Earth Repair

Decades of poor management means that our soils, waterways, forests, and biodiversity are in critically failing conditions. By working with nature, you are repairing the Earth AND improving your health.

Personal Wholeness

Our workshops and designs take who you are and your journey into consideration. Our aim is to help people realize the richness and beauty of their lives through cultivating health and personal wholeness.

A Better Tomorrow

While there are many challenges in our world, everything we do to bring our lives, our homes, and our communities into balance with the natural world helps to ensure a more vibrant and hopeful tomorrow.

Care of the future

We want to support you in helping the next generation...

So we created a worksheet for you with eight sets of probing questions to help you clarify your vision of how you can support the children in your life and community.

What they've shared

“Rhonda and the team helped us feel comfortable, confident, and excited about how we could use permaculture in our home!"

L.M. - design client

“My experience with the PDC was everything I'd wanted. When I compared it with my friend, who traveled out of the country for a residential PDC, I found I had more experience in my own region, more understanding of what to do next. Rhonda is doing exactly what she was put on the earth to do."

M.B. - PDC student

"Rhonda is a gifted teacher and creative problem solver. Her approach to sharing information helped me frame things so I can live better."

T.C. - PDC student

News & ideas

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers”


I’m  Rhonda Baird

I’ve been the lead at Sheltering Hills Design since 2006. It’s been a wonderful way to keep learning about what is going on in the world, connecting to people, and having adventures. I love demystifying permaculture, helping people feel confident about taking action, and creating a better future for themselves and future generations. I have extensive experience with homesteading activities, homeschooling. I’m passionate about survival skills, and I hold diplomas in Permaculture Education and Site Design from the Permaculture Institute of North America.

Sunflower in a garden

We would love to hear from you about what would help you become more resilient.

© Sheltering Hills Design, LLC 2021