Community Organizing & Logistics of Liberation
Community Land Trusts
The Just Transition Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Facilitation & Decision Making
Restorative Justice and Accountability Processes
Land Access and Issues of Land Use
Ecovillages & Community Design Process
Neighborhood Design & Placemaking
Collaborative Group Dynamics
Approaches to Autonomy & Mutual Aid
Medicine Making: Tinctures, Salves, Teas
Basics of Planetary Energetics
Plants for Relief and Basic First Aid
Medicinal Plants in the Landscape
Medicinal Plant Guilds
About The Teachers
With 25 and counting, 75+hour Permaculture Design Courses in her portfolio, Sarah teaches full length and specialized Permaculture courses and workshops tailored to community dynamics, event production and holistic health. Sarah is the friendly Village Witch, co-founder and producer of Envision Festival, where she curates the educational offerings and founded the unique Herbal First Aid Clinic Training.
Sarah Wu is a passionate educational curator, facilitator and mentor dedicated to adult learners of all backgrounds. A representative for Mother Nature as a writer and teacher of Deep Ecology, Therapeutic Ecology and whole systems design through the lens of Herbalism and Permaculture. Sarah Wu has 19 years studying the science, art and craft of Planetary Eclectic Herbal Medicine. Her foundation is in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Wise Woman Tradition, actively practicing clinical herbalism in the Neo-Tropics for 10 years.
She founded and produced Medicines from the Edge: A Tropical Herbal Convergence, dedicated to bridging the eclectic healing traditions of Latin America, produced the Permaculture Plaza and Village Witches at the Oregon Eclipse, is a regular faculty member at the Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design & Botanical Studies and Atitlan Organics, is a faculty member of the Permaculture Women’s Guild and a regular contributor to organizations such as NuMundo and United Plant Savers. She has studied with numerous leaders in the Western Herbalism renaissance, such as David Winston, Rosemary Gladstar, Paul Bergner, and 7Song and has worked in relief efforts in Guatemala and at Natural Doctor’s International on the island of Omatepe, Nicaragua.
Ryan Rising brings more than a decade of permaculture design and implementation to his teaching. Learn from a facilitator who has organized more than 100 Permaculture Action Days in cities and land projects throughout the country. Ryan is a conduit of social permaculture and community building practices stretching from the relational to the economic with a specific eye toward practical organizing in the real world.
Ryan Rising is a community organizer and permaculture educator based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, and co-founder of the Permaculture Action Network.
After a decade working with various social movements around direct action, food justice, ecological design, and community living, Ryan organized the Permaculture Action Tour with music producer The Polish Ambassador in the fall of 2014. Over the last five years the Permaculture Action Network has partnered with touring artists and large cultural events like Rising Appalachia and Lightning in a Bottle to mobilize 15,000 people to days of action at community spaces and permaculture projects building regenerative systems such as natural buildings, medicinal gardens, & edible schoolyards.
Ryan has been integral in co-organizing these 100 Permaculture Action Days across the continent, bringing hundreds of people at a time to take hands-on action building greenhouses, rainwater catchment earthworks, perennial gardens, and a diversity of other regenerative systems at community spaces including public food forests, urban farms, and ecovillages.
Ryan also co-founded the Gill Tract Community Farm, which produces tons of organic food annually that is distributed for free all around the Bay Area, and the Omni Commons, an urban commons and community center; and continues to work on growing the movement for a just transition through facilitation of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory, the Non-Profit Democracy Network, and a variety of other organizing projects.
Permaculture Design Certification Details There is an integral and reciprocal relationship between the health of the environment and human health. We cultivate our wellness simultaneously with the regeneration of the biological life systems that support our planet earth. Through the lens and practical application of herbalism as a modality for ecosystem and human regeneration we will expand our understanding of the core Permaculture ethic of People Care by laying a foundational review of the ways in which we can integrate holistic wellness into our land and community design.
Explore social permaculture to assist you in building strong relationships that will create the most solid foundation for your vision. Learn how to build a community that can co-create viable and regenerative organization models to bring your dream vision to life.
The Permaculture Design Course will be supplemented with guided movement and meditation practices, and will culminate in group permaculture design projects.
Dive into a lakeside PDC in the rolling oak-covered foothills of the California Sierra Nevadas. Enjoy profound lessons from teachers with over 30 years of collective permaculture hands-on experience. Make powerful connections, eat well, and enjoy amazing sunsets. We welcome you to Heartland!
Heartland Collective is an off-grid, solar-powered, 25 acre lakeside venue and regenerative business incubator. The Heartland Collective is excited to offer its first annual Permaculture Design Course. This is an opportunity to join Heartland’s nutrient-rich culture and be a part of a budding ecovillage.
Why say YES Now?
Practical Community Organizing Skills
Gain Knowledge of the Local Ecosystem
Heartland Collective Bonus Gifts for Signup Saying YES to the Heartland PDC offers you several FREE bonuses:
2 year Heartland Membership ($500 value) which includes 20% savings to Heartland glamping, Heartland products, and all Heartland events (*events hosted by other's at Heartland not included)
2 Free tickets to CoLab Campout ($440 value, one ticket per year for 2 years)
50% discount on a Heartland PDC redo during the next 5 years (Learn more and keep your skills in tip/top shape!)
We want you to say YES to this because we want you to be part of the Heartland Collective culture for life.
We want to make this invitation easy and stack all our functions into long term win-win-win creations.