Permaculture Education From World Leading Experts- 177 Hours Video Course

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This exclusive video series provides you with all the lessons from two 14-day courses offered at Wheaton Labs: Permaculture Design and Appropriate Technology.

Permaculture Education From World Leading Experts- 177 Hours Video Course

This 2-in-1 content pack includes 177 hours of video footage from 2 courses that took place in 2017 at Wheaton Labs, California: A Permaculture Design Course, and an Appropriate Technology course. That’s almost a month of expert instruction from global permaculture leaders, covering topics like building solar hydration and cooking systems, rocket mass heaters, biosand filters, composting toilets and much more! 

You’ll get the SAME EXACT lessons from the in-person courses, but without the cost or time commitment.

These lessons are designed to give you a comprehensive overview of permaculture design and technology while remaining practical enough for you to experiment right away.

Below is a detailed description of each of the courses.

Choose the pack the most suite you!

You can choose just one of the two courses, or get them both for a special discounted price.

Permaculture Design Course

Move Beyond The Basics Of Thinking In Isolated Systems And Learn How To Design Integrated Landscapes Instead! This course is formatted to teach you the practicalities of permaculture from day one. Even if you already have decades of homesteading experience, this course will show you how to think like a designer.

Appropriate technologies Course

This low-tech skills course will help you take your skills to the next level by incorporating them with science and engineering principles. You will learn the thought process and practical steps for building systems that help you live both sustainably and comfortably. 

Course Instructors

This PDC brings together some of the best minds in the permaculture community. With a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise, these instructors convey their knowledge during the 2017 Homesteaders Permaculture Design Course.

tim-barker permaculture design course instructor
Previously a farm manager for the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, Tim spends his time between Australia and New Zealand, where he teaches Appropriate Technology and Very Edible Gardens (VEG).

His uniquely designed machinery includes rocket stoves, gravity powered water systems, ovens, and cookers, reflecting his passion for elegant, simple and durable combustion technologies.

He is particularly well known for his safe and effective rocket hot water heating system. He brings practical, hands-on experience with some truly fascinating projects to the table.

The bad boy of Permaculture, Paul is the creator of two, an online permaculture community forum, where he regularly uploads articles, videos and poscasts.

He is a powerful advocate of Sepp Holzer’s techniques, which a recent study showed to have the ability to feed 21 billion people without the use of petroleum or irrigation.

He also promotes the use of hugelkultur, which sequesters carbon and eliminates the need for irrigation, and polycultures, which reduces the need for pest control and improves the health of plants.

Thomas J. Elpel is an author, natural builder, educator, and conservationist. He has authored multiple books: Foraging the Mountain West, Botany in a Day, Shanleya’s Quest and numerous others about plant identification, wilderness survival, and sustainable living. He has multiple videos: Building a Slipform Stone House from the Bottom Up, How to Make a Grass Rope, Build Your own Masonry Fireplace – Masonry Heater – Masonry Stove, and many more. Thomas regularly teaches classes on plant identification, primitive skills and natural building. He is founder/director of Green University, LLC in Pony, Montana.

Helen has an MS in Horticulture and Agricultural Ecology from Rutgers University; worked at Rutgers in tree fruit IPM; studied natural farming with Masanobu Fukoka; interned at The Land Institute in Kansas; taught a Master Gardener course in Montana for 15 years while she was Missoula County extension agent; owned and operated Biodesign organic vegetable farm in Montana (1993-2010); consulted for a two-thousand acre organic vegetable farm (2011); helped run her husband’s Woodleaf Farm organic orchard in northern California 2012-2015; worked for Oregon State University Horticulture Department; and is now farming a 211 acre farm in eastern Oregon with her husband, where they have a mixed fruit and hazelnut orchard, small grain and dry bean production, vegetable gardens, high tunnels, and greenhouses.

Erica is a science and art educator, curriculum developer, writer, illustrator, researcher, and rocket mass heater innovator. She loves making things from scratch – anything from blueberry scones to the oven itself. Erica is a skilled educator and project coordinator, with over 20 years of experience building teamwork and leading hands-on learning. Her and Ernie have taught numerous workshops on natural building and rocket mass heaters. Erica has written multiple books on rocket mass heaters, fire making, and survival shelters. She is featured in many videos, documentaries, and podcasts on rocket mass heaters.

Jacqueline is a biodynamic farmer, author, and natural beekeeper. She is known for her gentle and understanding ways with bees. She appears in the honeybee documentary, Queen of the Sun and was hired by the USDA to work with rural farmers and beekeepers in the Dominican Republic, using historic methods of respectful beekeeping. She lives on a farm in Washington state with her husband, Joseph, where they have orchards, gardens, two big greenhouses, a small forest, rich pastures and plenty of flowering bee forage. Jacqueline also has lots of experience raising livestock: cows, goats, chickens for laying and broilers, turkeys, and horses. She has two websites: and

Protégé of legendary Austrian farmer, Sepp Holzer, Zach is the first person to earn Holzer Practitioner Certification outside of the Krameterhof training program. Blending a unique combination of systems thinking, empathy, and awareness, Zach uses an action-oriented process to improve human relationships with earth. Enhancing ecosystems and harvesting natural productivity over time is the ultimate goal – with high initial input, high yield systems that will last until the next ice age.

Zach currently has projects in 11 nations on 4 continents, spanning a wide range of climates, contexts, land-forms and ecosystems. Having experience with a wide range of techniques and systems (from natural building, to greenhouses, to carpentry, to watershed restoration), Zach also graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Ecology. He has two websites and

Davin is an architect, artist, and entrepreneur. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and has 16 years of drafting experience. Davin has established two community gardens in Georgetown, Texas and he is the first to map Wheaton Labs. Davin practices architecture as a one-man firm and will soon be a small restaurant chain partner. He is the future illustrator of Paul’s book on “Wofatis”.


2 reviews for Permaculture Education From World Leading Experts- 177 Hours Video Course

  1. Eivind Bjoerkavaag

    This is seriously great content! 15 hours in (although while multitasking) I am very happy I decided to drop the coin for access. I recommend it to anyone that is sitting on the fence.

  2. Beth Cromwell

    I watched the middle video, where Zach Weiss tells of great things to be accomplished with water works and flow. What has been produced seems a miracle! Don’t you just love nature? Here I am in my little borrowed corner, trying to green it up a bit, and grow just a bite of my own food, and am amazed at what beauty others have created!

    Thank you so much for this glimpse into real life size permaculture! His presentation was interesting, lots of information, a beautiful visual of great properties, some flourishing, some beginning, and also, added drawings to clarify…what a great teacher, Zach! I hope he has heard a lot of good things from this time of sharing.

    May God bless you all, the great things you are doing to sweetly steward our earth. Thank you.

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