Waiting List Begins for 2013 FLPCI Permaculture Course

The 11th Permaculture Design Certificate course scheduled to begin on July 26, 2013 appears to be sold out.

Potential students who still have a strong desire to take our course are encourage to sign up for the waiting list. Most years one or more students have been unable to attend and space becomes available to those on the waiting list.

Learn to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms…

As you may know, spring is an especially intense time for agriculture, including agroforestry production like mushrooms. Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute instructors Steve Gabriel and Michael Burns are exceptionally busy sowing and tending animals, plants, trees, and infrastructure at their respective permaculture projects. Your help is sought to get a large harvest of logs inoculated with shiitake in exchange for experience with inoculation skills and a couple take-home logs.

High School Teaches Permaculture with Michael Burns

New Roots High School is a public charter high school committed to social justice and ecological sustainability. Learning permaculture design is a natural fit for New Roots students who are accustomed to learning about many of the same struggles and solutions to meet human and ecological needs that permaculture designers address in their work.

Karryn Olson Ramanujan opens women’s leadership discussion

  Who Is At the Table? An Invitation.   The first day I heard the word “permaculture,” I was temping in a high-rise office building in downtown San Francisco. A coworker had asked me about my experience living and studying … Continued

Urban Permaculture Presentation with Jonathan Bates in Ithaca, May 13th

Jonathan Bates, contributing author of “Paradise Lot: Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city,” speaks about his 10-year-old edible forest garden in Holyoke, MA.

2012 Alumni Describe Our Summer Permaculture Course (video)

Samantha Mason, a film student at Ithaca College has been helping the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute document its work over the past year. She interviewed many and the following video captures the excitement and words of our students as they reflect back on two weeks of immersion into a hands-on, intensive permaculture course.