Environmental Education

Environmental education is best presented as experiential and hands-on. It calls forth the skills of the entire person and builds dexterity in all areas of life, focusing on ecological and environmental well-being. The art of Permaculture is a design science that integrates the learning of all traditions and cultures and combines it with sustainable technology and science.

Organic farming is a holistic system that moves one step further towards sustainable food systems..it is designed to optimize the productivity and fitness of diverse communities within the agro-ecosystem, including soil organisms, plants, livestock and people.

Organic farming focuses on improving soil health by

  • Not using artificial fertilizer but animal droppings or compost
  • Implementing intercropping and crop rotation to manage nutrients in the soil and to control pest
  • Biological pest control

More and more people moving towards downscaling in living space, consumption patterns, and ecological footprints. Zero waste, organic farming, water management, energy efficient living are just a few concepts people and even whole communities implementing in their life Small scale farmers, schools, land and homeowners, businesses, educators, students, regional planners, and any others seeking to redefine their space in a holistic sustainable manner can gain out of it.

Introduction to Permaculture and Urban Farming

This popular 2-day course teaches you about the principles and ethics of permaculture and how to apply it in your garden and your whole lifestyle at home. We discuss different design systems, water harvesting strategies, different fertilizers, pest management strategies and most importantly you will learn, how to build good soil.

Permaculture Design Certificate Courses

The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course is the foundational 72+hour practicum for students new to permaculture.

Areas covered during a Permaculture course include:

  • Permaculture principles
  • Concepts and themes in design
  • The local ecosystem
  • Forms of eco-gardening and farming
  • Broad scale site design
  • The application of specific methods, laws and principles to design
  • Pattern understanding
  • Climatic factors
  • Plants and trees and their energy interactions
  • Water, soils, earth-working and earth resources
  • Zone and sector analysis
  • Food forests and small animal husbandry
  • Harvest and natural forests
  • Aquaculture
  • Planning the homestead
  • Structures
  • Craftwork and chores
  • Equipment, tools and vehicles
  • Renewable energy and energy conservation
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Permaculture strategies for different climates
  • Urban and suburban Permaculture
  • Small farm and garden management and marketing
  • Strategies of an alternative global nation
  • Practical work on design

Farm and garden planning

Whether the operation is a start-up or in transition to greater sustainability, we examine your property thoroughly and look for opportunities to create changes based on organic and permaculture whole systems design.

School garden planning & Activities

Many school feeding programs are not ensuring the health of the students due to lack of variety and lack of nutrients. School gardens can provide your school healthy food, provide an outdoor classroom for the teachers and students and create lots of fun during extramural activities.

Design & Consulting

Our work is based on uncovering the sacred nature of the earth and recognizing the “spirit of place”. This foundation enables our clients to learn for themselves, how reading their property and engaging in finding the “spirit of place” connects them to their land.

Our professional team of expert designers and technicians, will create a master plan with you that will move you along a simple trajectory to food self-sufficiency, ecologically sound living, energy efficiency and ecosystem restoration on your property.

Design and Consulting:

Like traditional landscape designs, permaculture designs attend to aesthetics and beauty but they are also intended to achieve other yields such as food production, medicinal plants, water harvesting, enhanced biodiversity, income generation and economy, energy, vibrant community life, and any other yields desired by the people living there.

A General Framework of the Design Process

  • Identify key ideas – essential thoughts
  • Look at the nature of soils – fertility, carrying capacity, biology, ecology
  • Infrastructure – what patterns will be placed on the land?
  • Native settlement and history – how did indigenous people and our ancestors live on this land?
  • Materials and resources – what materials are locally available?
  • Climate – what are the climate and weather patterns of the region?
  • What are the ecosystem services of the bioregion?

For example, we will identify options for slowing down and holding the water that flows across the landscape. By making use of water where it falls, crop yields are increased and natural sources of potable and non-potable water are readily available, especially in dryland areas. We also determine ways for holding precious topsoil where it is needed most by plants and animals.

Some examples of areas we address:

  • Transitioning from Chemical to Organic Agriculture
  • Backyard Garden Education, Planning and Implementation
  • Food Forest and Agroforestry Planning and Development
  • Keyline analysis and design, and earthworks for water management
  • Crop selection
  • Soils and fertility
  • Urban agricultural systems design and implementation

Courses & Talks

knowledge is power,information is liberating, education is the premise of progress, in any society

Environmental education is best presented as experiential and hands-on. It calls fort the skills of the entire person and builds dexterity in all areas of life, focusing on ecological and environmental well-being. The art of Permaculture is a design science that integrates the learning of all traditions and cultures and combines it with sustainable technology and science.

Short Courses

These topical courses go beyond the PDC in particular areas such as plants, herbs, water quality, Integrated Pest Management.

  • Herbs: In this course we will be discovering the growth and use of herbs for medical purposes, in your kitchens and as teas.
  • Water Quality: In this short course we will discuss the importance of good water quality, what are the threads and how we can measure it. We also look at the amazing life in a river system. We can all do something to save our rivers- this is citizen Science.
  • Integrated Pest Management: This course will tell you more about what insects you would like to attract in your garden and which ones not, how to attract them and repel the bad ones and how to make your own natural pesticides.

Famous Quotes

“Yoga is like music. The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.”
B.K.S. Iyengar
“Health is a gift from Mother Nature, the power behind life. Health is your birth right, not disease. It is as natural to be well as it is to be born”
Swami Sivananda