2018 Louisville PDC

Start on your Path to a More Resilient life

– Better Understand your Local Environment
– Learn how to save money on food, water, energy, and materials
– Engage in the Beauty of A Healthy Home System
– Learn practices that regenerate the environment and the community
– Become part of a network that spans the globe

We live in a world that has developed piecemeal answers to complex problems. With permaculture design, you learn to weave together solutions for your home and community that naturally increase the health and vitality of your life and others’. Whether you want to grow more food, have cleaner water (in the right places), or build deeper connections to your neighbors and community, this course will support you.

Through story, activity, lecture, and hands-on activities, Rhonda, Gabriel, and guests will guide you through the traditional permaculture design course including your first permaculture design! Take this next step in implementing permaculture…join in creating a more resilient world.


February 3-4, 17-18;

March 3-4, 24-25;

April 14-15, 28-29




Rhonda Baird has been teaching permaculture for more than 12 years and more than 25 courses including teacher trainings, advanced design courses, children’s courses. Her work includes building capacities among local communities, regions, and continental networks so that people can work more effectively together. She loves to design systems and also to tell stories.

Gabriel Hahn began apprenticing with Rhonda after his PDC in 2015. Up to that point, his passion for urban growing systems and rural farms led him through Ecuador, Peru, and St. Louis. He now lives in Paoli, Indiana where he enjoys the neighborliness, farming, and learning more building skills.

and guests


$950 early registration; $1,150 after December 16. $250 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available. This course may fill, so register early. Limited work-trade and scholarships possible.


Payment options

Or write checks to and mail them to:

Sheltering Hills Design, PO Box 1596, Bloomington, IN 47402