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Center for Bioregional Living - Spring 2024 Newsletter

Join us for our next online Permaculture Certification Course!

Spring 2024

begins March 2nd ends April 6th-

March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 to April 6th

Sign up for this one for your first exploration into permaculture or for a refresher and to hear my latest download and material from two weeks studying a 1400 acre, 5th generation, Coffee, Cacao and Eco Resort in Nicaragua and learn how to apply their systems to your dreams.

To Learn about the Regional Scale of thinking we impart to you with Pattern Recognition and Watershed Wide Applications in our inspiring and life changing Permaculture Design Certification course.

This course is the foundational 72 hour Permaculture Design Certification program, endorsed by PINA the Permaculture Institute of North America. Our course offers systemic solutions to the contemporary social justice and ecological issues of our times.

We will train you to be a permaculture consultant enabling you to apply the permaculture principles to a diversity of landscapes, scales, and issues from rural to urban, from temperate to tropical environments.

Our certification connects you to an international world of designers, architects, organic farmers, and communities who all recognize a permaculture design certificate as a legitimate passport to another level of knowledge.

Come find out why our graduates call our Permaculture Design Certification course LIFE CHANGING! We have been claiming space, expanding communities, walking a ton of properties for clients and mentoring our graduates in everything permaculture in the greater NYC metropolitan area for over 14 years!

Come and learn with us and join our thousands of students who have set upon their permaculture journey to positively impact life on earth.

Topics Covered:

  • History & Origins of Permaculture 

  • Sustainable Cities

  • Natural Building

  • Best Places To Live & Start Communities and Homesteads

  • Climate Resilience

  • Off Grid Energy

  • Ecological Water Solutions

  • Agroforestry Tropical to Temperate & Starting Nurseries

  • Bio-intensive, Organic & Regenerative Farming

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

Endorsed by PINA - Permaculture Institute of North America


Solar Thermal Hot Water Units

Passively heated by the sun and gravity pressurized by spring heads over 300 feet in elevation above where I am standing.

Here I am blazing in the Sun in Nicaragua, which is exactly where this solar thermal hot water unit behind loves to be. Every Shower at Selva Negra, where I just completed a 7 Day Permaculture Training, is heated by the sun passively and gravity fed high pressure off grid spring water from the bio preserve all along the mountain ridge and steep slopes above and supplying all the water for their 100+ shares Certified Organic diverse veggie CSA and the water for processing and growing Coffee, Cocoa, Avocado, a Grass Fed dairy farm operation and supplying the Eco-resort with water and energy for their refrigerators there with micro hydro power all at Selva Negra, Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

The Coffee processing is entirely closed loop and well designed.



Our Permaculture consultation will spare you many headaches and save you significant amounts of money and time, we are especially skilled at reading the landscape and figuring out water problems and how to solve them, while giving you the advantage of our lifelong experience in whole property development, business enterprises.

We work in a range of land development projects, setting up agroforestry plantings and nurseries, community farms, for retreat centers, Ecovillages, homes and families. We will help you to discover beautiful, natural, low maintenance and resilient ways of achieving your goals and guiding you in the process of setting up your property and livelihood, we will provide you with a good phase plan in our report.


Readings & Resources

Herein I share my latest books, podcasts and articles that I am reading, and listening to for your continuing education in all things permaculture related.


Here is an important article I learned about listening to Democracy Now, this article outlines more of why our focus is better spent on what we make stuff out of, more than on, end of the pipe, filters and mitigation strategies. 

I have been enjoying listening to, after reading for a while from a copy I checked out from the library - American Midnight-


This book deepens my understanding of the suppression of voices for sane and humane solutions and viewpoints in this nation's history. Excellent background on labor unions, Emma Goldman, and the history of the Espionage Act.

Fascinating podcast episode on hazardous waste absurdities and the story behind how it continues.

A staple podcast of mine, a rare voice of reason and clarity in our muddled times. Le Show by Harry Shearer- His section on News of the Atom in this episode is powerfully clear for why Nuclear = nightmare and nothing more or less. 

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