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Permaculture Course through Horticulture Distance Learning 

Permaculture Design: Fundamentals of Ecological Design

Permaculture Design: Ecosystem Mimicry

Permaculture Design: Design Practicum


Participants take our distance courses for life enrichment or professional development. Participants will not receive Cornell University credit for taking any of the courses. For each course participants who complete all aspects of course will receive a certificate of completion from our Office of Continuing Education and Continuing Education Units. If you are enrolled in a university undergraduate or graduate program and want to receive academic credit for a course, please ask your faculty advisor to consider approving your taking this as individual study. The Office of Continuing Education certificate will be evidence of your completion.  Financial aid, scholarships or education awards cannot be used towards course fees as this is an adult education workshop.



Steve Gabriel is an ecologist, extension educator, and forest farmer living and working in the Finger Lakes Region of central New York. He currently spends his time working for the Cornell University in Cornell Cooperative Extension, splitting his efforts between the Cornell Garden-Based Learning program ( and coordinating the Northeast Mushroom
Growers Network ( He also teaches for
the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and serves on the Board of
Directors for the Permaculture Institute of the Northeast. He is
currently co-authoring a book on Forest Farming with Cornell’s professor
Ken Mudge, which is expected to be published through Chelsea Green.