Upcoming courses, events, workshops
Feb 18 -- Free Lecture/Workshop, Intro to Permaculture, 9AM - noon, Unity Church of Clearwater Community Center, Florida
Feb 18-June 2017 - Urban Permaculture Design Course Tampa Bay, Moccasin Lake Park and other locations, Clearwater
March 11 - Mushroom Growing Workshop, our farm, Brooksville, Florida
March 14 - Permaculture Tour Tampa Bay, 10AM - 3PM
March 15-26 - Intensive Permaculture Design Course - our farm, Brooksville, Florida
March 31-April 3 - Advanced Permaculture Design Intensive - Brooksville, Florida
Intensive Permaculture Design Course, Florida - March 15-26, 2017
Our spring Intensive Permaculture Design Course will be held March 15-26, 2017. It is our 18th design course.
This is an intensive two week course held at our permaculture farm north of Tampa about 20 minutes from Weeki Wachee, FL. Students will have the opportunity to participate with and observe permaculture systems installation and operate in an immersive environment, including appropriate tech, innovative greenhouse solutions, perennial food systems, animals, solar and more.
Advanced Permaculture Design Studio
A four-day permaculture design intensive
Tampa Florida, March 31-April 3, 2017
Instructors: Peter Bane, Jono Neiger, Koreen Brennan
Grow Permaculture... growing permaculture for a sustainable planet!
Create abundance, help the planet.
Grow Permaculture is a full-service education and regenerative design organization offering a complete range of courses and design solutions. Our mission is to provide the means for people to create more abundance in their lives while caring for the environment and community. We accomplish this with an in-depth client interview, and an analysis and design of your site to create maximum yield with minimal energy and resource use. We also show people how to do this for themselves through our internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate Course and introductory, specialty and advanced courses. We are active in our community - mentoring and volunteering for community gardens, urban farming groups and resilience-building organizations.
Urban Permaculture Design Course Tampa Bay - Feb 18, 2017- June, 2017
This is Grow Permaculture’s 17th internationally recognized Permaculture Design Course, based on Bill Mollison’s work. This course will unfold 1 weekend per month over five months, from Feb 18, 2017, to June 2017, held at Moccasin Lake Nature Preserve in Clearwater, FL. Carpools and housing may be available if you are coming from other parts of Florida, please check with us.
By cooperating with nature and her energies, we are able to design our lives, from backyard gardens and food forests to neighborhoods, farms or even cities to be more abundant, more sustainable, healthier, and more enjoyable. It is a cutting edge approach to living that helps both people and the environment. This course is life changing for many people.
Permaculture Farm Immersion and Whole Farm Design Practicum
We have a beautiful permaculture farm sprinkled with native oak and pines in West Central Florida six miles from a major wilderness area on the Gulf of Mexico.
We are offering apprenticeships to hard working and focused individuals who desire to learn a number of skill sets on a new, working farm. You will have an opportunity to participate in planning, installation and building of systems as well as maintaining and running them. This is a great opportunity for people who plan to start their own small farm and want to learn the ins and outs of moving smoothly from a start up to a resilient, regenerative and economically viable operating farm, or people who just want to see and get some hands on experience with a number of different permaculture systems in one location.
Permaculture Design Services
We provide short consultations or full designs to help you create the sustainable home or farm you've been dreaming of. We've viewed and analyzed hundreds of diverse sites and can help you save time and money getting the results you want on your site. We assess needs and resources and connect the dots in a way that will bring your project to the next level. We offer several levels of consulting services that can meet your needs for edible landscaping, homesteading, small farms, resilient living, disaster planning, small business resilience, and more.
Permaculture Courses Offered
Lectures, Workshops, Introductory Course, Permaculture Design Course, and Advanced Apprenticeship Courses
Permaculture design is an effective tool to help you really make a difference, whether by gaining access to healthier food, reducing pollution, healing the earth, creating more economic stability, or building stronger and healthier communities. Attend one or all of our courses to explore what permaculture can do for you and your life.
Author, Public Speaker, Educator
Koreen has extensive background in both permaculture design and in education. A sought after public speaker, she has given hundreds of hours of lectures. Her areas of expertise and passion are food forestry and food security, community building, and financial permaculture. Koreen has a wide range of experience and expertise, including master planning, holistic economics, community development and facilitation, and more.
Grow Permaculture Projects
This summer, we strive to build a sustainable biodome and a straw bale building, and create Little Free Libraries for Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Join us on August 1, or support us via crowdfunding!
Course Graduate Achievements
Students Worldwide Grow Permaculture
Graduates of Permaculture Design Courses all over are jumping into action applying what they learned. We are joining together in energetic support of creating a global community with meetings, classes and projects. We continue the work of spreading permaculture through many events and permaculture training.
Exceeded My Expectations
"Grow Permaculture far exceeded my expectations, even after years of experience working with organic gardening methods already. This is just the tip of the iceberg on how much is available for you to learn as you will find out. The depth of how very differently agriculture and water management and land usage really can't be stressed enough."
"This Permaculture Design Certificate Course changed my life. I feel so fortunate to have the information that will allow me to be fully self-sufficient, off the grid, living with true abundance, and I am grateful that I know how to create abundance for entire communities. I'm certain that working in and with Permaculture is how I can contribute to dramatically improving the world, right now. We really can feed the world and solve most of the world's problems in a garden."