• Food As Medicine • Wise Water Stewardship • Ecological & Natural Building • Village & Human Settlements • Organic Cultivation & Gardening • Personal Leadership & Vision Development • Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology • Generative Food Forests & Ecosystems Management • Non-Violent Communication & Individual & Group Living Skills • Permaculture Certification: Ecological awareness, ethics, principles. Read More.
Permaculture School: Design Ecology & Living Skills
Permaculture School is a yearlong learning journey with a 3-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 + Personal Growth & Communication + Vision & Career Development. Registration for 2017 coming soon - click for details.
Permaculture Design Course
[100 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 two week intensive you will gain your Permaculture Design Certificate.
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Permaculture School Programs >> JOIN US!Permaculture School: Design Ecology & Living Skills, Yearlong program with a 3-month residency May 22 - August 18, 2017. Go to the Permaculture School page to sign up for details.
Permaculture Design Course, May 24 - June 11, 2017. Go to the PDC page to sign up for details.
Permaculture Workshops, 3.5 days each, Summer 2017. Go to the workshops page for details.
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Quotes & Testimonials
In Nature’s economy the currency is not money – it is life.Vandana Shiva
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
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
Most problems are simply missed opportunities. The flip side of every problem is a solution.Mark Lakeman, City Repair Institute
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
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.Buckminster Fuller
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
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