Humans and nature intertwine irrevocably. Consequently, ecological principles operate within all aspects of human culture and our own lives—and permaculture’s regenerative design framework applies not just to landscapes, but to all aspects of culture, including the classroom. We must therefore design learning events as whole, healthy educational ecosystems for whole people.
This intensive permaculture teacher training embodies and explores this educational approach. Learn how to design and run permaculture workshops, courses, and other educational experiences as ecosystems—by designing and running them. Seasoned educator Dave Jacke and his team guide you to: assess and design for students’ learning niches; create effective learning environments; plan for, budget, and market an event; and devise multifunctional, functionally interconnected courses where the whole experience is greater than the sum of the sessions.
Together, we face fears, transform inhibiting narratives, share constructively, and grow deeply in a healthy, safe, supportive, and fun learning environment. We also engage with the business of teaching, among other practical aspects. This rigorous course culminates with you designing and co-teaching a public permaculture workshop. You leave with new skills and experiences under your belt, and feel empowered to teach permaculture and embody the change you want to see in the world.