#freepermaculture for everyone!

Learn to grow your own food and live more sustainably with these free online permaculture courses.

Welcome to the #freepermaculture project, where we believe that the knowledge we need to live sustainably on the Earth is free and available to anyone who sticks their hands in the soil, and our mission is to help you get your hands dirty as often as possible!

Whether you live in the city or the country, are a renter or an owner, our free online permaculture courses will help you envision and create ecological gardens and regenerative homesteads, and connect you with a global community of co-learners, innovating solutions and envisioning a sustainable future, together.

Jump into one of our free online permaculture courses!

It’s a revolution! Learn to design your sustainable garden, home, and community, without spending a lot of money.

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Here’s what students are saying about our courses

“The #freepermaculture project completely changed my life. I always thought permaculture was only for landowners, but these fun, accessible weekly classes are helping me turn my rented house into a paradise for my family, without spending a lot of money. I love this course! Thank you!”

“This course is inspiring, informative and gives a no-nonsense approach to permaculture! It has a straightforward tone, great and varied content, the layout is beautiful, with lovely illustrations and great videos. Then there are a lot of tips for further reading. The permaculture approach gives me hopes for a brighter future for humanity because of its creative nature where we see solutions instead of problems.”

“As a newcomer to permaculture, I LOVED this course!! It opened my eyes to the richness of life in ways I had never imagined. I walked away with a sense of greater balance within myself, and with the world outside of myself. I feel able to look at the world differently now, and create more sustainable systems in all aspects of my life.”

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Articles about how to do permaculture

The #freepermaculture project was created by Heather Jo Flores, author of Food Not Lawns and director of Permaculture Women’s Guild. All of her courses are online, no one turned away for lack of funds, and with original and curated multimedia content from over 100 expert teachers and practitioners from around the world. Here is a selection of Heather’s recent articles.

What is Permaculture?

Hint: it’s NOT a revolution disguised as gardening!

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How to Learn Permaculture for Free

Hint: it’s NOT a revolution disguised as gardening!

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Food Not Lawns!

How and why to turn your lawn into a garden.

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Free Online Permaculture Courses

All of these courses are free/donation-based.

Beginner’s Course

Learn how to think like an ecosystem, gain better access to land, conduct a detailed site assessment, and develop a plan of action.

Yearlong Course

Go at your own pace or do a class a week for a year and learn how to design your ecological home and garden, from start to finish.

Design Your Life

Use a permaculture design process to establish healthy patterns in your life.

Find Your Eco-Niche

Find the perfect place in your community where you can apply your skills and make a living.

Emotional Permaculture

Cultivate personal sustainability, from the inside out.

Free Permaculture Coloring Book

This all-original downloadable pdf includes drawings by Lucie Bardos and a written introduction to the basics of permaculture, plus worksheet questions and hands-on activities for all ages.

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