I offer three different kinds of educational opportunities related to permaculture:
- The standard international Permaculture Certification Course (PDC) with my own twist on the curriculum based on regional culture & ecology. I also periodically offer advanced PDCs.
- Apprenticeships; ongoing opportunities to work on projects with me & acquire hands-on knowledge and skills.
- Workshops & intensives on subjects & skill-sets that compliment permaculture design skills. These range from classes on sustainable agriculture and herbalism to trainings for activists, homebrewing, Japanese gardening, & ecological culture-building…
Students Love My Classes!
“I took a permaculture apprenticeship with Ben, and those meet-ups inspired me to pursue permaculture as my way of life!”
“I took Ben’s Intensive Gardening class and my idea of gardening was changed forever. Ben’s passion for nature, eloquent speech, and gift for teaching filled me with a desire to learn as much as I could about permaculture. Before the class was over that day I had already committed to attending the rest of the workshop series. I just knew this path, permaculture, was the path I was meant to be on, and for this I am forever grateful to Ben.”
“As I’ve been learning about permaculture, Ben and Wilson have been true inspirations. Their dedication to teaching well is refreshing and is a testament to their respect for the science of permaculture and to their investment in the growth of the this community.”
“Taking classes, including my PDC, through Susquehanna Permaculture has changed and shaped my life. I am forever grateful.”
“These men are at the forefront of permaculture, regenerative living, earth care, and survival skills. Their ideas are engaging, unique, and extremely fun to learn and practice.”
“I learned more practical knowledge about ecological gardening methods and permaculture in Ben’s class than I have in countless hours of personal research, and several other gardening and permaculture workshops that I’ve attended. Getting hands-on experience in the garden allowed me to bring the techniques home to my own garden; this was a valuable learning experience that you just can’t get from books, podcasts, or YouTube videos.”