The Indigenous Permaculture Certificate Training will now be held in June and July, to better accommodate the schedules of youth and college students
The Training is 80 hours of class and field work and includes practices in the field. Course materials will be provided and lunches are potluck. We particularly encourage native peoples, lower-income community members, and youth aged 15-18 to participate. We expect to accommodate 12-18 people.
The first week will be held in June or July in the SF Bay Area, primarily Oakland, San Francisco, and Berkeley, and a July weekend up in the Hoopa Valley/Trinity RiverWatershed. More details are at our website.
To receive certification, participants must attend all class meetings and participate in a final group project. Participants must be prepared to do between three to six hours of work outside of class each week. The final project is a two year commitment implementing aspects of Indigenous Permaculture within the community, and a group presentation at the end of the course.
Please contact us by April 15 to register your interest, and ensure we notify you as we firm up the dates.
The Indigenous Permaculture Program is a grassroots organization that supports community food security to revitalize ecological health.
- Revitalize Native and local communities through indigenous science, land stewardship, sustainable agriculture, community food security, and sustainable development.
- Promote awareness of human impacts on the natural environment and on Indigenous communities when unsustainable choices are made
- Use locally-available resources and demonstrate the power of conscious choices to create self-sufficient communities that care for and preserve Mother Earth
We share traditional farming practices and apply environmentally and culturally-appropriate technology, with the ultimate goal of community food security, and do this work in an affordable way that builds capacity within the community. We provide holistic support to design and implement community food security projects, inspired by indigenous peoples' understanding of how to live in place.