Come join the class! Apply now! Introduces the central principles of permaculture, an approach to applied design aimed at increasing health, vitality, and resilience in human/nature systems. Focusing on basic agro-ecological design theory, students will learn and apply permaculture principles to plan and/or construct projects such as edible landscapes, gardens, compost systems, water saving and optimizing landscape features, and energy saving systems. This course is the first in a two-course sequence that comprises the Permaculture Design Certificate program.