Permaculture Design Course
[120 hours] Gain experience in systems-thinking and ethics-based approaches to observing, integrating, and creating thriving, bio-diverse environments for people, place and planet. You will learn about ethics, principles, observation, patterns, zones, sectors, micro-climates, site assessment and analysis, mapping and presentation and more. Upon completion of this 18-day intensive you will gain your Permaculture Design Certificate.
Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion
Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion is a 2-month residency near Asheville, NC at Earthaven Ecovillage. Dive deep into gaining skills and knowledge in Design Systems & Projects + Organic Cultivation + Generative Foodsheds + Food As Medicine + Herbal Medicine & Botany + Natural Building + Renewable Energy + Wise Water Practices. Click here for registration details.
Ecological and Natural Building Workshop
Tour natural buildings built with a variety of techniques + Learn about characteristics of common building materials + Experience techniques such as cob, earthen plasters and paints + Gain first hand experience with foundations, roofs, and wall systems Read More.
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We sense that ‘normal’ isn’t coming back, that we are being born into a new normal: a new kind of society, a new relationship to the earth, a new experience of being human.Charles Eisenstein
Just as water is the foundation of life, it must also be the foundation of design in the built environment.Betsy Damon, Founder of Keeper of the Waters
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.Buckminster Fuller
In Nature’s economy the currency is not money – it is life.Vandana Shiva
Permaculture land-use ethics invite us to protect intact ecosystems where they remain and, where ecosystems have been destroyed, to help restore them. Permaculture design also suggests that we take care of earth while taking care of people.Juliana Birnbaum Fox
Sitting at our back doorsteps, all we need to live a good life lies about us. Sun, wind, people, buildings, stones, sea, birds and plants surround us. Cooperation with all these things brings harmony, opposition to them brings disaster and chaos.Bill Mollison
Empowering people to solve problems in a practical and creative way, regenerate their environments, build resilient communities and create abundance while caring for the earth. Based on the earthcare ethics and ecological principles permaculture can be readily applied and adapted to specific cultures and climates.Robyn Francis, Djanbung Gardens
Most problems are simply missed opportunities. The flip side of every problem is a solution.Mark Lakeman, City Repair Institute