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Winter-On-Maui, Jan 8 - Feb 8 with Jenny Pell

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The month-long course will take place at four locations across Maui. Each week we will travel to a different farm so students have the opportunity to experience a range of farming styles and learn from our diverse guest teachers. And we get to see more of the beauty of Maui!

Multiple locations around the island
Field Trips to different projects
Delicious locally-grown organic vegetarian meals
College credit for qualifying students
Weekends free to explore Maui!




The extended 5-week internship will be available to students who want to learn hands-on farming skills, living and working with select farms across the island. There will be internships with the four host farms listed below, and we have other unique opportunities specifically designed to support your interests.

Haiku Aina Permaculture Initiative
Pono Grown Farm Center
Whispering Winds Bamboo Cooperative
Hale Akua Garden Farm and Permaculture Center
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This program is open to all students of any age and from any culture. It will be taught in English, and we welcome students from overseas. We especially welcome any students local to Hawai`i. We welcome students from the Evergreen State College and are working with Evergreen faculty to sponsor students for college credit.

We’ve taken the standard international permaculture certification curriculum and extended it to a month-long integrated studies program that emphasizes hands-on skills, diverse farming techniques, and appropriate technology solutions for low-impact living and working.

We will be working with permaculture designers, organic farmers, native Hawai`ian traditional farmers, and have many local teachers and practitioners joining our core staff every day. Our guest roster includes tropical medicinal plant experts, a high-altitude trout aquaponics business, a local seed saving non-profit, food sovereignty and food security policy makers, and climate adaptation specialists to name a few.

For more information about the program curriculum take a look at our reading and watching list. The website FAQ should answer most of your questions, and feel free to contact us for more details and information.

Mahalo, and see you on Maui in January!


Jenny Pell is a full-time permaculture designer, consultant and educator based on Maui, with ongoing work overseas. She has an extensive portfolio of projects large and small that span the Pacific NW, Central America, and the Hawai`ian Islands. She was the lead designer for the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle, co-author of the Future of Maui Regenerative Agriculture Report, and has been teaching permaculture for 15 years.

Evan Ryan is an agricultural landscape consultant, designer, farmer, project manager, author, and educator. His focus is applying permaculture systems to production agriculture, utilizing holistic land care practices to nurture resilient environments rich in clean air, fresh water, nourishing food. and community. He has been learning and practicing permaculture since 1998 in Hawai‘i, California, Colorado, Central and South America and has extensive experience working with Indigenous agroforestry practices.

Spencer Oneal is a northwest native, and lives part- time in Hawai`i practicing bio-dynamic farming and sustainable agriculture. He graduated from The Evergreen State College in Conscious Business and Sustainable Community Development discovering new holistic ways of living. He has lived and been involved in intentional communities and eco-villages throughout the Hawai’i and Central America. Spencer travels regularly helping to manage, produce and support conscious and transformational festivals including Envision, Lightning in a Bottle, and Beloved.

Anna Simone Combi
Anna Combi is a certified permaculture teacher, certified yoga teacher, herbalist, bodyworker, earth activist musician, community organizer, workshop facilitator and co-founder of Blooming Biodiversity, a creative social-environmental education organization focused on integrating hands-on permaculture with expressive arts . Through her organization Blooming Biodiversity, she has facilitated community workshops, retreats, gatherings, concerts and permaculture events in Costa Rica, Canada, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Big Island of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Peru, Bali and Australia. In each location she works with the local community and indigenous communities, collaborating with mentors, farmers, healers, activists, musicians and artists. She designed her own interdisciplinary a BA in Cross-Cultural Social Work and Sustainable Development at University of Redlands, Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. While in college she studied permaculture in courses, internships and semester programs in California, Oregon, Hawaii and and Auroville Ecovillage in India. She is a certified Teacher’s Assistant for Starhawk and Charles Williams Earth Activist Training and Permaculture Design Course at O.U.R Ecovillage on Vancouver Island, BC. She was certified with her Permaculture Teacher Training with Jude Hobbs and Andrew Millison of Cascadia Permaculture in Eugene Oregon. She is a certified 300hr Yoga Teacher through Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. She worked as an herbalist intern at Herb Pharm.

Robin Liepman (Bloom)
Robin Liepman (Bloom) is Permaculture teacher, designer, organizer, and Earth-Activist musician. Bloom co-founded the Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Network (www.BloomingBiodiversity.org), a tour through the North American West Coast, Hawaii, Peru, Bali and Australia, consisting of events that integrate hands-on Permaculture projects with music, expressive & healing arts, solutionary counsel, and community building.
Bloom was born in San Luis Obispo, California, studied Psychology & Cognitive Science at the University of California Santa Cruz, and traveled through Central, South, and North America, working at a variety of Permaculture farms, conferences and transformational festivals.Bloom has a Permaculture Design Certification/Earth Activist Training through Starhawk and Charles Williams, and worked with them as a Teacher’s Assistant on Vancouver Island at O.U.R. Ecovillage. Bloom has assisted teaching the Ecovillage Design Education, a U.N. recognized course, certified through GAIA education. Bloom has an Advanced Certificate in Permaculture Teaching through Jude Hobbs at Cascadia Permaculture. He is also a trained Generation Waking Up facilitator and has participated in the Work That Reconnects Intensive with Joanna Macy, and taught Ecological Awareness to the Integral Leadership Program at Esalen Institute. Bloom continues to teach Permaculture and lead projects worldwide.Bloom has a solo music project (www.BloomSounds.org) and a duo music project called Blooming Anahata with his partner Anna (Anahata) Combi. Bloom is dedicated to co-cultivating a thriving, equitable, regenerative, healthy and vibrant existence that supports a
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Jenny Pell is one of the smartest people I've ever met & Evan Ryan literally wrote the book on gardening in Hawai'i - Hawaii Home Gardens
This course is going to be epic for sure.
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Hawai'i Home Gardens by Evan Ryan & Lehua Vander Velde
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