Disengage from consumer culture!
Learn to create joyful human futures in balance with the natural world.
A common-sense design system, available to anyone, offering the possibility of transforming modern lifestyles and culture using solutions which emulate more natural patterns.
A combination of ancient wisdom and scientific knowledge to form a set of ethics and principles for creating a sustainable and regenerative culture.
A lifestyle that is ecologically balanced and has generated a worldwide movement that has over half a million Design Course graduates.
The Primary Aim of Permaculture
The primary aim of permaculture is to heal wounded individuals, communities and ecosystems by reforesting Earth, restoring water cycles and soil fertility, growing food locally, and promoting social and economic justice.
Who should study permaculture? Homeowners, students, parents, gardeners, city planners, architects, farmers, and other students of sustainability.
Internship with Patricia Allison
The main instructor for the course is Patricia Allison, who teaches Permaculture from a deep ecology perspective, reminding us that the most important changes we must make are personal and cultural changes. She has taught workshops and Design Courses throughout the US since 1994.
Some of the topics covered in a Permaculture Fundamentals course are:
• Basic design tools and techniques
• Replicating natural patterns in human ecosystems
• Restoring soil fertility
• Harvesting, use, and conservation of water
• Creating food forests and local foodsheds
• Healing personal, local & global cultural damage
• Integrating animals & aquaculture into home systems
• Erosion repair and prevention
• Processing human waste
• Natural building and appropriate technology
• Economic strategies for sustainable lifestyles
• Sustainability in the city