PERMACULTURE I, II, & III
The study of permaculture helps gardeners, landowners, and farmers
combine a knowledge of ecology combined with it’s application to
supporting healthy soil, water conservation, and biodiversity.
Permaculture systems meet humans needs while restoring ecosystem health.
Common practices include no-till gardening, rainwater catchment, forest
gardening, and agroforestry.
Each course is 6.5 weeks long and provides an opportunity for you to
build your knowledge about permaculture and ecological design.
Participants will explore the content through videos, readings, and
activities and complete portions of design for a site of their choosing.
While the course is online, the format is designed for consistent
interaction between facilitators and students through forums and live
video conferences. Readings and presentations will be directly applied
through hands-on activities students will engage with at home.
Completion of a single class gives students a certificate of completion
from the Department of Horticulture and continuing education credits.
Completion of all three courses gives students the portfolio necessary
to apply for an internationally recognized certification in Permaculture
Design though the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute.
Classes are best taken in order but can be taken as a stand-alone course
as well. Tuition for each class is $600. Sign up for all three at once and
tuition is $1500.
To view a full syllabus of each class visit
REGISTRATION IS OPEN DECEMBER 10th!
(email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified)