The Living Centre - Eco-Spiritual Education Sanctuary

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What is Permaculture

 "What permaculturists are doing is (some of) the most important activity that any group is doing on the planet. We don't know what the details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options. We need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical groups that are doing that".
~Dr. David Susuki, Geneticist, Renowned Environmentalist and Broadcaster

Permaculture is a complete design system, based on principles of ecology and sustainability that can be used to create resilient, economically stable, and productive landscapes, homes and communities. Permaculture designers make their imprint on Earth, culture and economy a positive one.

These hands-on experiences gives you a comprehensive introduction to the principles and ethics of Permaculture, design techniques, natural building, rural and urban gardening and community design. They meet international standards as foundation courses for all permaculture practitioners and teachers. The trainings offer visionary and practical solutions for personal and social change.

The courses give primary attention to regenerative living systems design for a temperate climate and are taught by certified instructors who live and create within the temperate environment.                                   

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Four-Season Permaculture Certification Course

An internationally recognized, 72-hour training in the ethics, principles, methods, techniques, and practices of Permaculture Design Course. Learn Permaculture throughout the four seasons. This study program gives you a chance to implement as you learn, thereby reinforcing and refining new knowledge and skills.  For More Information Click Here>

mentoringPermaculture Foundations: The Power of Regenerative Design

In this special weekend training learn the foundational principles and vision of permaculture and how to apply this design science to create regenerative human habitats. There is something in this presentation for everyone interesting in sustainable living practices.  For More Information Click Here>

 "Permaculture is - Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fiber and energy for provision of local needs. People, their buildings and the ways in which they organize themselves are central to permaculture. Thus the permaculture vision of permanent or sustainable agriculture has evolved to one of permanent and sustainable culture." ~David Holmgren, (co-originator of the Permaculture concept)