Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute
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Since 2010, Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute has provided a range of Permaculture education programs and classes. Our classes give you the hands-on skills and confidence to establish your backyard, homestead or community permaculture paradise. You will get out of the classroom and into the field. Read more



Permaculture as a holistic system of DESIGN, based on direct observation of nature, learning from traditional knowledge and the findings of modern science. Embodying a philosophy of positive actions and grassroots education. Permaculture aims to restructure society by returning control of resources for living: food, water, shelter and the means of livelihood, to ordinary people in their communities, as the only antidote to centralized power. — Permaculture Activist Magazine
Visit us and you will see a Forest Gardening on a 1/4 acre. with examples of food forest plantings over the last five years see the successes and challenges. We will cover food forest establishment for overstory, understory trees, shrubs, herbs and ground cover vegetation. You will learn how to plan the succession process from an old field to a small town lot to an edible woodland garden. 

Permaculture Design Questionnaire

For those who would like a consultation please complete this Design Questionnaire about your site and design needs. Includes discussion on your Permaculture Design Questionnaire. Onsite or Live Streaming

Recent  Introduction to Permaculture workshop in Brooking's Pacific Subset Inn April 2019 with Gene Griffith and Jenn Head. 

We offer onsite Permaculture training to small groups and individuals. Hands-on workshops,  design workshops, and counseling available now. Contact us or fill out the Design Form.