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Online Intro to Permaculture

Online Intro to Permaculture2022-09-03T11:54:41+00:00

Intro to Permaculture

October 27 – November 18, 2022
Live On Line

Facilitated by Sarah Wu, Eduardo Terzidis & The Frenchie Gardener Patrick Vernuccio

This unique Online Introduction to Permaculture Design Course will be delivered through a series of online interactive meetings and will get you started on your permaculture journey!

All classes are recorded and no online presence is required.
Recordings will be accessible for one year!
Students can follow the course at their own pace and according to their own time zone.

Course Overview

Building Soil | Building Community | Building Resilience

We designed this Online Introduction to Permaculture Course to be easy and accessible for everyone to begin gathering an understanding of what Permaculture is. During the course, out international faculty will guide you through the basics of permaculture, covering all you need to know to confidently start taking your steps into this vast regenerative world!

The course is open to everyone and is especially great for beginners!

Modules & Schedule

Zoom | 7 Modules
10 – 11:30am PST | 1 – 2:30pm EST | 7 – 8:30pm CET
Thursday & Fridays

Note that all lessons are recorded and no live presence is required.
Students who can be there live will have the opportunity to interact with faculty.
Recordings are available to watch for one year.


Date: October 27, 2022
Facilitated by Eduardo Terzidis

During this module we will cover the basics of permaculture, understanding its context, philosophy, ethics and principles. This module will be dedicated to exploring the whys of permaculture and setting the foundations for your future learning.


Date: October 28, 2022
Facilitated by Sarah Wu

Understanding and recognising natural patterns means understanding the language of the ecosystems we are part of. Sarah will teach you how to recognise patterns in natural ecosystems and apply them to your designs. Moreover, you will explore how natural patterns can be applied to your own daily life.


Date: November 3, 2022
Facilitated by Eduardo Terzidis

The third module will allow you to begin having an understanding of soil science, understanding how to read your soil and develop regenerative strategies for its regeneration. This module will cover: Soil Biology, Soil Composition, Soil Classification, Nutrients, Visual and Chemical Soil Assessment, Strategies for Soil Regeneration.


Date: November 4, 2022
Facilitated by Sarah Wu

Every project is initiated by people, hence setting up solid foundations when it comes to group dynamics and communication is crucial for the successful development of your ideas and dreams. A few examples of the topics you may touch are: Non-violent Communication, The work that reconnects, Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Sociocracy, Project Management.


Date: November 10, 2022
Facilitated by Patrick Vernuccio

This module will bring you through the hows and whys of urban permaculture. As built environments are areas where most people live as well as the main sources of pollution, they present a great potential for the development of revolutionary solutions! During this module you will learn about food production, resource management and alternative social movements linked to the built environment.


Date: November 11, 2022
Facilitated by Patrick Vernuccio

The art of compost is an essential part of regenerative practices. With Patrick, you will explore the world of compost, understanding how to turn biomass into fertile soils and close loops! In this module you will explore the chemistry as well as the practical applications of making compost.​


Date: November 18, 2022
Facilitated by Sarah, Eduardo & Patrick

This is an opportunity for students to connect with all the teachers and ask both general and specific questions about the course, regenerative lifestyle and their home gardens and permaculture projects.



Sarah Wu is a clinical herbalist of 22 years and a practicing permaculturist for near a decade. She facilitates learning with a planetary perspective on natural medicine, integrating large scale systems such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as diverse folk traditions and ethnobotany, with a foundation in Deep Ecology and modern Witchcraft. Sarah has participated in and taught 25+ Permaculture Design Courses, annually curates six simultaneous stages of educational and spiritual content for Envision Festival as well as the Village Witches experience, and has developed a 150- hour unique curriculum: Permaculture for the Herbalist’s Path. Founder of the Envision Festival Herbal Clinic training program and has organized and worked herbal clinic relief. Sarah is a passionate biophiliac, educator and mentor.

Patrick Vernuccio, known as “The Frenchie Gardener” on Instagram, is an Urban Gardener based in Berlin. He transformed his 18 sqm balcony into a green jungle in which he is growing organic seasonal vegetables & fruits. He waited 36 years to plant his first seed and is now advocating to welcome back Nature into our cities and our lives, to recreate this essential connection with food, seasons & ecosystems. Patrick is spreading Green Love through his instagram channel, writing for gardening magazines, teaching online gardening class and is currently writing his first book on urban gardening which will be published in February 2022. Visit his website here

Eduardo Terzidis is a yoga teacher, a permaculture teacher and consultant, a writer and a facilitator for healing and regenerative spaces. As an engineer, he wanted to help the world, yet he felt the need to “be out there”, learning and sharing with the very people who seek the same change he envisioned. At the core of his work is the understanding that global change needs to be carried from the inside out, recognising the intricate web of which we are part and being able to play our role in support of all life. Check out his website here.


We believe in affordable educational opportunities.
The course is only $99/€99

For students who register for this online course and chose to take their learning even further by joining an in-person Permaculture Design Course hosted by Sarah, Eduardo and Patrick will receive the $99/€99 off the tuition cost.