Suburban ecoHomestead Design Course – REGENERATIVE.com

Creatively transforms your suburban property into a thriving abundant sustainable eco-homestead
This self-paced Suburban Eco-Homestead Sustainable Design Online Video Course gives you a comprehensive understanding of permaculture, with its origins, theory, and practical tools to enable you to create your own thriving suburban eco-homestead.

With this online mastercourse bundle, you will get a huge amount of incredibly valuable content to complete at your own pace:

  • Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course (normally $1995)
  • Sustainable Living Manual 400-Page Binder shipped to you (normally $199)
  • Making Compost Online Video Course (normally $99)
  • Mulch Fundamentals Online Course (normally $99)
  • Greywater Systems Online Course (normally $99)
  • Rainwater Catchment Online Course (normally $99)

If the thought of being self-sufficient and having true freedom excites you,  then we urge you to read on.  We have something very special that we want to share with you today.  You are about to discover things that most people will never know...

Here is what student Charles Gann says about our sustainable living program...

"I really appreciate you making it available for educating those who want to get involved with permaculture at ALL levels.  It is very nice to be able to get the information and rich examples without having to travel, spend a week or more. I appreciate your program very much."

Have you ever thought about growing foods without harmful pesticides?

Including how you can grow your own healthy food even if you have never done any gardening before and how you can save money and ensure your family is provided for in the future.  Have you ever considered saving rainwater to cut your water bills?  Well, it’s all possible. You can live greener and more self-sufficiently and it’s really not hard to do. In fact, it can be downright easy.

We’ll tell you why – and how – in just a minute.  
But first, let’s look at what a freer, greener, more self-sufficient life might look like for you.

  • Maybe you would have your own thriving garden filled with delicious, herbicide and pesticide free fruits, vegetables and herbs. Want some juicy, succulent tomatoes for dinner, just walk outside and grab a couple. Live in an apartment? No problem, the truth is you can grow healthy, great-tasting food in an apartment as well. There are even aquaponics systems that don’t require soil.
  • Maybe you build your own tank to catch rainwater and drastically cut your monthly water bills.
  • Maybe you raise chickens or goats or other animals on your property. Maybe you use permaculture techniques to attract beneficial animals like bees and dragonflies to your property as well.
  • Maybe you learn and implement green-living techniques that reduce your water consumption and lower your energy costs.
  • Maybe you reduce food and other waste and learn how to not just protect our planet but make it a better place for future generations.

Yes, I want to live a healthy, prosperous life! Give me immediate access!

WITH THIS ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE, I WILL GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT WORTH OVER $2500 WHEN I ORDER NOW:

  • Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course (normally $1995)
  • Sustainable Living Manual 400-Page Binder shipped to you (normally $199)
  • Making Compost Online Video Course (normally $99)
  • Mulch Fundamentals Online Course (normally $99)
  • Greywater Systems Online Course (normally $99)
  • Rainwater Catchment Online Course (normally $99)

ORDER RIGHT NOW FOR ONLY $1995

Here is what student Cathy Anderson says about our sustainable living program...

"It's a fantastic course of understanding, building from the soil up. It's extremely inspiring, and changed my life. I no longer use a drier, and am very conscious about wasting water. We use wood chips on our plants so we do not have to water. It works on our food also, the only thing I water occasionally is roses. I have taught people around me about it and recommended the course, and will continue to recommend it."

Here are just some of the many learning outcomes that this course will give you:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of what permaculture is – and how it can transform garden, communities, and people
  • Learn the design principles and ethics of holistic permaculture design
  • Discover how permaculture aims to provide solutions for people to live harmoniously with nature
  • Understand the role observation plays in informing our design decisions
  • Be able to analyze any site to appreciate the processes that are occurring within it
  • Comprehend the five types of energy resources described by permaculture
  • Recognize strategies to create yield from any site
  • Appreciate the interrelationships between plants, animals and humans
  • Gain an understanding of how patterns work in nature – and how you can use them in your designs
  • Evaluate climate factors – from rainfall and temperature to snow and wind – and recognize how they influence the site.
  • Discover how cycles in time and space create niches for life to happen in
  • See how slope, aspect and orientation can affect design decisions
  • Learn three different methods for measuring the slope of the land
  • Develop strategies to maintain a healthy ecosystem over time
  • Recognize some of the more common pattern shapes that are found in nature
  • Find out some practical tips on applying pattern to a permaculture site
  • See how wind functions, and learn five types of windbreak construction
  • Understand the characteristics of the three main climate zones
  • Appreciate why good soil is important to human health
  • Gain practical know-how in order to preserve, rehabilitate and improve soil conditions
  • Identify and harness sources of renewable power
  • Have knowledge of six types of intervention we can make to influence the amount of water on our site
  • Know how to construct four different types of earthworks for water storage and flow
  • Be able to put practical strategies in place to minimize your impact on the water supply
  • Have the knowledge to catch, store and use rainwater efficiently
  • Understand the different zones of a permaculture site, and how to design for each of them – from forests to window boxes
  • Appreciate the central role that trees play to life on Earth
  • Know how to use trees to raise or lower the temperature on your site
  • Comprehend the four ways trees impact on precipitation levels
  • Evaluate the benefits of developing polycultures
  • Learn how house design affects energy conservation
  • Discover how to reverse the effects of desertification and soil salting
  • Appreciate how different elements, such as soil and water, function in various climatic conditions
  • Read the land so that you can place design elements in their most effective locations
  • Recognize the factors that will influence how houses, buildings and larger settlements are organized
  • Discover natural building techniques
  • See how aquaculture can be an integrated ecosystem, involving plants as well as animals
  • Find out about the advantages and disadvantages of various fish species
  • Learn about various pond configurations and designs that may be suitable for your aquaculture system
  • Understand how permaculture principles can be applied to human societies and communities
  • Discover alternative ways of organizing communities to bring benefits to all
  • Appreciate democratic methods of funding, land access and creating livelihoods
  • Comprehend how the interconnectedness of all human life – as well as our place in nature – should inform how we treat one another
  • Gain maximum productive yield from your property
  • Appreciate the differences between different types of window box
  • Know which window box conditions a variety of plants prefer
  • Learn how to grow a wide variety of plants on high-rise balconies
  • Recognize the best way to cultivate fruit trees in courtyards
  • Understand the requirements for starting a roof garden
  • Discover two types of green wall cultivation
  • Appreciate the wide range of benefits trees bring to urban areas
  • Gain knowledge about using permaculture to make cities more energy efficient
  • Learn the numerous benefits community gardens can bring to a neighborhood
  • Know the steps required to create a successful community garden
  • Understand how land share schemes work
  • Appreciate the benefits to all parties of a co-operative farm

So, within this course, you will learn growing techniques for the following situations:

  • Window boxes
  • Balconies
  • Courtyards
  • Roofs
  • Walls

You’ll learn what you need to provide in each of these situations to ensure robust plant growth and good crop yields. We’ll look at different types of containers in which to house your plants, the sort of soil that makes the best option for box and container gardening, the importance of effective irrigation in urban agriculture, and precautions to take against potential climatic conditions that urban locations are particularly prone to. We’ll also highlight some of the crop species that are suitable for each type of growing location, and show you how you can best ensure healthy plants.

The course also explains how access to a courtyard expands your growing options to take in fruit trees – which can be grown in containers a lot more easily than perhaps you might first think. Beyond individual growing opportunities, the course also examines collaborative cultivation strategies for urban areas.

We’ll explore the many benefits that community gardening projects can bring to a neighborhood:

  • Providing reasons for community engagement
  • Providing fresh, healthy, seasonal food
  • Improving local air quality
  • Offering learning opportunities

From there, we’ll guide you through the steps to take if your wish to start your own community gardening initiative. You’ll learn how to work out the aims of the project, which services your local authorities may be able to provide, who to approach to source a site from, and how to maintain community engagement with the garden over the long term.

The section on community gardening also looks at the three key factors that you will need to analyze on any site to ensure the success of your project – the quality of the soil, the availability of water and exposure to sunlight.

Leading on from community gardening, the course also explores two other options for collaborative permaculture practice – land share, and co-operative farms.

We also explore how permaculture principles can be effective in urban areas in ways other than food cultivation. So, for instance, the course looks at the many benefits that trees can bring to urban inhabitants – from muffling noise and reducing air pollution, to modifying temperatures given how the concrete an asphalt of tons and cities can raise the ambient temperature by several degrees – and how planting strategies can be used to make urban buildings more energy efficient.

Here is what student Louise Bourassa says about our sustainable living program...

"I really found all the information quite pertinent.  I have learn a few things I did not know about permaculture, really it is a way of living that encompass everything not just the cultivation of food.  Really good "

Learning the principles and design strategies of permaculture

You get access to over 12 hours of animated video presentations that take you through all aspects of permaculture.  Over a series of modules you will discover all aspects of permaculture history, design and application.

You’ll discover why permaculture was first developed, and the guiding principles and ethics that underpin all permaculture applications.  You’ll learn all about the patterns that occur in nature, why they have evolved, and how to work in harmony with them on your own property. 

The course also covers the analysis that is required of any site before a design is implemented, such as observing climatic conditions, reading the landscape, and understanding all the processes that are occurring in the soil, in plants and trees, and in the connections between them. 

You’ll also be given a great deal of invaluable knowledge to help guide your permaculture practice, including:

  • Using planting configurations to generate self-sustaining ecosystems and more yield
  • Harvesting rainwater
  • Constructing earthworks
  • Implementing windbreaks
  • Building garden beds
  • Working with wildlife
  • Designing energy-efficient houses.

There will also be discussion about how people, plants and animals interact in harmonious ecosystems, how we can promote healthy self-sustaining ecosystems, and how livestock and aquaculture can become a part of your permaculture design.

You will see how such permaculture practice should be applied depending on your type of climate – from mountaintops to deserts, from tropical islands to suburban backyards, and everywhere in-between.

You will also explore how permaculture principles can be applied to local and global communities; in ways that are based on sustainable resource use, protection of the natural world, and positive interrelationships between people.

As you work through each of the modules, there will be quizzes to test your knowledge and chart your progress.

These learning modules are based on the seminal text “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual” by one of the founders of the movement, Bill Mollison, and watching the video alongside reading the manual gives you two distinct methods of learning. Taking in information in a variety of ways is a proven method of making it more tangible and likely to stock in your mind. That’s why we are also providing you with voice-over that accompanies each video as an audio stream, so that you can learn on the go, whether that’s listening in the car or when out for a walk.

Build your self-sufficiency skills with a self-paced online learning experience:

We’ve focused on not just what you learn on this course, but how you learn it. We recognize that people like to learn in different ways, or appreciate being able to study information in a number of ways to help make information more tangible. That’s why this package incorporates a number of methods that you can use to work your way through the course. When you invest in this course, you’ll receive for one full year:

  • Access to engaging animated video lessons covering each topic
  • An audio-only recording of each lesson, great for listening in the car
  • Summaries to guide you through the sections
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge each step of the way
  • Bonus Essential Guide to Urban Permaculture eBook

Here is what student Kavita Suratal says about our sustainable living program...

"I am a first time gardener. But I am very passionate about the soil and environment. And your course opens my eyes to whole lot of possibilities.  I am amazed at the wonderful work you all do.  All I have to say is a very heartfelt Thank You! I am very much interested in the harmony with nature and yet get a bountiful.  And your course helps me learn how to. Thank you!  It is extremely comprehensive.  Now I know the importance of soil, no tilling, cover crop, use of gray water. I am very grateful for you to share this wonderful resource of knowledge.  Many more people like me can adapt to the right way of doing things. Thank you!"

​You can use some or all of these methods to help you learn all the information and take in the practical guidance contained in the course. Perhaps you’ll find reading the eBook at the kitchen table over breakfast helps you learn, or listening to the audio while you are out running. Your tuition fee covers one full year of access to all of the online content, and you can complete the course at the pace that fits your lifestyle! Our self-paced online complete learning experience is entirely adaptable to your lifestyle and preferences.

And once you’ve completed the course successfully, you’ll receive a certificate to commemorate your achievement.

We believe that permaculture has the potential to transform the lives of everyone, wherever they may live. That’s why we want as many people who live in towns and cities as possible to have access to this course.

Yes, I want to live a healthy, prosperous life! Give me immediate access!

WITH THIS ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE, I WILL GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT WORTH OVER $2500 WHEN I ORDER NOW:

  • Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course (normally $1995)
  • Sustainable Living Manual 400-Page Binder shipped to you (normally $199)
  • Making Compost Online Video Course (normally $99)
  • Mulch Fundamentals Online Course (normally $99)
  • Greywater Systems Online Course (normally $99)
  • Rainwater Catchment Online Course (normally $99)

ORDER RIGHT NOW FOR ONLY $1995

SPECIAL BONUS #1:  400+ page Sustainable Living Manual Binder
Normally priced $199 but included FREE when you purchase today.

Discover how to live a healthier, greener, more self-sufficient life by growing your own food and utilizing ancient sustainable living technologies.  

Learn how you can grow your own healthy food even if you have never done any gardening before and how you can save money and ensure your family is provided for in the future;  and to accomplish these things you won’t need years of training or any special life experience. The truth is anyone can do these things with access to a few simple tips.

Here’s a closer look at what you’ll learn from this amazing, information-packed 400+ page guide:

  • How to grow asparagus, broccoli, cucumber, garlic, kale, peppers, swiss chard, soya beans, apricots, plums, rhubarb, strawberries, walnuts and much more – no green thumb required, just follow the simple directions and you’ll have delicious fruits, vegetables and herbs in no time!
  • Seven vegetables you can harvest in winter – plus, seven tips for growing citrus trees practically anywhere!
  • Little known but highly effective medicinal uses for several plants and flowers
  • How to grow fruits and vegetables indoors … even how to grow fruit trees in containers
  • How to spot common plant diseases and get rid of them before they cause lasting damage
  • Seven typical components of a guild and 10 reasons why guild planting is amazing
  • Ten benefits of cover crops – you have to understand the importance of cover crops to ensure you are able to make the most of your soil over time
  • Six reasons why comfrey is an amazing permaculture plant – what you learn here is going to surprise you!
  • Seven types of growing beds and the garden techniques you need to know to make the most of each one!
  • Eight ways to increase yield from your garden beds – follow these tips and you’ll be amazed at the quantity and quality of fruits and vegetables you grow!
  • Five methods to protect your plants from drought
  • Six ways to manage pests naturally
  • And much more

Here is what student Louise Bourassa says about our sustainable living program...

"I really found all the information quite pertinent.  I have learn a few things I did not know about permaculture, really it is a way of living that encompass everything not just the cultivation of food.  Really good "

Save money on grocery bills & enjoy peace of mind in today’s uncertain, highly volatile world!

  • Four ways to harvest rainwater and five types of tanks that you can easily build even if you have no building experience
  • Five types of composting methods and how to select the one that is right for you situation
  • Three types of aquaponics systems – you can use these to grow plants without soil
  • How to raise chickens like an experienced farmer
  • Eleven beneficial insect-eating birds
  • Ten beneficial spider species
  • How to attract dragonflies and bats to your garden and why this is a good thing
  • Seven natural building techniques that you can use to build sturdy structures without damaging the environment
  • How to solve six common house problems using sustainable living practices
  • How to dramatically reduce water consumption in your home
  • How to save energy in the kitchen
  • How to use household appliances much more efficiently
  • How to practice permaculture in urban areas
  • How to shop sustainably and reduce your food bill
  • How to start a small produce business that can serve as an extra income source
  • How to bring permaculture into the workplace without irritating your co-workers
  • How to harness energy from the city in innovative ways – chances are you haven’t even thought of these money-saving methods
  • How to reduce food waste
  • Six ways you can help combat climate change
  • And much, much more

Your dream life awaits!

There is a lot going on in the world today. There’s an energy crisis, a population explosion, water shortages, dwindling land resources, climate change and social decline.

In other words, this is an ideal time to pursue self-sufficiency. We don’t really know who or what will be there for us in the future. Being self-sufficient will give you true freedom along with peace of mind.

Sustainable living offers incredible benefits while preserving the world for future generations

  • It can save you money on your grocery and energy bills
  • It can ensure that you have food and shelter during a catastrophe or terrorist attack
  • It can give you a safe, healthy food supply in comparison to foods found at the grocery store that are grown with dangerous pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers

The Sustainable Living Manual Binder is packed with knowledge you absolutely need to live better.  Here is what it includes:

Introduction

9

Plants

13

How to grow asparagus.

13

How to grow broccoli

15

Eight varieties of cucumber to grow

18

How to grow garlic

20

How to grow kale

22

How to grow peppers

26

How to grow Swiss chard

28

How to grow soya beans

31

Nine vegetables: Harvesting guide

33

Seven vegetables you can harvest in winter

35

How to grow apricots

37

Seven tips for growing citrus trees

40

How to grow figs

43

Here is what student Vanessa Hunter says about our sustainable living program...

"Excellent! They presented information in a clear fashion making it easy to learn. Great experience, I learned so much more then I had anticipated. I will definitely utilize the skills I have gained here in my personal life and I hope in a professional sense as well."

How to grow plums

46

How to grow rhubarb

48

How to grow strawberries

50

Eight fruits: Harvesting guide

53

How to grow walnuts

55

Nine edible weeds

57

Eight edible flowers

61

Herbs: Culinary and medicinal uses

63

Planting

67

How to start seeds indoors

67

How to plant a tree

69

How to grow fruit trees in containers

71

How to espalier fruit trees

74

How to graft fruit trees

77

How to spot common plant diseases

79

Seven typical components of a guild

82

Ten reasons why guild planting is amazing

84

Seven parts of an apple tree guild

87

How to grow walnuts

69

Four types of succession planting

89

Ten benefits of conver crops

93

Six reasons why comfrey is an amazing permaculture plant

95

Eleven functions of trees

98

Seven functions of bamboo

100

Functions a windbreak can perform

103

Five factors that aff ect microclimates

106

Six characteristics of Zone 2

109

Seven types of growing beds

113

Benefi ts of circular garden beds

116

Seven advantages of perennials

118

Why forest gardens are amazing

121

Garden techniques

125

How to map your plot

125

How to build a raised keyhole bed

128

Building a raised garden bed

131

How to make a no-dig bed

133

How to create more edges

136

How to do a 4-bed crop rotation

139

Eight ways to increase yield from your garden beds

141

An easy sheet mulching technique

145

How to propagate plants

148

How to prepare your plot for winter

150

Five methods to protect your plants from drought

153

How to repair fl ood damaged soil

155

Six ways to manage pests naturally

158

How to design a pond

162

Four ways to harvest rainwater

164

How to plan an orchard

167

How to build a cold frame

169

How to stack firewood

172

How to predict frost

175

Soil

179

Five functions of soil

179

Eight chemical elements in soil

182

Five elements of healthy soil composition

185

Six properties of soil

187

Three chemical element in the soil essential to plant growth (and how to increase them)

190

Seven ways to feed your soil

193

Five types of composting method

195

Nine great herbs for composting

199

Twelve things not to put in your compost pile

201

Five tips about composting toilets

204

Five types of manure for your permaculture garden

206

Nine organic mulch materials

209

Water

213

Four ways plants use water

213

Nine ways to save water in the garden

215

Ways to slow water leaving your property

219

How to build a swale

221

Five types of rainwater tank

224

Seven tips for greywater use

227

Four reasons to consider a pond in your permaculture design

230

Five categories of plants for ponds

232

Three types of aquaponics systems

236

Animals

239

Nine things chickens add to a permaculture gardern

239

Nine things a permaculture gardener needs to provide for chickens

241

Ten chicken breeds to consider for your permaculture plot

244

How to spot five common chicken diseases

247

How to build a chicken dust bath

249

How to introduce new chickens to your flock

251

How to feed chickens

255

Five chicken bedding options

257

Six benefits of a chicken tractor

259

Nine goat breeds for a permaculture plot

262

Eight fish species suitable for quaponics

265

How to build a worm farm

268

How to set up a beehive

272

How to create a gardern to attract wildlife

274

Eight animals and the plants that repel them

276

Twelve beneficial insects for your permaculture plot

279

Eleven beneficial insect-eating birds

282

Ten beneficial spider species in the USA

285

How to attract dragonflies to your plot

289

How to attract bats to your garden

291

The house and beyond

295

Thirteen reasons to establish a home permaculture food garden

295

How to read your site

298

Fifteen things to observe before starting your permaculture design

301

How to site a new property

304

Seven natural building techniques

307

How to solve six common house problems

310

How to reduce water consumption in the home

312

How to save energy in the kitchen

315

How to use household appliances effi ciently

317

How to practice permaculture in urban areas

321

How to practice permaculture in rented property

323

How to preserve fruit and vegetables

326

How to reduce yout food miles

328

How to shop sustainably

331

How to reduce your food bill

334

How to choose a wind turbine

338

How to start a community garden

341

Seven forms of community gardening

344

Seven benefits of growing food in cities

346

Eight benefits of trees in urban areas

349

Here is what student Gene McGinnis says about our sustainable living program...

"Came away with a way of perceiving our earth and a set of principles and practical tools for addressing the corporate profit-based mindset that has created our dependence on Petrochemicals. Inspiring. I recommend the experience."

Seven permaculture principles for social communities

352

How to start a small produce business

355

How to start a cooperative business

358

How to bring permaculture into the workplace

361

Four types of complementary currencies

364

How to harness energy from the city in innovative ways

367

Seven benefits of doing a permaculture design certificate course

369

Care for the earth

375

How to reduce food waste

375

How to minimize e-waste

377

Six ways you can help combat climate change

379

Six sources of renewable energy

382

Six sustainable agricultural practices

384

Four ways soil gets abused

386

Six problems with monoculture farming

389

Eight problems with palm oil production

394

Seven reasons not to eat cage eggs

396

Five reasons to eat less meat

399

Four alternatives to dairy milk

402

Five threats to global biodiversity

404

Five reasons for rewilding

407

Yes, I want to live a healthy, prosperous life! Give me immediate access!

WITH THIS ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE, I WILL GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT WORTH OVER $2500 WHEN I ORDER NOW:

  • Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course (normally $1995)
  • Sustainable Living Manual 400-Page Binder shipped to you (normally $199)
  • Making Compost Online Video Course (normally $99)
  • Mulch Fundamentals Online Course (normally $99)
  • Greywater Systems Online Course (normally $99)
  • Rainwater Catchment Online Course (normally $99)

ORDER RIGHT NOW FOR ONLY $1995

SPECIAL BONUS #2:  Ultimate Compost Online Video Course 
Normally priced $99 but included FREE when you purchase today.

Explore the different types of material you can compost and how to create your own compost pile. Learn about the different options for compost containers, how to troubleshoot common problems, and how to use your compost on your garden for the best results and highest yields.

This course provides you with everything you need to know about organic compost, so that you can begin making your own today.

  • Understand how making compost contributes to reducing waste
  • Discover the benefits compost gives to soil, and the plants growing in it
  • Learn how material is turned into useable compost
  • Appreciate the complex food web at work in a compost pile
  • Find out about specific microorganisms that help create compost
  • Know what the presence of certain animals tells you about your compost pile
  • Recognize how different ratios of material affect decomposition
  • Understand how preparing materials will affect the decomposition process
  • Learn how to test for and modify a compost pile’s pH level
  • Comprehend how the presence of water and air influences compost development
  • Appreciate different methods for turning your compost pile
  • Discover the options when it comes to housing a compost pile
  • Learn how to use recycled materials to create a container
  • Understand how pile size affects decomposition
  • Appreciate why multiple piles are better than one large one
  • Understand the factors that influence where you site your compost pile
  • Know which conditions to avoid placing your pile in
  • Understand how to layer different materials in a compost pile
  • Discover how to improve aeration as you construct a pile
  • Know what to look for when checking a compost pile
  • Discover how to treat common problems with a pile
  • Appreciate why certain materials should not go into a compost pile
  • Understand why inorganic materials are not suitable for your compost
  • Know which types of manure are suitable for adding to your compost
  • Learn about the benefits of manure from common livestock species
  • Appreciate why worms make good composters
  • Learn how to make your own worm farm
  • Know when your compost is ready to use
  • Discover the time-scales for different types of composting method
  • Recognize the best methods for applying compost to garden beds
  • Learn how to make compost tea and how it benefits plants

Organic compost really is one of the key ingredients for a successful permaculture design. By taking things that people often consider to be “waste” and turning it into something that gives so much to the soil – not only adding nutrients but also helping to improve its structure and moisture retention, and allowing for a better circulation of oxygen in the soil – composting makes sense on so many levels.

It can also be a crucial ingredient in rehabilitating damaged and degraded soil, making previously barren areas suitable for cultivation once more. And the good news is that it’s pretty simple to get started creating your own compost pile. This course is all about giving you the knowledge to do just that.

‘Compost: The Essential Guide’ will enable you to understand just what goes on in a compost pile to give the gardener such a brilliant soil modifier. You’ll discover all the amazing microorganisms that do the work turning all manner of materials into something that your plants will love. Did you know, for example, that there could be several billion bacteria beavering away inside your compost pile! You will also see how many different forms of microorganisms go into creating a complex ecosystem that develops in every single compost pile – from the smallest bacteria and fungi to spiders, centipedes and other beneficial bugs.

The course also explains how all the necessary elements that make for a productive compost pile work together, with a thorough analysis of how material, water, oxygen, and temperature interact, and how modifying any of them influences the way that compost develops. You’ll discover the importance of the right levels of air and moisture to a healthy pile as well as insight on some of the common problems that can affect the development of your compost – and how to prevent or ameliorate them.

You will also be given the instructions, hints and tips you need to start, maintain and use your own compost pile. The course guides you through the many different materials that make suitable additions to a pile, and points out those that should be kept out. It also explains how material needs to be prepared, layered and treated as it makes its transformation into compost.

Here is what student Meagen Alm says about our sustainable living program...

"I was impressed and excited by what was described and presented on the website for what to expect from the course, as it was exactly what I was looking for at the time."

Furthermore, the course looks at the options you have available to you for housing your compost pile. You’ll learn the relative merits of open containers, closed containers, turning bins and dug compost pits. You will also discover the many different types of material that you can recycle to construct your own compost bin quickly and cheaply.

We also include information on the two main methods of creating compost – hot and cold – and the factors that will influence your choice of strategy. As well as hints and tips on siting and maintaining your pile – so it reaches the temperature you need and avoids generating maggots or other unwelcome guests – you will also learn the best techniques for telling when compost is ready to use and how to apply it to your garden beds for maximum effectiveness.

All this is at your fingertips – and your plants will reward you with crops for giving them something that supplies so many of their needs.

As you make your way through the course, all the constituent parts of what makes compost so effective for your permaculture property will come into focus and you’ll gain a complete understanding of how it all fits together. From the importance of aeration and good moisture management of your pile through the relative merits of different types of containers in which to keep your pile to recognizing the moment when your pile has reached that magical stage when it has been transformed into compost – this course has it all.

And once you’ve completed the course successfully, you’ll receive a certificate to commemorate your achievement.

We’ve learned quite a bit about compost over the years, and we want to share everything we know with you – so that you can be as crazy about compost as we are!

“The ground's generosity takes in our compost and grows beauty!” – Rumi

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WITH THIS ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE, I WILL GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT WORTH OVER $2500 WHEN I ORDER NOW:

  • Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course (normally $1995)
  • Sustainable Living Manual 400-Page Binder shipped to you (normally $199)
  • Making Compost Online Video Course (normally $99)
  • Mulch Fundamentals Online Course (normally $99)
  • Greywater Systems Online Course (normally $99)
  • Rainwater Catchment Online Course (normally $99)

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SPECIAL BONUS #3:  Mulch Fundamentals Online Video Course 
Normally priced $99 but included FREE when you purchase today.

Learn how to make mulch a key part of your permaculture design to improve soil and maximize yield

Explore the options when it comes to choosing mulch material for your site. Learn how to store, apply, and maintain mulch for maximum effectiveness on your garden beds. Discover the different types of living mulches, and the different materials suitable as mulch for a wide range of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

In this course you’ll gain a thorough understanding of exactly what mulch does and how it benefits your soil and plants. You will also be guided through the process of choosing the right mulch for your garden beds.

Here are just some of the skills you will gain in this self-paced online course:

  • Discover the range of benefits organic mulch can provide
  • Appreciate how mulch helps maintain a healthy soil
  • Understand the differences between mulch and compost
  • Know when and how compost can be used as mulch
  • Determine which organic mulch material is best for your plot
  • Appreciate the characteristics of different types of organic mulch
  • Discover why sheet mulching is useful for the permaculture gardener
  • Learn how to make your own sheet mulch
  • Appreciate the benefits of living mulches
  • Understand how living mulches can be of use after harvesting
  • Discover some of the more common inorganic mulch options
  • Appreciate the utility of plastic sheet mulching for getting rid of weeds
  • Discover how to best apply mulch to garden beds
  • Learn about suitable mulch depths and strategies for mulching trees
  • Appreciate some of the common problems that can arise with mulch
  • Discover the solutions to mulch issues
  • Appreciate the different mulch needs of different plant species
  • Explore mulch options for vegetables, fruits and herbs

Mulch provides a multitude of positive influences on your site. We’ll go through them and explain what’s happening under that layer of organic material to enable your plants to grow stronger and, in time, for you to harvest more yield from your property. Some of the benefits of organic mulch that we will explore include:

  • The suppression of weeds
  • The addition of soil nutrients
  • The prevention of soil pathogens
  • The retention of moisture
  • The prevention of soil erosion
  • The improvement of soil structure
  • The modification of soil temperature
  • The promotion of microorganism activity
  • The protection of seeds

As you can see, that’s a lot of positive effects that mulch can have, and as you work through the course you will discover how all of them can be attained, and how different mulch materials give different types of positive impact on your soil and garden beds.

We’ll also look at how mulch can be the perfect medicine when it comes to rehabilitating damaged and degraded land, and how it differs from –but can be used in combination with – organic compost.

Having completed this course, you’ll be able to analyze the factors that will influence the choice of mulch material, such as local climate conditions, the individual make-up of the soil on your property, and the types of plants you wish to grow in your garden beds. You’ll also appreciate the unique characteristics that a variety of different organic mulches have.

We will take you through a whole range of different options for mulch material, explaining what each one delivers to the soil and the plants growing in it.

From fallen leaves, seaweed, peat and grass clippings through cardboard, newspaper, straw pine needles, and even coconut husks, you’ll get the lowdown on many different possibilities, and how to source them so that you don’t inadvertently import any unwanted chemicals onto your property. Want to know why cocoa husks aren’t suitable for your garden if your have a dog, or why wood chip mulches need to be relatively thin in order to protect your plants? This course gives you the answers.

You’ll also have the relevant knowledge to be able to recognize when circumstances might be right to make judicious use of inorganic mulches. The course also includes information that will enable you to spot common mulch problems – from the development of fungi to an offensive aroma – then deal with them!

Not only that, you will also discover a simple technique for combining several different organic mulch materials into an effective and energy-efficient layered mulch that supports plant growth without the need for the gardener to dig the garden bed.

Here is what student Cindy Neibaur says about our sustainable living program...

"Very diverse experience & views of permaculture.  It was an amazing experience.  It really opened up my mind on what true sustainable living looks like & how important all living things are to the quality & health of my life & the planet.  I am forever changed."

Furthermore, the course contains comprehensive instructions on applying mulch so that it works at its most effective, depending on the season, the stage of the cultivation cycle, and climate factors. As well as hints and tips on preparing your garden beds for the application of mulch, you’ll learn how to add mulch around trees to avoid damaging them and inhibiting their growth, as well discover theoptimal depths of organic mulch to use for both seedlings and mature plants.

Not all mulches are comprised of small individual elements that are layered over the soil – some mulches are alive! This course also contains comprehensive information on living mulches – crops that are grown especially because they generate many of the benefits of more traditional mulch while they are growing in the soil. You’ll also learn how living mulches can do double duty when you cut them back to prepare you bed for planting.

There is an overview of common mulching techniques and materials for various types of crops, from vegetables and fruits to herbs, and the course also contains valuable information on mulching techniques for container gardening, so even those with relatively little space can still take advantage of the magic of mulch.

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WITH THIS ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE, I WILL GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT WORTH OVER $2500 WHEN I ORDER NOW:

  • Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course (normally $1995)
  • Sustainable Living Manual 400-Page Binder shipped to you (normally $199)
  • Making Compost Online Video Course (normally $99)
  • Mulch Fundamentals Online Course (normally $99)
  • Greywater Systems Online Course (normally $99)
  • Rainwater Catchment Online Course (normally $99)

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SPECIAL BONUS #4:  Greywater Systems Online Video Course 
Normally priced $99 but included FREE when you purchase today.

Discover how to divert, store and use graywater from your home on your garden – safely and effectively

Explore the options for reusing water from your home in your garden, and how to utilize it safely and for maximum efficiency. From the kitchen, laundry and bathroom – turn so-called “waste” graywater into a practical permaculture tool, for your plants and soil, and so increase the yield from your site

This course is your guide to graywater – what it is, where it comes from, how it is used, and why it is important. You’ll be given everything you need to understand how water can be collected from your home and reused on your site – and the tools to make the right choice of graywater system for you, your property, and your aims.

Here are just some of the skills you will gain in this self-paced online course:

  • Discover some of the potential uses for graywater on a permaculture plot
  • Appreciate how graywater systems can combine with rainwater catchment designs
  • Consider how small changes in behavior can make a big saving in water use
  • Understand how a range of behaviors can contribute to water conservation
  • Know how reusing graywater benefits your home, garden and the wider landscape
  • Recognize some of the potential constraints on a graywater system
  • Learn about where in the home graywater can be sourced
  • Gain knowledge about pipe and siphon systems to harvest graywater
  • Discover plumbing mechanisms and alterations that can be used to harvest graywater
  • Appreciate the importance of slope, climate and soil in distributing graywater
  • Discover easy methods for harvesting graywater from your washing machine
  • Explore the ways graywater can be used on a permaculture plot
  • Gain hints and tips for integrating graywater into an ecosystem
  • Analyze the factors that influence the choice of graywater system
  • Discover ways to maintain a well functioning system
  • Gain a wide array of useful tips to keep a graywater system safe and efficient
  • Appreciate how good graywater practices ensure maximum benefit to your plot

Graywater refers to water that has been used in the home for one of a variety of purposes, and which in general is then allowed to flow away down the drain. Graywater harvesting involves intervening in that cycle to prevent wastage and put that water to a secondary use. This is important for many reasons, such as being more mindful of how we use water – which is a finite resource, after all – and recharging groundwater supplies to benefit plants and animals in the local ecosystem, to saving money on your utility bills. The reuse of graywater also taps into the permaculture principle of taking what is normally viewed as a “waste” product and turning it into a valuable resource, and so making for an energy-efficient cycle of materials.

In this course you will explore all the possible sources of graywater – from the bathroom and toilet to the kitchen and the laundry. You’ll be introduced to the various types of greywater – clear, gray, dark and black – and where they come from, as well as advice on suitable treatment and uses for each type.

Here is what student Mirra Shapiro says about our sustainable living program...

"The course really feels like a jump off for more focused in depth study/practice with use of the permaculture principles. Great experience."

You’ll also learn about the various arrangements of pipes and siphons that can be used to harvest that water before it goes into the sewer system, and about the different purposes it can be utilized for to improve your soil, your plants and, ultimately, the yield from your site. We’ll explore using graywater to irrigate plants via infiltration galleys, as well as in greenhouses and constructed wetlands.

You will also be given the instructions, hints and tips you need to choose, install, maintain and use your own graywater system. This includes identifying the aims you have for a graywater system and analyzing the existing conditions on your site to determine the most suitable means of achieving your objective, as well as cost and aesthetic considerations. We’ll also give you the low-down on some of the legal issues you might need to investigate before getting started.

Crucially, you will also learn how to ensure that any water you recycle from your home is safe for the purposes you wish to use it for. From keeping pest insects out of your storage facilities to using different types of graywater on different types of crops, you’ll have the knowledge to be confident in going ahead with your graywater harvesting strategy, and that you have taken all the necessary measures to guarantee appropriate use.

We’ll look at the options when it comes to composting toilets, but even if you don’t go as far as to get your own, you’ll still find out how you can use your pee in your compost pile – and why your plants will love you for it!

You will also gain a whole host of practical hints and tips for conserving water in the home, which all help to protect this most precious of resources. These will cover everything from how you shower and brush your teeth, to the use of dishwashers and laundry washing machines. We’ll also look at some of the most wasteful ways in which Americans use water – from flushing the toilet to watering lawns – and look at more sustainable and water-wise alternatives. There are countless small changes that we can make to our behavior that can add up to make a big difference in our water consumption.

All this knowledge is at your fingertips, contained within this extensive and comprehensive course.

As you progress through the course, you’ll discover a wide variety of ways that graywater systems can benefit you home, garden, and community.

We also take a look at how water use can affect wild ecosystems and even the functioning of the water cycle on a global scale.

The range of learning materials means you can access the information in many ways to suit your schedule – whether that’s watching the videos at home, listening to the audio when you are in the car, or reading the eBook on your tablet while sitting in your garden. 

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WITH THIS ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE, I WILL GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT WORTH OVER $2500 WHEN I ORDER NOW:

  • Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course (normally $1995)
  • Sustainable Living Manual 400-Page Binder shipped to you (normally $199)
  • Making Compost Online Video Course (normally $99)
  • Mulch Fundamentals Online Course (normally $99)
  • Greywater Systems Online Course (normally $99)
  • Rainwater Catchment Online Course (normally $99)

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SPECIAL BONUS #5:  Rainwater Catchment Online Video Course 
Normally priced $99 but included FREE when you purchase today.

Learn all the ways to slow, sink, spread, and store water on your permaculture property

Discover many types of rainwater harvesting system, including rain barrels, swales, drains, and dams – and choose the right combination for your property. And see how you can make your water use less wasteful and more multi-functional.

This complete, extensive course is all about harvesting rainwater, and the difference it can make to you, your property, and the planet.

Here are just some of the skills you will gain in this self-paced online course:

  • Appreciate why preserving and using fresh water efficiently is so important
  • Recognize the pressures the global water system faces
  • Comprehend the many benefits harvesting rainwater can achieve
  • Understand how rainwater harvesting can be used in all environments – urban and rural
  • Be able to easily implement your own rain barrel catchment system
  • Appreciate the steps required in construction, and their individual purpose
  • Learn about the conditions and locations suitable for cistern systems
  • Know how all the constituent parts of a cistern system combine
  • Appreciate the benefit of wicking beds in urban and small-scale locations
  • Discover how infiltration basins and trees combine for effective water use
  • Understand how soil type will impact upon the efficiency of an infiltration basin
  • Know how to site, plan and integrate a swale system on your permaculture plot
  • Discover the relative benefits of different types of earthworks for runoff catchment
  • Find out what a French drain is and what its advantages are
  • Appreciate the circumstances in which a French drain is a viable option
  • Discover what a check dam is and how it works with organic matter
  • Know what check dams can be made from and how to site them for maximum effectiveness
  • Discover how cities can take measures to catch rainfall runoff
  • Consider the pros and cons of permeable pavement materials
  • Understand how a range of factors feed into your rainwater catchment design
  • Learn how soil, slope, planting, and topography will impact on your design
  • Consider how overflow from a rainwater system can be managed to avoid waste
  • Appreciate how easy getting started with rainwater harvesting can be
  • Understand how capturing rainwater contributes to a better world

By catching rainwater and putting it to use we avoid wasting any of the planet’s supply of fresh water that falls on our property – and help improve the global water cycle in the process. Because the fact is that only around 1 per cent of the planet’s water is fresh, and only about half of that amount is actually available as the moisture that keeps all life processes on Earth functioning.

Indeed, fresh water is the very stuff of life, being – along with oxygen – the essential ingredient for virtually everything in nature (including humans) to survive and thrive.

Water circulates through ecosystems continually, on a micro, local and global level. In this permaculture course we explore how anyone can make water use on their property more efficient and more beneficial to the soil, plants and animals that depend on it, and so in turn contribute to the preservation of this valuable – but finite – resource.

Indeed, there are many reasons why someone may wish to harvest rainwater, not only to improve growing conditions and irrigation on their site or to boost groundwater supplies, but also as an emergency preparedness measure or to make themselves more mindful of their water usage. Whatever your reason, this course will help you achieve it.

You’ll be introduced to the general goals of rainwater harvesting techniques – which is to slow, spread, sink or store water that comes onto your property.

Then you’ll discover the multitude of ways that rainwater harvesting can be done. These range from the simplest method of placing a barrel under the downspout of your guttering through to installing more large-scale harvesting systems in the landscape. The techniques we’ll explore are:

  • Rain barrels
  • Cistern systems
  • Wicking beds
  • Infiltration basins
  • Swales
  • French drains
  • Check dams

Here is what student Jeri Bastian says about our sustainable living program...

"I always enjoy the programs I enroll in and the emails you send! I have learned so much about permaculture and my little farm is coming along very nicely 🙂 this year I had dragonflies and butterflies frogs and lots of hummingbirds! I am still trying to convince ladybugs to hang around, LOL. My harvest gets a little better by the year and I am very happy :-)."

We’ll explain how each design strategy works to catch, divert and use rainwater, and we’ll show you how the principles behind rainwater harvesting can also be used for catchment systems from the smallest plot to the largest – and beyond.

You will be given the instructions, hints and tips you need to get started harvesting rainwater on your own property, using any or all of the above techniques. Importantly, there is guidance on the things you need to analyze when making decisions about appropriate systems. You’ll learn how to read the way water already reacts with the landscape of your property so that you can utilize that and plan an appropriate harvesting technique that saves on energy and works in harmony with nature. You’ll also be given tips on the kind of things to research when planning a harvesting system, such as zoning requirements and building foundations.

You’ll also find practical steps to putting harvesting techniques in place, a list of the equipment and materials you will need for each of them, advice on maintaining them, and guidance on maximizing the benefits on your property – from irrigation methods to improving soil structure. There is also comprehensive guidance on how to store, treat and use your harvested rainwater to ensure that it is safe for your plants, livestock and your family to use.

We’ll also explore the available alternatives that can make our towns and cities more water wise when it comes to preventing waste. Ever heard of permeable pavement? Well, you’ll learn about it in this course.

By way of contrast, this course also gives you insight into some of the ways that modern societies not only waste fresh water, but also threaten the viability of the supply that we do have. You’ll learn about the effect that common practices such as monoculture agriculture and fracking have on the water cycle, and how they could spell trouble for us all.

All this knowledge is contained in this one course.

Here is what student Heather Cahill says about our sustainable living program...

"I love this class.  I started doing a lot of self-teaching when I started on my permaculture adventure and then I came across your website.  It has been so refreshing to hear that I am on the right track and see and learn from other like-minded people.  I think together we can all make a difference if we are patient and start in our own backyards."

It’s time to take action …

So often we can talk ourselves out of doing something that we really want to do. Living healthier, greener and more self-sufficiently is the right thing to do. You’ll save money, you’ll improve your and your family’s health and you’ll enjoy true freedom.

Deep inside you know this, but then your subconscious mind can take over, telling you that it will be too hard and that you just don’t have the knowledge and skills to pull it off.

Well, the Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course Bundle effectively eliminates these excuses and should shut up your subconscious mind once and for all. Now all you have to do is read this guide and follow the simple instructions to grow your own food in any location and to discover exactly how to reduce energy consumption and waste. You don’t need to be a handyman or a gardening expert. Anyone can do it.

By practicing sustainable living, you’ll improve your quality of life, and you’ll save money!

The first step to making all of this a reality is getting the Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course Bundle. This program will provide you with the inside information you need to know to avoid frustrating trial and error.  Click here to order now

Yes, I want to live a healthy, prosperous life! Give me immediate access!

WITH THIS ONLINE COURSE BUNDLE, I WILL GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY CONTENT WORTH OVER $2500 WHEN I ORDER NOW:

  • Suburban ecoHomestead Sustainable Design Online Course (normally $1995)
  • Sustainable Living Manual 400-Page Binder shipped to you (normally $199)
  • Making Compost Online Video Course (normally $99)
  • Mulch Fundamentals Online Course (normally $99)
  • Greywater Systems Online Course (normally $99)
  • Rainwater Catchment Online Course (normally $99)

ORDER RIGHT NOW FOR ONLY $1995