Our Signature Permaculture Design & Human Ecology Course
Vital Cycles’ Signature Permaculture Design & Human Ecology Course is a 9 month course spanning from February through November 2022. This is a PINA recognized Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and includes over 40 hours of additional materials and practice on Human Ecology.
Class sessions will take place one weekend per month in Santa Cruz County in Watsonville, California. Saturdays 9am – 7pm, and Sundays 9am – 5pm.
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We keep each cohort to no more than 25 humans, so register early to secure your space. We would love to share the year with you!
BREAKING GROUND – February 26-27, 2022
breath, ecotones & edges, principles & patterns, design science and stories, alchemical mandala
BREATHING SEEDS – March 26-27, 2022
soil, seeds, nourishment, microbiomes, inoculants, compost strategies, fertility
RADICAL ROOTS – April 23-24, 2022
sleep, water, climate, earthworks, rainwater roof catchment, swales and berms
EMERGENCE – May 21-22, 2022
movement, agroforestry, trees, plant guilds, awe, botany and pollination
EXPANSION – June 18-19, 2022
pollinators, personal energy flow, pruning, bioremediation, greywater design
** July Summer Break (Exhale!) **
FULL FLOWER – August 27-28, 2022
creativity, invisible structures, regenerative economics, urban permaculture, energy
FRUITFUL HARVEST – September 24-25, 2022
connection, ancestors, design for resilience, animals, land access and policy
CYCLE PROPAGATION – October 22-23, 2022
healing, homesteading, fermentation, food as medicine, seed saving
WILD VISIONS – November 5-6, 2022
design project presentations, permaculture networks and pathways, graduation & going forth
“Anne and Lydia have been my guides on a journey to a deeper relationship with the extraordinary beauty and complexity of the earth. They are wonderful, warm, gifted teachers and create a great learning environment. I send everyone I know to their classes.”
~Deborah Allen, body centered therapist and teacher
“Vital Cycles has transformed the way I see the world around me! Mind you, I felt I knew a lot about the environment and self care – and yet, after taking Vital Cycles I absorbed a way of seeing and living well with interconnectedness that I have used daily ever since! I think it is no accident that so much of what was taught stayed with me; Anne and Lydia’s skill at teaching complex material to living, interesting human beings is bar none; I was deeply touched by the way they met everyone right where they were at. Taking their class was one of the best self-care choices I’ve made, it’s still taking care of me two years later! Lately I’ve been really into what I learned about the water cycle and how my back yard fits in! Greywater reuse is happening!”
This is a PINA recognized Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and includes over 40 hours of additional materials and practice on Human Ecology through Vital Life Skills.
Sliding Scale $1295-1695
Groups – please inquire at email@example.com
Register here for more information about upcoming workshops, introductory session or the complete Vital Cycles program. You can also contact Anne and Lydia directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 288-2090
Anne and Lydia bring together extensive backgrounds in community health and permaculture education and activism. Curiosity about and study of Alchemy and Biodynamic herbs inspires a deep integration of the health of the land and the health of the individual. We have an action-based perspective that highlights skills, practices and resources necessary for growth, creativity, and vitality in person and place.
Anne Freiwald, MPH: Community health and earth activist, permaculture educator and regenerative life and landscape designer, with 29+ years specializing in human ecology & community resilience.
Lydia Neilsen: PINA certified permaculture educator, landscape and habitat designer, specializing in water cycle restoration and passionate polyculture.
In addition to this signature course, Anne and Lydia also offer regenerative landscape design consultations as well as custom educational courses. Contact email@example.com for more information.
We are happy to set up a time to meet and discuss our program.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 831-288-2090