Applied Permaculture Training Course

First time being offered in Maine!

Learn the skills necessary to put permaculture principles and designs into practice here in Maine with hands-on training facilitated by Permaculture Designer David Homa (Post Carbon Designs and Resilient Roots).

This six-month intensive (one Saturday per month plus 12 additional hours) will build on your knowledge and skills from previous permaculture classes/courses. Students will put design into practice, concentrating on building soil, capturing water, generating energy, growing and storing food, reading the landscape, on-the-fly problem solving, and building regenerative ecosystems.

Experiential learning will connect skills with permaculture core principles such as zones & sectors, explore seasonal iterations of a permaculture design in practice, and ultimately build confidence with implementing and installing permaculture designs.

Topics Included

  • Soil building: Green manures, Sheet mulching and Hugelkultur
  • Planting Techniques
  • Water in the Landscape: Rainwater catchment and Pond creation
  • Season Extension Structures
  • Garden design / layout selection
  • Permaculture Plants for the Northeast
  • Polycultures, Guilds and Forest Gardening
  • Swales and terracing
  • Mycology in the Landscape
  • Returning the Surplus: composting and mulching
  • Animals in the Landscape
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Permaculture and Bees
  • "Broadacre" Permaculture for Farms
  • Urban Gardening
  • Tool Selection and Material Gathering

Where: This course will be based at the Resilient Roots Permaculture Farm and Education Site in North Yarmouth, Maine for the duration of  6 month (one Saturday per month, 9am to 4pm).

Additional  training hours (total of 12 hrs per student) will occur in urban (Portland), rural (Otisfield), and suburban (Cumberland/ Yarmouth) settings in order to complete a total 54 hours of Applied Permaculture Training.

When: This course will be held on one Saturday per month. Course dates in 2013 will be: June 22, July 20, August 24, September 21, October 19 and November 9th. Class time will run from 9am to 4pm with optional films and discussions on the Friday night preceding each Saturday Session. Camping is available on-site.

Participants will also complete an additional 12 hours during the 6 month timeline.  These hours can be achieved at times convenient to the participant with 4 hours in each setting (urban, suburban, and rural).

Cost:$515 for 54 hours of applied Permaculture training
Course fee includes full course materials, coffee, tea + snacks and refreshments, handouts, field trips, guest instructors and camping on-site,and project specific tools/ materials.

$85 Deposit holds your spot in this course.
Limited to 6 to 8 participants

Email : resilientroots(at) for more info
Checks/ Deposits can be mailed to:
David Homa
27 Jordan Lane
Otisfiled, Maine 04270


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  • David H.

    Hello All!
    We start up Applied Permaculture Training on Saturday @ 9 am @ 1445 North Rd in North Yarmouth @ our Demonstration Farm Site.
    Meals and beverages will be provided.
    *Please bring boots and rain gear if appilcable. We have some soggy spots and boots will make the day so much better, even usually barefoot/ keen wearing me will have boots on!
    * Drinking vessel
    I will provide you with notebooks and info packs that morning.
    Our first topic is Soil Building:
    We will be working on sheetmulching, cover crops, hugelkulture, and will discuss challenges and assets in our maine landscape.
    See you then,
    David [masked]

    June 19, 2013

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Additional notes: 15 days in advance of the first session. once the training begins on May 11 2013, refunds will only be granted in special circumstances of injury, sickness, or family concerns. $85 deposit reserve your spot and the $515 is due prior to the start of the

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