With students in 190 different countries, we change lives by reconnecting people with nature through our online courses, and here is what over two thousand (2000+) of our students have said about their experience:
I learned a lot and met some wonderful people.
I participated in the first Regenerative Leadership Institute Permaculture Design Certification course held at the Berkeley site in early 2010. It was a course I had been wanting to take for several years, but the logistics for other courses didn’t fit my carbon footprint ethic. This course was intense, well-rounded (in that we got plenty… Read more “Karen Andersen”
Loved the sites. Having some hands-on experience is what made this class so great to me. Brigid house was great for it’s location and nature as a home to many, and the community garden felt a little more open-ended. Core instructors were fantastic, and most of the guests were great as well.
Completed the Urban Permaculture Design Certification Course. 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. Our teachers, Jay and Sage, brought a wealth of experience, a perfect blend of science and spirit. Great… Read more “Gene McGinnis”
I enjoyed the Certification program very much. I feel I will probably stay in touch with my cohort for my lifetime. We came from various backgrounds – VERY different. Many different belief boxes and what I loved most was that in the end, we are a family. There was an opening of new ways to… Read more “Nancy Gota”
The site visits were well organized, interesting, entertaining, informative, educational, and often gorgeous; many boasted prime examples of working components of the ideals of permaculture in practical use, and if some of the guides were a little bit vague or less than enthused, that is no fault of Regenerative Leadership Institute’s. Overall, what can I… Read more “Rachel Roll”
I liked the variety of scale of site visits. It was nice to see people with small yards, the small farm and then the many acres as well. It was definitely fun to be working with the whole group. The very last day at Dharmalaya, while pulling some weeds, a few people commented that they… Read more “Jillian Pasztor”
I thought the instructors were very knowledgable, positive and very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed them. 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 &… Read more “Cindy Neibaur”
The people, instructors, course material: all these things made this course a most enjoyable experience for me! I am grateful! I really loved seeing the farms and meeting the farmers.
The experiences I have had and people I have met has been life changing. On these trips, a community is created and everyone’s individuality is honored, welcomed and celebrated as you work together each day to prepare meals, confront issues large and small and discover how each and every one of us can be the… Read more “Marlee Forsthoffer”
I was inspired and deeply appreciative of the level of quality in he instruction and the level of personal engagement with the instructors who were all clearly moved and motivated by the material at hand. The site visits were really interesting and informative. I especially enjoyed meeting Harry and visiting Sunbow farms. All of the… Read more “Mariza Baker”
I was part of the first Permaculture Design Course that Regenerative Leadership Institute offered in Eugene, OR. We had an amazing group of people. I really appreciated the effort to create comfort and safety, as being in such close quarters with new folks can be challenging. Not only this did we receive, which in itself… Read more “Deborah Fritter”
I wanted to do something adventurous, to cycle in nature, to be surrounded by beauty, to learn, and Be with my friends and make new ones. Mission accomplished. The experience was extraordinary. The people we met along the way and the places we visited were fascinating. The trip was well organized once on site and… Read more “Tatiana Nemchin”
I did a bike tour with Regenerative Leadership Institute. It was a really terrific experience. The reasonably-priced tour brought together a wonderful group of down-to-earth people. In addition to the bike ride along the breath-taking oregon coast, every day incorporated a service and an educational component which allowed us to get to know each other… Read more “Alison Duncan”
This was one of the most memorable and inspiring experiences i have ever had. I pedaled myself through along the coast of Oregon visiting different food shares, organic farms, and meeting people who live to make a difference. During the trip I biked through luscious scenery, through forests, beaches, and cities, it was hard to… Read more “Dylan Pagillo”
This was an amazing experience. I’ve been trying to spread the word to friends. If you are considering it, DO IT. You won’t regret it.
My wife, son and I joined 12 other bikers in early August for a one week sustainable farming bike tour in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The tour involved biking 40-60 miles one day and then touring/working on an organic farm the next day. Along the way we learned a lot about permaculture principles, sustainable… Read more “Edward Crawford”
I loved the diversity on the farms and the amount of knowledge the farmer’s had. They were incredible. I had so much fun and learned so much working side by side with the farmers and other participants.
It was fun and unique to bike and learn and work on farms. The participants were awesome!!
I want to say that I really enjoyed the course and found it educational and enriching on many levels. It definitely added to my awareness, evolution and consciousness. Met many amazing people that are the stuff of dreams and are an asset to this earth.
It was nice to have a whole day to spend with the group and to get to know them through the exercises. Dharmalaya was wonderful.
This sustainable energy in motion bike tour was absolutely incredible! I went with a friend several years ago and we rode 200 some miles between Portland and Eugene, OR. The hosts were engaging and inspiring, from organic farmers (Sunbow!) and eco-villages to sustainable suburbs and cycling collectives. The key was that we learned hands-on how… Read more “Emmanuel M Masongsong”
Every person was amazing, incredibly interesting to talk with. Would have liked more time talking with others and perhaps having us lead some discussions. The places we went were incredible and the people were each special treasures. The routes were good.
I had a wonderful time because I love biking in beautiful places. For years I’ve wanted to bike on the Oregon Coast. I loved the time at Cape Lookout and the Three Capes Scenic Route and the pretty country roads. The route was great. At first I was disappointed that we would not be right… Read more “Laurie Dougherty”
I’d just like to say thanks for an outstanding week. I’ve been raving about the trip and am even thinking about doing it again. We had a really good group. Thanks again. Maybe you’ll see me again next summer.
My overall experience was quite good. The tour route was very beautiful! My partner and I do not get to see much of each other during the school year and even our summers can be hard. Riding this tour was a wonderful way for us to spend a week together. I felt very safe on… Read more “Jessica Walker”
My wife and I went on their Permaculture tour as part of our honeymoon four years ago (’07). We knew what we were getting into and felt that overall it was a good experience. We got to meet some amazing people and see some really good work being done. The miles were low enough for… Read more “Terry Carpenter”
Your success is really important to me. I hope that as I advocate for your company it influences the entire travel industry as a whole. While changing the lives of your participants, you are also creating a shift in the market towards socially and environmentally responsible tourism. Thank you.
I strongly believe in your business and hope to join one of tours again in the near future!
The course itself and the passion of the instructor evoked a strong sense of curiosity and intrigue in me!
I loved meeting the hosts and staying at their places. Please continue to keep the tour alcohol free!! I think it would be a very good idea to hire another good tour guide like the one who led our trip. I liked him because he stayed calm under pressure and was helpful.
My experience of this community-building, sustainability-education-action project leads me to believe it will become one of the biggest community action events of my generation. Remarkably, many people I met on this trip have responded positively to the reality of the overly commercialized, mechanized, growing consumer shadow of our country. They have carved out small inspiring… Read more “David Bilmas”
I had a great time. It was my first bike tour, but I enjoyed the challenge and felt that I accomplished personal goals. I enjoyed taking photographs and I will never forget what it was like to see the coast for the first time while riding my bike! The group was fun. I felt like… Read more “Allison Barnes”
I had a very nice three weeks on the tour. The group was very diverse, which really enriched the experience for me. Thanks for putting this together. I am glad I went and might do it again.
I really enjoyed the experience, I can feel my permaculture mind continuing to grow as things settle in from the course.
I thoroughly enjoyed my Regenerative Leadership Institute Course. It was an amazing experience and one I want to do again. I am waiting for the Hawaii trip. Sounds amazing to me. I learned a lot, challenged myself, met great people and was thrilled that we shared in a lifestyle that was new and different to… Read more “RoseMary Regalbuto”