Have you ever wondered how to become a permaculture teacher or how you make permaculture your livelihood as well as your way of life? The masterclass I just released this week is all about doing just this.
There are so many ways that you can create your own ‘job’ as a permaculture teacher. I have taught permaculture around the world for over 25 years. It’s always been my ‘real job’. I absolutely love it!
Take a listen to the 50 minute masterclass. I talk about:
How to become a permaculture teacher. I’ll will share different pathways for you to become a permaculture teacher too.
Finding a permaculture mentor. I believe that finding mentors is so valuable in developing your permaculture education skills. Learn ways to go about finding a mentor.
how to build permaculture teaching experience. The best way to become a great teacher is, of course, to teach. I’ll share lots of ideas of how to build your teaching experience.
$700 off Permaculture Educators’ Program
And, if you happen to be reading this before January 31st, 2019, you might want to make the most of the $700 discount on the Permaculture Educators’ Program – the only place in the world you can do both a Permaculture Design Course and a Permaculture Teacher Certificate online. This is the course I have designed to share with you 25 years of permaculture teaching experience. The program is super comprehensive, flexible and supportive.
I am so keen to encourage people to become excellent permaculture teachers in their own communities. I have created this program so that you can work it around your current commitments, and begin designing and teaching as you study this course.
In February, the price will be AUD1597 but you will also receive a bonus course The Incredible Edible Garden, the return to it’s usual price of AUD1997.
How to become a permaculture teacher
Click on the image below to watch the masterclass.
Morag Gamble's Permaculture Masterclass #14: How to become a Professional Permaculture Teacher - YouTube
It’s a great time to start this course
If you’ve ever contemplated making permaculture your livelihood as well as way of life, this is a great opportunity to focus, learn, connect, practice, research, be mentored and experience permaculture in a course that is:
international – people from around the world and a wide range of climate zones
aimed at helping you make a real living from permaculture
We are also currently talking with an international organisation to link our programs with higher degree courses. This will give you educational pathway options should you wish to continue further with your permaculture studies. We also link you with programs where you can seek out practical internships.
The feedback from current students has been so wonderful – better than I had ever hoped. I have been teaching permaculture now for over 25 years on 5 continents. I love permaculture teaching and I am excited to have the opportunity to share what I know with you in this flexible and accessible way.
Other things you might like to know about this course:
it is very practical and action focussed – you will finish the course with a great permaculture design and deeper understanding of your place, and have started teaching permaculture workshops
the course includes 43 clear modules delivered weekly from the time you register
each module is designed to take around 2-3 hours
because the course is online, you can access it from anywhere, anytime
there is no expiry date – you have access to the materials as long as you need them
you can work at your own pace (minimum time 43 weeks – no maximum)
because the course is spread out over 10 months or more, there is so much opportunity for practical application, reflection, refinement, collaborations, experimentation
you work in your own place and community for your projects
there is a friendly international group of participants who support and inspire each other, share ideas and resources – from many parts of the world and different climate zones
there is a lively Facebook community (a private group for all students past and present)
students living close to each other have started organising meet-ups. They learn from one another and help physically with garden projects.
we have weekly Q&A sessions
you are invited to a monthly masterclass based on topics chosen by the participants
some participants weave this knowledge into their current work, others create a whole new livelihood through it
I personally answer your questions and assess your submissions
you have an opportunity to travel with me to Africa (and other places) as a student teacher and/or volunteer to gain valuable experience
I look forward to the opportunity of working with you as you learn and refine your permaculture design and teaching skills.
REGISTER NOWfor my first masterclass of 2019. This is a free permaculture teaching masterclass focussing on helping you develop ideas for how to make permaculture teaching your main work.
In this Masterclass #14, I will explore:
12 WAYS OF CREATING YOUR LIVELIHOOD AS A PERMACULTURE TEACHER
There are many ways that you can create your own ‘job’ as a permaculture teacher.It’s always been my ‘real job’. I have taught permaculture around the world for over 25 years. I’ll will share my insights into creating an ethical livelihood as a permaculture teacher in many different contexts.
HOW TO BECOME A PERMACULTURE TEACHER
I’ll will share different pathways for you to become a permaculture teacher too.
FINDING A PERMACULTURE EDUCATION MENTOR
I believe that finding mentors is so valuable in developing your permaculture education skills. Learn ways to go about finding a mentor.
HOW TO BUILD PERMACULTURE TEACHING EXPERIENCE
The best way to become a great teacher is, of course, to teach. I’ll share lots of ideas of how to build your teaching experience.
Permaculture Teaching opportunities exist in every part of the world
$700 OFF PERMACULTURE EDUCATORS’ PROGRAM
To help new teachers get started, until the end of January 2019, I’m also gifting a $700 voucher to any Our Permaculture Life subscriber who wants to attend the comprehensive online Permaculture Educators’ Program. Find out all the details of the program HERE. An email will be sent very soon with all the details of how to register with the $700 discount.
Merry Christmas and my very best wishes to you all.
It has been an exciting year for us and I am so delighted that so many of you have joined me from around the world on the new Permaculture Education Institute online permaculture program.
Now we are in East Africa until the end of the year supporting local permaculture teachers and permaculture programs for women and children in need. Thank you so much for your generous donations to support these programs.
Best wishes for 2019
When I get access to more constant internet, I can’t wait to share with you so many stories, conversations and project updates.
I look forward to chatting with you all in the new year.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Merry Christmas and our very best wishes for 2019.
Morag and all the team at Permaculture Education Institute, Our Permaculture Life and Ethos Foundation
In East Africa. Photo by my 10yo son
Maia and Hugh at the children’s home
with Madinah (farmer educator) and Sakina (Congolese refugee)
wtih Jenipher – who makes and gives free washable sanitary kits to vulnerable girls in western Kenya, and teaches them about looking after themselves. Now she is going to share permaculture gardens in the schools and neighbourhoods too. We have been supporting Jenipher throughout this year with the Gofundme campaign and recently to attend the PDC in Uganda. I go to her home tomorrow.
My crazy travel companions on this trip… seriously though. They have been amazing and now they are permaculture graduates having taken a course with people from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Liberia. Very proud of them.
Mary and Maia made their own games!
with Florence who was so kind to me at the school helping me to find water and food. Thank you Flo!
Maia making a mud oven with Arafat
Jenipher is also a seamstress and is measuring Maia for a handmade dress.
Maia and Hugh with their new friends, Arafat, Anthony, Hassan, Faith and Joan at the children’s home
One of the school cows.
Hugh and Arafat loved harvesting fruits all around the school permaculture garden.
I have just released my new online masterclass about my 12 key tips for growing a thriving edible garden – creating abundance with ease.
My latest masterclass – 12 key tips for growing a thriving edible garden,
My masterclasses have always been free and sponsored by the Permaculture Education Institute (https://permacultureeducationinstitute.org) . However, this particular masterclass is dedicated to raise funds for permaculture programs for women and children in Uganda and Kenya. You can find out about the permaculture volunteer work my kids and I are doing there this December.
If you watch this masterclass, please feel moved to visit the Ethos Foundation project page to find out more and donate https://ethosfoundation.org.au .
12 Tips for a Thriving Edible Garden: Morag Gamble's Masterclass #13 - YouTube
We are half way to our fundraising goal . Please help us exceed it!
My kids and I have a goal of raising a modest $10k to personally take and distribute to local community projects that are making a real difference. This is a registered charity and 100% of funds go directly to these community-led projects. All our expenses and time are donated.
Thank you in advance for your generous donation. My children and I have been so overwhelmed by the big-hearted kindness of our community, and also people around the world who have been sending in their support. Thank you to you all.
Please share widely. Only 5 sleeps until we arrive in Uganda.
Only 26 days left for our permaculture fun(d)raiser and to get ready to leave for Africa! Yellow fever jabs done, Naturopath’s first aid kit made, visas in process, oops – passports need updating!
Morag on ABC Radio today
This morning I had a great chat with Annie Gaffney , morning show host of ABC Radio, about our forthcoming journey to Uganda and Kenya. My daughter (12yo) and eldest son (10yo) are travelling with me. Annie and I chat about why we are going to East Africa, who we are working with, what we are doing there, and why I am asking for your help.
Here’s the 10 minute interview with Annie on ABC Sunshine Coast morning show. Please take a listen and share this blog. Could you help us spread the word so we can reach our goal of $10,000?
I have a big goal of raising $10K to take with us to give directly. 100% goes to local people doing local projects for local benefit. These are permaculture gardens and teacher trainings for schools and women’s self-help communities.
Fun(d)raising goal = $10k
Total raised so far = $845
Ethos Foundation – our registered permaculture charity
You can find out more about the programs we are volunteering with on the Ethos Foundation Website: https://ethosfoundation.org.au, and also at https://kwaya.org/permaculture. We have partnered with Kwaya Australia, a registered charity working directly with the African Children’s Choir, because we are going to be helping them to design an edible food garden on their half acre primary school site.
I have recently relaunched the Ethos Foundation. Previously I ran, a registered charity, that works in partnership with the Permaculture Education Institute. Ethos Foundation is run as a donation-based organisation – from community to community. Ethos directly supports the the permaculture education programs we are volunteering with around the world, and offers scholarship places to enable local leaders to attend permaculture teacher courses . The funds that Ethos collects and distributes are used 100% for the local projects and people. We cover our own expenses and volunteer our time – this is our permaculture community service work – fair share!
A little Youtube Clip about the trip
Here is the little film that Maia and I made last week.
Permaculture for Children: Morag Gamble in East Africa - YouTube
Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far. Today are shout outs for …
Annie Gaffney of ABC Radio who welcomed me onto her morning show today
Frances Michaels of Green Harvest who has just offered donated seeds
Amanda Hogg has donated the use of her house, her time and music for the fun(d)raising House Concert on 18 November – please come along!
Hayden Hack, Jacinta Foale and Emma who have agreed to play at Jambo! Africa House Concert – it is going to be amazing.
Thanks too to everyone who has donated to the fund. I am grateful for any amount you can contribute.
This December I have been invited to Africa to assist with permaculture education programs, sustainable food gardens for schools, curriculum development for permaculture in schools, women’s self-help programs. Because there is a big focus on permaculture for children, I am taking my two eldest children now 10yo and 12 yo who’ve grown up with permaculture.
Permaculture for Children: Morag Gamble in Africa - YouTube
Please support us and donate generously.
I’d love your help to raise $10k for sustainable food gardens for women and children in Uganda and Kenya. We are collecting funds all November.
On December 5, my children and I fly to Africa and can distribute the funds directly to community-initiated and led programs.
100% of all donations reach real people in need. We are donating all our costs and time.
Where to donate
You can find more information about the programs and donate via our registered charity Ethos Foundation, Click this link to read more and donate.
Help us fill our suitcases with books and laptops
We would love to fill our suitcases with good permaculture books and good working laptops too. e if you can help with this.
Please support these programs focussing on permaculture for children and women.
Do you struggle with keeping your edible garden alive on the hot days? Are you looking for some simple ways to drought-proof your edible garden?
Join me for an online permaculture design masterclass on Monday 29th October 2019 at 8-9pm (Brisbane time/AEST)to explore ways to create water resilience in your garden.
I’ll be sharing some very practical, accessible and useful tips on how to drought-proof your edible garden.
In this Masterclass we will explore water in the garden: how to slow it, spread it, sink it and store it. We’ll discuss ways to improve the water holding capacity of the soil, how to direct water into garden beds from the surrounding landscape, how to select edible plants that suit the natural climatic patterns, and more.
Permaculture teaching takes so many forms. Permaculture teaching can be with adults, children, your own family, your local community, internationally, at schools, at universities, online, written, through film, via audio …
Permaculture teaching through mentoring
Recently I spent a week in my garden mentoring a year 10 work experience student. We had so much fun! Here is the film we made together showing some of the things he learned about the permaculture approach to designing and developing a garden.
A week in Morag's garden - YouTube
Over the past 25 years, I have taught in 20 countries and learned so much from applying permaculture in these varied contexts, cultures, climates and communities.
Permaculture teaching in Africa this December
In December, I will be in Uganda and Kenya supporting permaculture teachers from Kenya, Uganda and Zanzibar who are leading a Permaculture Design Course. Two of my children (12 and 10 yo) will accompany me and complete their PDC with me in Uganda. We have also been invited to visit the African Children’s Choir School near Kampala to work with students to design a sustainable food garden.
We will be travelling across to Kenya to meet and plan a permaculture course in August 2019, and find out how to support the development of a new practical permaculture teaching centre near Kakamega. We’ll also be visiting Jenipher who makes and distributes washable sanitary kits for girls – we’ve been raising funds for her program. Please keep donating – it is making a huge difference to the amount of girls she is able to help.
I am about to launch a fundraising program to help the various programs we visit – please watch this space. The wonderful African storyteller, Mariam Issa, just agreed today to lead an event in Maleny with me to raise funds at the start of December. We will be sharing the stage at Northey Street City Farm for the Gross National Happiness event – tickets here. I can’t wait!
I just love teaching, sharing, learning, co-designing and collaborating with permaculture. This is why I have created the Permaculture Education Institute.
I think one of the key things about being a good permaculture teacher (or any teacher really) is maintaining a dynamic curiosity and an active approach to learning. Every day I learn something new. In just about every workshop lead or conversation I have, I discover some great new ideas, information or strategies.
Today for example I was chatting on the phone with an Indian man, an engineer seeking permaculture advice. His goal is to start living a permaculture life, getting back to nature and begin farming again, like his grandfather did. He told me about how his grandfather collected and used cow urine for pest control, and how they went about crushing the Neem leaves in water too for managing pests. Fascinating!
Permaculture teaching – is it for you?
Do you want to become a permaculture teacher? Do get in touch with me. Enrolments are always open for my Permaculture Educators’ Program (combined Permaculture Design Certificate and Permaculture Teacher Certificate). It is a comprehensive and fully flexible, self-paced course. There is a wonderful group of students from around the world who connect through our online group. Graduates of this program are eligible to continue their study toward a Diploma in Permaculture and even use their studies toward a degree program with partner organisations. Graduates are also invited to travel with me to projects overseas. In 2019, I will be selecting applicants to accompany me to Kenya. Visit https://permacultureeducationinstitute.org for more information. So many exiting opportunities.
I love permaculture books and resources. I have a huge library at home on a diverse range of topics and I am often referring to them inspiration and technical details. I always carry as many as I can to workshops to share with people too. Below I’ve included a list of some of my favourites, but there are so many more (perhaps a future post).
Our Permaculture Life Blog – 400 articles
Don’t forget you can search in my blog, Our Permaculture Life for information about particular topics. There are over 400 articles in here now and I am open to you sending me new topics to write about. Email me at email@example.com with the subject [blog suggestion].
Our Permaculture Life Youtube Channel
Did you know you can also search for topics in my Youtube Channel, Our Permaculture Life . I have over 70 short clips about a whole range of permaculture topics. Again, I am open to you sending me new topics to write about. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject [Youtube suggestion].
Suggest Permaculture Books
Here is a list of useful permaculture books – there are many more too.