Join us to earn your Permaculture Design Course certificate, get introduced to a variety of practical farmsteading skills, immerse into the daily flow of land-based lifestyle, and learn Permaculture Design with stellar teachers at the Great Rivers Confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.
We will be residing and learning at Confluence Farms, the new home of the Permaculture Institute. This land is at the early stages of development, and participants will get to contribute to regenerating the forests, watersheds, and soils of this rolling, beautiful landscape. Confluence Farms is transitioning from decades of continuous row-cropping and associated soil erosion into agroforesty, human-scale market farming, and ecological restoration. Come experience what it’s like to reverse land degradation at the ground floor.
Additional educational opportunities are offered, including site tours with EarthDance Organic Farm School in Ferguson, MO, urban agriculture sites in St. Louis City, and a paddle trip exploring and swimming among the wild river islands on the Missouri River. Nightly movies and/or campfire circles and gatherings are held at the end of the day as well.
Course material is universal to every ecosystem, and the knowledge acquired in this class is easily applied in other locations and settings. Worldwide participants of a wide range of ages, abilities and backgrounds are attracted to our courses.
Participants receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate from the Permaculture Institute. The course syllabus can be found here.