OUR Upcoming Courses
Online Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Starts January 26th, 2021!
Create real abundance and social justice!
Learn to use a minimum of energy and resources to design and mimic natural systems.
Study permaculture principles and ethics, reading the landscape, how to heal soil and cleanse water, design integrated systems, drought-proof land, sequester carbon, make compost, compost tea recipes and biochar, bio-remediate toxins, and more!
Explore leading edge strategies and organizing tools to create solutions to climate change.
Enroll to join Starhawk, Charles Williams and OUR all star cast of Earth Activists fully online Permaculture Design Certificate Course!
Online Natural Building Course
Dreaming of a more sustainable future?
Climate change and the global pandemic have created a very unusual situation for us all. What steps can you take to proactively reduce your footprint while making life better? Consider building a natural home!
Get to know OUR land on a personal journey that will be both eye-opening and rewarding. Experience nature’s gifts and create lifelong relationships with flora and fauna. Watch where the sun rises and sets, enjoy a full moon in place. Stay cozy in the Wintertime by learning about Solar Access.
Did you know that the path of the full moon in the sky is seasonally opposite to the sun? This means when you watch the full moon in July it will tell you the sun’s path in January.
Natural Building and Ecological Design Colloquium
September 17, 2021 – September 19, 2021
The Natural Building Colloquium is a gathering for natural building enthusiasts: builders, teachers, professionals, and those who are passionate about natural building. It is a place to exchange the latest developments in practical applications and technology and share ideas with other people in the field. We will look at where the natural building movement stands in regards to professional support, permits, and finding qualified builders.
OUR “Lawful Permaculture” Demonstration Site & Education Centre is an immersion of a wide range of natural buildings that are cob, straw bale, rammed earth, earthship/tire, living roofs, or rubble trench foundations and are all permitted and engineered. Whether you are a green builder, regulatory official, designer, or home owner/builder, this (un)conference will open the doors for whole new ways of understanding ecological design and building.
AWAKEN: reSTORYing for Resilient Community, Reconciliation and Deep Adaptation Institute
Online and/or on-land hybrid
May 10th, 2021 – August 28th, 2021
As a global reality of change shifts humanity into uncharted territories of change a unique group of educators, community builders, restorative justice proponents…..all leaders with decades of change agency coming together to hold the space for a new story to emerge in this innovative “Internship Field School”. While the urgency of climate crisis and global pandemic ushers the opportunities of this most important decade of history – all of us who know it is time to truly commit to the potency of cooperative culture must come together to respond to the deep calling of our time. Years of working in regenerative and responsive community building culture and the urgent pulse of change within social and environmental needs, has had each of these program facilitators drawn to work towards a possibility…..
In times of great planetary transition – we each are invited to join AWAKEN’s Learning Community circle with the courage and aspiration needed in reSTORYing our collective future. In taking on a path of ‘reconciliation’ with ourselves, each other, and the land and all beings…the wonderment of new possibilities exists. This level of change process requires a diverse group of hearts/minds to come together in restoring justice on this learning journey.