Permaculture

What we offer


Permaculture education is at the heart of every course offered at Quail Springs. We offer two full Permaculture Design Certification Courses every year in addition to other advanced permaculture skill building courses. Permaculture is an integrated design science based on ecological principles that create resource efficient and productive human environments. Permaculture brings sustainable and regenerative design to our basic needs for shelter, water, food, and energy.


Permaculture Courses


Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course

Immerse yourself in permaculture in action with this 14-day learning journey! Share in the joy of community learning together and changing the world. Take home the ability to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy. The Quail Springs Permaculture Design Course (PDC) includes the 72-hr Permaculture Certification through Permaculture Research Institute.

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Permaculture Design Course for International Development

Permaculture Design Course for International Development

This course equips people working in international development and grassroots projects with the perspectives and skills needed to engage with communities in partnership to incorporate elements into the design of communities, smallholder farms and land with household agricultural production that are holistic, appropriate, strategic, effective, diverse, as well as ecologically and economically sound.

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Social Permaculture

Social Permaculture Intensive with Pandora Thomas & Starhawk

When we come together to co-create, to empower one another or to challenge the structures of unjust power, we face unique challenges. All groups struggle with issues of power, conflicts, and the need to make decisions. Collaborative groups may be healing, nurturing, and inspirational—or they may founder on the rocks of conflict and poor communication.

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Land Restoration Training

Land Restoration Training

This 5-day Project-Based Land & Watershed Restoration Training is a must for anyone owning land or working in landscape design. The course offers hands-on experience in the assessment, design and construction of an on-going land restorative and regenerative watershed project with intensive immersion and experiential training. Participants will learn skills needed to do high quality work that will stand up to natural processes over time. These skills will serve a wide spectrum of people and professions, from backyard restorationists to farmers and land managers.

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Greywater in the Garden

Greywater in the Garden

Join us as we install a start-to-finish greywater system onto our new bathhouse. This workshop is for contractors, landscape architects and do-it-yourselfers. We will cover the basics of everything you need to know to grow gardens with recycled greywater. Students will spend some of their time learning in the classroom while a large portion of the workshop will take place outside, participating in hands on learning.

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Applied Aquaponics

Applied Aquaponics

We are excited to be offering this in-depth course on aquaponics; the synthesis of hydroponics and aquaculture. The course promises to empower students to build their own aquaponic systems at their homes and in their communities, and is appropriate for anyone interested in aquaponics. We’re inspired about our process of adding aquaponics to our diverse strategy for food production and foodshed resiliency here at Quail Springs.

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Sustainable Vocations

Sustainable Vocations

Sustainable Vocations weaves science, economics, nature awareness, and social dynamics into a holistic training program that empowers students to create meaningful change. The synergy of practical and life skills equips participants with the tools and wisdom to enhance personal, ecological and community health. Graduates receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification.

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