DEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDENT,
There are many online courses in regenerative design, and these can be great experiences that spark momentum. The main difference between ELM School and these programs is that we focus on providing all the tools to start your own regenerative landscape design or install business. Our goal is to help you professionalize your regeneration work into a viable career path. I know what it takes to do this as I have been running my own ecological design contracting business since 2005.
We created our program to be very flexible: Once you join ELM, you get immediate access to the vast programming available now, as well as any new ELM content we create in the future.
We understand what it realistically takes to become a professional AND make a long-term impact on our world and community. We want your regenerative business to succeed!
IT TAKES GREAT COMMITMENT TO KEEP GOING YEAR AFTER YEAR AND FIND SUCCESS.
It’s a process of trial and error and growing from those experiences. It’s about learning how to integrate feedback and adapt to change. It’s about leaning into the work and enjoying every landscape, every seed planted, every new lesson, and project completed.
It’s about growing yourself…
To regenerate our world takes patience, long-term planning, and determination. This program has been designed to support you at whatever stage you are on in your journey and launch you into your regenerative landscape career.
Founder ELM School & Permaculture Artisans
As Permaculture Skill Center’s Executive Director, Erik is the main instructor for our flagship Eco-Landscape Mastery (ELM) School—an online program that offers advanced training in ecological design, landscaping, farming, and land stewardship. He’s also the founder of Permaculture Artisans, a fully licensed firm specializing in design and installation of ecological landscapes and farms throughout California.
Erik is an internationally renowned certified permaculture designer, practitioner, and teacher. He is author to several books and a seasoned activist organizer, working within social and environmental movements since 1998.
Erik has worked throughout the world with a focus on Mediterranean climates. He has extensive experience with projects that range from small urban lots to large broadacre scale design and implementation. His decades in the field have led to a deep knowledge of all aspects of ecological design and land development. He’s a specialist in water harvesting systems, food forest design, community organizing, vocational education, and more.
Erik lives in Northern California where he enjoys writing, managing his homestead, and raising his family. www.erikohlsen.com
StartIntro to Module 1 (4:31)
Start1.1 Permaculture Design Principles (35:15)
Start1.2 Context of Land and People (24:39)
Start1.3 Build a Regenerative Career (36:56)
StartPermaculture Principles in Action (201:12)
StartExpert Webinar: Carbon Farming & Regenerative Design with Eric Toensmier (105:29)
StartExpert Webinar: Holistic Life Context with Javan K. Bernakavitch (89:19)
StartExpert Webinar: Design Graphics with Damien McAnany (93:59)
StartExpert Webinar: Permaculture Principles with Penny Livingston (91:56)
StartExpert Webinar: Building Resiliency for Yourself and Your Community with Kerry Brady (98:38)
“Wow, what an amazing program! When I began, I thought that the curriculum would be a nice addition to my advanced permaculture certification, but I quickly realized that it gave me a more holistic approach to design—far more than I expected.
The modules are clearly organized, action-oriented, detailed, and clearly presented. My confidence has definitely leveled up as I move through the program and round out my education. I highly recommend this program for those who want to lead the way in eco-landscape design!
It has helped my business tremendously!”
- JEN NOBLES, ARTISAN ECO SOLUTIONS