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.

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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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.

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.

FLPCI cofounder Steve Gabriel writing “Farming the Woods” book (video)

  As long as Steve Gabriel has been learning, practicing, and teaching permaculture, he has been in the woods. His search for sustainable agricultural practices kept bringing him back to the temperate forests that cover the Finger Lakes and much … Continued

Experienced teachers + diverse students = quality permaculture design course (video)

With just a month before our early sign-up discount deadline, please examine the qualities that have kept our Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course going strong the past eight years.

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute’s (FLPCI) summer course offers a curriculum, experienced teaching crew, and hands-on immersion that feels like more than just a class to our many graduates.

Video Describes Permaculture Farming Research

Rafter Sass Ferguson has been one of our Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course teachers since 2009. In this video he describe his research on the growing number of farms that report using permaculture design or methods to earn a livelihood.