Permaculture Design

COVID-19 Update

This field school has been restructured into an online course to be offered June 1st to 30th.   If you are currently registered for this course, your instructor will notify you of this change. Please login to your myCMTN account to update your current email situation. Please contact Ken Shaw at for more information about this.

Learn how to create sustainable communities through the process of permaculture design.  During this two-week intensive study you will complete a variety of outdoor activities, lectures, visits to field sites, and explore how the creative design process of permaculture can provide an organizing framework.

Permaculture is the conscious design of landscapes which mimic the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems and the relationships found in nature while yielding an abundance of food, fiber and energy for the provision of local needs.

This field school will be taught by Ken Shaw who has trained with many leading permaculture teachers including, Geoff Lawton, Toby Hemenway, Dave Jacke, Owen Hablutzel, and Jesse Lemieux as well many years of farming in rural and urban settings. 

Course | 3 credits

  • SUST 120 - Introduction to Permaculture


Admission requirements

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Dates and locations

June 8-22, 2020

  • Prince Rupert
  • Terrace
  • Hazelton
  • Smithers

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