Learn the permaculture design process during 15 engaging days
in an off-grid learning community. Since 2005, we have been training
people of all backgrounds, ages, experience and skill levels to design
using natural patterns based on ecological principles. Students bring
a mix of skills and experience that our teachers draw out to enrich
the course for all participants. Our graduates leave ready to design
and create with a new network of colleagues and friends to inspire
LEARN FROM EXPERIENCED STAFF
Steve Gabriel, Karryn Olson Ramanujan, Rafter Sass Ferguson, and
Michael Burns each offer years of practical knowledge gained through
work on nationally renowned projects, consulting with clients, and in
their own communities. Collectively they have taught thousands of
hours of permaculture design courses.
ENJOY A QUALITY CURRICULUM
Our teachers design, coordinate and innovate their teaching every year
to deliver the traditional permaculture curriculum and include new ideas
and strategies developed by practitioners in northeastern North America.
Design skills are taught through hands-on and experiential activities
developed over seven years of the Institute's courses.
$1200 tuition includes prepared meals and camping.
Register and pay in full by May 1 and save $200.
Work trade options for reducing tuition available. See our website for details.
Class size is limited.
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