Sharing Knowledge is Regenerative, Empowering and Part of the Permaculture Solution

Location: Full Circle Farm

Waimanalo, Oahu, HAWAII

Course Dates: March 12 – 20, 2022

First date is arrival day, last is departure day

Instructors: Jude Hobbs and Rico Zook

Tuition: $1,035 All-inclusive, except travel to and from site

Commuter Rate available – write for details

Accommodation: Camping, bring your own equipment

COVID-19 Vaccine required (Farm policy)

For Site Info and Airport Transportation: FULL CIRCLE FARM

For More Course Info and To Register:



Course Dates: June 17 – 25

First date is arrival day, last is departure day

Instructor: Jude Hobbs and Guests

More details to follow

Prerequisites: Permaculture Design Course Certificate or instructor’s approval.

 Listen to Jude’s interview on The Permaculture Podcast describing this course, and read  Scott Mann’s course review.

Jude and Rico were interviewed about their Teacher Trainings at the International Permaculture Convergence in Hyderabad in November 2018.

This interview describes their international work.

This is a Certificate Course offered by an Instructor from the

Enrollment: Limited to 15 participants

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems teaching and design. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn impactful teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture (Pc) principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings.

Jude utilizes a combination of diverse teaching modalities; including effective use of lecture, storytelling, power points, structured discussion, small groups, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on experiences. These assist participants to gain the tools needed to teach multiple ways of sharing information.

As a group we facilitate a safe setting of active learning, building confidence by experiencing essential practice via preparing and co-teaching a variety presentations.

We appreciate the unique skills and experiences of those attending and cultivate building strong networks to support one another via group projects and connections post-course.

As with a Permaculture Design Course, in this teacher training we offer practical solutions for sharing information, which is essential in these current times. We have had great success teaching, and are advocates for the Mollisonian Standard Permaculture Design Course curriculum. We also believe each course taught needs to speak directly to local conditions and the specific skills of the presenters’ team.

The focus of this course is not about teaching Permaculture Design Courses but to guide participants to share information in many types of situations, such as workshops, libraries, schools and other venues.

Course Topics Include:

• Philosophy and Ethics of Being an Instructor • The Art of Teaching and Facilitation • Adult Learning Styles • Building Curriculum and Lesson Plans • Presentation Techniques • Experiential Learning Activities • Co-Instructing • Time Management • Cultural Diversity & Social Justice • Venue Logistics, Course Planning, Marketing and Budgets • Interns, Apprentices and Mentors • Evaluations and Feedback • Tips from the Trade • Keeping Up The Spirit • Self-care • Right Livelihood •Extensive Resources and More


Jude Hobbs is an internationally recognized permaculturist with 35 years’ experience in the design and teaching fields. As an educator she conveys her passion for permaculture by providing curricula developed to encompass diverse learning styles with teaching techniques that are accessible, inspiring and information rich. Her courses offer a safe place for learning, the strategies to understand whole systems design and the confidence to get out there to do awesome work via a tool kit for action. This course is modeled after the advanced course in Teaching and Design, she attended with world renowned Permaculture Instructors, Max Lindeggar and Lea Harrison in 1990. Jude co-tends Wilson Creek Gardens, a 7-acre homestead and demonstration site located in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Rico Zook brings over 44 years of experience in nature to his work. For the past 23 years he has been a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator working with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations in India, SE Asia, USA, Europe, and other parts of the world. This work focuses on assisting all levels of our global community to create culturally and environmentally appropriate life systems that are resilient and regenerative. He has also worked with local and indigenous cultures to help preserve traditional knowledge and technologies while adapting to and becoming active members of our rapidly globalizing world. When not working internationally he is developing a 2-acre regenerative farm, and learning centre (Kapehu Farm) on a remote small Hawaiian island.

Interactive Activity during PTT

    O.U.R. Ecovillage

   Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island, B.C.

This PTT course has been postponed due to the pandemic.

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