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Online Permaculture Design Courses 2022

September 24 & 25, October 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23

October 29th Graduation Presentations

 11 Weekend sessions

Our online Permaculture design certification course imparts a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. This online 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.

Weekend sessions beginning in September 2022 >> REGISTER HERE!

Come be inspired by the possibilities of today and not by the fear of tomorrow! 

Permaculture Design is :

 

  • A design science that provides a new model for economic development.

  • Addressing the major social justice and environmental issues of our times from a whole systems perspective.

  • A worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies.

 

The online certification connects you to an international world of designer’s, architects, organic farmers, and communities who all recognize it as a legitimate passport to another level of knowledge. 

We look forward to working with the next online group of amazing humans ready to transform the world!

 

• Payment Plans and PayPal

• Flexible Scheduling

• Experienced Teaching Team

• Continued Mentoring
• Learn to Apply Permaculture to Properties, Business Models, Social Structures and Regional Scale Designs.

In addition we mentor and train all of our graduate on our Ellenville, NY educational campus providing permaculture design graduates and local communities hands-on and advanced training. We train you in reading the landscapes, site analysis, natural building, herbalism, animal husbandry, beyond organic gardening, biodynamic farming, forest gardening, fruit tree care and off-grid water and energy systems, to name a few.

Many of our graduates begin businesses based on what they learn with us from natural beauty products, herbal remedies, making teas and ferments, Permaculture landscaping, organic vineyards, ecologically minded animation and film companies and begin intentional communities.

Permaculture Design is :

 

  • A design science that provides a new model for economic development.

  • Addressing the major social justice and environmental issues of our times from a whole systems perspective.

  • A worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies.

Endorsed by PINA - Permaculture Institute of North America

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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 

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 Consultation - 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.

Andrew Faust Permaculture Educator featured in INHABIT - Click to view trailer

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 

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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

253 Briggs Hwy. Ellenville NY 12428