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New Release: Online Permaculture Design Course with Scott Pittman

This course teaches the principles and foundations of sustainable design

Scott’s permaculture design course was filmed on location in Costa Rica over 2 weeks

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Top Experts

Toby Hemenway

Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the ten best gardening books of 2010, and for the last eight years has been the best-selling permaculture book in the world. Toby has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Scholar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and has taught over sixty 72-hour permaculture design courses.

Michael Pilarski

Michael Pilarski is a farmer, educator and author who has devoted his life to studying and teaching how people can live sustainably on this Earth. He has extensive experience in organic farming, seed collecting, wildcrafting medicinal herbs, plant propagation, horticulture, teaching, and international networking.

Jacob Wustner

Jacob Wustner is a second-generation beekeeper from Missoula, MT.  He operates Sapphire Apiaries in Stevensville, MT where he produces honey bee products, produce, and mushrooms using the highest principles of Permaculture.  Jacob keeps honey bees using natural farming methods such as selecting for disease resistance, raising naturally-mated queens, and only feeding honey. 

Scott Pittman

Scott is one of the foremost teachers of permaculture in the US, has taught the subject extensively worldwide on four continents. He is the founder of the Permaculture Drylands Institute and co-founder of the Permaculture Credit Union. Scott co-taught with the founder of permaculture Bill Mollison, and helped to establish permaculture movement in the US Southwest. His experience includes working with indigenous and traditional people worldwide, design projects that range from backyards to thousand-acre farms and activism in promotion of sustainable living. Scott is the lead teacher for most Permaculture Institute programs. He holds Diploma in Education, Permaculture Design, Site Development, and Community Service.

Phil Nauta

Phil Nauta's main area of expertise is in organic soil and garden health management. He used to do a bit of consulting with people who are interested in improving their soil to an unparalleled level of health, in order to start growing vegetables and fruits of an unparalleled quality - mostly useful for people growing food for sale, although home organic gardeners who grow a lot of food have found this worthwhile, too. Phil is known as the Smiling Gardener.

Ross Conrad

Ross is the author of Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture. He learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont. Former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, Conrad is a regular contributor to Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping. Ross has led bee related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years.

Samantha Langlois

Samantha Langlois is a conservation biologist and organic gardener.  As a conservationist she believes she can impart the greatest ecological good by focusing on our food systems.  She has gardened around the country from Maine to Alaska.  Samantha grows as much of her own food as possible.  She currently gardens in northwest Montana.

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