Permaculture Paths

Dear permie!

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1) Universities
2) Other (mainly full time) education providers
3) Shorter education providers
4) Online-supported education
5) Alternatives to traditional education providers – particularly interesting places offering less structured internships, wwoofing, etc.
6) a) Wwoofing/volunteering in Middle/South America
6) b) Other places in Middle/South America that might be worth checking out
7) Sources used to compile these lists

1) Universities:

Note: These have permaculture as a small or larger part of some of their curriculums. Please contact the individual university for further details. Permaculture has not really reached academia yet, though there are groups of people on several continents working on this matter. If you’re into permaculture and looking for higher education, there might be lots of interesting courses out there. Some people say that agroecology is the academic equivalent to permaculture. There are also lots and lots of organic and biodynamic agriculture educations, as well as sustainable living, building, engineering or landscaping educations – and so on!🙂

Australia (The link only informs about online courses, but here is info I got in an email from them: “The other course available is a permaculture Cert IV or Diploma face to face at our organic farm in Thurgoona near Albury. We have international organic farming interns doing either organic farming or permaculture diplomas, who come here for 12 months and then do a project either here or somewhere else.”)
http://permaculture.riverinainstitute.wikispaces.net/
This might be part of the same system/school, they offer 1-2 year permaculture programmes (details unclear)
http://www.decinternational.nsw.edu.au/search/courses/-/tism/package/77

Brazil (the university has some permaculture focus, details unknown)
http://permacultura.ufsc.br/

Germany (permaculture courses for students as part of a sustainability lecture in cooperation with a community permaculture garden run by students on the campus. Taught in German)
http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/studium/studienangebot/studium-professionale/schwerpunkte/nachhaltigkeit.html

Global (Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Integrative Ecosocial Design: blended model-online courses for Orientation and Content, as well as project based learning (in local communities) with documentation in ePortfolios. They also offer International Diploma of Permaculture Design)
http://www.gaiauniversity.org

Switzerland (Elena Tarozzo includes permaculture in her lessons at the Institute of Natural Resource Sciences)
http://www.zhaw.ch/en

The Netherlands (some permaculture courses and a master’s degree in organic agriculture)
http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Chair-groups/Plant-Sciences/Farming-Systems-Ecology-Group.htm

USA (bachelor’s degree and one year EcoFarmer)
http://www.mum.edu/sustainable-living/academics/degree-requirements and
http://www.mum.edu/sustainable-living/ecofarmer

USA (bachelor’s degree)
http://horticulture.oregonstate.edu/

USA (unknown which programmes include permaculture)
http://www.pdx.edu/

USA (unknown which programmes include permaculture)
http://landarch.uoregon.edu/

USA (Bastyr University is one of four schools in the U.S. that offer a permaculture certificate or qualification. It is the only accredited permaculture program and the only one with a focus on the therapeutic value of a medicinal and edible landscape)
http://www.bastyr.edu/academics/areas-study/certificate-holistic-landscape-design

USA (bachelor’s degree)
https://stockbridge.cns.umass.edu/SFF-BS

USA (college giving university credits through Western State Colorado University. 1-2 years)
http://www.wildernesscollege.com/wilderness-certification.html

USA (undergraduate and graduate environmental studies)
http://evergreen.edu/studies/environmental-studies.html

2) Other (mainly full time) education providers:

Australia (unknown what they offer)
http://elthamcollege.vic.edu.au/abouteltham/sustainability/permaculture/

Australia (college. Several year-long studies and educational internships)
http://permaculture.com.au/accredited-training/ and
http://permaculture.com.au/product-category/courses/internships/

Australia (accredited permaculture training, certificate 1 through 4 and the diploma. The best way to find out who has current offerings of this course would be to contact Permaculture Australia)
http://permacultureaustralia.org.au/

Ghana (university college)
http://kitaghana.org/

Ireland (1-2 years of sustainable horticulture / permaculture)
http://kinsalecollege.ie/index.php/2013-10-15-11-47-34/fetac-level-5/sustainable-horticulture-permaculture

New Zealand (1 year full-time)
http://www.op.ac.nz/study/sustainable-practice/

Scotland (many different programs of various lengths)
http://www.findhorn.org/workshops/#.UzqFRFfttKE

The Netherlands (private school for professionals in permaculture education. Non-accredited 4-year course at EQF level 5-8 (vocational to PhD). Integral learning community concept covering all functions. Internships) For more information please email: leo@aardwerk.org

USA (college)
www.gcc.mass.edu/farmandfoodsystems/faculty/#

USA (4-12 month educational apprenticeships)
http://www.polyfacefarms.com/apprenticeship/

USA (8 month practicum in permaculture and agroecology)
http://www.aprovecho.net/programs/3-week-permaculture-design-course/agroecology-and-permaculture/

3) Shorter permaculture education providers:

Australia (3 and 8 week educational internships)
http://permaculturesunshinecoast.org/courses/

Canada (6 & 8 week courses)
http://seven-ravens.com/academy/courses/

Global (Ecovillage Design Education (EDE). Integrates the social, worldview, ecological and economic dimensions of sustainability)
http://www.gaiaeducation.net/index.php/en/join-our-programmes.html

Israel (Internships, but also positions for volunteers)
http://bustanqaraaqa.weebly.com/internship-positions.html

Israel (2, 4, 7 & more week courses/work experiences)
http://www.kibbutzlotan.com/creativeEcology/ga/

New Zealand (4 week and 10 week educational internships and also apprenticeships)
http://www.koanga.org.nz/courses/ and
http://www.koanga.org.nz/opportunities/

Peru (1-3 month educational internships and volunteering)
http://kawaymonti.org/cob-apprenticeship/ and
http://kawaymonti.org/volunteer-program/

Scotland (2 month hands-on PDC)
http://www.earth-ways.co.uk/hands-on-permaculture/#.U2lNrldXG-U

South Africa (permaculture course followed by a 3 month internship for young people with a “disadvantaged background”)
http://www.seed.org.za

South Africa (courses, internship and volunteering)
http://www.berg-en-dal.co.za

Sweden (8-10 week educational internships)
http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com

Thailand (permaculture educator internships)
http://www.raktamachat.org/internships/intern/

USA (A PDC combined with apprenticeship, and the opportunity of various apprenticeships. Prospect Rock Permaculture also runs PDC for credit at the University of Vermont, Sterling College, St. Michael’s College(all Vermont, USA), and Paul Smiths College (Vermont, New York State))
http://prospectrockpermaculture.wordpress.com/education/advanced-permaculture-design-courses-apdc/ and
http://prospectrockpermaculture.wordpress.com/opportunities/

USA (7 months skill building program)
http://www.permacultureportal.com/visits_skill_building.html

USA (2-several month educational internship and also courses)
http://lostvalley.org/internship-program/

USA (1-many month educational internships)
http://www.thefarm.org/etc/etcapprentices.html

USA (2-12 month work and learn programmes)
https://yestermorrow.org/programs/work-and-learn-program/

USA (courses of various lengths, internships and volunteering)
http://kinstonecircle.com

4) Online-supported permaculture education:

Various permaculture courses
http://www.acsedu.co.uk/courses/Permaculture-and-Self-Sufficiency-Courses.aspx

Integral permaculture courses
http://www.integralpermaculture.org/courses

Diploma
http://www.gaiacraft.com/gaiacraft-courses/category/advanced-diploma-courses

EDE (?)
http://www.gaiaeducation.net/index.php/en/sustainability-online.html

Free PDC (without cert.)
http://www.permaculturedesigntraining.com/

PDC
http://www.regenerative.com/online-permaculture-design-certificate

PDC
http://www.permacultureeducation.com/index.php

5) Alternatives to traditional education providers – particularly interesting places offering less structured internships, wwoofing, etc. (There might be links in this category that could have been put in list number 3, let me know if you have suggestions for changes!)

Australia (3 month internships):
http://www.purplepearfarm.com.au/internships-2

Australia (2-3 month internships)
http://www.transitionfarm.com/index.php/our-farm/internships/

Australia (wwoofing)
http://www.milkwoodpermaculture.com.au/milkwood-farm/working-at-milkwood

Australia (wwoofing)
http://permaculturesunshinecoast.org/wwoofers-volunteer-workers/

Belize (internships)
http://www.mmrfbz.org/Visit_intern_volunteer.html

Bulgaria (volunteering)
http://www.balkep.org/volunteers.html

Costa Rica (3, 6 and 12 month internships, also volunteering)
http://www.ranchomastatal.com/pages/links/page.php?Grouping=Volunteer&PageName=internship

Dom. Republic (3 month internships)
http://tainofarm.com/education-and-work/permaculture-aquaponics-internship-dominican-republic/

Ecuador (internships, goat cheese apprenticeship and volunteering)
http://sacredsuenos.wordpress.com/contribute-2/

El Salvador (internships):
http://permacultura.com.sv/join-us

Ethiopia (jobs, internships, volunteering)
http://www.permalodge.org/volunteering/

Guatemala (1 month internships and work trade)
http://www.theyogaforest.org/permacultureinternships/ and
http://www.theyogaforest.org/worktrade-opportunities/

India (internships)
http://www.navdanya.org/internships

Indonesia (internships)
http://jiwadamai.net/education-activities#program1

Kenya (various internships)
http://www.pri-kenya.org/involved/volunteer/

Malta
http://permaculturemalta.org/bahrija-oasis/wwoofing/

Nepal (volunteering)
http://himalayanpermaculture.com/#/volunteers-work/4573685429

New Zealand
http://wilderland.org.nz/wpress/?page_id=387

Nicaragua (3 month internship, 6 month co-creator positions and other opportunities)
http://www.inanitah.com/living/volunteering/

Nicaragua (min. 3 month internships and also volunteering)
http://projectbonafide.com/support/internships/ and
http://projectbonafide.com/support/volunteer-internships/

Norway (wwoofing)
http://www.observatory-permaculturefarm.com/?lang=en

Romania (permaculture farm school offering volunteering)
http://www.wwoof.ro/index.php?p=farmdetails&f=60&l=en

South Africa
http://rucore.org.za/volunteer-learn/

Sweden (wwoofing and half price on courses for wwoofers)
http://stjärnsund.nu/en/permakultur-stjarnsund/volunteer-permaculture/

Tanzania (atm 12 month permaculture internship available from July)
http://www.foodwatershelter.org.au/volunteerwithus.aspx

Thailand (wwoofing)
http://ecovillage.asia/?page_id=54

Thailand (volunteering)
http://www.mindfulness-project.org/en/volunteersE.html

Thailand (volunteering)
http://www.panyaproject.org/get-involved/

Turkey (several farms taking wwoofers, write permaculture in the search bar)
http://www.bugday.org/bugdaygil/Tatuta/?p=0

USA (apprenticeships and jobs)
http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com/employment-and-internships/

USA (internships and volunteering)
http://www.highere.org/info-for-volunteers/

USA
http://www.dancingrabbit.org/visit-dancing-rabbit-ecovillage/work-exchange/

USA (natural building internships and apprenticeships)
http://www.quailsprings.org/natural-building-internshipapprenticeship/

Vietnam (volunteering)
http://ffs.org.vn/eng/index.php

6) a) Permaculture related wwoofing/volunteering in Middle/South America:
(note that there are some Middle/South American places in the previous lists that offers wwoofing/volunteering in addition to their courses/internships, those are not listed again here)

Argentina
http://www.mamaroja.org/get-involve/volunteer/

Argentina
http://www.ecoyogapark.com.ar/p/styletext-align-center-classseparator.html

Argentina
http://shamballapermaculture.com/participate/volunteer/

Argentina
http://www.itekoa.com.ar/help-us

Argentina
http://www.gaia.org.ar/willing-worker/

Belize
http://www.stand-center.com/stand-center.com/internships.html

Belize
http://www.mmrfbz.org/Visit_intern_volunteer.html

Bolivia
http://www.sachawasi.org/eng/volunteering_eng.html

Costa Rica
http://themonkeyfarm.org/live-volunteers/

Costa Rica (jobs, internships and volunteers)
http://puntamona.org/permaculture-design-courses-5

Costa Rica (wwoofing)
http://fincainti.com/woofers.html

Costa Rica (volunteering)
https://www.facebook.com/Iriecycles

Ecuador (offers CHOCOLATE MAKING as part of the volunteer work)
http://wisdomforest.org.4go.to/english/Voluntary_Work.html

Ecuador
http://www.riomuchacho.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=5&Itemid=4

Ecuador
http://www.rhiannon-community.org/volunteers.htm

Guatemala
http://www.greennewworld.org/Volunteer.html

Jamaica
http://www.thesourcefarm.com/get-involved/volunteer

Jamaica
http://www.blueparadisefarms.com/can-you-help/

Nicaragua
http://www.opwr.org/

Venezuela
http://www.peacevillages.org/intern-volunteer.html

And also this one in Peru is a personal favourite, not writing anything about wwoofers, though
http://chaikuni.org/en/

6) b) The following places don’t inform in particular that they accept wwoofers, but they might be worth asking (for various reasons)

Brazil, institute that is into permaculture
http://www.institutocarakura.org.br/index.php?mod=pagina&id=13048

Brazil, big perma center, no info about volunteering in English
http://www.ecocentro.org/?lang=en

Brazil, ecovillage
http://ecoviladamontanha.wordpress.com/contato/

Brazil, ecovillage
http://www.piracanga.com/index.php/en/centro/localizacao

Brazil
http://terrauna.org.br/en/contato/

Chile, PRIs Master Plan site, no info in English
http://elmanzano.org/

Chile
http://lemulawen.blogspot.no/

Dom. Republic
http://tainofarm.com/education-and-work/life-as-a-volunteer-intern/

Guatemala
http://www.theyogaforest.org/

Mexico, ecovillage
http://www.huehuecoyotl.net/

Mexico
http://lasenda-ecovillage.blogspot.no/

Peru
http://www.ecotrulypark.org/es/inicio/

Uruguay
http://www.permaculturauruguay.com/

Venezuela, young ecovillage
http://www.ekobius.org/

7) Sources used to compile these lists (in addition to personal contact with national and local organizations and institutions)

Global Ecovillage Network
http://gen.ecovillage.org/index.php/ecovillages/worldmap.html

Worldwide Permaculture Network
http://www.permacultureglobal.com/projects?utf8=%E2%9C%93&search=&type=&climate=&commit=Filter

(Mainly) short courses
http://permaculture.org.uk/courses and http://www.permaculture.co.uk/courses and http://www.permacourses.com/

WWOOF
http://www.wwoof.net/

Free additional site to wwoofing in North America
https://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/internships/