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Backyard Permaculture: 30 Days to a Self-Sufficient Garden

Complete a permaculture design in just 30 days. Packed with practical tips and guidance from experts.

Built For Gardeners to Become Self-Sufficient

30 Self-Paced Lessons

Get 30 essential lessons, each breaking down a key component of permaculture and how you can implement it on your site. By the end, you'll have a master permaculture design.

Unlimited Consulting

Ask Tyler any and all questions you have. Need help with your fruit tree placement? How about raising chickens with your HOA? Ask away and Tyler will give you a detailed answer.

Lifetime Updates

All future updates are included at no extra cost. No subscriptions, no additional payments. You own the course and all other products from Couch to Homestead for life.

What Others Are Saying

"The Backyard Permaculture course completely changed the way I approach gardening and self-sufficiency. After spending weeks researching permaculture design, I stumbled upon this course and decided to give it a try. I am beyond impressed with the content and support offered. The 30 lessons were easy to follow and packed with valuable information. The unlimited consulting with Tyler was a game-changer for me. His personalized guidance made all the difference in designing a thriving permaculture site. Now, I can proudly say that I've saved money and gained invaluable skills that I'll use for a lifetime. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to take control of their food production and create a self-sustaining garden."
Samantha J.
"Before discovering the backyard permaculture course, I was feeling overwhelmed with the idea of a self-sufficient garden. I knew I wanted to create a sustainable garden but didn't know where to start. This course not only taught me the basics, but it also showed me how to tailor my design to my specific needs. Tyler's expertise was indispensable, and he made it easy to ask questions and get detailed answers. The best part is my garden is thriving, and I am so grateful for this course. If you want to become self-sufficient and create a beautiful, functional garden, look no further. This is the course for you."
Ben M.

Made For You

Made For Your Climate

The lessons in the course show you how to work with your unique climate. Learn about water conservation, water harvesting, passive heating, and more.

Backyard Not Required

No matter if you have an apartment balcony or over 200 acres, there's something for you in this course. Learn how to use permaculture wherever you are.

Based on Your Schedule

We get it—you're busy. You have a life. Whether you need an extra week, month, or year, this online course is designed to be completed on your schedule.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome! Day 1 – Personal Survey 👋
  • Day 2/30 – Permaculture & The 12 Principles
  • Day 3/30 – Start Small 🐭
  • Day 4/30 – Common Terms
  • Day 5/30 – Climate Survey
  • Day 6/30 – Microclimates
  • Day 7/30 – Indigenous Survey
  • Day 8/30 – Local Plant Survey
  • Day 9/30 – Wildlife 🦊
  • Day 10/30 – Initial Design!

  • Day 11/30 – Sun Orientation ☀️
  • Day 12/30 – Watershed
  • Day 13/30 – Wind
  • Day 14/30 – Soil 🪱
  • Day 15/30 – Companion Planting
  • Day 16/30 – Food Forests & Guilds
  • Day 17/30 – Zones
  • Day 18/30 – Sector Compass 🧭
  • Day 19/30 – Slopes
  • Day 20/30 – Updated Design!
  • Day 21/30 – Composting
  • Day 22/30 – Livestock Management
  • Day 23/30 – Chickens 🐓
  • Day 24/30 – Water Conservation
  • Day 25/30 – Water Harvesting 🌧
  • Day 26/30 – Passive Heat & Cooling
  • Day 27/30 – Building Placement 
  • Day 28/30 – Natural Building
  • Day 29/30 – Master Design ✏️
  • Day 30/30 – Connection & Community
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The name comes from permanent-agriculture. It’s a way of managing land to mimic natural systems. Examples of permaculture are planting flowers near fruit trees, harvesting rainwater from a roof, and using the sun for passive heating in homes. The result is a self-sufficient and self-sustaining lifestyle.

The Backyard Permaculture course is an online course that consists of 30 daily lessons delivered via email. At any point, if you have questions or would like feedback on your progress, all you have to do is reply to the email and Tyler will provide you with an answer.

Topics include plant selection, climate survey, sun orientation, watershed, wind, soil, zones, sectors, slopes, building placement, passive heating/cooling, and more.

Whether you have 20 acres, 1 acre, or a single sunny window, you can benefit from permaculture. The course is designed to be adaptable to all climates and regions (including tropical, temperate, and arid).

The course is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience in gardening or permaculture. It’s made to be accessible and easy to understand, with practical advice for anyone who wants to create a self-sufficient garden.

Each lesson should take around 15 minutes per day to complete (a few may take a little longer). However, you can complete the lessons at your own pace.

Yes! You can ask Tyler any and all questions you have, and he will get back to you within 24 hours.

No worries! The course is designed to be self-paced, so you can take as much time as you need to complete it. Work on the course when it’s convenient for you, and if you have any questions or need help along the way, Tyler is always available to assist you.

There are no materials required for the course. It is best if you have access to a gardening space and some basic gardening tools, but you can still learn without them. Tyler recommends the books Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison and Gaia’s Garden by Toby Hemenway as supplements for this course.

After the 30 days are over, you’ll continue to have access to all course materials. You’ll also have access to any future tools, resources, and other courses.

This course is updated 1-2 times per month. Not only does this keep it relevant and up-to-date, but the material is always being improved.

Yes! The course is available internationally and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.

The course comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the course, you can request a refund within 14 days of purchase.

Yes! By the end of the course, you will have a permaculture master design plan, as well as the knowledge and skills needed to create a self-sufficient garden. With proper planning, plant selection, and management, your site will thrive and provide you with plentiful fresh and healthy food for years to come.

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