First, get up to speed with our two-week fundamentals of ecological design course, an intensive, hands-on Permaculture Design Course. Then, gain practical permaculture experience through our 4-week internship program. In a series of workshops that apply the design course information. Participants are prepared to implement or lead a permaculture design project.  




2017 - 2018


The Fundamentals of Ecological Design

A two-week, 72-hour, fundamentals of ecological design course. An intensive permaculture design certificate course (PDC)  taught by experienced instructors. Learn the strategies and techniques that can provide a permanence of human life on earth in harmony with nature. Topics include organic farming, food forestry, water management, renewable energy, viable architecture, beneficial waste systems, local economies and how to transform to an alternative global nation.

Next Available Course

Enrollment open - Summer: Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Sunday, August 13, 2017



2017 - 2018



Practical Permaculture Experience

Three times a year, following the Permaculture Design Course (PDC), a 4-week Permaculture Internship Program is offered, with the only requirement of having a PDC certificate, from Finca Tierra or other permaculture center. This hands-on experience includes a series of workshops designed to prepare participants to implement or lead permaculture projects. Some of this projects have been bamboo building, solar dehydrator, creation of an aquaculture system and raised beds. The internship program uses lectures, followed by practical applications, to thoroughly cover the techniques of project development and maintenance.  

Next Available Course

Enrollment open - Summer: Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Saturday, September 9, 2017

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Fundamentals + Practical Experience

Save $250 when registering for both the Course and Internship


Combo Dates:

SOLD OUT - Summer: Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Saturday, September 9, 2017

Enrollment open - Winter: Sunday, January 7, 2018 – Saturday, February 17, 2018

Enrollment open - Spring: Sunday, March 4, 2018 – Saturday, April 14, 2018


Permaculture Design Course & Internship Reviews

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