Cultivating Abundance through Systemic Regenerative Design
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Interested in bringing permaculture to your local area? I offer courses, workshops and personal mentoring on a broad range of subjects all across the globe. Contact me for information on how you can bring courses or workshops to your location. I also provide mentorship to those interested in becoming a permaculture designer, educator or consultant themselves or would just like some personal advise from a permaculture professional. Check the Services section for more details.
Join us for 2 days of fun, practical, hands-on Permaculture education. This course will give you down-to-earth knowledge of how to apply permaculture principles in any setting.
Permaculture uses Whole System Thinking to design productive environments that replicate the resiliency, diversity, and stability of natural systems. Through the framework of Permaculture we can design for abundance and empower ourselves towards more sustainable choices.
The Introduction to Permaculture weekend workshop provides an overview of how to apply pro-active, sustainable design techniques to your immediate environment – whether you live in a small apartment, a quarter-acre block, or a rural property.
We’re getting ready for the first ever Permaculture Design and Empowerment Course in Vista, California this September. Not for the faint of heart, the Permaculture Design and Empowerment Course (PDEC) is designed to blast through your personal barriers and empower you with the paradigm shifting knowledge and the experiential grounding of how to use it!
Permaculture Design is a solutions based design science based in natural ecological principles to create abundant edible landscapes that mimic nature and are self-perpetuating. Designed to increase in fertility and abundance over time, permaculture employs strategies to reduce labor and increase yields without compromising the health of sustainability of our planets vital living systems.
Permaculture is such a hugely broad and challenging subject to teach. But it doesn’t have to be hard work. We can make permaculture education fun and interactive!
How many of us have ever felt challenged by attempting to sum up permaculture into a 30 second “elevator speech”? What about a thirty minute talk? One hour? It seems like the longer you have to talk about permaculture the easier it gets. Perhaps that is because permaculture covers such a wide verity of disciplines and subjects that the elevator speech just can’t do it justice. But, try keeping that up for a full 72 hour PDC and, it doesn’t matter how many subjects you are able to cover, how knowledgeable you are, or how much depth you are able to go into on any particular topic, if all you do is talk… you’ll have lost the audience, and with it the opportunity to inspire, before you’ve even begun to get to the good bits.
Teaching permaculture should never be a chore for either the student or the teacher. And believe me if you have never tried, talking for 6 – 8 hours a day about anything is just plain hard work. I recommend taking a break from all that hard work and exercise a little permaculture design on your permaculture design course.
Do you have what it takes to be a Permaculture Superhero?! The Permaculture Design Course is your chance to find out. Take on the PDC experience and discover if you have what it takes to be a regenerative eco-hero!
Our Permaculture Design Courses are a mind expanding and paradigm shifting experience full of fun and interactive learning. Participants have the opportunity to co-create designs for urban and suburban environments and learn about ecological restoration and community cultivation strategies applicable to life anywhere on the planet.
Stay tuned for courses being listed in your area. Contact me if you are interested in learning how you can host a course or workshop!
Facilitating this Permaculture Design Course has easily been one of the most inspiring and life changing experiences I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of! The involvement and participation of not only the students in the course but also the broader community in this course was key to it’s success. I believe in giving credit where credit is due… I could not have accomplished a fraction of this on my own. For that reason, I wanted to take this opportunity to send out a deep thank you to the people and organizations that helped me to make this dream a reality.
A deep thank you to all the Permaculture Supporters in Austin and beyond:
Over halfway through an inspirational two week Permaculture Design Course at Creation Flame and the energy is only mounting. The first week had us confronting challenging questions about our personal ethics and values, exploring solution based principles and conscientious design … Continue reading →
Over the course of the past few months, this website, along with much of my personal life, has been through a wealth of transition. If you are close follower of my blog, you may have noticed that my posting has become a bit sparse and irregular. At the same time, if you still have found the time to visit this site on occasion, you might have seen some significant changes. I am now very excited to introduce you to the new Eco-Pioneers and share with you all the great new additions to this Grand Web (re)Launch!