farm provides the perfect environment and practice space for re-skilling. We plan to practice skills such as farming, watershed & forest restoration, tools & appropriate technology, health & wellness, education & culture, economics & social entrepreneurship, and strategies for combating social injustice. Camping & meals are included.
Cost: $3995-$4395 includes all meals. Payment plans available. Register early for tuition savings.

Permaculture Design Course Fall/Winter with Santa Cruz Permaculture, California

October 2022 - March 2023 (6 weekends)

https://santacruzpermaculture.com/permaculture-design-course/

Join Santa Cruz Permaculture for this 6-month PDC course starting this October in Santa Cruz, CA! Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, nature connected communities, and other time-tested systems to create human settlements and institutions. This course brings in leading designers and teachers from around the region, each experts in different areas of permaculture. The hands-on learning, workshops, and readings throughout the course prepare students with knowledge and whole systems thinking strategies that allow them to create detailed and thoughtful designs. 

Cost: $1095-$1295 includes camping (if desired). Payment plans available. Register early for tuition savings.

November

NOVEMBER

December

DECEMBER

Ongoing

ONGOING

Regenerative Land Management (RLM)
Advanced Permaculture Diploma Program
Date: On going
Location: Mixed in person and online
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/regenerative-land-management/

 

Regenerative Land Management (RLM) is two to three year advanced permaculture diploma program designed to advance your permaculture practice and provide deep comprehensive training needed to apply these regenerative skills in your life! Whether caring for the land, building urban gardens, or decolonizing farmland, the Regenerative Land Management Diploma program will prepare you for your earth healing endeavors, and to provide a livelihood for yourself and your family.

  • The Regenerative Land Management is a minimum two-year diploma program focused earth healing and land management

  • It encompasses five core online courses, one in-person restoration intensive, and individually tailored applied learning projects

  • During the program students will develop three comprehensive land management plans.

  • Students are matched with mentors to guide and support them throughout the program

  • Learning cohort provides solidarity, community-building, and resource-sharing about their learning experiences

  • Graduates are awarded a Regenerative Land Management diploma from Earth Activist Training accredited through  Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA)

For more information visit our webpage.

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/regenerative-land-management/
Instructors: Starhawk, Charles Williams, Patty Love, Chris Gilmour, Leila Darwish and Guest Speakers

Maven Makers
Date: On going
Location: Live online
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/maven-makers/

Have you been working on building a new business? Or have you launched a business that now needs support? Earth Activist Training offers affordable, collaborative coaching for regenerative, ecological minded business development.

Dedicated Coaching to Support Your Small Business:

  • Affordable small business coaching with experienced instructor, Patty Love

  • Groups are limited to 6 people each to ensure a focus on your work, each and every meeting

  • The opportunity to build lasting personal and professional relationships with like-minded colleagues and peers

  • One-on-one coaching valued at $150– plus monthly meetings. (Similar groups cost $250-$1,000 monthly– without the benefits of Maven Makers’ personalized coaching and attention)

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/maven-makers/
Instructors: Patty Love
Cost: $157

 

Permaculture in Practice
Date: On going
Location: Live online
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/permaculture-in-practice/

PERMACULTURE IN PRACTICE (PIP),Ongoing personalized permaculture support. Are looking to become more: self-sufficient, create a permaculture homestead, incorporate more regenerative design into your life?

PIP is a small intimate group which meets regularly to discuss the ideas, designs, and the challenges that the members are grappling with. This program centers the discussion and learning around the needs of the members. When not discussing topics brought forward by members, we will be looking at seasonally relevant topics around regenerative land care.

Website: https://earthactivisttraining.org/
Registration: https://earthactivisttraining.org/permaculture-in-practice/
Instructors: Charles Williams
Cost: $100-$180/ month

Permaculture Design Course Online

Dates: Ongoing

Location: Online
Description: Oregon State University’s online Permaculture Design course is a great way to build essential sustainable landscape design skills in a convenient online format. After ten weeks, you will complete a finished design with:


- One-on-one guidance from experts who will walk you through each assignment.
- Timely feedback on your individual project from your designated instructor.
- Low student / teacher ratio to ensure individualized attention for you.


Also, since the program is entirely online, you can access our expert-led courses from the comfort of your own home.
Instructors: Andrew Millison and others
Contact: pace.oregonstate.edu/permaculture

Permaculture Design Course Online

Dates: Ongoing

Location: Online

Description: Our course is the classic, official 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC) as taught by the founders of permaculture – Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. The full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 72- hour intensive program. This course involves study modules supported by practical exercises, photos, fieldwork and videos. Upon successful completion of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course, graduates receive the official, internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.

Instructors: Dr. Alan Enzo, Jessica Enzo, Steve Hart, Art Freeman, Ben Bishop

Cost: $550

Contact: info@PermacultureEducation.com    PermacultureEducation.com

Permaculture & Prosperity - Online Course

Has your concern for people and planet led you to think negatively about money or even struggle financially? It doesn't have to be that way. In fact, the foundations for building true wealth are modeled for you in nature and in complete alignment with permaculture and regenerative practices. Were you, like so many others, drawn to permaculture through the garden gate? And then you stopped there, paying little attention to the treasure trove of ideas and resources outlined in some of the major permaculture texts about the economics and finance petal of the seven-petal permaculture flower.? Why is it so easy for you (and so many others) to presume abundance in your landscape, but not when it comes to your money, livelihood, and true wealth? In this course you’ll uncover the wealth building tools that are part of our permaculture tool kit and learn how they can help you cultivate true personal and community wealth in ways that also enrich the ecosystems which you inhabit. Instructor - Laura Oldanie,

Rich & Resilient Living Dates: Ongoing

Location: Online a pay what you can course -https://richresilientliving.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/1114611

ONLINE Permaculture Design Certification
An online guided course in respond to our Ecological World Climate crisis & COVID 19

All Climates / 72 hr Internationally Recognized Course.

You can complete it in 2 months in your own time so you can work in your own designs/projects with guided hands-on for you to do in your specific situation

Course description: Starts January 1st - We will add daily videos, PDF's, slide shows, links, conference room chats, interviews to teachers & practitioners in regeneration design all over the world & guided hands-on activities for you to complete in your own specific situation at your own time.

You have 2 months to complete it.

At the end you will be required to send us your design drawings & description of the solutions you applied

This course will give you a wide vision of solutions, empowering you to take action in your immediate world.
Many regenerative jobs can be created with these skills.
Our world needs us all doing regeneration! Lets create our jobs & communities as in NOW!

FOCUSED ON FIRE SOLUTIONS, REGENERATION & FOOD SECURITY

This Certification Course is offered by PermafunK Institute in collaboration with Butte College faculty, Chico State College of Agriculture faculty, Holistic Management International Educators & many organizations around the world, like Permamed Barcelona, Gaia Education Germany, Brogo Permaculture Sydney, Regrarians NSW, Tasmania Permaculture, Trihita Karana Indonesia,  Permaculture Maui, et al.

Children’s Permaculture Course
Dates: on-going
Location: online

Description: This is a course for kids! The content itself is divided into twelve blocks with each block containing four parts. Each part covers a different theme (e.g., community, patterns). This roughly correlates as one month (block) and four weeks (themes). However, because each child is unique, students are encouraged to move at their own pace.
Instructors: Roman Shapla
Cost: $32.95/month

Contact: Roman Shapla, childrenspermaculture.com

Permaculture Bootcamp Programme

Internships & Apprenticeships

The Permaculture bootcamp programme is a  way for enthusiasts to learn permaculture skills and techniques via a work/stay arrangement. Participants can choose to work for several weeks in exchange for attending one of our courses (for example, a PDC or a Garden Master Course). For those who love it and choose to stay a few years, they can even earn an acre of land. More info can be found here: https://wheaton-labs.com/bootcamp/

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