Sustainable living made simple
What you'll learn
- Overview of sustainable land design
- By the end of the course, participants will learn strategies to create a sustainable farm
- This course includes information in a Permaculture Design Course (PDC), a practice of sustainable living
- It's helpful if you have a piece of land, mainly a desire to learn
Sustainable living made simple: Basics of permaculture design provides a general outline to living off the land. This course presents dozens of strategies of projects around the world demonstrating how we can be responsible custodians of earth.
Participants may gain a comprehensive understanding of some of the principles and practices of sustainable living. This course follows a book, The Permaville Handbook: Strategies of Permaculture Design and is based on the certified Permaculture Design Course (PDC).
In this course, you may learn how to:
Build with natural materials
Raise fish, insects and animals
Quick steps to start a farm
Learn how to live off the land with strategies of permaculture design.
Who is the target audience for this course?
This course is for people interested in learning the basics of sustainable living. No experience required.
Does the Permaville Course count as a Permaculture Design Course certificate?
This course meets requirements for a certified Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and may help prepare for an in-person workshop.
What people are saying about this course
I have Permaculture One, this is a better discussion point stimulator. -Joseph Van Wyck
I appreciate his overview of the history of humanity, his recap on what permaculture is and his own definition. I'm encouraged to see how he has presented his handwritten presentations…Very simple and non-threatening. I appreciate that the videos are only a few minutes long as well. The content is superb, relevant, usable and jam-packed…The history of humanity is in here?! Wow, Brian knows his stuff! -Clarence Garay
Many thanks to the author of this series, for sharing this valuable information and experience with us! Those videos cover multiple important topics any sustainable farmer should consider. The information is mostly general and thus suitable for a starting point and becoming a good overview of the multiple facets one have to address in order to establish a good natural and sustainable farm. I recommend it! -Svetoslav Vasilev
Einfach gut geklärt (Simply well clarified) -Petra Panglisch-Breuer
I really enjoy your outlook - I don't find it as utopian as I was expecting (sorry about that) Rather I feel it to actually be a realistic outlook. I am reading the book 'Sapiens' which your first few videos reminded me of quite bit. -Peter Stuart Turner
Brian is great in explaining information that is simple and directly to the point and awesome simple drawings! -Rita Falsetto
As a beginner to Permaculture, I now feel that I have a good understanding to creating a more sustainable existence… Over all I feel that the course is well worth the time and money investment and that he does a good job of explaining many different types of sustainable systems that we can implement. -Michael Taylor
Really nice course explaining the basics of permaculture with the added bonus of real life applications. Lovely chap and very inspiring. -Carrie Marshall
Good explanation about the reason/purpose for creating this course. Lots of good information about living using different ideas about how to interact with our environment. Nice job Brian…Hope you create a sequel... I'll sign up. -Bill Lathrop
This course is a simple and easy to understand overview of what permaculture is and how we can apply the principles. Although it was quick in it's summary, it's point was simple and logical in relation to nature and how we can interact within it's laws. Thanks for breaking down the Permaculture Principles in an easy to understand and applicable way. Happy gardening all :) -Jodie Paul
Everything I've seen I liked a lot. -Carlos Navarro
I love what you are teaching me and I love the nature. -Amce du Plessis
What is permaculture
Story of permaculture
Story of humans
Principles and Ethics
Zones and sectors
Climates and microclimates
Patterns in nature
Earth and structures
Paths and access
Water and soil
Microorganisms fungi and worms
Plants and creatures
Insects and animals
Field map and field log
Spring and summer crops
Fall and winter crops
Sales and harvest log
Who this course is for:
- Folks interested in starting an organic farm
- Beginner farmers interested in living off the land
Originally from Georgia in the US, Brian Newhouse traveled the world for about 15 years. In this time, he worked as a Peace Corps in the Cape Verde Islands, built wind turbines around the US and volunteered with non-profit organizations in Haiti and Dominican Republic.
In 2013, he honed skills in self-reliant living in Thailand and India and went on to lead workshops at sites throughout Asia. He wrote the Permaville Handbook and created the Permaville Farm Course in 2016. Newhouse later walked from Atlanta, Georgia to Oaxaca, Mexico. He is currently making wood turned crafts in North Carolina.