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Who Takes a Permaculture Design Course?

What Kinds of People Take Permaculture Courses?


Gardeners, farmers, homeowners and prospective buyers of land and homes will benefit from the energy-saving and productive insights of permaculture, while students and professionals in the fields of ecology, agronomy, resource management, architecture, and planning will find their work enlivened by the holistic and interdisciplinary perspective of the course. Community development, non-profit, and aid workers, real estate brokers, municipal officials, and religious leaders will find practical and creative applications for permaculture design in their respective fields of endeavor.


Renters & Homeowners: Learn simple steps to improve your home ecosystem and your immediate surroundings while saving money, resources, and building a healthy habitat for family, friends and neighbors.

Planners & Managers: Learn how to integrate sustainable design methodologies into the planning process using a multi-disciplinary approach for the well-being of the whole community.

Municipal, State & Federal Employees: Improve public service & work efficiency and community benefits via creative land, water, and air resource management techniques.

Building Design & Construction Professionals: Learn about current practical systems of natural building, as well as how to integrate land-use design into the built environment.

Landscape Architects, Designers & Gardeners: Learn principles and techniques of sustainable landscaping, with an emphasis on functional, edible, and economic plants, the creation of microclimates for extended growing seasons, and rainwater harvesting.

Social Workers: Acquire tools for empowerment and new dimensions in place-based professional practice applicable to micro through macro change processes.

Non-profit & Community Leaders: Integrate ecological design, professional networking, and social marketing approaches to advance your mission and programs.

Entrepreneurs: Explore how ecological models can be used to design, develop, implement, and manage a sustainable business venture.

Students & Educators: Integrate ecological systems design and social/environmental change practices into your academic studies.

Clergy: Add a whole systems perspective to your ecological / green ministry.