Vital Cycles 2023 Interest Form
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 (dates TBD)

We are looking forward to sharing the coming year and co-creating community.

The dates of our 9 two-day weekends throughout 2023 (arrangements can be made to make up sessions).
Tuition is sliding scale $1495-2095. 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 if you have any questions, or call us at 831-288-2090.

2023 Dates & Topics
Breaking Ground February 25-26, 2023

breath, ecotones & edges, principles & patterns, design science and stories, alchemical mandala

Breathing Seeds March 18-19, 2023

soil, nourishment, microbiomes, soil inoculants, compost strategies, sheet mulching, seeds

Radical Roots  April 22-23, 2023

sleep, water, earthworks, climate, bioremediation, rainwater roof catchment, swales and berms

Emergence May 20-21, 2023

movement, agroforestry, trees, transpiration, plant guilds, place making, awe, tree guild planting

Expansion June 24-25, 2023

awe, pollination, personal energy flow, pruning, snapping & pinching

July Summer Exhale! Group camp with class, family and alumni (Date TBD July 7-9 or 14-16 - Save the Dates)

Full Flower August 26-27, 2023

creativity, invisible structures, regenerative economics, land access and policy, urban permaculture, bioregionalism, grey water systems

Fruitful Harvest September 23-24, 2023 (this date may change, and will be updated as needed)
connection, ancestors, designing for resilience, animals, urban permaculture, energy

Cycle Propagation October 21-22, 2023
healing, homesteading, pruning, fermentation, food as medicine

Wild Visions November 4-5, 2023
design project presentations​​, permaculture networks and pathways, graduation & going forth

In Vitality!
Anne & Lydia
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