FLPCI Alum endorses permaculture for local culture & economy (video)

In this video, Finger Lakes Permaculture Inst. alum Mark Roland introduces “Wigwam: A Home Economy Journal” & describes the influence the permaculture course had in his efforts to regenerate his local economy.

FLPCI teacher connects permaculture activists & patterns across borders (event) (audio)

Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute would like to highlight an upcoming event organized by Karryn Olson-Ramanujan for anyone interested in the international permaculture movement and offer a recording of her recent interview on The Permaculture Podcast show regarding her work on “A Pattern Language for Women in Permaculture.”

Pigstarter: Network of FLPCI graduates bootstrap new venture with “crowdfarming”

They want to demonstrate that young farmers with intelligence and drive but no start-up funds or land can “crowdfarm” their way into a successful business. They are offering a lifetime discount for any donation over $10!

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May 1 approaches: summer permaculture course discount

There are just a few weeks left to save money on our annual summer Permaculture Design Certificate course. The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute invites you to join us this year from July 25th through August 10th, 2014 at our off-grid permaculture learning community. We encourage you to signup early. Plan your summer now and help us plan ours.
Immerse yourself in 15 days of instruction by qualified, practicing permaculture teachers at real permaculture sites.

Digging for the Keystone: Permaculture + Pennsylvania (video)

I love this land and these people and I had the strong sense that I was being called to act… I think I can be of great service to this community on the edge of a real resurrection. Permaculture has a vibrant role to play here and people are ready to receive it.

FLPCI Alum builds his farm with apples & permaculture

Peter participated in the apprentice program for FLPCI back in 2010. Since then, he has started his own farm in Hammondsport, NY. He says working with FLPCI and those involved with the institute was one of the main influencers in his decision to farm after graduating college. Saturday, March 22, 2014, Peter will be giving back to the community, friends and family by offer a workshop on apple tree pruning. If you live in the region contact Pete at . The class is expected to begin at 10 a.m.

Permaculture Work Trade Opportunity, Summer 2014

Mature, patient and communicative people who will be living together in labor, study, eating, and camping are needed to set up for our permaculture camp. Social skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work hard, are a plus. Earn your PDC.