OUR Upcoming Courses

Courses and Events

Write Your Way In - Writing Retreat
October 4-6, 2019

This weekend retreat offers the opportunity to relax into your authentic voice, stretch those writing muscles, and focus on the story you want to tell. In whatever form occurs – poetry, fiction, memoir or essay. All in a safe and nurturing eco-space.

Whether you are reviving a dream of writing or well-established in your practice; an old pro or a nervous beginner, this retreat is certain to inspire and motivate you to explore, take creative risks, and listen deeply.

The weekend program includes sensory exercises and meditation to heighten awareness and deepen your experience. Guided writing exercises are facilitated in the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method.

Design Your Natural Home
November 16-17

Designing your home is one of the most challenging and important steps you’ll ever take. With this course you’ll immerse yourself into OUR inspiring setting for 2 information packed days. This course will give you confidence to start your process.

Ready to start your natural home design? Join Elke Cole for a 2-day intensive course to help you understand options, make choices, and start sketching!

Permaculture Teacher Training
March 14-21, 2020

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems teaching and design. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture (Pc) principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings

This is an incredible opportunity to study with a master teacher, on how to teach permaculture. To be eligible to register for the course you will have taken the Permaculture Design Certificate Course, or have the instructor’s approval.

2020 Permaculture Design Certification & Earth Activist Training with Starhawk
July 24 to August 8th

The Permaculture Design Course is an information packed 72-hour intensive course combining class theory with practical hands-on learning. Completion of the course earns participants a Permaculture Design Certificate – the foundation for further permaculture work and study and a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute in Australia. Participants will learn Permaculture design principles & techniques. The course includes lectures, discussions, hands-on, slideshows, field trips and design projects. We will examine the underlying assumptions of the current culture of consumerism and economic globalization and encourage exploration of ways to contribute to the emergence of a culture of sustainability, compassion and equity. The Permaculture Design Certificate course covers a broad range of subjects to provide a holistic overview of Permaculture systems and sustainable living.