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Permaculture Foundations

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 The Path of Regenerative Design

sunflowerPermaculture is a complete design system, based on principles of ecology and sustainability that can be used to create resilient, economically stable, and productive landscapes, home and communities.  

At its simplest, permaculture is an eco-logical approach to design. It can be described as a way of thinking, making decisions and designing human habitat and culture based on observing nature. Permaculture has a set of ethics and design principles which can be applied to all areas of our lives, including gardens, energy systems, business, economy and social structures.   

In this workshop you will learn the foundations of Permaculture. The workshop contains a healthy mixture of theory and engaging hands-on exercises with a focus on the creation of a forest garden.  Learn methods and strategies for creating positive changes in your life, community and the environment.   Informative, inspiring and practical!

A Special Weekend Workshop

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Through a combination of theory and hands-on exercises, the workshop will cover such topics as:

• Permaculture Ethics & Design Principles
• Concepts and Methods in Sustainable Design
• Pattern Understanding
• Designing for Organic Food Production  
• Creating A Food Forest
• Ecologically-Friendly Property Design 
• The Synergy of Inner & Outer Permaculture


Permaculture is an invaluable tool for homeowners, homesteaders, small farmers, urban and rural gardeners, educators, landscapers, architects, bioregionalists, city planners, foresters, reclamation specialists, transition networks , neighbourhood organizers and anyone interested in sustainable living.

This workshop is applicable to anyone interested and concerned with acquiring practical strategies for sustainable food production, resilient design, and making lasting positive change.


After this weekend, you will have a foundational understanding of the fundamentals of permaculture, and you will be able to start applying them to your home, your garden or professional studies.  

Four Season Permaculture Design Course
Permaculture: Ecological Design & Living Skills Evening Series


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Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. and Lorenna Kacera are founders and directors of The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute (est. 1983). Together they blend their 45 years each, of experience to offer programs that support individuals in the practice of conscious living. Lorenna and Shantree are visionaries, authors,0regenerative educators and world peace activists.

Shantree Kacera D.N., Ph.D. is an author and Certified Permaculture Designer and Educator, an Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, Therapeutic and Shamanic Herbalist with a specialty in Forest Gardening with over 40 years experience. Shantree's deep spiritual connection to the Earth has drawn him into the teachings of shamanic and earth wisdom practices as well as Carolinian Canada native plant preservation and studies. He is a passionate edible forest gardener, and well known for his unique circular medicinal-wheel garden and medicine trail with over 1,000 species of edible and medicine plants and trees through the 50-acre botanical sanctuary. Since the mid 1980's Shantree has been applying permaculture practices. Learn more>

Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera
 is a Certified Permaculture Educator with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels. She is the founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, practices that support an earth-based cosmology, teaching visionary and practical solutions for personal and social change. Her years of training in the fields of Inner Permaculture and Deep Ecology provides individuals with the skills to reconnect with the 'original instructions' revealed to us through nature. These skills awaken the potential to bring active, practical solutions for personal, community and environmental benefit. 

To accommodate individual needs a person can attend our teachings as a One-Day or Two-Day Workshop

Workshop Date:

Saturday & Sunday - March 3-4, 2018

Time: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.

Register for Permaculture Foundations

One Day workshop - $150.00 plus tax
Two Day Workshop - $250.00 plus tax

For information about our Advance Course:
Four Season Permaculture Certification PDC Course

NOTE:  For those who wish to take the Four-Season Permaculture Certification Course PDC $150 of your payment for the Permaculture Foundations will be applied towards the 'Regular Price' of the PDC course.  This applies only to those who complete the full weekend. Does not apply to early-bird price.


  • 14 hours of quality instruction from certified Permaculture teachers
  • Inspiring and Engaging Instructions, Demonstrations and Visual Presentations
  • A copy of Bill Mollison's "An Introduction To Permaculture" An Edited Transcript of a PDC
  • Organic vegetarian lunches will be served Saturday & Sunday

Cost does not include transportation, tax and accommodations in the pricing above.

Payment can be made through 'PayPal' below or by certified check. Please made checks payable and send to: 
The Living Centre,
5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3

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