Join us for a transformative leadership training through Permaculture Design! $950 includes meals and outdoor or indoor camping. Postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.

Permaculture Training

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Permaculture teacher? Learn how to lead through the life-changing design practice of Permaculture. The world is in increasing need of different ways of being, and permaculture is at the forefront of ecological and social change. We need more educators to develop unique permaculture programs suited to the many contexts that exist in the world. This course is designed to help you do just that!

In this course, Scott Pittman, who has taught permaculture for over three decades all over the globe, will share his profound teaching tips and tricks for what may be the last time. Alongside him will be Jason Gerhardt, who will share his extensive experience teaching highly successful permaculture programs in universities, public Permaculture Design Courses in all formats, and where permaculture education and leadership is heading.

This course will offer each participant opportunities to teach and facilitate, get positive and constructive feedback, and refine their subject matter and delivery. This course will function as a teaching practicum retreat. We will find camaraderie, collaboratively teach, hear personal stories from the early days of permaculture, and leave energized for leadership in whatever form one chooses to take it. The world needs you, and we want to share our experiences to help you rise to the occasion.

Course Information


To be announced once COVID-19 eases (likely 2022)


Confluence Farms, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. St. Louis is a humid continental climate. The early fall typically has warm days and cool nights, punctuated by occasional cooler spells. The farm has lots of sun, shady forest, 1/2 mile of Missouri River frontage, as well as wide open fields with incredible views! We will be spending time outside in all weather. Please come prepared with boots, sun protection, bug spray (not usually needed in the Fall), and an eagerness to explore the forests, waters, and fields.


We will have 5 days of class time from 9am-5pm each day. Evenings will be free, and may contain movie nights and spontaneously organized adventures for hiking, swimming, joining in market gardening, or just lounging around the fire pit overlooking the mighty rivers confluence.


All meals will be catered, and will include as much local farm food and produce as possible. Reasonable accommodations for food allergies can be made, but please contact us so we can plan for you.


Jason Gerhardt with the legendary Scott Pittman. Read about your primary instructors here.


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Erika HaranoPermaculture Teacher Training + Retreat