Eco-Spiritual Educational Sanctuary
(est. 1983)

Introduction to Permaculture

Living the Future Today

March 18-19, 2023

Permaculture offers visionary and practical solutions for personal, environmental and social change. Drawing on the best of ancient wisdom and new technologies coupled with observation of nature’s patterns, Permaculture teaches systems that enhance the quality of life without causing harm to the Planet.

Based on the principles of ecology and sustainability, this design system can be used to create landscapes that mimic nature’s patterns and yield an abundance of food, fibre and energy for all our needs.

Permaculture integrates the best of ancient knowledge, sustainable technologies and disciplines to help us design ecologically sound, efficient and productive ways to live in our households, gardens, communities and businesses.

Permaculture can be used by anyone, anywhere. An invaluable tool for homeowners, farmers, urban and rural gardeners, educators, landscapers,  foresters, neighbourhood organizers and anyone interested in sustainable living. 

No, it’s not a magic solution, nor is it a philosophy. It takes good hard work, imagination,  creativity – and a lot of fun. Permaculture invites you to join a life-enhancing revolution and be part of building the new.

Topics include:

  • Foundations of Permaculture
  • The History of Permaculture
  • Permaculture Principles & Design Science
  • Principles & Ethics of Permaculture
  • Mapping & Design exercises
  • Pattern Thinking in design & strategy
  • Introduction to Edible Food Forests
  • Why plant-based Permaculture
  • Deep Ecology & Living Systems theory
  • Bioregionalism & Re-localization
  • Ecologically-Friendly Property Design
    This workshop is both theory-based and experiential, with an emphasis on Edible Food Forests.

    “I am glad I took this course at TLC. The land, the vibe, and the teachers were very cohesive. One of the best course experiences I’ve had.” ~Talha

    “The Living Centre is an excellent example of Permaculture. The magical space offers a great landscape to dive into Shantree & Lorenna’s knowledge, experience, and ability to share it.” ~Ellen

Introduction to Permaculture – Sat & Sun March 18 & 19, 2023
Time: 9 am to 5 pm.

  • 14 hours of inspiring and engaging instruction from certified Permaculture teachers
  • A copy of Bill Mollison’s “An Introduction To Permaculture,” An Edited Transcript of a PDC


Regular Rate: 250.00
Reduced Rate: 200.00 for those who find the regular rate beyond their means
Sponsor Rate: 300.00 to support those who need to choose the ‘Reduced Rate.’

For those who want to do the full  Four-Season Permaculture Certification Course PDC, $150 from this workshop will go toward the PDC.  Does not apply to the PDC early-bird specials. 

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Permaculture Foundations Standard Rate $250
Available Tickets: 19
The Permaculture Foundations Standard Rate ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Permaculture Foundations Reduced Rate $200
Available Tickets: 19
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Permaculture Foundations Sponsor Rate $300
Available Tickets: 19
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