Learn Permaculture for Free

Learn to grow your own food and live more sustainably with these free online permaculture courses, forums, and publications.

Permaculture is for Everyone.

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 solutions and envisioning a sustainable future, together.

Start with our free Permaculture Starter Kit

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Join our Free Community Forums

Connect with like-minded permies in our own safe space forums at the ecodesignhive, away from all the ads, spam, corporate data-mining, and trolls.

Free Online Permaculture Courses

You can learn as much as you want about ecological design, without spending any money at all. These courses are entirely donation-optional and packed with actionable information:

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Permaculture for Beginners Course

Learn how to think like an ecosystem, gain better access to land, conduct a detailed site assessment, and develop a plan of action.

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Yearlong Free Permaculture 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.

Here’s what students are saying about our online permaculture courses

“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.”


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