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Natural Building & Permaculture Design Courses

North Mountain Permaculture offers unique and engaging courses that aim to equip participants with essential skills for living healthy, ecologically-connected  lives in a post-industrial paradigm.

We believe hands-on knowledge sharing is the most direct route to developing these skills and building community in the process. Now is the time to find and build our tribes. North Mountain Permaculture provides a meeting place for these tribes to connect and grow, here on the North Mountain and beyond.

Here you will find listings for upcoming courses, and access to selected past courses and learning events. If you have knowledge you wish to share, or have a burning desire to learn a skill that’s not currently on offer, feel free to submit a course request.

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Upcoming Courses


There are no upcoming courses available at this time.

Past Courses


PermaCamp 2020
June 2020

Join us on the North Mountain for a four week permaculture certificate course. This one month intensive is packed with hands-on workshops covering everything from earthworks and natural building to wildcrafting and regenerative forestry.

Three-Day Timber Frame Workshop
May 2019

In this three-day workshop, students built a small timber frame cabin from the ground up – designed to illustrate all the essential joinery needed to design and build almost any timber frame building. Through daily classroom instruction and in-the-field, hands-on experience led by seasoned timber frame builder Deryk Eagles, students completed weekend intensive armed with everything they needed to know to begin their own timber frame projects.

Natural Cheesemaking Workshop

Learn with Snow Lake Keep cheesemaker Paul Hoepfner-Homme in this hands-on natural cheesemaking workshop. Learn from an experienced cheesemaker how to prepare and enjoy fresh and aged cheeses. We will also cover the basics of keeping goats for meat and dairy.

Crash Course: Wilderness First Aid

This three day, hands-on course combines the complete Red Cross approved first aid training program, with specialized training in remote wilderness and natural emergency medicine.

Crash Course: Blacksmithing

Our Crash Course series initiates us into essential post-industrial skills. This 2-day blacksmithing course will provide you with a working understanding of the basics of hand-forging and open up the door to creating and maintaining our own hardware and tools! This hands-on course covers the central principals of hand forging, tools of the trade, fuel and heat, safety, material selection as well as the completion of a small demo project.

Call for Teachers


Have something to teach? North Mountain Permaculture is looking for experienced teachers and healers to share their skills. Teachers interested in running their own courses are welcome to submit course and workshop proposals, or work with us as guest instructors as part of North Mountain Permaculture programming.

We are currently seeking instructors who can offer the following skills:

  • Blacksmithing
  • Beekeeping
  • Welding & Metalwork
  • Hydrology
  • Lidar Mapping
  • Yoga

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