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Presented by Transition Salt Spring and Paradise Within Farm


Join in a learning community of people, plants and animals to understand nature deeper while becoming more effective designers of life, land and livelihood. 


Course Topics include:


* principles *design methods * patterns in nature * soils * water * trees * animals * design for cool , tropical and arid climates * plant medicine * food preservation * governance * resilience * economics * education * community development 


The class will take place at Paradise Within Farm, a 53 acre site including 3.5 acres of fenced food production garden of which a sizable portion has the infrastructure and beginnings of our Permaculture Development. This all contributes to our community food box program, our Farm stand and our Farmers Market presence. This site also hosts a 26 acre forested woodland and is bordered by the ocean and just down the road from a large Nature Reserve.


Gathering on Fridays 10 am - 5 pm

July 8, 15, 22

August 5, 19, 26

September 9, 16, 23, 30

October 14


For More Information and to Register email me or go direct to



Nick Jones and his family moved into the forests of Mt. Tuam (Tsu-ween) on Salt Spring Island (Chu'an, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Hul'qumi'num and SENĆOŦEN speaking peoples) to create a homestead and farm. This ongoing collaboration invites a space of conservation, teaching, and living in balance with the Earth.


Delvin Solkinson lives on Pender Island and has spent much of the last 20 years travelling the planet to learn from permaculture pioneers over the course of three Diplomas, a Masters and Doctorate in Permaculture Education including 13 teacher trainings and 13 advanced courses. Delvin is a happy community gardener and nature lover.