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UH Maui workshop

Growing Asian Medicinal Plants Workshop

Growing Asian Medicinal Plants – UH Maui We have an up and coming event which we are hoping you will be as excited about as we are!  Michael Howden, L.Ac., Permaculture Designer and myself have invited renowned horticulturist Peg Schafer of Petaluma, CA, owner of The Chinese Medicinal Herb Farm and author of The Chinese […]

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Good Times Planned For The First Mauli Ola Festival

Yoga, Coffee, Music, & More At Mauli Ola Festival Founded by Malian Lahey, the Mauli Ola Festival launches its first ever edition on September 21-24 at Wood Valley Farm on Hawai’i Island! The Mauli Ola Festival brings together a global tribe to celebrate through music, dance and yoga, as well as learn and generate new conversations about mind-body […]

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Permaculture as a Method for Ecological Healing: – The Permaculture Research Institute

Permaculture as a Method for Ecological Healing: Maui Case Study with Native Plants and Stream Restoration Photography by Jasmine A Koster It may not seem readily apparent when viewing scenic photos, or strolling along the beach shoreline if you’ve been there, but something like 90% of Hawaii’s species are invasive. In other words, a species […]

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Episode 1524: Right Livelihood with Ben Weiss, Dave Jacke, and Charles Eisenstein | The Permaculture Podcast

This episode is a Susquehanna Permaculture round-table discussion recorded at my friend Seppi Garrett’s on June 3, 2015 in front of a live audience. The panel for the conversation were Ben Weiss, Dave Jacke, and Charles Eisenstein. Ostensibly the conversation was framed around the idea of how to achieve a right livelihood, but as you […]

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30 Year Old Trial Finds Organic Farming Outperforms Conventional Agriculture | Permaculture Magazine

Permaculture magazine Wednesday, 10th June 2015 Is organic farming more resilient, higher yielding, more energy efficient and more profitable? The Rodale Institute’s latest report of a 30 year trial says it is. Read the full report free here. The Farming Systems Trial (FST)® at Rodale Institute is America’s longest running, side-by-side comparison of organic and […]

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Spreading the Seed of Permaculture from Timor-Leste to the Tropical World · Global Voices

More than a decade of permaculture implementation in Timor-Leste is leading to a unique guidebook specific to worldwide tropical climates — that is, if an ongoing crowdfunding campaign succeeds. The practical reference guide – A Tropical Permaculture Guidebook — aims at “assisting subsistence farmers in tropical areas worldwide to gain community, health, economic, environment & development […]

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Permaculture Design Course Hawaii

2015 Permaculture Design Course


Permaculture Design Course Hawaii, PDC HawaiiThis course has truly transformed the lives & enhanced the careers of thousands of people around the world. Learn this holistic design system based on care of the Earth and its inhabitants, and efficient use of natural resources. Even in the most difficult conditions, permaculture empowers people to transform waste lands into abundant landscapes.

The 72 hour PDC curriculum is a training program for farmers, homeowners, renters, accountants, landscapers, architects, builders, developers, civic planners, educators, environmentalists, students...anyone interested in meeting human needs by turning our communities into fully functioning ecosystems. Receive hands on experience on how to apply the principles of ecological design in your own home, neighborhood, state, nation and beyond.

Successful graduates will receive a Certificate in Permaculture Design. Take advantage of this terrific opportunity!

This years Permaculture Design Certificate course will take place over 6 months.
Occurring on the 3rd weekend (Sat-Sun) of each month, from March through August in a different moku (land divisions akin to bioregions) around Oahu each weekend.

March 21-22 - Waiahole Valley, Koolaupoko.
April 18-19
May 16-17
June 20-21
July 18-19
August 15-16 - Kahumana Farm & Cafe, Waianae.

For the digitally scheduled, here are the Dates as an iCal event.


The course fee is $1000.  Early Bird Special gives a 10% discount if paid by March 1st.
$300 non-refundable deposit required to hold your space. Balance due by first day of class.
Group, education, and other discounts available, email Donna Lay (DonnaRLay@gmail.com) with questions.

Register via check or Paypal. Please also fill out registration form below.

For check payments:
Make check out to: "Asia Pacific Center for Regenerative Design".
Mail check to:

4539 Malia Street
Honolulu, HI 96821

To pay using a credit or debit card via PayPal:
Use the Buy Now button to make a payment.

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Root Crops – Hawaiian Sanctuary

Thursday March 19th

Root Crops for Hawaii

Root Crops - HawaiiTaro, cassava(manioc), sweet potato, uhi, yacon, turmeric, ginger, and galangal (Thai ginger).

Learn to plant,  grow, and cook a large part of your homegrown diet. We will be planting Turmeric and ginger, taro, sweet potato and more hands on! Learn some recipes to use these great plants as well including a delicious Turmeric ginger salad dressing and roasted Rosemary cassava.

∞   Cost: $12 with delicious vegetarian lunch included

  • REGISTER  HERE for Drop in Class ! $12 To Reserve Your Space for 1 (plus taxes)
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