The New 4-Week Permaculture Specialised Work Experience Certificate (PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia)

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Geoff Lawton above Zaytuna Farm All photographs © Craig Mackintosh General information The Permaculture Research Institute Zaytuna Farm is now offering practical hands on learning, in the field experience. This Certificate is replacing the 10-week Internship Program. A total of 24 successful applicants will learn on the job while managing their chosen position for 4… Read more »

Establishing a Food Forest 3-Hour Session with Geoff Lawton (Calgary, August 14, 2014)

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Geoff Lawton, the internationally beloved permaculture teacher, is headed to Calgary to film our site, so we couldn’t help but ask him to teach for us. Join us for this exclusive opportunity to learn from Geoff himself in this 3 hour session: “Establishing a Food Forest”! What: Establishing a Food Forest 3-hour session with Geoff… Read more »

Regenerative Farm Enterprise Planning Workshop (Virginia, USA, October 18-23, 2014)

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What: Regenerative Farm Enterprise Planning Workshop Where: Shannon Farm Community in Afton, Virginia, USA When: October 18-23, 2014 Who: With Eric Toensmeier, Rafter Sass Ferguson, and Elizabeth Ü Register through Blue Ridge Permaculture. Scaling up ecological agriculture is one of the critical challenges we face in addressing climate change and the global food crisis. Integrated… Read more »

Superadobe Workshop (Moe, Victoria, Australia, 11-17 October, 2014)

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This workshop will be held at an experimental sustainable building property near Moe, Victoria, Australia. On the property already is a mini earthship and a beautiful cob cottage, each built from previous workshops exploring sustainable living practices. You are invited to grab a tent and head down for a wonderful week of education through doing…. Read more »

Permaculture Design Course in Marda Village, Palestine (Sept 25 – 10 Oct, 2014)

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The village of Marda at sunset, with olive trees for as far as the eye can see. Photo © copyright Craig Mackintosh Join us September 25th – October 10th, 2014, for another exquisite opportunity to learn about permaculture principles and techniques from permaculture specialists Klaudia Van Gool, Leslie Buerk and Murad Al Khuffash, whilst experiencing… Read more »

Integrated Ecological Design With Brad Lancaster and Eric Toensmeier (Colorado, 25 July – August 8, 2014)

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What: Study integrated ecological design with two of the foremost instructors and practitioners in permaculture. When: Friday July 25-Sunday August 8th Where: Woodbine Ecology Center, Colorado, USA Longevity. Abundance. Regeneration. Oases. Beauty. Bounty. Plant the Rain. Garden Like a Forest. Design With Natural Patterns. Learn water harvesting and earthworks techniques, and how to create edible… Read more »

Permaculture FEAST – For Ecological and Social Transformation (Oct – Dec 2014, Holyoke, MA, USA)

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What: A course in permaculture design with Lisa DePiano, Jonathan Bates, Javiera Benavente, and friends When: On weekends, staggered across September – December 2014 Where: Holyoke, MA, USA Note: Early Bird Rate ends August 1st, save $250! Be a part of a global movement to regenerate our communities and create the world we want to… Read more »

Create Your Own Paradise Lot and Berry Tasting Workshop (July 12, 2014, Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA)

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When: July 12, 2014, 9-4pm Where: Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA Spend a day with Jonathan Bates and Eric Toensmeier, the co-designers and managers of the garden that inspired the book Paradise Lot. We will tour the garden and sample the vegetables and fruit that are in season. In summer you may taste blueberries, raspberries, jostaberries, currants,… Read more »

David Holmgren & Nicole Foss Speaking Tour: Strategies for a Changing Economy – Survive and Thrive

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We are approaching many limits to growth over the next several decades, and are consequently facing many challenges in our immediate future. Finance, energy, environment, resources and climate will all impact on the single-minded, one-dimensional trajectory human society has been on in our era of growth imperative. Our current path is unsustainable. It cannot and… Read more »

GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith (June 28-29, 2014)

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Register Now for GMO Speaker Training with Jeffrey Smith Are you so concerned about the safety of genetically modified foods that you want to do something about it? You may have read the studies, seen the documentaries or even participated in labeling initiatives in your community. If you’re like most who are somewhat familiar with… Read more »