Learn permaculture without having to get a design certificate you won't use.

Study Permaculture Farming

Permaculture design certification courses aren't necessary to learn permaculture.  With this course, you can study at home and build your skills by transforming your own site.  The standard model for permaculture education is working on a host site to learn.  Participants walk away without having built anything of their own.  At the request of many of our DIY planning clients, I created this course to allow people interested in permaculture to invest in your own property while you learn.

Many permaculture enthusiasts I talked with just want to understand how to restore and then maintain their land or lot.  Whether you are developing a property or you want to learn about permaculture without getting a design certificate you know you won't use, this course is designed to provide you with everything you need to implement this amazingly powerful design system - without changing careers.  You will find many techniques and strategies in this online training to help you increase your property value, bring down your expenses, and make your life easier and more enjoyable.  You'll also become one of those people taking steps toward food security and sustainable community.

Course Details:

Permaculture Farming is Regenerative Land Management:
Take this course to become a savvy user of one of the best systems of regenerative instead of degenerative development and management - without the extra weight of changing careers or coming out of retirement to compete in a saturated design market.  Study at your own pace to complete ten modules covering the essentials of permaculture farming.

Assignments are tailored to the homeowner and include:

  • readings
  • diagrams
  • printable posters
  • integrated projects
  • Q&A

Detailed modules cover formal permaculture farming principles:

  • Ethics & Principles
  • Elemental Flows & Pattern Recognition
  • Zones & Sectors
  • Soil & Compost
  • Plants & Guilds
  • Insects, Amphibians, & Animals
  • Natural Capital
  • Yields & Cash Crops
  • Social Capital


WHEN:  Self-Paced
COST:  $500


About Your Instructor:

Jadene Mayla is a permaculture designer, podcaster, and dog owner.  After working in the landscape architecture and permaculture industries for more than 17 years, she relocated to Texas to transform 5 desert acres into an oasis -- and she assumed helping others implement permaculture themselves would be a wonderful way to spend her time.

A year later, she was feeling excited at her progress but frustrated that it still seemed like such a challenge to get others interested in permaculture to the starting line they kept telling her they wanted.  She knew how to create food, even in an extremely degraded landscape, but struggled to find the time to help those overwhelmed by information overload to reach their goals of putting all they'd learned about permaculture together into the ground with their own hands.

Finally, after much soul-searching, strategizing, and simplifying, she came up with a course she’s been able to share -- and it’s changed her ability to help DIYers beyond creating plans for them.  Today she podcasts about permaculture farming in the desert and enjoys teaching other permaculture enthusiasts how to take the steps she uses with her clients so that anyone can implement permaculture without changing careers or earning a design certificate they'll never use.

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