Thank you for your interest in Vital Cycles! This is a unique dual certificate program in both Permaculture Design and Personal Ecology recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA).
Please complete this form if you:
1) would like to receive information about upcoming free intro sessions and/or workshops
2) would like to attend a free intro session
We are looking forward to sharing the coming year and co-creating community.
The dates of our 9 two-day weekends throughout 2022 (arrangements can be made to make up sessions).
Tuition is sliding scale $1295-1695. Payment plans are available as well.
How do we intentionally design our lives and landscapes in balance with natural and human cycles to create thriving selves, families, and communities in a vibrant, natural world?
The Vital Cycles Year
Join us for 9 months (February-November) weaving together permaculture design and human ecology. This is a PINA recognized Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and includes over 40 hours of additional materials and practice on Human Ecology. Class sessions are Saturdays 9 AM to 7 PM, and Sundays 9 AM to 5 PM. Please contact us at email@example.com
if you have any questions, or call us at 831-288-2090.
2022 Dates & Topics
Breaking Ground February 26-27, 2022
breath, ecotones & edges, principles & patterns, design science and stories, alchemical mandala
Breathing Seeds March 26-27, 2022
soil, nourishment, microbiomes, soil inoculants, compost strategies, sheet mulching, seeds
Radical Roots April 23-24, 2022
sleep, water, earthworks, climate, bioremediation, rainwater roof catchment, swales and berms
Emergence May 21-22, 2022
movement, agroforestry, trees, transpiration, plant guilds, place making, awe, tree guild planting
Expansion June 18-19, 2022
awe, pollination, personal energy flow, pruning, snapping & pinching
July Summer Exhale!
Full Flower August 27-28, 2022
creativity, invisible structures, regenerative economics, land access and policy, urban permaculture, bioregionalism, grey water systems
Fruitful Harvest September 24-25, 2022
connection, ancestors, designing for resilience, animals, urban permaculture, energy
Cycle Propagation October 22-23, 2022
healing, homesteading, pruning, fermentation, food as medicine
Wild Visions November 5-6, 2022
design project presentations, permaculture networks and pathways, graduation & going forth
Anne & Lydia