We offer a variety of experiential learning opportunities in regenerative living throughout the year.

Annual Seasonal Courses

Permaculture Design Course

A PDC is a two-week intensive course that introduces students to the principles and ethics of permaculture and teaches how to begin designing their own permaculture systems. This is an internationally recognized education based upon the curriculum presented in Bill Mollison’s “Permaculture, A Designer’s Manual”. We offer 72+ hours of “classroom style” education as well as practical hands on work and live consultation visits with clients in the area.

  • Organic Local Meals Provided
  • Basic Amenities
  • Tent Camping included
  • Additional lodging options for an extra fee
  • Tuition sliding scale $1,000-1,500

Introduction to Permaculture

A two day study of foundational concepts and design themes coupled with hands on activities. This workshop opens the door to further education and opportunities.

  • Organic Local Lunches Provided
  • Tent camping
  • Simple meals for campers
  • Basic Amenities

Food Preservation and Fermentation

Learn how to use the yields of a diverse cultivated ecosystem by understanding the basic of:

  • Drying
  • Lacto Fermentation
  • Alcohol Fermentation
  • Syrups
  • Canning
  • Tinctures
  • Broths
  • Rendering
  • Salt Curing
  • Wood Smoking

Water Harvesting and Earthworks Design

Water Harvesting is the most essential starting point in ecological design. This week long workshop teaches students detail oriented earth repair that includes a multitude of techniques for catching and storing water in the landscape and in other storage systems including tanks and reservoirs. The students will experience the beneficial effect of using heavy equipment to repair and redesign degraded landscapes.

Skill includes:

  • Keyline Design
  • Basic Surveying
  • Permit Regulation/Allowances
  • Soil type identification
  • Swales
  • Ponds/Dams
  • Cover Cropping/Mulching
  • Tree planting
  • Water Tank/Cistern systems
  • Basic Hydrology

Animal Systems

Workshops offering an in depth opportunity to learn how to manage  livestock systems ethically and regeneratively while creating tailor made habitats for the animal’s specific needs. The skills to be gained include:

  • How to source and grow nutritious animal feed
  • Holistic planning for animal grazing and foraging
  • Shelter, Bedding, and Fencing
  • Managed Breeding
  • Health Maintenance
  • Goat Milking
  • Animal processing

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