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Permaculture Design Course 2019

June 14, 2019 - June 16, 2019


Dates are April 5-7; May 3-5 and June 14-16 2019. *Total cost for the course is $1,000. Balance to be paid in full prior to last class.

The Spring Permaculture Design Course 2019 will be taught as a series of three, 3-day weekend sessions at Heartland Farm near Pawnee Rock, Kansas. Students completing this course will be able to:


Describe the challenges facing our current economic and agricultural systems and how the principals of permaculture provide sustainable solutions.

Understand how permaculture ethics and principals guide sustainable agriculture systems design.

Apply the systems of permaculture design to solve problems in real-world situations from conceptual frameworks through installation and maintenance.

Explain the dynamics of biologically rich and diverse soils, soil development and conservation and why healthy soil is vitally important to a sustainable food system.

Plant perennial polyculture systems from no-till raised bed gardens to cultivation of food forests. Understand how to maintain a perennial food production system.

Create landscapes that harvest water, influence microclimates and build soil structure.

Embrace energy-efficient approaches to building construction, energy conservation, renewable energy sources and resource utilization.

Utilize livestock to improve soil structure and biodiversity in dry climates.

Recognize invisible structures and social systems that create the fabric of our lives and communities.