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Participants offer their thoughts about the 2019 Wilson Creek Gardens Teacher Training

 

Hear from participants in the 2017 Wilson Creek Gardens Teacher Training
Video credit: Robin Liepman (Bloom) and Ana Simone Combi (Anahata)

 

Transformational and uplifting

An amazing, transformational, and uplifting week with great tools and activities that inspires you to go out and share.
J.W. (December 2018)

Safe space to learn

Jude and Rico provided a safe space to learn and teach while cultivating our sense of self and our strengths. Great mentors who truly care.
R.C. (December 2018)

Jude and Rico teach from the heart

Jude and Rico teach from the heart, enabling you to apply tools, analysis and structure into every aspect of your professional and personal life […] I feel I have been given such useful guidance and tools to go forward and to present to others. I grasped a better understanding of structure and delicacy and how to practice and prepare for teaching. This experience has far exceeded expected outcomes. I feel I have been provided with tools for life.
J.B. (December 2018)

Master class in the art of teaching Permaculture

This course is a master class in the art of teaching Permaculture that educators in any environment will find value in. I have facilitated 3 courses and taught 3-4 modules, but was not ready to do it on my own. [During this course,] I found a voice I didn’t know I had. My poster game improved! I feel more capable and confident, but also humbled. This course gave me a renewed sense of purpose and desire for this work.
R.C. (July 2018)

Ability to tap into the wisdom of the group

This course is a week-long intensive for Permaculture designers and educators who are interested in honing their craft as teachers/presenters. It has been transformative and valuable beyond measure. Jude has a lot of wisdom and knowledge to share and is great at drawing out our strengths. She helped facilitate learning peer to peer and has helped me grow as a Permaculture designer and educator. Jude herself is an amazing resource, and the bulk of my learning came through her ability to tap into the wisdom of the group and inspire thoughtful reflection.
T.M. (July 2018)

Many tools for confidence and clarity

I would absolutely recommend this course! Jude comes to the table with so much knowledge and experience, and then in turn is able to present it clearly. This class helped me to expand my awareness of the different avenues of teaching and learning. It was empowering and gave me many tools for confidence and clarity for spreading knowledge that will in turn empower others. I’m excited to take these tools out into the world and use them!
M.H. (July 2018)

Valuable friends and colleagues

[After this course] I feel like I could put together a weekend Intro to Permaculture course no problem. I gained valuable friends and colleagues here. I also feel stronger, refreshed, more confident in myself, and refocused on my path.
J.S. (July 2018)

Comprehensive overview of how to teach

This course was a really comprehensive overview of how to teach. It felt like 4 years of studying education in college was condensed into one week. It helped me continue to trust in the process of teaching to learn. I really appreciated the lens of self-care as applied to the principles.
E.D.

Living example of Permaculture Design

This course is a living example of 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.
C.S.

Such a plethora of knowledge

Jude has such a plethora of knowledge… I would encourage anyone with a PDC to check it out. These are 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 course than this one. Jude is the only magician I know who gives away all her tricks.
M.S.

Finds the perfect balance

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.

Pivotal and inspiring

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.
Ryan L.

Gold standard for leadership

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

Challenged in ways I did not expect, but needed

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 best teacher training course

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

More testimonials

 Teacher-In-Training Course Participant Testimonials

  • 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

  • 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. –Jessicka 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. –Ryan L

  • 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. –David S

  • 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