Welcome to Sonoran Permaculture Guild
We teach workshops, classes, and courses on Permaculture and sustainable landscape design, as well as topics ranging from bee-keeping to water harvesting to growing food at home. We offer the Permaculture Design certification course each Spring in February and March in Tucson, as well as in another Southwest city in the Fall. We also provide consultation and teachers to neighborhoods, schools, governments, non-profits, NGOs, and individuals to help them complete their grant, educational experience, or workshop. We ally with other organizations that plan and create a sustainable future. Our office and ramada classroom are located one and a half miles north of downtown Tucson, AZ.
Click here to see the details of our Annual Spring Permaculture Design certification course in Tucson. Click here to see the details for the Phoenix Fall Permaculture Design course. Click here to see our current one day classes and workshops for Spring 2015. Our Fall semester of classes and workshops will be posted in July.
We have ready to go workshops, classes, and courses to meet your sustainability needs. If you are a non-profit, school, neighborhood group, individual, government, NGO, or other organization, we can help you complete your educational experience. Click here for more information – and to see a sampling of the many clients we have worked with via consultation, design assistance, and custom workshops.
See our manager and lead teacher expain how the Sonoran Permaculture Guild works with home owners, organizations, and groups on sustainable design strategies by watching this short film:
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a contraction of the words permanent and agriculture and permanent and culture. Permaculture is a way to live sustainably in a region for many generations, taking care of people and taking care of the environment at the same time. Permaculture uses ecology as the basis for designing sustainability into food production, housing, appropriate technology, and community development. It is a worldwide movement for sustainability with many thousands of projects completed in over 120 countries. As Permaculture designers we study the patterns found in nature and the lessons found in natural ecosystems. We mimick these patterns in designing and implementing sustainable home sites, farms, and neighborhoods, as well as less tangible structures like community economics and food distribution systems. Come join us on this sustainable journey.