Permaculture Design Course, Spring 2012

Red Edge Design is happy to announce Alaska’s second-ever Permaculture Design Course, happening April 23rd- May 5th, 2012 in Anchorage!  This will be a full 72-hour certification course, covering all the required curriculum you need to become a Permaculture Designer, with special emphasis on home-scale and community-scale applications in the far north!

We will focus on home-scale solutions because most of us here in Alaska are working with small lots as opposed to larger farm-scale operations.  Home-scale solutions include growing food in the northern latitudes with limited space and time, greenhouses and other season-extension techniques, cold storage, rainwater harvesting, grey-water, small-scale renewables, and much more!

We will address issues that affect our northern communities, such as our inefficient housing, car-centric city plan, and fragmented neighborhoods.  In addition to learning how to utilize our community wastes to create abundant edible gardens and food forests, you will learn how to deal with bureaucracy, organize placemaking events in your neighborhood, and design a regenerative business.  If you are interested in Transition Towns, in making our communities here in Alaska more livable, this is the Permaculture course for you!

Registration is now open!  Go to the registration page to sign up!


  1. November 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Loving this! Hoping to fund this necessary exchange of knowledge. And, excited to see this!!!!!!


    • jodie hazenberg said,

      November 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      is there any way to allow purchase of the course and not go? even if all i get is pages without explanations, i could probably figure it out. these are things i need to know, just can’t leave for that long at that time. busy, busy, busy…..please respond, don’t think anyone did last time…..


      • alaskasaskia said,

        November 29, 2011 at 12:14 am

        It’s really not the same… we teach the material in an experiential way that you cannot put on paper. I can give you all kinds of great recommendations for books, but still it is not a suitable substitute for the two week course. I’m really sorry the timing doesn’t work for you, I want to teach you if you want to learn! We can try next time to offer one in the fall!


      • jodie hazenberg said,

        November 29, 2011 at 6:56 am

        alrighty then shucky darn lol, bummed but understand, fall would be so wonderful, so consider it, keep me on your mailing list, something will jive eventually. thank you! jodie hazenberg


  2. Lubo Mahlev said,

    December 14, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Would you post the agenda of the course. Thanks.


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