Workshops and Courses

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

We offer a range of courses and workshops, for students, teachers and for private individuals on many topics in the area of permaculture. Courses can be booked by individuals or groups.

The workshops featured here are a sampling of what is offered. If you have your own idea, or would like to recieve a full listing please contact us for a broschure. 


FOR STUDENTS

Introduction to Permaculture

An introduction to the principles and ideas underlying permaculture, beginning with why it is important for us to look at how we interact with the land we use to produce our food, and leading toward solutions for a more sustainable world.




Environmental Education Project Week


Allow your students to dive more deeply into the diverse topics surrounding permaculture and sustainable systems. Students will recieve an introduction to permaculture. Then they will choose a topic of interest to dive more deeply into. We guide them as they research their topic in small groups, and then present their topic to the class. The week culminates with an excursion to a working permaculture farm!



Excursions

To see a permaculture system live can spark inspiration and interest in your students. This offer includes an introduction to permaculture, then a guided tour of a working permaculture farm. This is an exciting day outing for students of all ages!


FOR TEACHERS

Classroom Gardening

A beginner's course on how to lead your class through a first experience with gardening. We will cover plant propogation, seasonal planting, and permaculture gardening principles, as well as recipes and ideas for how best to make use of your harvest!



Inspirational Environmental Education Projects

A toolkit for inspirational projects in the area of environmental education. Teachers will leave with a selection of biology experiments, materials and resources, as well as a list of external experts and excursion ideas to supplement their student's experiences.



Introduction to Permaculture

An introduction to the principles and ideas underlying permaculture, beginning with why it is important for us to look at how we interact with the land we use to produce our food, and leading toward solutions for a more sustainable world.

Teachers will leave with materials and resources for teaching their students about the concept of permaculture.





WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Kombucha, Kefir, Soda and Syrups

Fermented drinks are a probiotic powerhouse!

In this course, we will taste beverages fermented using different techniques. We will learn some basics about wild fermentation, and how to make these healthy beverages at home. Each participant will leave with their own starter kit to begin making kombucha, natural sodas and water kefir at home.






Food as Medicine

There is an old saying that we are what we eat.

In this course, you will learn simple natural and powerful ways to boost your immune system and your overall health. 

Each participant will leave with samples and recipes, as well as a better understanding of how to support his or  overall health and wellbeing through simple dietary means.




Elderflower: A Bounty in the Backyard

In this workshop you will learn how to identify and responsibly harvest elderflowers.

We will begin with a hike in a suburban and forested area where we will gather some elderflowers. We will then process our harvest into elderflower syrup and a citrus elderflower jelly as well as taste testing some additional elderflower recipes.


UPCOMING WORKSHOP:

Saturday June 19, 2021


Urban Permaculture

Did you know, you do not have to have a farm or even a garden to put the principles of permaculture to work in your life? You can produce a percentage of your own healthy, nutrient-dense food, even with the smallest space.

Join us to learn how to create your own permaculture paradise at home!


UPCOMING WORKSHOP:

Saturday June 5, 2021

The Basics of Fermentation

Often if you have your own garden, you are blessed with an overabundance at some point in the season. Learn how to create a healthy fermented product from these vegetables. This is a beginner course, which will cover the basics of vegetable fermentation with demonstrations and recipes for saurkraut, fermented hot sauce and more!






Baking with Sourdough

Sourdough is the oldest form of leavened bread, dating back to ancient Egypt. It is also a way to bake using the simplest and most healthy ingredients. In this course will cover the basic science of fermentation, learn about wild ferments, and how to bake using wild yeast. You will also go home with your own starter, as well as some tasty baked goods!