Make a living with your ideas!
This one-of-a-kind online course is perfect for writers, designers, community organizers, and other creatives who want to cooperate rather than compete and manifest a right livelihood that thrives.
You love being creative and you care about the planet. But is it possible to make a living without abandoning one or both of those?
A lot of the time, “help the planet,” “be creative,” and “make ends meet” can feel like totally separate goals.
We work to pay the bills, then play in the garden to help the Earth. If we have time, we make art, do the writing, play the music. Or, all too often, we dedicate our lives to art, writing, and/or regenerative work, but we are constantly struggling for funds and careening toward burnout and despair.
Everything changes when you find your niche.
When you figure out how to leverage your unique position, knowledge, and connections, you won’t have to chase after funds, support, and resources. They will come to you. Synergy leads to abundance. That’s how ecology works and we’re no different!
In this free (donations accepted) 3-day online course, we will look at why you need to find your niche, how it can bring abundance to you and yours, and which permaculture tools you can use to design an actionable strategy to help you turn your best ideas into tangible, edible reality.
Collaboration over competition = abundance!
Nature understands that everyone needs a niche, and indeed everybody has one, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out what YOURS is. There are so many wonderful ways to make a living while also helping others and regenerating the Earth, but sometimes we just need a little help thinking outside the box. This course will provide you with a quick and easy toolkit to help you access opportunities you might not even know you have.
Who needs a niche?
- Writers, artists, and musicians
- Teachers, speakers, consultants
Especially if you’re interested in taking a permaculture-style, ecological systems-thinking approach to solving problems for yourself and your community, this course will help you envision a tangible plan of action. Like the mighty goldfinch who has her babies late in the year so they can have a vegan diet, so too can you figure out the changes you need to make so that you and your family can really thrive.
Do you need to know permaculture to take this course?
No. In fact, you’ll get a basic introduction to what permaculture is and does, on Day One.
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll learn--three days, three classes, and a toolkit that will change your life:
Use observation and inquiry to find out what’s already there and how best you can improve, rather than disrupt the existing ecosystem.
Use microclimates to find and discover specific opportunities you may have missed.
Use a clear, deliberate whole-system design process to develop an actionable strategy moving forward.
Here’s what students are saying about this course:
“Heather’s course helped me design a new offering to make my business more meaningful and benefit more people around me, all according to the principles of permaculture. If you value sustainable growth, creative collaboration and nature, Find Your Eco-Niche will inspire you!”
“The course has helped me align my values and love of nature with my self-sufficient, low-impact lifestyle, and yet enabled me to potentially earn some money at the same time.”
“I’ve always known that I wanted to do something relating to sustainability and helping the earth, but narrowing it down is so difficult! This course forced me to take a step back, breathe, and really reflect on my values, priorities and focus. Thank you, Heather!”
We ask folks to make a voluntary contribution of $10-$50, sliding scale, for this 3-day, all-original online course.
Payment is absolutely optional, and your generosity helps fund free permaculture courses for people all over the world. You’ll have your choice of prices when you enroll.
Payments are processed in USD, through a secure, encrypted portal.