making a living with your ideas
Find Your Niche and Discover Your Synergy
Find your place, your purpose, and your source of abundance to share. This one-of-a-kind online course is perfect for writers, designers, community organizers, and other creatives who want to cooperate rather than compete and manifest a right livelihood that thrives.
You love being creative and you care about the planet. But is it possible to make a living without abandoning one or both of those?
A lot of the time, "help the planet," "be creative," and "make ends meet" can feel like totally separate goals.
We work to pay the bills, then play in the garden to help the Earth. If we have time, we make art, do the writing, play the music. Or, all too often, we dedicate our lives to art, writing, and/or regenerative work, but we are constantly struggling for funds and careening toward burnout and despair.
Everything changes when you find your niche.
When you figure out how to leverage your unique position, knowledge, and connections, you won't have to chase after funds, support, and resources. They will come to you. Synergy leads to abundance. That's how ecology works and we're no different!
In this free (donations accepted) 3-day online course, we will look at why you need to find your niche, how it can bring abundance to you and yours, and which permaculture tools you can use to design an actionable strategy to help you turn your best ideas into tangible, edible reality.
"Heather's course helped me design a new offering to make my business more meaningful and benefit more people around me, all according to the principles of permaculture. If you value sustainable growth, creative collaboration and nature, Find Your Eco-Niche will inspire you!"
"The course has helped me align my values and love of nature with my self-sufficient, low-impact lifestyle, and yet enabled me to potentially earn some money at the same time."
Absolutely 100%!! I believe EVERYONE should take this course and will recommend it to all! Btw you’re the bees knees and are literally c h a n g i n g the world. So appreciative for everything you’ve done.
I've always known that I wanted to do "something" relating to sustainability and helping the earth, but narrowing it down is so difficult! This course forced me to take a step back, breathe, and really reflect on my values, priorities and focus. Thank you, Heather!
"I was really struggling to care for myself, while carrying the weight of the world, in terms of environmental responsibility. Heather Jo helped me marry those things in clear, obvious, almost hilarious ways, especially in strengthening my personal boundaries, the way I would secure my garden fences!"
I really enjoyed this course, the content was wide reaching, far more than I expected. I particularly loved the videos by Heather, her down to earth approachable style was a delight. The modules varied in intensity but the ability to work at my own pace made it a great learning experience.
Collaboration over competition = abundance!
Nature understands that everyone needs a niche, and indeed everybody has one, but sometimes it's hard to figure out what YOURS is. There are so many wonderful ways to make a living while also helping others and regenerating the Earth, but sometimes we just need a little help thinking outside the box. This course will provide you with a quick and easy toolkit to help you access opportunities you might not even know you have.
Who needs a niche?
Especially if you're interested in taking a permaculture-style, ecological systems-thinking approach to solving problems for yourself and your community, this course will help you envision a tangible plan of action. Like the mighty goldfinch who has her babies late in the year so they can have a vegan diet, so too can you figure out the changes you need to make so that you and your family can really thrive.
Do you need to know permaculture to take this course?
No. In fact, you'll get a basic introduction to what permaculture is and does, on Day One. Here's a quick overview of what you'll learn--three days, three classes, and a toolkit that will change your life:
Use observation and inquiry to find out what's already there and how best you can improve, rather than disrupt the existing ecosystem.
Use microclimates (and other tools such as zones and sectors) to find and discover specific opportunities you may have missed.
Use a clear, deliberate whole-system design process to develop an actionable strategy moving forward.
I ask folks to make a voluntary contribution of $10-$50, sliding scale, for this 3-day, all-original online course.
Payment is absolutely optional, and your generosity helps fund free permaculture courses for people all over the world. You'll have your choice of prices when you enroll.
Payments are processed in USD, through a secure, encrypted portal.