Education & Public Speaking







For those of you that want to learn more about Permaculture Design we offer a full Permaculture Design Course that looks at the connections between social and ecological permaculture. Our course runs on weekends from September-December. You can find out more about the course here.

students in the design studio



Workshops, Guest Lectures and Keynotes

Please contact us for rates.

We offer a range of topics in Permaculture and whole systems design including:

Permaculture Fundamentals

Social Permaculture

Participitory Design the Art of Organized Chaos

Using Design Thinking for Creative Engagement and Problem Solving

Permaculture Teachers Training

Edible Forest Gardening

Participatory Economics


Participatory Learning techniques for  the Classroom

Please contact us for a full list of workshops and rates.


Client List:


Universities and Higher Education 


Amherst College

University of Massachusetts

Wesleyan University

University of Vermont

Hampshire College

Mount Holyoke College

Smith College

Swarthmore College

SUNY- Albany

Anitoch University: New England

Cooper Union

Omega Institute

Conway School of Landscape Design

Yestermorrow Design School

Greenfield Community College

Master Gardeners Association



Amherst Public Schools

The Town of Wendell

The City of Northampton, Zoning Revisioning Committee

The City of Easthampton, Planning Department

Bay State Health

Springfield Public Library

Master Gardeners Association

Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom


Grassroots Groups and Non Profits

Northeast Permaculture Convergence: Keynote Speaker 2010

Prospect Rock Permaculture

Whole Systems Design

D Acres

Keyline Vermont

Gardening the Community

River Valley Market

Racebrook Lodge

Portland Maine Permaculture


Permaculture Institute of the Northeast

Artists in Context

Upword Bound

Nuestras Raices


Sample Presentations  

Participatory Design the Art of Organized Chaos, Given at Yestermorrow Design Summer Lecture Series

Permaculture Fundamentals, Given at the Permaculture Your Campus Conference


Permaculture at Occupy Wall Street, Given in the UMass Sustainable Living Class


“This was the most transformational educational experience of my life,” student from the 2015 Women and Permaculture Teachers Training

“The F.E.A.S.T. Permaculture Design Course was an incredible experience. We see with new eyes now that we have ‘permaculture goggles’ on. The course shared new skills and the opportunity to work on a permaculture design for clients with us, all backed by a comprehensive understanding of permaculture developed through lectures, discussion, hands-on workshops, writing, and play,” Jessica Muise

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