That is right!
we are giving couples an even greater discount than our already very affordable non profit rate. Why? Because we have observed over the last 11 permaculture design courses that couples have a significantly higher proportion of started, installed, and successfully ran permaculture projects and homesteads.
Coming with a loved one is far funner and rewarding as well.
Only one registration/purchased ticket is needed on this webpage for both you and your partner.
See you soon!
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture, is a design system that works with nature to provide for all human needs and benefits all life on the planet. Once established it creates a time-rich environment where people can go to a place of employment because they want to, not because they have to.
A vast array of different disciplines are learned through Permaculture. The myriad of topics are brought forth through a Permaculture Design Course and then a design is drawn up and implemented to make all the beneficial and harmonious connections. Since the range of topics are so vast we offer additional workshops and courses for very in-depth specialized education, experience, and training.
Topics and disciplines covered in Permaculture:
Making a Change
How to transition into a sustainable and regenerative lifestyle.
Natural and recycled building principles and techniques for new or already existing structures.
Creating life filled and nutrient rich sustainable soils. This topic is of extreme importance.
Regenerative Gardening & Farming
Organic and beyond production using looped systems that yield nutrient dense food.
Living and designing in urban and suburban environments.
Reading, surveying, and working the land for desired and beneficial results.
Working with animal systems and humane care for them.
The reading and study of the major climates of the world and how to work within them.
Creating nutrition and life through water systems in both rural and urban settings.
Nutrition and Natural Healing
Designing a lifestyle and nutrient dense food that truly support and heal the body.
Community and Anthropology
Not only working with natural systems is important but with each other as well.
Using the principles and methods of permaculture you will positively benefit your lifestyle and create a closed loop living system that produces no waste and benefits all living things.
A Permaculture Design Course That Works With You!
Come When You Can | Start When You Can | Pay When You Can
Many students express their deep desire to take a Permaculture Design Course but cannot due to limitations such as finances, time, and family obligations. We have listened and have designed a Permaculture Design Course that harmonizes with these hurdles and makes learning permaculture truly accessible.
Our format makes this course very accessible for learning permaculture and in obtaining very valuable hands on permaculture experience, as well as getting your permaculture design certification.
What Our Students Have to Say
Work days and field trips may be planned on days/weekends we are not running the course to give more hours involved in experiencing and learning permaculture.
We look forward to giving you the best permaculture learning experience offered in a city. We guarantee you will learn a breadth of very advanced and basic information. And aside from that you will have a lot of fun and meet some great people. If you have been waiting for the right opportunity to take your permaculture design course – here it is. See you in class!
About School of Permaculture
School of Permaculture is a non profit educational organization which focuses on the education of individuals and groups to re-learn how to work and harmonize with natural systems for every day living needs (housing, food, clean water, community, etc…). We achieve this through combining sustainable ancient wisdom, appropriate technology, and by providing training through courses, consultations, and aid work.
Sustainably regenerative farming, suburban, urban, and village projects are showcased, so no matter what your walk in life is, a design that propels you to freedom can be achieved.
School of Permaculture is also a ministry which, being Christ centered, has Jesus at the heart of our organization. All walks of faith, people, and organizations, christian or other, are welcome as we stay true to our calling which is to love and help as many people as we can, regardless of their walk.
About lead instructor Nicholas Burtner
Nicholas is the Founder and Director for the School of Permaculture, where he leads the education programs and directs operations at both the farm and suburban demonstration sites for the school. Since 2012, Nicholas and his team have worked on a large and varied number of permaculture projects from farms and ranches, to suburban homesteads and public parks, to apartment complexes and college campuses. See some of the designs here.
He has received his permaculture education and training, in person, from the co-originator of permaculture Bill Mollison in Melbourne, Australia. He also interned with world renown permaculturist Geoff Lawton at Zaytuna Farm and attended the Earthship Academy for natural and recycled building construction, under the tutelage of Michael Reynolds in Taos, New Mexico.
Aside from permaculture, and ecologic-related activities, Nicholas is a devote follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, and a father. He is also a nidan and instructor at the Flowing Circle Aikido Center, plus a major proponent of peace. He believes that through the application of permaculture, people can find a more meaningful and purposeful existence.
“The more you know the more you do not know, and they call me an expert, what does that tell you?” ~ Nicholas Burtner.
Full refunds are available if you cancellation request is one week prior to course start date.
No refunds will be given after attending first day of the course.