"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful observation rather than protracted & thoughtless labour; & of looking at plants & animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single-product system." -Bill Mollison
North Carolina State University offers a free permaculture course online complete with filmed lectures and slides. There are 29, 90 minute lectures the include topics such as ethics and principles, soil ecology, vermicomposting and green architecture.
This invite was originally posted by Transition Toronto (http://transitiontoronto.ning.com/pages/permaculture-study) and then circulated within our Permaculture and Edible Landscaping Club email list. If you would be interested in working through this course with a few others who share this interest, please let us know by posting a comment here.
Check out the online course by following this link: http://mediasite.online.ncsu.edu/online/Catalog/pages/catalog.aspx?catalogId=f5a893e7-4b7c-4b79-80fd-52dcd1ced715