Past Events


This class in Kirkfield, Ontario will give students a practical understanding of the water-harvesting earthworks techniques used in permaculture. A theoretical section will be taught in which a variety of approaches will be introduced, including dams, swales, ripping, and more. This section will also cover site assessment, design, and cautions. Students will have practical... Read more

The folks that hosted last year's Northeast Permaculture Convergence is hosting another big event this year!  Check it out.

Heron Park’s Community Orchard Set to Grow in 2014
by Sarah M.L. Walker from Permaculture Ottawa

You may already be aware of the four fruit trees planted at Heron Park. A couple of years ago these trees were planted just north of the basketball court and they are no ordinary trees: they are the first fruit trees planted with the City’s permission by community members on park land... Read more

What is a Carolinian hackberry tree doing up here? What are the plants telling us about the soil and hydrology at this site? What did this forest look like 10,000 years ago? What might it look like in 100 years? These are the types of questions we will explore during our interactive fieldwalk at Petrie Island. Put on your detective cap and join us as we uncover stories from the landscape! This... Read more

This year's Northeast Permaculture Convergence will be held in Maine.  Visit:

A talk by Douglas Barnes on the basics of water-harvesting earthworks at the Farm Open House hosted by Circle Organic in Millbrook, Ontario. The open house starts from 1 pm. For more information, please see Circle Organic.

Are you practising permaculture design at work, applying the principles at home, or actively engaged in permaculture projects in the community? Would you appreciate engaging with other permaculturists to go deeper on topics and projects that you're passionate about? Would you like to connect with other permaculture practitioners - designers, teachers and community organisers - for the... Read more

Saturday all day & evening, and Sunday all day

Permaculture - the ethics, principles and design process - is based on living systems.  Permaculture draws upon both traditional and scientific knowledge.  It can be applied to physical systems (eg. farms, gardens, cities) and to social systems (eg. organisational flows, business models, school curricula) anywhere.  These courses focus... Read more

Reflections from the Fall 2013 International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) in Cuba—A Free Online Panel

Since 1984, the international permaculture movement has been gathering to share skills and chart a course for global change. Last fall, permaculturists from all over the world came together in Cuba—where people have first-hand experience of a dramatic transition away from fossil fuels... Read more

Welcome to the Living by Design workshops...

I imagine that you are someone who:

Is really concerned about the health of the planet and the state of the world Really cares about the well-being of your loved ones, your community and yourself Wants to live more meaningfully and make the world more beautiful (maybe you know how you want to do this or maybe you're not clear... Read more