Intro to Permaculture (Online)

The confluence of climate change, economic collapse, peak everything, and widespread pollution are all pointing to a need for an articulate and comprehensive alternative. Through the application of permaculture principles, this course will teach students how to design an ecologically integrated and highly self-sufficient Community Supported Farm, ecovillage, homestead, town or region. Students will leave this course with a beautifully simple and effective way to transition from an inherently inefficient and polluting economy to a healthy and prosperous home economy and infrastructure.

Permaculture is an ecological design science that offers insights and practical techniques for living fruitful and abundant lives. Through permaculture, we can address the major issues of our day from a whole systems view. This worldwide movement is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies. Permaculture incorporates traditional methods, intuition, and in-depth site analysis to create beneficial interrelationships in landscapes and infrastructures, create microclimates, and design cultivated ecosystems. 

Learn to live well with the earth!

This online course will meet twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays, for 2 hours sessions from 7-9 pm (EST) over 3 weeks starting on March 8 and ending on March 24. 


Students who register for both Intro to Permaculture and Permaculture for Regional Planning will receive 30% off the total course tuition. This discount will automatically be applied when you register for both classes.


Land and Community Planning, New Course, Online




  • Sterling College: 1 Continuing Education Unit ($130 additional)

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