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Online Permaculture Design Certification 2021 

Winter 2021-2022

Permaculture Online Certification Course 

11 weekend sessions - 10am - 4pm

Begins December 11 and 12, 18 & 19, January 8 & 9, 15 &16, 22 & 23

Graduation January 29th

$700

Amazing Guest Teachers!

Rhamis Kent, Paula Hewitt-Amram, Larry Santoyo, Eric Toensmeier,

Adriana Magaña, Lisa Fernandes, David Harper & Lisa Depiano

Hands on training and mentoring after you complete the course.

All sessions are recorded and are available for download!

Our online Permaculture design certification course imparts a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. This New York City course is the foundational 72 hour Permaculture Design Certification program, endorsed by PINA the Permaculture Institute of North America. We adapt our course to the northeastern corridor and to contemporary social and ecological issues in the United States and the world.

Learn to Apply Permaculture to Properties, Business Models, Social Structures and Regional Scale Designs

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  • Flexible Scheduling

  • Experienced Teaching Team

  • Curated Permaculture Educational Videos

  • 152 Page Resources & Reading Materials

  • Continued Mentoring

This course connects you with thousands of graduates from our programs in NYC and the Tri-state region, and to our vast network of advanced practitioners and colleagues with Permaculture Professions and projects all over the world. We offer diverse continuing hands on education in the field, you will have access to our training center in Ellenville, NY,  just two hours from NYC.

Andrew's class opened my eyes to new ways of seeing, as well as provided tools for approaching the challenges of our present day society in a positive and impactful way. His focus on "turning the problem into the solution" is something so needed right now in our society, and has inspired me to approach my art and artistry in a whole new way, as well as my everyday life. 

 

This class goes far beyond gardening and agriculture, and addresses how we can apply the principles of permaculture to all aspects of life, be it big or small, personal or professional. Taking this class was the greatest gift I gave to myself this year, and I know that I will be living my life in a more meaningful and intentional way because of it. 

 

This class is for everyone- the activist, the artist, the empath, the curious, the farmer, the urbanite, the teacher, the student -- whether you have a 30 acre piece of land or a small windowsill, you will get such immense value and deep knowledge from this class, and will leave a whole lot wiser.

 

Thank you so much, Andrew and Adriana, for your dedication to the principles and practice of permaculture, and for being so generous and thoughtful with your knowledge. I am deeply grateful to you both, and for this class - Celia Rowlson-Hall

Online 2022 Permaculture Classes

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Natural Buildings = Healthy People

 

Online course: 

Feb. 1 & 3, 7-9pm,

Feb.8 & 10, 7-9pm

Four , 2 hour sessions

$160

Natural, local and bioregional buildings contribute to ecologically sound local economies and create beautiful, healthy homes and villages to live our lives in.  Applying the permaculture principles throughout the building process.

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Permaculture Design for Water in the Landscape

Feb. 15 & 17 | 7 - 9pm

Two, 2 hour sessions

$80

This course will focus in-depth on the energetics of water in the landscape by designing in the context of your watershed and implementing multi-functional farmscapes. You will learn layout and integration of off-the-grid, passive and gravity fed water supplies and low tech active systems.

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Permaculture and Biodynamic Gardening

Feb 22nd  | 7 - 9pm

$60

Come and join us for a virtual and in depth tour our one of a kind of Permaculture farm in Ellenville.  The Center for Bioregional Living is an off grid market scale demonstration farm designed specifically, as our example to the regional food movement 

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Permaculture for Regional Planning

March 8 & 10, 15 & 17

Four , 2 hour sessions

$160

While permaculture design practices are typically applied to creating productive homes and agricultural land, permaculture design ethics and principles, when applied at the broader scales of community, regional, and urban planning, have a great impact on creating a human environment with ecological integrity.

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Advanced Permaculture Design for Whole Site Development 

April 26 & 28 | 7 - 9pm

Two 2 hour sessions 

$80

This course will focus on laying the groundwork for an entire land development project such as, setting up retreat centers, regenerative farms, establishing ecological enterprises, community projects, eco-villages, co-housing and homesteads.

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Lead Instructor Andrew Faust

One of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with over two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and mind expanding talks and curriculum have motivated teachers and students since his decade long career as a H.S. teacher at Upattina's, a open community free school in Glenmoore, PA.

View Faust's TED X lecture 

Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact.  But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet?

"INHABIT - IS QUITE SIMPLY THE BEST FILM EVER MADE ABOUT PERMACULTURE" - Permaculture Magazine 

Permaculture Consultation Services  - Property Analysis 

"If it was not for Andrew I would have completely bought the wrong piece of Land and wasted tens of thousands of dollars.  After sharing my goals, Andrew patiently took months of narrowing down properties I sent him from online listings. Then he went to visit the best and final online selections in person, selecting the best of the best within my budget. Hiring his services was well worth every dollar. I would highly recommend leveraging his experience to anyone serious about buying land. " - Property Analysis Client

Permaculture Natural Building Services

Strawbale/Off-grid-Hillsboro,W,V,

Strawbale/Off-grid-Hillsboro,W,V,

My permaculture Homestead/educational Center,Black locust posts from on site and clay for the walls, local hemlock framing and strawbales from a local oats farmer

Strawbale-Sullivan,NY

Strawbale-Sullivan,NY

Pole barn framing all from site. We sited, designed and built this 2200 square foot home from start to finish.

Straw bale house

Straw bale house

Cochecton,NY a client and graduate of our class we designed and built this passive solar house for.

No plastic wraps-All clay&wood

No plastic wraps-All clay&wood

Earthen plasters directly onto the bales with a wood siding for the final exterior and plaster on the interior.

Clay walls done by hand

Clay walls done by hand

We like to do earthen plasters from local clay after we paint the bales with clay slip.

Passive Solar Orientation

Passive Solar Orientation

A straw bale earthen plastered, slab on grade home heated with radiant floor heating from a solar thermal array.It is a pole barn framing system with unique engineered metal joiners.Every stick of wood in the building came from on-site.

Wood siding

Wood siding

Wide overhangs protect from summer sun,let in the winter sun.Solar thermal on the roof into the slab, thermostat inter tied to tankless propane hot water for winter heating,

Solar Thermal-Passive hot water

Solar Thermal-Passive hot water

Solar Hot water is your key to resilient domestic hot water and low effort winter warmth we put the suns energy right into the foundation of your home and into your water tank!

2-5 sided Strawbale-Accord,NY

2-5 sided Strawbale-Accord,NY

We designed and built and sited this 2 -5 sided strawbale healing sanctuary as part of a masterplan for a 40 acre property,for a client in Accord,NY

Solar thermal into slab

Solar thermal into slab

We built the forms and put the pex in for the solar thermal and sub contracted out the pour,

Posts from on site

Posts from on site

Standing seam metal roof and posts from on-site,ready to stack bales.

2-5 sided strawbale-done

2-5 sided strawbale-done

Earthern plaster finished w/lime wash.

A straw bale earthen plastered building It is actually two, 5 sided structures connected by a breezeway we designed, we sited and built for a client with ash posts from on-site and poplar framing from the area.It is slab on grade with radiant floor heating from solar thermal hot water and biofuels.We can do this for you!

Inside the sanctuary

Inside the sanctuary

All interiors earthen plasters and natural finishes.

Posts sit in side bales

Posts sit in side bales

This way you can appreciate the beauty of the wood framing materials,

Roof insulated from outside

Roof insulated from outside

Our innovation we blanket the whole outside with salvaged rigid blue foam and then put the metal on so you get the beauty of seeing all your rafters and great insualtion!

Built in shelving

Built in shelving

The details are all tailored to the clients needs.

Tiny House Gardiner,NY

Tiny House Gardiner,NY

Local natural materials, non-toxic and passive solar writers studio,We designed and built .

Tiny house -Natural interior

Tiny house -Natural interior

All non-toxic natural interiors in this tiny house project,Clay onto drywall and citra solve w /tung oil for the floors.

Sunroom-Stone Ridge,NY

Sunroom-Stone Ridge,NY

Our team designed and built this addition for a graduate of our class ,

Sunroom

Sunroom

Latest Strawbale-Stonykill,NY

Latest Strawbale-Stonykill,NY

Seth one of our crew and his wife Sarah are design/building this strawbale home for themselves based on the houses we built for our clients over the past 6 years in the region,

Outbuildings-Stony kill,NY

Outbuildings-Stony kill,NY

4-stall-Outdoor showers,Stonykill,NY

4-stall-Outdoor showers,Stonykill,NY

Rain fed out door showers made for increased hosting at a Tai Chi center in Accord,NY

Straw bale pole structure we are building here in Ellenville.

Our classroom and summer kitchen in Ellenville from local lumber and poles on-site.

Outdoor Classroom Waldorf School

Outdoor Classroom Waldorf School

Accord,NY .We are building natural structures with on-site trees with parents and students helping.

Teaching carpentry by doing, with Juniper's class at Acorn school in Accord, NY.

Tent platforms

Tent platforms

Modular and made with local rot resistant wood.

Rain water catchment incorporated into outbuildings, as you see here, to create reliable water supplies on remote sites is one of our specialties.

1500 gallon rain tank

1500 gallon rain tank

We can put water on a platform to get you the pressure you need!

A structure for water supply and storage made from local materials.

Pole construction with local rough cut hemlock.We built this at the high point in our 10 acre meadow to catch hold and store rainwater for our primary water supply on-site .

We combine our experience in natural building and landscape construction to create healthy homes for healthy people. We will site buildings to be well located in regards to water drainage around them and maximize the natural benefits of being oriented to the sun for winter homes and towards the north for passive cooling and root cellars.

Permaculture Center for BioRegional Living - Farm Tour

Available by appointment only - $100.00

Please call - 917.584.4588

  • See a working Permaculture Educational Farm

  • Learn how to grow more of your own food

  • Learn how to set up big rain tanks for water security

  • See our straw bale cabin, outhouses and natural classroom

  • See how create ponds and to find and develop springs

  • Visit our Dwarf Nigerian Goats, heritage chickens, nut trees natural buildings Biodigestor and more.

JOIN OUR ON LINE MONTHLY PERMACULTURE MEETUP

KINGSTON / NEW PALTZ - Thursday Nov. 25th

BROOKLYN - Friday Nov. 19th

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WHAT WE DO:

 

 

Our Vision

 

Educational Initiatives

 

Permaculture Design Consultation

 

Water Quality & Regional Planning

 

Herbalism, Food &  Healing

CONTACT US:

 

 

email: contact@homebiome.com

phone: 917-584-4588

P.O. Box 302 Bedford Ave. #22

Brooklyn, NY 11211