Regenerative Lifestyles hosts educational presentations, workshops, courses, and conferences about social and ecological systems, permaculture design, earthship biotecture, and village building (also known as city repair) design in a fun, informative, and creative style.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities:

 

Perennial Culture~ Intro to Permaculture blends ecological and social design strategy with fun, interactive, intuitive arts and skill building practices. In this 1-day workshop, you will learn about important topics affecting the planet, and strategies to gain confidence in working with people to design our systems. When the world seems as if it is falling apart, eco-social design strategies can help people find their passions & their unique niche. Learning more about our culturally relevant perspectives and experiences assist us in our collective journey as stewards of the Earth.

 

 

 

 

2017 Boulder Permaculture Design Courses

LOOK OUT FOR NEWS AND DETAILS ABOUT OUR UPCOMING ROCKIES EDGE & FAMILY TREE ECO-SOCIAL PERENNIAL PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSES, RESIDENTIAL 80-HOURS OF EDUCATION AND 11 DAYS OF CONNECTION THIS SUMMER ALONG THE ROCKIES, & IN THE CARIBBEAN THIS WINTER, TBA…

Happening soon:

A Seasonal Permaculture Design Certification Course in Beautiful Boulder, Colorado~

One weekend per month – April through October 2017

In this professional course, which offers more than 80-hours of experiential learning, participants will explore new ideas for creating household resiliency, designs for reducing ecological footprint, and patterns for local economies while having outrageous fun! Beyond the classroom we will offer an Academy for further in depth knowledge and a children’s program for parents who would like to take this course, while their kids learn in a safe and fun environment.

Course Topics

  • Permaculture Ethics & Principles
  • Ecosystem Patterning
  • Cultivating Organic Foods
  • Alternative Economics
  • Microclimates
  • Invisible Structures
  • Urban & Suburban Permaculture
  • Forest Gardening
  • Ecological Design Methodologies
  • Natural Building Techniques
  • Ecological Waste Management Systems
  • Appropriate Technologies
  • Aquaculture
  • Secrets of Building Soil
  • Animals in Small Systems
  • Cold Season Growing
  • Water Catchment/Rainwater Harvest
  • Designing Integrated Systems
  • Solar Greenhouse Design

Register here.

ARCHIVE 2015, 2016 Permaculture Design Courses:

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Family Tree Permaculture Design Course in DOMINICA~ The Nature Island

This is the opportunity for the people of Dominica as well as international students to come participate in a 2 week, 72 hour Intensive Permaculture Design Certification Course. Set in the beautiful South East Caribbean tropics, this course is based on the classic Permaculture curriculum as inspired by the work of Bill Mollison and David Holmgren.

The course will take place from March 6th through March 20th, led by Permaculture instructors and designers Mike Wird and Papillon Ribier, with a series of presentations by local community organizers, farmers, botanists, builders, and more.

This certification course will expose participants to a wide variety of subjects in the form of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. We will be studying in some of Dominica’s most beautiful gardens as well as in devastated and urbanized areas. Residing on the design sites at Beyond Vitality and Eden Heights, looking through the lens of Permaculture, you will develop a deeper understanding of social and ecological patterns, principles and appropriate strategies. And most importantly, the quality of the relationships between them.

The backdrop of this PDC is the current need for a healthy infrastructure that must eventually meet the needs and wants of the people of the beautiful Nature island of Dominica.

For more information, and to register, visit: http://butterside.com/familytree

The PDC course includes 72 hours of classroom time and/or hands-on activities in the following areas and more…:
Food forests and agroforestry
Indigenous culture & agriculture
Soil ecology
Natural building & Earthworks
Waste management & grey water systems
Bioremediation
Renewable energy systems
Design for disaster
Watershed management
Economy and Equity
Group work on a conceptual design project
appropriate technology
Permaculture principles and ethics
Observation, reading the landscape
Patterns in Nature, in society and in design
Water harvesting
Carbon Sequestration and Biochar
Animal husbandry
Mapping, zone and sector analysis
Climate and micro-climate strategies
Urban permaculture
Land access
Community organizing
Seed saving

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Rockies Edge Permaculture Design Certification Course 2015

We are excited to announce that the Rockies Edge Permaculture Design Course is here to elevate your awareness in 2015! A passionate group of teachers have come together to offer this comprehensive Permaculture Design Course in beautiful Boulder Colorado. The 80-hour course explores innovative concepts and will focus on creating a community of abundance, while teaching whole system design for garden, homestead, farm, city, and beyond.
In this professional course, which offers more than 80-hours of experiential learning, participants will explore new ideas for creating household resiliency, designs for reducing ecological footprint, and patterns for local economies while having outrageous fun! Beyond the classroom we will offer a children’s program for parents who would like to take this course, while their kids learn in a safe and fun environment.

At the Rockies Edge, we are learning from the past and training for the future. We look forward to designing and growing with you! For more information, visit: http://rockiesedge.com/

A Seasonal Permaculture Design Certification Course in Beautiful Boulder, Colorado
 April through October, 2015:  Second weekend of each month

Course Topics

    • Permaculture Ethics & Principles
    • Ecosystem Patterning
    • Cultivating Organic Foods
    • Alternative Economics
    • Microclimates
    • Invisible Structures
    • Urban & Suburban Permaculture
    • Forest Gardening
    • Ecological Design Methodologies
    • Natural Building Techniques
    • Ecological Waste Management Systems
    • Appropriate Technologies
    • Aquaculture
    • Secrets of Building Soil
    • Animals in Small Systems
    • Cold Season Growing
    • Water Catchment/Rainwater Harvest
    • Designing Integrated Systems
    • Solar Greenhouse Design