Learn how you can permaculture a suburban or urban property

Discover planting techniques for a variety of locations in towns and cities – from window boxes and balconies, to green roofs and courtyards. Explore the many benefits that trees can bring to urban areas, and how permaculture ideas can help make cities more energy efficient. Find out how to set up a community garden, or consider joining a co-operative farm project.

This course offers a comprehensive overview of how permaculture principles and practice can be applied to towns and cities.

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

  • 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.

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

​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.

Bonus #1: Essential Guide to Suburban Permaculture eBook

(normally $28 retail value, yours free today!)

  • Start permaculture wherever you live
    Whether you live in a high-rise apartment, a town house or a suburban home, you can put permaculture into action. You’ll discover how to start a window box, how to turn a balcony into a thriving garden, and how courtyards can provide you with bountiful crops.
  • Transform the roofs of buildings into productive gardens
    Space in cities is often at a premium, but where there’s a will there’s a way. You will discover how to turn the roof of any urban building into a sustainable ecosystem to grow plants, capture rainwater – and even keep bees! You’ll also learn about green walls as well.
  • Be able to set up your own community garden
    Community gardens help bring people together and transform neighborhoods – you can discover how to do so where you live. You’ll learn how to find a suitable site, what to look for, how to plan the planting, and how to promote community engagement.

Bonus #2: Ultimate Permaculture Manual eBook

(normally $28 retail value, yours free today!)

  • How to grow a variety of foods in almost any conditions
    Learn how to grow an abundant supply of fresh food year-round with a fraction of the effort of using standard gardening techniques
  • How to save money and become self-sufficient with a greywater system
    Get simple techniques for saving and recycling rainwater – providing up to 2/3 of the water your household needs
  • The No. 1 key to making your home truly healthy and safe
    Discover proven design tips for making your living space more naturally beautiful and efficient
  • Get over 700 pages of in-depth regenerative permaculture design instructions
    We've packed this manual with tips and information that will help you completely transform your home and property in ways you never imagined.

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