Permaculture Design Certification Course 2020

This 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.


Our Permaculture design certification course imparts a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. We will train you to be a permaculture consultant who can apply the permaculture principles to a diversity of landscapes, scales and issues from rural to urban, and temperate to tropical environments.


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 certification is valued by an international world of designer’s, architects, organic farmers, and communities who all recognize it as a legitimate passport to another level of knowledge.

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• Flexible Scheduling


• Experienced Teaching Team


• Continued Mentoring


• Excellent Field Trips

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

This course connects you with the 600+ 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, just two hours from NYC.

This is our home and our educational campus exclusively for our graduates and local community to get the hands-on and advanced trainings, we provide 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.

Lead Instructor Andrew Faust

Andrew Faust, a visionary permaculture and bioregional educator taps into the rich synergy between permaculture and biodynamic agriculture which he has been studying with a focus on orchards since he completed his permaculture design training in 1996. 

Permaculture Courses Yestermorrow - Waitfield, VT

Introduction to Permaculture


Two Hour Course - Twice a week - 7 to 9pm

4 weeks starting on Apr 7th and ending on Apr 30th 

Yestermorrow in Waitsfield, VT

Permaculture is an ecological design science that offers insights and practical techniques for living fruitful and abundant lives. Through permaculture, we can address the major issues of our day from a whole systems view. This worldwide movement is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies. Permaculture incorporates traditional methods, intuition, and in-depth site analysis to create beneficial interrelationships in landscapes and infrastructures, create microclimates and design cultivated ecosystems.

Permaculture for Regional Planning


Two Hour Course - Twice a week - 7 to 9pm

4 weeks starting on May 5th and ending on May 28th 

Yestermorrow in Waitsfield, VT

Starting with a clear understanding of the mistakes and challenges inherent in our present economy – including petroleum dependence and extreme weather -- this course focuses on how to redirect our society and its infrastructure back into alignment with the earth’s natural cycles, one region at a time.

Permaculture One Day Courses Ellenville NY 2020

Edible Forest Gardens and Tree Crops 


Saturday April 18th - 10-4pm - $40

  • How to Create Your Own Permaculture Landscape

  • Learn What Nut Trees Thrive in Cold Climates

  • How to Grow your own Coppicing Woodlot

  • Improve Biodiversity and Flood Issues with Valuable Tree Crops

This course will focus on gardening with nature through the creation of edible forest gardens, as well as the design and management of multi-functional woodlots.

Introduction to Permaculture and Biodynamic Gardening


Saturday April 25th - 10-4pm - $40

  • Show you amendments that we use in our garden

  • Discuss preferred seed sources

  • Explain the Biodynamic Calendar & how we use it

  • Prep and plant beds in our garden

  • Discuss permaculture in the fruit & vegetable garden layout

We will explain when we use the tractor and when we use hand tools

You will get a chance to plant seed and prep beds and learn experientially about some key biodynamic and permaculture gardening insights and approaches to take home to your family and farm.

Come and join us at 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  Offering opportunities and approaches for addressing our food needs with more of an integrated, ecological, permaculture approach.

Naturally Built Tiny House

Saturday & Sunday - May 2-3 - 10-5pm
$120 plus $20 for meals

  • Passive Solar Siting for Buildings

  • Mix and apply earthen plasters onto straw bales, interior and exterior.

  • Put in windows and doors, finish a sleeping loft, put up siding and
    install flooring

  • Using On-site Materials

  • Healthy Buildings = Healthy People

Natural, local and bioregional buildings contribute to ecologically sound local economies and create beautiful, healthy homes and villages to live our lives in.

Permaculture Farm Tours

TBA Fall 2020 - For families and any unbelievers - $80

  • See a working Permaculture Educational Farm

  • Learn How to Set Up Big rain Tanks

  • 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.




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