Permaculture Design Course

2018 Schedule

Pruning Worshop

March 10th in Castlegar, BC
Instructor: Gregoire Lamoureux Fee: $65 plus GST

Kootenay Herb Conference

June 1-3, 2018 in Winlaw, BC

Permaculture Design Course

Dates: August 19 – September 1, 2018
Location: Winlaw, British Columbia, Canada
Description: This is the basic (72 hours minimum) permaculture design course. 13 days.
This intensive course combines theory with practical hands-on learning.
Topics includes: permaculture design techniques & principles, site analysis, soil fertility, organic gardening techniques, herbs & medicinal plants, fruit & nut trees, water uses, ecological buildings & more.
Instructor: Gregoire Lamoureux & guests
Cost: early registration: before July 15 is CAN$890. plus GST
After July 15 : CAN$990 plus GST
Contact: Gregoire Lamoureux


This 13 day intensive course is the basic Permaculture Design Course covering the principles & techniques of permaculture design. The course includes lectures, discussions, hands-on, slide shows, field trips & design projects.

This course is presented in partnership with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC

Permaculture principles & techniques
Pattern understanding
Organic Gardening
Plant diversity
Forest Garden
Fruit & Nut trees
Plant Propagation
Building Design
Alternative Energy
Waste treatment
Urban Permaculture
Alternative economics
& more.


Gregoire Lamoureux is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He is one of the most experience permaculture teacher & consultant in Canada.

Gregoire Lamoureux holds a Permaculture Diploma in Education, Design, Site Development and Community Service from the Permaculture Institute USA.

Gregoire has been actively working with permaculture systems for over 25 years and teaching permaculture courses in many parts of the country since 1991. He taught the first Permaculture Design Course in French in Québec in 1995. He taught the Permaculture Design Course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. He has been teaching the Permaculture Design Course in Ontario since 2001 and with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC since 2002.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.

Gregoire is also a founding member of Slocan River Streamkeepers Society. He is the Program Manager for the Slocan River Riparian Restoration Program, and is on both the Executive & the Steering Committee for the Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP).

His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture, forestry work & carpentry work.

He has written articles for Natural Life and Eco Farm & Garden magazines, a contributor in The Organic Companion, Gleanings from Canadian Organic Growers published in 2005.

Gregoire has studied ecological & green building and worked on straw-bale, cob house buildings & Mandala Homes (locally built round houses).

He has been a guest lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture Conference and the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference.

Guest Speakers for this 13 day Permaculture Design Course will include:

Shanoon Bennett
Shanoon is an environmental educator and founder of Huckleberry Adventures (since 1989), which is a program dedicated to instilling appreciation for the wonders found in the wilds of our backyards.
She is also an avid wildcrafter and loves to share her knowledge, passion and experience of the botanical treasures found from valley bottom to mountain top.
Shanoon has been involved with our Permaculture Design Courses in Winlaw since 2001 and everyone always enjoy going for a walk in the forest with Shanoon!

Tuition Fee: early registration: before July 15 is CAN$890. plus GST
After July 15 : CAN$990 plus GST

For more infos or to register:
Kootenay Permaculture

Faces & Places from Kootenay Conservation Program:

Permaculture Design Courses at Spiral Farm in Winlaw, BC:



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