Regenerating our earthly roots through eco-conscious landscape and lifestyle design groups!

Permaculture enthusists revive natural practices for sustainable agriculture, inspiring small-scale farms in urban landscapes.

Permaculture Research Institute puts nature’s principles into practice—educating people on how to make their urban surroundings more sustainable. Learn about community-building, leadership, sustainable design, nature connection and inspiration with like-minded eco-enthusiasts who share a ‘common passion’ to preserve and enjoy nature.

Discover urban and suburban solutions to overcome the environmental crisis and build sustainable, regenerative communities. Exploring a variety of topics including solar panels, straw bale construction and gray water systems aimed at creating a beautiful thriving future rooted in community and sustainability.

Courses Cover:

  • Smart, sustainable, nature-inspired design
  • Gray water considerations and system design
  • Renewable energy and technology
  • Passive and active solar design
  • Natural building construction
  • Ecologically sound community design
  • Pattern observation and site analysis
  • Reading the land and natural cycles
  • Soil regeneration and land restoration
  • Food forests, trees and landscape design
  • Rainwater harvesting and conservation
  • Waste recycling and treatment
  • Useful plants and herbs
  • Cooperative economics and financial permaculture 
  • Scale: designing sustainable, thriving cities

Related Resources:

The American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) is a bi-national nonprofit membership organization of professionals, volunteers and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities across the United States and Canada. And for folks downunder, try the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network an informal, community-based organisation linking people interested in community gardening across Australia.

Inga Yandell
Explorer and media producer, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide resources and opportunities for creative exploration.