Omega Center for Sustainable Living | Workshop

Designing Educational Ecosystems

A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training

Aug 18 - Aug 27 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Let your dreams bind your work to your play—turn your love into a business with this comprehensive training program with permaculture pioneer Dave Jacke.

Humans and nature intertwine irrevocably. Consequently, ecological principles operate within all aspects of human culture and our own lives—and permaculture’s regenerative design framework applies not just to landscapes, but to all aspects of culture, including the classroom. We must therefore design learning events as whole, healthy educational ecosystems for whole people.

This intensive permaculture teacher training embodies and explores this educational approach. Learn how to design and run permaculture workshops, courses, and other educational experiences as ecosystems—by designing and running them. Seasoned educator Dave Jacke and his team guide you to: assess and design for students’ learning niches; create effective learning environments; plan for, budget, and market an event; and devise multifunctional, functionally interconnected courses where the whole experience is greater than the sum of the sessions.

Together, we face fears, transform inhibiting narratives, share constructively, and grow deeply in a healthy, safe, supportive, and fun learning environment. We also engage with the business of teaching, among other practical aspects. This rigorous course culminates with you designing and coteaching a public permaculture workshop. You leave with new skills and experiences under your belt, and feel empowered to teach permaculture and embody the change you want to see in the world.

More Information

Prerequisite: Participants must have previously taken a permaculture design certificate course. For more information see eOmega.org/pctt.

This program is application-only; $50 nonrefundable application fee may be applied to tuition. Enrollment is limited; apply early. $40 materials fee; include when you register. Discounted rates for camping and meals package are available. Scholarships are available; see eOmega.org/scholarships.

There will be pre-course work and recommended and required reading. This information will be provided to you as soon as it becomes available.

Dave Jacke is also teaching Food Forestry for Your Backyard.

Schedule

Please note this course has a special schedule:

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
 
MONDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
 
THURSDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
2:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Workshop
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
7:30 a.m. Workshop (Optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Dave Jacke, MA, has practiced ecological landscape and culture design around ...
  • Chris Jackson has been designing, implementing, experimenting, living, and teach ...
  • Kim Almeida practices and teaches permaculture and bioregional herbalism. She ha ...

Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

Teaching Permaculture Creatively

$ 1155.00
Tier Name Tier Price

Friend

This is the price of your workshop plus a tax-deductible donation of $75 to support Omega and our mission.

$ 1230.00

Tier 1

This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.

$ 1155.00

Tier 2

This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.

$ 1080.00

Tier 3

This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.

$ 1005.00

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

TYPE Rate - 9 Nights

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 2115.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 2421.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1710.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1872.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 2043.00

B Single Cabin Room - Twin [not in use]

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Limited availability.

$ 0.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1512.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1332.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 1287.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 1305.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 1017.00

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 846.00

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

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Continuing Education

Certificate of Attendance $ 35.00

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