Workshops & Classes



Spring 2018:  Hands on Per­ma­cul­ture Design Course over 4 weekends


Four Week­ends from Equinox to Sol­stice:  March 24/25, April 28/29, May 19/20, June 9/10  (dates can change by agree­ment at the first class)


Loca­tion: Prac­ti­cal Per­ma­cul­ture Farm near Grass Val­ley, North­ern California.


Course Fee is listed on Infor­ma­tion and Reg­is­tra­tion page.


For more infor­ma­tion CLICK HERE.


To reg­is­ter,  Click Here


Even more info: call Cathe’ at 530– 432 — 5109


NOTE: If you need fundrais­ing to be able to attend this pow­er­ful course, please look at the per­ma­cul­ture course crowd fun­der here  WE THE TREES.     Send it to every­one you know now. Peo­ple are very gen­er­ous. $3–5 dona­tion from each per­son can make your atten­dance hap­pen. We have had sev­eral stu­dents raise enough to pay for trans­porta­tion and course reg­is­tra­tion, with money left over.


Ask about our discounts.





                     Please use our con­tact form to get on our class e-mail list or e-mail us.                     

Feel free to con­tact us for more information:

Cathe’ Fish, director

Prac­ti­cal Per­ma­cul­ture Research Insti­tute

530–432-5109      e-mail: prac­ti­calper­ma­cul­ture  at


“What per­ma­cul­tur­ists are doing is the most impor­tant activ­ity that any group is doing on the planet. We don’t know what details of a truly sus­tain­able future are going to be like, but we need options, we need peo­ple exper­i­ment­ing in all kinds of ways and per­ma­cul­tur­ists are one of the crit­i­cal gangs that are doing that.”

Dr David Suzuki geneti­cist and broadcaster


“You can fix all the world’s prob­lems in a garden…You can solve all your pol­lu­tion prob­lems and all your sup­ply line needs in a gar­den. And most peo­ple today don’t actu­ally know that and that makes most peo­ple insecure.” 

Geoff Law­ton, Per­ma­cul­ture Designer and Teacher


“The best place to seek God is in a gar­den. You can dig for Him there.”

 George Bernard Shaw


Spring 2015 Grad­u­ates:
-“This course has affected me immensely. I have the tools I need to fur­ther my edu­ca­tion in per­ma­cul­ture.”
-“Ele­vated my spirit and being. Gave me hope and inspi­ra­tion.”
-“This work­shop felt very holis­tic to me. I would rate it as a 10 out of 10 for inspi­ra­tion, pas­sion, vision.”
-“I feel con­fi­dent and capa­ble to make effec­tive pos­i­tive changes in my life and in my com­mu­nity. I want to do what­ever I can to grow this knowl­edge. I have been wait­ing my whole life to be here.”
-“Wow, this course was an intro­duc­tion to a long path ahead of me. I am deeply grate­ful for this new com­mu­nity of friends.”
-“Love your pow­er­ful emo­tional teach­ing style. Fully inspired and ready to go to work”