Students are booking their travel, packing their tents, and making their way to the small New England town of Ashfield, Massachusetts to partake of this year’s exciting Permaculture Design Certificate course. Christian Shearer of the Panya Project in Thailand, Eric Tonesmeier, author of Perennial Vegetables, and Jonathan Bates – owner of the Permaculture Nursery at Food Forest Farm will be teaching this years course. Students hail from as far away as Colombia, and include returned peace corps volunteers recently working in Malawi, along with veteran farmers from New England and 3 recent graduates of the Holistic Management International’s Beginning Woman Farmer training program.

A few spaces remain, it’s not too late to join this group for an amazing 72 hours of instruction in the fundamentals of permaculture design. Read more at