Introduction to Permaculture Course: Ecological Design and Gardening

April 30 to May 1, 2016

Where: Perth, ON

Are you:

  • Seeking an engaging learning experience and practical knowledge to apply to your land, work, community and life?
  • Interested in growing food, taking care of the water and soil, sustaining your livelihood, building community, and deepening your relationship with Mother Earth?
  • Wanting real-life examples of what is possible in a cold climate, in rural, suburban and urban settings?


Be inspired.  Join us.

You might be wondering about:

What will I learn?

  • how to apply simple lessons from nature to my land, work or projects
  • how to start taking care of the soil, water, plants and animals
  • how to be more effective with energy, materials and time
  • how to start observing a piece of land and making decisions about how to use the land based on what is needed and what is readily available (we call this “designing”)
  • how to create gardens for food and medicine with plants that come back each year (we call these "edible forest gardens") 


Course Topics:

  • principles and ethics
  • observation and patterns in nature
  • design process and a simple design exercice
  • edible forest garden
  • design tour of Bonita & Sébastien's garden
  • hands-on gardening


This Introduction Course is included in our full Permaculture Design Course.

For more info or to register:

Course Fee: $170, includes HST; does NOT include meals or accommodations.