PERMACULTURE
DESIGN COURSE

Oct. 28 – Nov. 11 2018


Permaculture Design Course


Course Description

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.

Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology and sustainability principles to create resource efficient and productive human environments and reduce our footprint on the earth. Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature that provide diversity, stability, and resilience. These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs.

Topics we will explore


  • Small Scale Food Production
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Composting
  • Tree Planting
  • Water Harvesting
  • Greywater Systems
  • Composting Toilet Systems
  • Natural Building
  • Earthworks
  • Watershed Restoration
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Beekeeping
  • Bio Engineering
  • Alternative Economics
  • Livestock Care
  • Goat Milking
  • Pastured Poultry
  • Saving the Harvest
  • Community Building
  • Nature Awareness
  • And much more!

Instructors


Warren Brush

Warren Brush

Warren Brush is a mentor, storyteller, a certified Permaculture designer and teacher, as well as a husband, a father and a grandfather. He has worked for over 25 years in inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture and express their inherent gifts while living in a sustainable manner. He is co-founder and a tender of Quail Springs Permaculture, Regenerative Earth Enterprises, Sustainable Vocations, Wilderness Youth Project, Casitas Valley Farm and Creamery and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design.

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Sasha Rabin

Sasha Rabin

Sasha first came to Quail Springs on a cold snowy night in early 2008 to visit friends who had recently started calling the place home, and the warmth of the people there brought her back. She is passionate about creating a beautiful life, including the structures that house us for much of our time. This passion leads her to practice those things that help us remember who we really are and why we are here – activities and creations which remind us of our connections to each other, our food, our shelter and the earth.

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Brenton Kelly

Brenton Kelly

Brenton Kelly was born in Lusaka, Northern Rhodesia. By his first birthday he saw the peaceful liberation and birth of the nation of Zambia. By his tenth year he had witnessed a variety of civil & revolutionary conflicts across Africa. His father was a Voice of America radio corespondent who then took his family over to Southeast Asia to cover the communist insurgency in Vietnam. Thailand was good for this 12 year old. The world was as big as domesticated elephants and as home made as the banana leaf to-go wrappers around the fresh roasted squid being sold from bicycle powered street vendors.

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Juna Muller

Juna Muller

Raised nearby in the orange groves of Ojai, CA, Juna Rosales Muller learns, teaches, farms, and coordinates programs at Quail Springs. She studied political ecology at Colorado College and has worked in experiential, farm-based, and outdoor education for the past 7 years. She co-founded and co-taught Spiral, a young women’s permaculture intensive held at Dig In Farm in Massachusetts in 2015 and 2016. Juna is a ropes course instructor and helps facilitate rites of passage for teenagers with the Ojai Foundation.

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Natalie Buckley

Natalie Buckley

Natty Buckley-Medrano joined the Quail Springs team in Fall 2017, excited to continue to learn, practice, and teach soil regeneration techniques through holistic food systems management. She is passionate about dryland farming and designing systems for both the sequestration of vast amounts of carbon and healthy integration of plants and animals. Her part in mitigating climate change is promoting and learning more about how best to feed the soil as it feeds us.

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Jeff Reidl

Jeff Reidl

While earning his Bachelors in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnoecology with emphasis on Biocultural Diversity and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), Jeff became interested in learning deeper, more integrative ways of understanding and interacting with the world in an ethical and ecologically sound manner. Jeff completed his PDC in Austria, and later continued his training and education at

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Registration Information


  • Course Tuition: $1,450 (a deposit of $300 reserves your space with the balance due by October 1)
  • Course fee includes: Instruction, three catered farm-fresh meals per day, camping & facilities, and immersion in the Quail Springs community

Discounts: (limit one discount per person – discount codes are not to be applied to a deposit payment)

  • Early Bird: $200 discount if paid in full by August 1 (Discount Code: PDCEBIRD)
  • PDC Refresher: $200 discount for participants who have already taken a full PDC (Discount Code: PDCFRESH)
  • Bring A Friend: $150 (each) discount for couples or friends attending the course together (Discount Code: PDC4TWO)
  • Group & Family: For groups of 3 or more attending the course together, click here to contact us about group discounts.
  • Financial aid: Payment plans and limited partial scholarships (based on low income / financial need & intention to use the training) available by application. We actively support diverse leaders in bringing their unique perspectives to this program through additional financial support as needed. We welcome those self-identifying as a person of color, LGBTQ+, indigenous, and persons working for global justice who have highly limited means. Please click here to contact us for more information.

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Before September 1, 2018: Full refund, excluding $100 cancellation fee.
    • September 1 – October 1, 2018: Partially Refundable, $300 deposit non refundable.
    • After October 1, 2018: No refunds available.
    • In case of a valid personal medical or family emergency, we will consider, yet do not guarantee, requests for a transfer of fees (less course deposit) to another PDC with Quail Springs.

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    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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    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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    Farm Immersion

    Farm Immersion

    Our Farm & Community Immersion Program is our longest running program, offering a 3-month residency (with possibility of extension) at Quail Springs grounded in community living and applying permaculture techniques to support our farm and holistic food systems. The program provides extensive practical opportunities to apply everything learned in a Permaculture Design Course (although a PDC is not required) through the day-to-day operations of a full-time functioning Permaculture farmstead, community, and education center.

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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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    Social Permaculture

    Social Permaculture

    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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    Seasonal Farm Tours

    Seasonal Farm Tours

    Visit Quail Springs Permaculture Farm, have a delicious farm-to-table lunch prepared in our earthen ovens, learn about growing food in the high desert, tending a variety of wonderful food-giving animals, creating shelter, and stewarding agricultural lands & wilderness. The event will include a tour of our gardens, animal systems, natural buildings, crafts display, alternative technologies, and more. After the tour, participants will enjoy a delicious farm cooked lunch followed by a question & answer session with our farm managers.

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