permaculture design ecological mind



In this certification course, students will learn the skills to plan, design and create ecosystems from permaculture design ethics, principles and practices. Skills obtained can be used to integrate permaculture into your home, landscape, work and personal life. Students will have the opportunity to practice what they learn by designing an outdoor classroom at the Profile School in Bethlehem, NH. Students will leave this course feeling restored and renewed with a sense of belonging and purpose to contribute to the healing of the planet, our communities, and even yourself!



*see below for select discounts

This course will

  • Introduce participants to permaculture ethics, principles, and guiding philosophies
  • Train in the art of permaculture design including mapping, drawing, and presentation
  • Develop soil building and carbon farming practices
  • Explore plant guilds, pollinators, and biodiversity within a permaculture landscape
  • Investigate patterns, symbiotic relationships and sacred spaces in nature
  • Examine traditional and natural building practices
  • Learn how to expand your food cultivation and storage
  • Engage in advocacy for food and social justice, and equity in community
  • Encourage self-care and permaculture embodiment practices in everyday life
  • Promote contemplation, exploration, play and deep dialogue with nature

. . . and so much more!!!

course details


Students must attend all dates to earn a Permaculture Design Certification for completion of this course.

FRI | March 11
6 – 8 pm*

SAT | March 12
9 am – 4:30 pm*

SAT | March 19
9 am – 4:30 pm

SAT | April 2
9 am – 4:30 pm*

SAT | April 9
9 am – 4:30 pm

SAT | April 23
9 am – 4:30 pm

SAT | April 30
9 am – 4:30 pm


SUN | March 13
9 am – 4 pm*

SUN | March 20
9 am – 4 pm

SUN | April 3
9 am – 4 pm*

SUN | April 10
9 am – 4 pm

SUN | April 24
9 am – 4 pm

SUN | May 1
9 am – 2 pm

*These dates will be online virtual learning using zoom live learning modules and self-paced homework assignments.


Profile Regional School
Bethlehem, NH



Permaculture Design Certification courses in the Northeast cost $900 to $1400. It is important to honor the fair share of permaculture by valuing and investing in this important practice and the permaculture experience. However, we are living in challenging times where, for many, financial capital is constrained. Therefore, a sliding scale for the course has been developed.

Bring a Friend


For a friend when you pay full cost for the course.

Gratitude to our Teachers Rate


For K-12 teachers in our local communities

What People Say

Everything about the course was useful, realistic and applicable to both the natural and social environments of our community. The lessons were taught in a way that helped us how to apply the Permaculture Ethics to all aspects of our life.


The impact this course had in my life created a lot of positive focus and direction. Every day I spent learning, experiencing, and digging in the dirt created abundant joy in my life. I was grateful to have the opportunity to learn and grow within the community, with the community.


Your Certificate

The certificate you receive at the conclusion of the course is internationally recognized. It conforms to the standards recognized by permaculture educators, the Permaculture Association of the Northeast, and permaculture practitioners.

Your instructor

The course is taught by Stacey Doll, a permaculture educator and designer from Littleton, NH.  Stacey has over 20 years of experience in land use, community, and sustainability planning work.  She is a member of the American Planners Association as has been a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners since 2004.  Stacey has her Permaculture Design Certification, several advanced Permaculture Design Diplomas, and has taught Permaculture courses and workshops throughout the region for the past eight years.  Stacey is the Executive Director and founder of Root to Rise, a local permaculture nonprofit providing permaculture experience and education to everyone, everywhere. Stacey has led permaculture design certifications and workshops in Littleton, Bethlehem, at the Boys and Girls Club of the North Country and the VFW Post 816. She is currently integrating permaculture structure and systems thinking in economy resiliency work at North Country Council Regional Planning Commission.

stacey doll