I got information and experience about how to be in the world in a new way - so vast it will take me a long time to digest it, yet so easy and simple it is immediately useful and understood. I wish I could give everyone a gift of this class, and I am so happy to be with others who are truly doing their work in the world. - Fagim S., Permaculture and Natural Building student Permaculture at Sustainable Settings Learning Center
I enjoyed the course, all of it. The hands-on aspect of the planting, gardening, building check dams & brush weirs along with learning about different options and getting to learn land restoration methods for productive and healthy landscape... It was all what I'm interested in. - Mason J., Watershed & Permaculture student
Practical work, design projects, and incredible richness of course material make permaculture class a life-changing experience
Courses, Workshops and Farm Tours
All our classes are offered annually
January - February 2014:
Permaculture Design Course in Costa Rica 2014. Participants live on a charming small-scale organic farm in the tropics. Perennial food systems, rainwater harvesting cisterns, small scale solar and composting toilets offer additional experiences. With internationally acclaimed instructor of permaculture, Scott Pittman and Natalia Vega Araya (Durga) of Costa Rica more...
Permaculture Teacher Training, Synergia Ranch, Santa Fe New Mexico For permaculture graduates who wish to teach in certificate courses and for those working on their diplomas. With Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo. more...
Permaculture Design Course + Sustainable Community at Lama Foundation, NM. Live and learn at one of the oldest intentional communities in the US. more...
Permaculture Design Certificate Course + Farm/Ranch Practicum at Sustainable Settings, Carbondale, CO
Join real life of a working farm/ranch; actively participate in milking, animal husbandry, food processing, cooking with live foods, cheese making, planting and harvesting and much more. more...
Permaculture Design Certificate Course + Farm Practicum at Synergia Ranch, Santa Fe, NM
Join real life of a working farm; actively participate in orchard work, food processing, cooking with live foods, cheese making, planting and harvesting and much more. more...
We tour passive solar straw-bale house, visit extensive permaculture gardens and pollinators' plantings, established food forests and heirloom orchard, see milk goats and chickens in their forage ecosystems. Dress for outdoors and bring a dish to share for potluck. To RSVP for participation and for directions, email to address in the footer of the page