Welcome to the #freepermaculture project, where we believe that the knowledge we need to live sustainably on the Earth is free and available to anyone who sticks their hands in the soil, and our mission is to help you get your hands dirty as often as possible!
Whether you live in the city or the country, are a renter or an owner, our free online permaculture courses will help you envision and create ecological gardens and regenerative homesteads, and connect you with a global community of co-learners, innovating hands-on solutions and envisioning a sustainable future, together.
Jump into our yearlong free online permaculture course!
It’s a revolution! Learn to design your sustainable garden, home, and community
Here’s what students are saying about the yearlong #freepermaculture course
The #freepermaculture project completely changed my life. I always thought permaculture was only for landowners, but these fun, accessible weekly classes are helping me turn my rented house into a paradise for my family, without spending a lot of money. I love this course! Thank you!
This course is inspiring, informative and gives a no-nonsense approach to permaculture! It has a straightforward tone, great and varied content, the layout is beautiful, with lovely illustrations and great videos. Then there are a lot of tips for further reading. The permaculture approach gives me hopes for a brighter future for humanity because of its creative nature where we see solutions instead of problems.
As a newcomer to permaculture, I LOVED this course!! It opened my eyes to the richness of life in ways I had never imagined. I walked away with a sense of greater balance within myself, and with the world outside of myself. I feel able to look at the world differently now, and create more sustainable systems in all aspects of my life.
Facebook Groups and Independent Forums
Our forums foster friendships around the world.
Articles About How to Do Permaculture
The #freepermaculture project was created by Heather Jo Flores, author of Food Not Lawns and director of Permaculture Women’s Guild. All of her courses are online, no one turned away for lack of funds, and with original and curated multimedia content from over 100 expert teachers and practitioners from around the world. Here is a selection of Heather’s recent articles.
Free Online Permaculture Courses
All of these courses, except the Permaculture Design Certification program, are free/donations accepted.
Free Guest Pass!
Try three full modules of our Design Certification program and gain access to the alumni design gallery, for free.
Free Yearlong Course
Go at your own pace or do a class a week for a year and learn how to design your ecological home and garden, from start to finish.
Includes private tutoring, the traditional certification curriculum, and advanced training in social systems design.
Design Your Life
Use a permaculture design process to establish healthy patterns in your life.
DIY Seed Saving
How to grow, select, harvest, process, store, and steward heirloom organic seeds.
Cultivate personal sustainability, from the inside out.
Free Permaculture Coloring Book
This all-original downloadable pdf includes drawings by Lucie Bardos and a written introduction to the basics of permaculture, plus worksheet questions and hands-on activities for all ages.
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