Ecological Literacy Immersion Program

Designing for Our Regenerative Future: A 4-Week Certificate Program

July 2-28, 2017

Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the patterns and principles that underlie all living systems. Using the framework of regenerative design—a whole system, place­-based approach to problem solving that considers the connections between society, nature, and individuals—this transformational 4­-week residential certificate program provides participants with an innovative approach to community and landscape design to regenerate the health and well­-being of people and our planet.

Using the 250­-acre Omega campus as our classroom, we learn to consciously design our learning goals, the physical and ecological landscape, and the social systems that will support human well­being and carry our designs forward into the future. While deepening our understanding of place, we examine current global challenges and learn from the solutions that exist at Omega and around the world. Guided by experts in the fields of permaculture, regenerative agriculture, ecological engineering, water and soil science, wilderness awareness, and whole systems design, we explore the potential for building a regenerative future.

Through lectures, discussion, experiential intensives, hands­-on projects, field trips, community experience, and personal reflection, we explore ecology from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. What we learn in the process are approaches and tools that can be applied to creative problem solving anywhere. 

Participants in this 4­-week program will earn an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. College credit and a certificate of attendance are also available, with a separate fee. 

Tuition & Payment 

Tuition for this program is $2,875 for 4 weeks, including platform camping and meals. Accommodations may be upgraded for an additional fee. Please contact for details. 

The following early registration discounts apply for accepted applications:

  • Register by April 28, 2017 and receive a $175 tuition discount

This program has limited space. Apply early to reserve your place in the course. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis. A recommendation form is suggested for this program. 

Once you have been notified of acceptance into the Ecological Literacy Immersion Program, you must call to confirm your intention to attend the course and pay the $500 program deposit in order to hold your place in the program. Registration will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment in full must be received no later than Friday, June 9, 2017.

Limited scholarships may be available. To apply, please fill out the scholarship application form, as well as a recommendation form