Advanced Permaculture Teacher Training (PTT) Participant Testimonials

OUR Eco Village PTT March 2024

– I recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about stewarding this earth and feels called to develop the tools to teach Permaculture to others. Thank you for your life work, presented as a gift to a new generation of Permaculture teachers. What you cultivate is beautiful. This course feels like a pivotal point for me in my journey as a teacher and as I lean in to teaching adults. EC

– The training Instruction was clear and concise and tailored to all learning styles. There was ample hands-on and time to practice. The course was very fun, empowering and inspiring. I would highly recommend. JB

Thank you for creating such a safe container for us to be vulnerable, feel comfortable, learn from our ‘mistakes’, and learn in general.

– The content, teachers, venue, participants, and entire experience was life-changing personally and professionally and has provided me so much confidence in my journey forward. Thank you endlessly. DZ

– If you would like to enhance your tools to empower others with Permaculture knowledge then this Permaculture teacher training is an invaluable course to take to be a teacher of Permaculture.  It is the very essence of the ethic ‘people care’.

My deep heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to have learned so much from Jude and the group. BC

– Jude is an experienced teacher who will guide you through a staggering tool kit of teaching skills in a short time. She will guide you to grow. RE

– Sometimes learning to teach something is the step that builds the most connections in our understanding. That is fully embodied in this Permaculture teacher training as presented by Jude.  JT

– This Permaculture teacher training gave me the tools to effectively and confidently bring forth my own teaching styles to inspire future generations. LC

– This course will share with you the pattern language of how to teach Permaculture design. discourse is very well designed and facilitated. Thank you for offering your service and wisdom and supporting future participants.

The balance between theoretical, practical information and group experience was beautifully navigated. Excellent weaving together of the different components. I appreciate how you shared so many resources with the hard drive. NA

– So many nuggets of wisdom, so much gratitude. Jude’s very significant nugget “to be of service”. I both witnessed and heard her say this, her authenticity, integrity, humility, and enthusiasm shine. MJ

– The week was truly a powerful learning experience of confidence building and setting the stage for new teachers to spread their wings. My heartfelt thanks and appreciation for putting in so much effort and patience, I have not seen often when learning. The instructor and TA were excellent and role modeled the knowledge of great teachers and the openness of a friend and created a comfortable learning permanent environment. ML

– An experience beyond anything I could have expected. I’ve changed, been empowered and inspired. The quintessential level up. Gratitude galore! Thank you for all the energy, love and support you pour so much into your work, both of you, and it shows I’m inspired beyond words. TH

Online PTT January-March 2024

– Jude’s permaculture teacher training offered a wide range of tools valuable for teachers and educators of various stripes and backgrounds. The knowledge imparted upon students was not only useful for those of us seeking to share permaculture, but for anybody interested in educating people of all ages on a variety of regenerative principles and practices. RD

– I think this course, honestly, could be valuable for anybody teaching period. And although our “subject” was permaculture teaching, you didn’t really much about permaculture. You mostly focused on educating, and I think that was very useful. Permaculture, like any other subject, is just the content and a good teacher can teach anything. But yeah, I would recommend it to somebody who wanted to teach permaculture! RD

– Great job with this! I offer the suggestions I do not as complaints, but as respect. You two have navigated sharing an incredible amount of information in a way that is accessible to all. I’m so proud of you both and inspired by what you have given to all of us and the world at large. Kudos. JP

– This was a graduate level course offered in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. I have learned so much and grown as a permaculturalist, person, and educator. I give my highest recommendation and praises for this life changing experience. Cascadia Permaculture Teacher Training will take you as far as you can go right now and leave you with a foundation you can build on for years to come. JP

– The PTC with Jude Hobbs adn Carol Burton enabled me to connect to my personal teaching and learning style and also help me grow confidence in my storytelling flavoured presentation style. The tools and tricks of the trade learned , will help me become a more confident and empowered presenter. SR

– The TT Permaculture course was helpful in giving me the skills needed to be a more confident instructor. We covered all aspects of what to consider when offering a learning experience to others. I felt it was thorough in delivering topics that are important to think about when designing a course. I am much more prepared as an instructor now and gained confidence as a presenter of new ideas. DK

– Much like the life-changing epiphany that occurred to me during my PCD course, I experience something similar while taking this course. I am transformed. JB

Kansas Permaculture Institute sponsored TT: 11.23

– Best run course I have ever attended. Challenging, yet open and kindly delivered. BE

– 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. BS

– I worried that I wouldn’t get enough from the course to offset the week of time. Instead, I feel like this was the best investment in my future teaching I could make. AT

 – Jude communicates information from a lifetime of experiences in a human scale way. England 

– An empowering insightful and effective class. JA

– Come prepared to work hard, meet cool people and get great ideas. You will leave as a more prepared confident instructor. SP 

– This course was a wonderful opportunity to self-reflect on my strengths and weaknesses. I feel as though I have begun to blossom in this class and would highly recommend taking a class with Jude. The course was fun, informative and the most unique workshop I’ve ever attended. –Gina H

Cottage Grove 2019

– Cascadia Permaculture is the real deal! Jude teaches in a professional, ethical and thorough way. She uses all of the tools in her arsenal and her commitment to her students is proof of her passion. –J N

– An amazing learning opportunity. Learning about the art of teaching has become one of my biggest gifts for the future. Taking Jude Hobbs’ permaculture course has been one of the most pivotal and inspiring moments of my life. –RL

– Jude’s style and depth of knowledge around permaculture and its delivery to all audiences made for a most enlightening experience. After completing this course I feel more confident and prepared to share the teachings of permaculture with greater audiences. –D S

Testimonials from OUR  2018

– Jude has such a plethora of knowledge… I would encourage anyone with a PDC to check it out skills for teaching for our future well-being. We need more teachers in the world and frankly I can’t imagine a more well-rounded easily absorbed of course than this one.

– Jude is the only magician I know who gives away all her tricks. M.S.

– This course provides more than just a foundation for teaching permaculture. It is very motivational and inspirational. Highly effective with pointed content, I needed this! RS

– Jude brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the room and imparts it with style and grace.  G.

– A great way to build an in-depth knowledge of how to teach workshops and courses, and meet people to collaborate with. Jude creates a course that finds the perfect balance between creating a safe comfortable learning environment and a place to push your comfort zone and to grow. J.D.

– Jude’s experience really shown through during this course. It seemed every part of the curriculum has been carefully tweaked over the years to create loop learning opportunities while inspiring students to become creative and thoughtful educators. A.C.

– This course is at the same time humbling and empowering. Great for anyone interested in sharing knowledge in whatever context. A.S.

– After 10 years of this goal, this was the final step I needed to feel truly ready to teach others. D.N.

– If you believe in permaculture as an antidote for many of the world’s woes, this course is a great opportunity to join the teachers thereof. A brilliant opportunity to train to be an agent for the betterment of the earth, life, society and community. P.S.

– Valuable for building confidence in designing and delivering learning modules. Great tips in getting started as an educator. Great for general education, not only for permaculture techniques. This is a very valuable course, I loved it! J.P.

– Thank you for your transparency it was so valuable and very special for us to receive that from you.

– You could go to a Teacher’s College and not get this in-dept kind of education of How to Teach the Art of Teaching methodologies B.D.


– An awesome experience to live and learn with amazing folks. You learn and gain familiarity with a broad range of topics and bring home a treasure trove of resources. -Justin

– Great course to learn about different learning styles and how to build great educational modules and lesson plans that reach a wide variety of people with varied styles. –Michael B

– This course is a living example Permaculture Design. The design of the course itself, the course location, the learning environment, and the total delivery embody the principles, ethics, and functional application of Permaculture Design for place, people, and evolution. This course has empowered me with the knowledge, strategy, tools, techniques, and ability to empower others through teaching.  -CS

– Great focus on learning styles and ability to generate content. Helpful for anyone interested in teaching outside of traditional settings. –Shay

– Jude and  Andrew are such wonderful instructors. They give you the insight and understanding needed to continue this work in the future. This is not a lecture course. They have you participating from the moment you arrive and all they do is help you reach your full potential. I’m so grateful for each of them. Thank you! -Catt

– This has been a stellar learning experience for me.  I came with high hopes and was blown away by the people, the learning, the fun, the food, the resources, and connections.  -Therese

– A memorable experience packed with practical information and endless possibilities. -Mark

– Jude creates a safe learning environment for all types of learners. From there miracles can happen. -Elve

– The best teacher training course that I have attended. More than a refresher for me. Thanks so much, Jude for launching another phase of my career. -Ted

– Jude is preparing a positive Permaculture movement with teachers in training who she’s inspired to walk in a noble and respectful professional manner. -Michael

– I feel deep gratitude and appreciation for Jude’s leadership, genuine caring, and vast knowledge base. It’s rare to witness such expertise, dedication,  and mindfulness all in one person who so smoothly can transmit so much learning. Clearly, Jude sets a gold standard for connecting students with own resources, upholding professional ethics and teaching with her life. I feel enriched and so much more accomplished from this training. This experience has left an indelible mark on my life. -Brenda

– Andrew and Jude are in such command of this material that I would recommend this course to anyone. I have been teaching for many years and I learned so much. It will improve my ability to educate. Thanks guys! -Wayne

– This course rejuvenated my passion for Permaculture and empowered me to walk my talk even more authentically, while inspiring others to join in the great effort to heal our planet. -Kirsten

– Thanks for the slingshot ride into the center of Permaculture. There is a rapidly growing interest in sustainability now and we are the leaders we have been waiting for. For the people who are looking to leave a legacy of health, beauty, prosperity and justice for future generations let us all introduce them to the richness of experience that Permaculture has to offer. With hope for a better world through Education. -Ron

– Come prepared to learn, whatever your experience level. This course will challenge you in ways you do not expect, but that you need. I have grown enormously during this week and my teaching abilities have gone well onto the next level. I say this as someone who already has 17 years of teaching under my belt. It has challenged me in all the right ways, both intentionally and intellectually, just what I needed. –William

– The Pc Teacher Training through Cascadia Pc gave me the strategies and techniques needed to empower myself as a teacher and to inspire others in making positive change through Permaculture. Each of us truly makes a difference. My life was changed by this course.  -Jenny

– What makes Permaculture sing is the immeasurable energy that emanates from synergistic relationships. Ultimately, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. You have allowed me to inspire myself and through keen facilitation and loving kindness, led to the fertility that lies in my heart. Thank you -Elan