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Fall 2023 Permaculture Design Course
Fall 2023 Permaculture Design Course

Tue, Sep 12



Fall 2023 Permaculture Design Course

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Sep 12, 2023, 12:00 PM – Oct 14, 2023, 3:30 PM

Austin, 10801 Old San Antonio Rd, Austin, TX 78748, USA

About the Event

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After 11 years of facilitating this course together Caroline and Taelor have formatted this course in a way that everyone has really enjoyed. It is an intensive and accessible to those of us will full lives and is enriched with tons of content plus hands on learning.

Each participant will have access to the online lectures to watch and rewatch at your convenience. We will reinforce lectures with hands on learning opportunities every Saturday for 5 weeks. Each participant also gains access to a treasure trove of resources including at home activities to help guide you along your design process, plant lists specific to Central Texas, past designs by APG students, links to many local organizations and resources and personal connections to a thriving community. This course is more than a class, it is a gateway to relating to the world through a new paradigm and an activation into solution based mindset.

We are committed to learning real hands-on practices so that you feel confident in building a garden, growing your own food, and getting the resources together for a wide array of restorative projects. Students will finish this course with a toolbox of design techniques and strategies as well as connections with a thriving community of people who can help guide them towards new opportunities to learn, volunteer and work in various fields of interest related to sustainability.

Required reading: Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway.

This course includes virtual learning and hands-on guided lessons from facilitators Caroline Riley, Taelor Monroe and guest lecturers. It features hands-on learning activities, including your final site design project.  Each lecture will have additional readings for reflection and additional resources for personal extensions. The final design project sites are chosen from students’ properties. Each student will create a conceptual permaculture design map and choose at least one dedicated area to solidify in all of the details needed to implement. For more details about the content and schedule, scroll down this page.

 Two Available Permaculture Design Course (PDC) Formats: Register for Online Only  OR Online + Hands-on sessions.Course Dates: September 12, 2023 – October 14, 2023

Online Only 5 Week CourseOnline 5 Week Course: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00pm to 3:00pmTake it from anywhere, all  classes recordedPersonalized follow up activities to deepen understanding on each module and support your design process.Opportunities to connect in person and volunteer weekly at Whole Life Learning Center.

Full Permaculture Design Certificate CourseOnline 5 Week Course + Weekly Hands-On in Person SessionsTake it from anywhere, all  classes recordedPersonalized follow up activities to deepen understanding on each module and support your design process.Permaculture Design Project and CertificationWeekly Hands-On learning every Saturday 10:30am-3pm


Day 1Tuesday, September 12, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Intro to Permaculture, Ethics and Principles of Permaculture

Day 2Thursday, September 14, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Permaculture Design Methods

Day 3Saturday, September 16, 2023 10:30am-3pm at Whole Life Learning Center (78748)

Intro to Permaculture design mapping, Intro to design project to design your own property, a friend’s/relative’s property

Day 4Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

The Living Soil

Day 5Thursday, September 21, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Earthworks, Ponds, Berms & Swales, Rain Water Catchment, Grey Water, Black Water

Day 6Saturday, September 23, 2023 10:30am-3pm at Cosmos Ranch (78617)

Earthworks & Hands-on Soil

Day 7Tuesday, September 26, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Vegetable Garden Design & Companion Planting

Day 8Thursday, September 28, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Food Forest Design, Medicine Garden Design, & Herbalism

Day 9Saturday, September 30, 2023 10:30am-3pm at Whole Life Learning Center (78748)

A day with the Forest Garden – Propagation

Day 10Tuesday, October 3, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Design Methods in Practice

Day 11Thursday, October 5, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Natural Living & Natural Building

Day 12Saturday, October 7, 2023 10:30am-3pm at Cosmos Ranch (78617)

Hands-on building with Cob!

Day 13Tuesday, October 10, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Animals in design, Sustainable Food Systems

Day 14Thursday, October 12, 2023 12:00pm-3pm via Zoom

Invisible Structures & Design Presentations


Day 15Saturday, October 14, 2023 10:30am-3pm at Whole Life Learning Center (78748)

Sharing Circle, Design Certificates & Ritual of Completion

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