A New Year Message from our Board of Directors

We’re fortunate to live in an agriculturally-rich region with the social capital to organize around what matters: people and the planet. Now more than ever we need to channel our energy to creating more resilient communities. Here are three ways you can help nurture the permaculture movement in the Finger Lakes.

Earn A Permaculture Design Certificate at Home

Due to popular demand we have opened a second course beginning January 14th, 2019. There is room for four more students! Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Extension and Outreach Program along with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute are offering an online Permaculture Design Certificate program.

Gardening Like the Forest: Dave Jacke Workshops in Auburn, NY

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute with support from Owasco Watershed Lake Association, Auburn Beautification Commission and Booker T. Washington Community Center presents a weekend of workshops with author and ecological designer Dave Jacke   Auburn, NY: June 9-11, 2017     Friday … Continued

Study Online. Practice at home with Cornell University

Study Online. Practice at home. Cornell University along with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute offer a 4-part Permaculture Design Certificate course (Oct 2018 – April 2019)

Free Presentation on Permaculture & Our Community Training Course in Ithaca, NY.

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute will hold a free public presentation about the Community Training in Ecological Design class. This is is a quick and no-cost way to learn about permaculture, the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and how our short, 36-hour course can help you design your land and projects more sustainability.

Community Training in Ecological Design: Ithaca (Winter 2015)

Graduates of the Community Training in Ecological Design (CTED) leave with a new way to see their landscapes and a renewed sense of possibility for sustainable design. Students also walk away with a draft design of their property or project site.