Our Walk in a Food Forest Series is over for this year, but are you still wanting to learn more about permaculture and sustainability? Soul Flower Farm, just a quick hop across the bay in El Sobrante, has a permaculture design course that you might be interested in. More information below.


Are you ready to heal the planet?  Are you tired of living in a monocultural existence?  R.O.O.T.S. is a one of a kind Permaculture Design Course (PDC) exploring the indigenous origins of permaculture concepts taught from culturally relevant perspectives from a diverse group of people.  We will be creating space for understanding our roles as stewards and reclaiming empowerment through holistic design methods.  Our goal is to deliver knowledge and an experience that facilitates connected oneness with mother earth and healing for our collective spirit!

Reclaiming Origins of Traditional Sustainability is an all inclusive PDC, offering the international standard 72-hour permaculture curriculum with an emphasis on the indigenous origins of permaculture concepts and hands on design and implementation. We will be diving back in time to various indigenous cultures around the planet looking at the origins of permaculture and how traditional people used holistic design systems to be sustainable.

Using a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on activities at Soul Flower Farm, ancestral ritual, visits to local permaculture sites, and a group design project, you will have the chance to integrate and apply the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual concepts of permaculture design methodology during almost 100 hours of course time.   Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Permaculture Design. We space the course over four long weekends to aid in accessibility for those who are working and have families.

Location: Soul Flower Farm, El Sobrante, California

Dates: June 23, 24, 25, 30 and July 1,2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 (4 long weekends)

Times: 9am-6pm

Cost: Sliding scale $850-1200 USD, scholarships and work trades available

More information at the Soul Flower Farm website