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The 30-Day Permaculture Design Course

Reliant on the Food System

After 2020, I saw a glimpse of our food system’s vulnerability. My local grocery stores had little to no food. Meat, produce, toilet paper, all gone from the shelves. We had to visit several different grocery stores to make sure we had enough to last the week.

And it’s happened several times since then.

Currently, our local grocery stores have an egg shortage and are just now getting them back in stock. They’re limiting them to just 1 dozen per family.

But 2020 wasn’t all bad. It highlighted the need to get back to growing our own food. And this isn’t the first time this has happened.

Civilians in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Germany grew victory gardens in their backyards and public parks during WWI and WWII. Growing these “war gardens” offset the demand for food and allowed manufacturing to focus on other supplies.

On a related note, we’ve been waging a centuries-long war to grow food. Our enemies? Insects, birds, coyotes, foxes, wolves, and “weeds” such as dandelions, nasturtium, and the like. Only now are we beginning to see the repercussions.

So, I quit the 9-5 and began the journey to find sustainable food security (and yes, there is such a thing).

Getting Self-Sufficient

Not sure where to start, I took to our backyard. I planted everything I could get my hands on (remember, there was a seed shortage). Tomatoes, potatoes, garlic, cucumbers, peppers, moringa, avocados, lemons, tangerine, figs, limes, herbs, flowers, and many, many others.

I learned about raised beds, hugelkultur, composting, vermiculture, mulching, pruning, grafting, propagating, and other techniques. I tried my hand at all of them.

And it began to work.

our backyard with avocado lemon and tangerine trees copy
Avocado, lemon, tangerine, rose and other plants in our backyard
our backyard food forest
Another view of our backyard
picture of me in my backyard with annual ryegrass growing
My first time growing cover crops (annual ryegrass)
raised mound of soil and compost in my garden
Amending a garden bed with compost
a hugelkultur mound I dug in the backyard
Amending clay soil with hugelkultur
Tyler holding worms over his Meyer lemon tree
Fertilizing a lemon tree with compost from my worm bin
potato and corn plants growing in our backyard
Growing potatoes, corn, nasturtium, and other crops

After some time, I decided to pursue a certificate in Permaculture Design from Oregon State University. It was difficult, but what I learned was priceless.

Tylers Permaculture Design Certificate

However, not everyone will follow this path. Most of us are too busy to read all the books, watch the courses, and visit farms to learn what we need.

Not only that, but permaculture can be complicated as heck. Sectors, zones, slopes, resource management, guilds, passive heating/cooling, swales, nitrogen-fixing, soil testing, and many other aspects are a big learning curve.

When I was learning permaculture, I wished that I had a cliff’s notes version and a simplified way of how to use it for my site. Something that translated the permaculture language into an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide. And an instructor to walk me through it.

The 30-Day Permaculture Design Course

I took this challenge, along with everything I learned (and am still learning) and distilled it into a simple, 30-day course so you can spend less time with the complexities, and more time doing the things you love.

The problem with permaculture today is that it’s too often shown to be abstract, complicated, and peculiar.

But there are many benefits that are simply too good to pass up.

People are saving hundreds, thousands, and even tens of thousands of dollars by avoiding obvious mistakes simply from learning a bit of permaculture. And this makes learning it well worth the cost.

With this course, I’m delivering a streamlined, simple, actionable view of permaculture and how you can make the most of it.

Here’s how it works

Each day for 30 days, you’ll receive an email that breaks down a key component of permaculture, what it means for your site, and action steps so you can reap the rewards.

I gathered all of the offerings, packed them together into a single bundle, and slashed the cost of it.

What’s IncludedCost
What You Pay$425 $49

Here’s a breakdown of everything you get:

  • Course – Get an email a day for 30 days each breaking down a key component of permaculture, what it means for your site, and how you can implement it. The course is constantly updated with new and fresh material.
  • eBook – A companion to the course, Permaculture: The Secret to Self-Sustaining Food is a 39-page ebook that introduces and explains the different components of permaculture in a simple, yet satisfying way.
  • Forum – Join a private Facebook group that is invite and members only. Share your permaculture designs, ideas, and questions with other like-minded Permies
  • Discounts – Get over $100 in homesteading discounts. I’ve reached out to the companies I use and recommend and packaged together a group of discounts that I’m sure you’ll want to see.

Design Your Homestead Today

One of our permaculture design plans

In just one month, you’ll learn the fundamentals of permaculture design and gain the skills to create a thriving, self-sufficient garden that will feed you and your family.

By the end of this course, you’ll have created a detailed plan for your homestead, including optimal selection and placement for crops, livestock, and infrastructure.

My hope is to save you as much time, energy, money, and resources as possible. Which is why I’m putting everything I can into this course.

I’ll see you in there.

*This course closed February 28th, 2023 and is only open a few times per year. Sign up to get notified when it reopens.