Education and Workshop Services

For over two decades Sonoran Permaculture Guild has been teaching our own workshops and classes, and we’ve also been teaching courses, workshops, and classes for homeowners, non-profits, businesses, schools, and neighborhood groups to help them complete their own educational experience. We provide trained instructors and organizational help for workshops of any size on sustainability topics.  Send an e-mail to the SPG Manager at to inquire on rates; we can help you develop your custom workshop or class and provide instructors for a few hours all the way up to a semester long educational experience.

Here is a sample of the many groups we have worked with:

 Workshop: Introduction to Permaculture Design

Client: Tucson Botanical Gardens

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 Workshop: Teach TUSD Challenger Middle School Teachers Straw Bale Construction

Client: Tucson Unified School District

TUSD contracted SPG to teach the Challenger Middle School teachers, so they could then finish their educational grant to build straw bale walls and make home made adobe blocks at the school with the the students. Our professional instructors excel at working with grant recipients, so they can complete their projects via workshops.

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Workshop: Water Harvesting

Client: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona – Food Resource Center

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Workshop: Design and Build a Straw Bale Entry Statement for a Pocket Park and Some Vandal Proof Benches for the Park

Client: Watershed Management Group

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Workshop: Neighborhood Green Infrastructure Project Design and Implemenation

Clients: University of Arizona and Various Neighborhood Associations

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 Workshop: Help Design and then Build Curvilinear Benches for Outdoor Gathering Area

Client: Watershed Management Group – Living Lab in Tucson Arizona

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Workshop: Fermenting Food and Drink

Clients: Food Conspiracy Co-op and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

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Workshop: Straw bale Wall and Neighborhood Meeting Node

Client: Doolen Neighborhood Association

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 Workshop: Semester Long Course on Permaculture Design and Natural Building

Client: Sky Island High School

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and many others…