Students attend the St. Louis Permaculture Design Course.
Permaculture Design Course Students attend the St. Louis Permaculture Design Course. © Permaculture Institute Inc

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The Nature Conservancy and the Permaculture Institute announce a scholarship fund for 2020 Saint Louis Permaculture Design Course

The groups are seeking to increase access to the transformative practice of permaculture design.

Saint Louis, MO

The Nature Conservancy in Missouri and the Permaculture Institute Inc are excited to announce a scholarship fund for the 2020 Saint Louis Permaculture Design Course, which will take place one weekend a month from February through July.

“In recognition of the environmental and social challenges facing our communities, and the need to cultivate more regenerative land and community caretakers to address those challenges, we are seeking to increase access to the transformative practice of permaculture design.” said Jason Gerhardt, Director of the Permaculture Institute Inc. 

Permaculture is an ecological design practice that is used all over the world. It is nested in the understanding that everyone is practicing design all of the time, with immense potential to create the world we want live in by designing more consciously. Permaculture offers understandings, methodologies, frameworks, and practices to increase public design literacy for planetary care. 

Through this fund, scholarships that cover partial and full tuition are available to those who live in or work with communities disproportionately affected by environmental injustices in and around the St. Louis region. Full tuition scholarships will be awarded to those who register in a cohort of two or more people working on a common project, while partial scholarships will be awarded to individuals. 

Registration for the course is now open. To apply for a scholarship, please contact Jason Gerhardt at jason@permaculture.org. To learn more visit permaculture.org.

About the Saint Louis Permaculture Design Course

This course is an exciting opportunity to learn Permaculture Design in an urban environment with like-minded individuals in your community. St. Louis is full of potential, as well as amazing work happening right now, and we uncover what it looks like to create a sustainable and equitable city through group design projects, local and global showcases, and hands-on practice on the land—all in conjunction with the paradigm-changing Permaculture Design Course curriculum through renowned Permaculture Institute instructorship.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 79 countries and territories, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.