Permaculture refers to the philosophy and development of a sustainable ecosystem that is self-sufficient and meets the needs of its inhabitants, from food and shelter to fuel and entertainment--thereby reducing impact on the environment. Permaculture design and principles are derived from the laws of nature at work and challenge human beings to live sustainably in innovative and creative ways.
This online course is the first of three online courses that will culminate in permaculture certification. It will give you a foundational understanding of permaculture and offers a basic overview for developing a resilient future for the self, home and community “starting where you are.” A synopsis of permaculture ethics, principles, and key concepts will provide a base for developing one’s own permaculture solutions while working with nature on a variety of sites and conditions.
One week prior to the course, during the Intro Week, you will establish a UNH IT account required to access the Canvas online teaching system and also receive detailed information from the instructor. Register early to ensure your IT account can be set up in a timely manner!