“PINA recognizes and highly recommends the teaching of the PINA diplomates holding our Diploma in Education. We have reviewed their curriculum and teaching experience and found them to meet our standards for excellence in the field.”
Permaculture Design begins and ends with profound observation of the natural world. It's all about turning problems into solutions! We're in a time of great transition and climate chaos – what an opportunity to ally ourselves with Nature and learn the skills of how to create positive, lasting, and fruitful change in our landscapes and communities.
Explore processes of ecological regeneration in the wake of human disturbance, and learn how to assess, design and implement systems that are truly sustainable.
Our teachers share results of their cutting-edge work and how they've embraced Nature's unsurpassed ability to adapt and thrive in the most adverse circumstances.
And so much more...
Experiental Learning at its Best!
Our Programs are built on 30 years of on-farm educational experience. The first Permaculture Design Course taught in Canada was here on Linnaea Farm in the 1980's! Since then, hundreds of students have graduated from our Permaculture programs.
Our 2019 PDC instructors have, combined, over 50 years experience designing and implementing Permaculture Design projects as well as teaching students across North America!
Linnaea Farm is a 314 acre organic land trust stewarded by five families dedicated to sustainable agriculture and education.
Come observe how a diverse group of people create and live Permaculture! You'll definitely get your hands in some sweet Linnaea soil when you dig into some of the fascinating on-going projects we'll be working with on the farm.
Linnaea Farm has over 1000 feet of shoreline on pristine Gunflint Lake. Fabulous for swimming, or having a peaceful moment beside sparkling waters – you'll have lots of time to chill and enjoy what Cortes Island has to offer during your Permaculture Design Course.
Relax in comfy furnished rooms in our heritage Farmhouse, or take advantage of tent camping options. You'll receive accommodation details when you register.
"To use Linnaea Farm to teach, demonstrate, and develop the values and practical skills of ecological land stewardship for the benefit of the Cortes Island community and the people who come to the farm to learn, thereby strengthening the relationship between community and land"