Permaculture’s design principles offer a unique approach that combines the analysis of biological phenomena with cultural relevance making Permaculture a truly holistic design system.

The Permaculture Design Course has truly transformed the lives and enhanced the careers of thousands of people around the world. Learn how to design the world you want to see.

The Permaculture Academy is a growing network of professionals in a range of fields. Our community offers forums, podcasts, workshops, and inspiration. Welcome to the Permaculture family.

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The Permaculture Design Course

The Permaculture Academy, in cooperation with The Permaculture Institute and EarthFlow Design Works, offers world-renowned Permaculture Design Courses around the world. Current course locations include Los Angeles and San Diego with courses coming soon to Seattle, Las Vegas, New Orleans, and New York.

Students will learn:

  • Elegant & Ecological Home & Garden Design
  • Modern Homesteading with Style
  • Healthy Building & Natural Property Development
  • Celebrating Community
  • Green Business Models of Success
  • The Economics of a Sustainable Society


Larry Santoyo

Lead Instructor

Larry Santoyo, Lead Instructor at The Permaculture Academy, is an ecological designer, green business consultant and senior planner at EarthFlow Designs.

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Toby Hemenway

Author, Gaia's Garden

Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which for the last eight years has been the best-selling permaculture book in the world.

Scott Pittman

President, The Permaculture Institute

Scott Pittman is one of the foremost teachers of permaculture in the US, has taught the subject extensively worldwide on four continents.

John Valenzuela

Horticulturalist, Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens

John Valenzuela is a permaculture designer, consultant and educator who for 20 years has specialized in the study, care and cultivation of Rare Fruits.

Plus several guest speakers and some of Permaculture’s favorite sustainability icons will join in to educate and entertain!


The Permaculture Academy Headquarters

The Earthflow Designs Studio

7101 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
(805) 234-2739

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