WHAT PERMACULTURE IS, WHO IS IT FOR, AND WHAT ONE LEARNS IN A DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE.
An Intro by Lucian Toma - founder of About And For Sustainability & Main Permaculture Course Instructor
In our work, with About And For Sustainability, reEarth Consulting, The Honey Bee Hub, Terra Livre, Cultivate Together, Sustridge Sustainability Consulting, at The Ecology Center, and with many other businesses and organizations we are involved with, we design, develop and implement regenerative solutions for complex problems in our shared environments and communities.
Regenerative Solutions for Complex Problems
All of our solutions for the clients we have been working with, including local governments, small businesses, large corporations, non-profits, elementary schools, high-schools, universities, homeowners, homeowners associations and private individuals, are inspired by nature’s systems, empowered by earth sciences and indigenous wisdom, and supported by the ethical philosophies and approaches of regenerative and sustainable development.
Our academic learning and professional experiences have provided us with the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to confidently and successfully navigate the new market that is increasingly asking and needing sustainability and regenerative services and products.
Most importantly, permaculture education has solidified our confidence and success. It provided us with access to a synthesized approach to view the world and create regenerative and sustainable solutions for its most pressing environmental, social and economic problems within our reach.
21st Century Systems Thinkers
Just as our students, some of us had prior experience with some of the topics permaculture teaches, and some had none. And just as our students, besides learning how to create solutions for complex problems with permaculture approaches, we have also learned how to engage in the power of collaboration, and tap into the many forms of capital.
We have learned that, beyond a multidisciplinary ethical and principle based approach to landscape and community design, permaculture teaches how to:
Transformative Knowledge, Skills, Values, Attitudes
Our course graduates, came from all walks of life, from sustainability college professors and students, to owners and operators of large and small landscape companies, to investment consultants, landscape architects, sustainability managers, environmental activists and young entrepreneurs. Some came to learn about landscape design and implementation, some about gardening, some about the business aspects of permaculture. And just as a walk in the forest, they got way more than what they came for. The top answers to the post course survey to what each student got from the course were:
Some of our past graduates started new businesses and careers, and improved their existing ones, and some are working with us to create a Permaculture Hub for Southern California, so that we can continue to inspire, empower and support sustainability through permaculture education and the regenerative possibilities it creates for individuals, communities and our shared environment and common future.
Possibilities with Permaculture
We invite you learn more about what permaculture is, who is it for and what one learns in a design certification course at our San Clemente Homestead. All of our graduates present their final designs and plans to the community on their graduation day!
The next graduation event is FREE for all to attend on Saturday, February 9th, 2-6 PM. You will enjoy: educational permaculture design presentations
If you are interested to learn more about our upcoming courses, please visit the link bellow.
Our Early Bird registration for the March 2019 courses is $200 off. We also offer scholarships!