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If you or your organization would like to participate in or host any of these please contact us by email to discuss the logistics and financials. Coming to Groundswell with a proposed workshop or event is another great way to engage in our education programs. Becoming a Groundswell Member and visiting our Facebook is the best means of staying current with our courses and events offerings.
Education directed at applied sustainable living skills is the cornerstone of our work at Groundswell. Working with partners and instructors from within our community and beyond, Groundswell has successfully delivered a wide range of courses, longer length workshops and public events from backyard chicken courses to formal community dinners. The aim is always to inspire, inform and build skills that empower community sustainability .
Gather together with like minded people to grow with plants and animals, gardens and farms to learn about how nature designs itself and how we can become sustainable designers ourselves. Together we will learn how to map and design our land and our lives, plan for emergency, grow organic food in all four seasons and work to build a more regenerative future.
The certification granted upon completion of the course will empower participants as permaculture designers, consultants and beginner teachers and to be able to use the word permaculture legally in their practice, business or project. This sustainability education eco-training certificate is a practical path for greening your life, resume and portfolio. Working toward certification is not a requirement. Students may attend the course without completing the material required to attain the certificates, its a fun way to journey with like minded people in an experiential, outdoor adventure in education.
Groundswell has a longstanding partnership with Alberta-based Verge Permaculture. Through this partnership we are able to connect people to Verge’s Permaculture Design Certification course. A newly developed partnership with U.S. based Small Farm Academy also provides unique, online learning opportunities in passive solar greenhouse design (prices in U.S. dollars).
By signing up to these courses through these links below, Groundswell is able to earn a percentage of sales. This revenue stream is one way Groundswell is able to continue our work in community sustainability and resilience.