Pre-IPC Permaculture Training of Trainers

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This Permaculture Teacher Training is a call to action offering applicable steps of how you can make a difference in the world we live in!  Jude has taught this interactive and engaging course over 50 times in a wide variety of settings. To teachers, farmers, landscape designers and more. Her goal is changing the educational paradigm one person at a time.

We are in challenging times & as permaculturists we are designing for catastrophe. We need as many of you out their doing the good work of sharing these resilient systems offering guidance in how to care for the earth and each other.

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems design and teaching! This Permaculture Teacher Training course will improve and expand your abilities and make you a more versatile, engaging and effective educator.

In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture principles and strategies in a wide variety of educational settings.

Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and talents by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities such as lecture, facilitating class discussions, storytelling, and using visual aids. In this setting of active learning, you will experience essential hands-on practice by preparing and co-teaching several presentations.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice as teaching assistants in the Pre-IPC PDC, right after the training.

Course content

This is an incredible opportunity to study with an experienced teaching team and learn how to teach and facilitate Permaculture workshops. To be eligible to register for the course, you should have taken the Permaculture Design Certificate Course or have the instructor’s approval.

What topics will the course cover?

  • Ethics, Codes of Practice & Self-Care
  • Setting a Course Tone
  • The Art and Science of Being an Educator
  • Teaching via Pattern Dynamics, Whole Systems & Adult Learning Styles
  • Practical Hands-On Learning with Experiential Techniques
  • Facilitator’s Toolkit and Resources
  • Working with Special Needs and Difficult Situations
  • Presenting Styles & Methods
  • Curriculum Planning, Module Building & Time Management
  • Adapting for Cultural Diversity
  • Working with Co-Instructors & Guests
  • Making The Most of Field Trips And Excursions
  • Course Planning: Venue Logistics, Marketing, Budgets, Timelines Implementation & Disaster Preparedness
  • Interns; Apprentices & Mentors, Sharing the Knowledge
  • Evaluations and Review
  • The Permaculture Network
  • Tips of the Trade

Course activities include presentations, interactive and participatory processes, role-play, discussions, group work and peer review.

Course Certification: Participants will receive a Permaculture Teacher Training and Facilitation Certificate of Completion

About the instructor

Jude Hobbs (USA)www.cascadiapermaculture.com

Jude Hobbs is an internationally recognized permaculture educator, land consultant, and designer. Drawing upon 30 years’ experience of utilizing whole-system design techniques, she provides environmentally sound solutions in urban and rural settings which promote sustainable actions.  Jude is also diplomaed Instructor by the Permaculture Institute of North America (https://pina.in ) and has taught this course in the United States since 2001 and internationally since 2010.

Through her business, Ago-Ecology Northwest, Jude specializes in encouraging farm management practices for optimizing resource conservation, biodiversity, watershed enhancement and income diversification. As an educator she brings her passion for Permaculture to her courses by developing curricula that encompass diverse learning styles and methods that are inspiring and information-rich. Jude’s intention is to empower people to creatively change their everyday patterns so as to care for the earth and each other.

As a co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) she actively supports the next generation of permaculture trainers through continuing education and professional development.

Jude co-tends Wilson Creek Gardens a 7-acre Permaculture demonstration site in Cottage Grove, Oregon where there are abundant micro-climates from which to learn.


This incredible course was the empowerment I needed to confidently establish my teaching career. Cannot recommend enough!

“After 15 years of teaching, I thought I knew what I was doing! This class showed  me how much I could improve and gave me the resources to do so.

Detailed Course Description:

 https://cascadiapermaculture.com/advanced-trainings/CP PTT J.Hobbs Description 10.3.18

This article describes Jude’s teaching philosophy:

Evolving and Enlivening the Education Paradigm J Hobbs 11.13.1

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