Vermont's Permaculture Institute

Events Calendar

2019 Events Calendar

(the month-by-month list of events is just below)


Enter your email on the right hand side of the page to be notified  of workshops, plant sales, courses, open speaker sessions (always free), farm tours, farm dinners, and other opportunities.

This calendar is updated frequently please check back often and follow us on Facebook– Thanks!  Please SHARE this page with your networks.


Internship and Apprentice Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Please be in touch as soon as possible if you’d like to help on-farm with the 2016 season.

Nursery Skills Apprentice Program email for details about this unique opportunity for immersion and hard-skills development in Pruning, Grafting, Propagating, and Production of Nursery Plants for sale.

Design-Build Internship.   From basic carpentry skills, site work, to computer aided drafting and design, solar power, waste-water, passive solar greenhouses, compost toilets, and more we have opportunities for you to learn!  Interested in adding to your Natural Building Portfolio?  We build beautiful, multi-purpose, farm-functional structures year-round, and are always happy to help you add to your skills.

Permaculture Education Apprentices are interviewed for positions year-round.

Herbal and Culinary Internships and Apprenticeships are available May-October.

We are presently searching an Organic Vegetable (and/or Poultry) Production Manager or Partner.

By Appointment:

Farm Work Days 

Do you want to learn some skills with carpentry, pruning, farming, forest gardening, irrigation, earthworks or masonry?  Be in touch directly to arrange a mutually beneficial work day on the farm.

Nursery Sales  

Bare Root plant sales begin APRIL 22 and continue through early May.  We have a variety of grafted Fruit TreesNut Trees, Nitrogen Fixersand more!

Farm Tours: May-September

We will be scheduling a regular series of free farm tours from May- September TBA soon.

Custom Scheduled and Private Tours are $100/ hour suggested donation, depending on group size and mission.

Farm Tours for groups of school children and/ or senior centers are free, with a request for at least 3 months scheduling notice.

Upcoming Events:


July 21- August 2:     12th Annual Permaculture Design Certification Course

August 11-16:     2nd Annual Regenerative Cannabis Certification Course   (Perma-Canna-Culture Course / CannaCamp)

October 19:   NOFA MASS Hemp Farming Day  Springfield, MA

Previous Events:


Pruning the Forest Gardens (Fruits and Nuts)       March 31

Nursery Skills Apprenticeship Part Time

‘Nuts for the Northeast’ and ‘Organic Cannabis’ and NOFA NH

Design Build Internship ONGOING


April 2018


April 22:  Plant sale pick ups begin

May 2018:

Nursery Sale Pick Ups

Natural Beekeeping (Dates and details TBA)- please write to reserve your space


Permaculture Action Camp                                May 14-20

Rising Appalachia at Higher Ground              May 18 & 19

Permaculture ACTION DAY!

May 20

June 2018-

Canna Camp- Details TBA


July 2018-

July 22- August 3:  10th Annual Permaculture Design Certification Course.  Reserve your space now!

TBA:  Free Public Screening:  INHABIT- A Permaculture Perspective   7 PM

August 2:  PDC Final Design Presentations and Alumni Reunion

This course is available for 5 credits through the University of Vermont and Eligible for VSAC Non-Degree Grants.

August 2018-

  Medicine Womyn’s Retreat- Sacred Womyn’s Gathering

TBA:    Fire Ceremony for Families- with Mayan Grandmother Nana Wilma




September 2016-


Please write about fall nursery apprentice possibilities, and for NUT TREE TOURS

October 2016-

Please write about fall nursery apprentice possibilities, and for NUT TREE TOURS

November 2016-

November 6-8:     MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference

December –2018

    Ecology and Community – Permaculture Design and Urban Food Autonomy in CUBA 

TBA Events:

WEEKEND FORMAT PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE!  Details coming soon- please write with interest.


Root Cellar Design Build     

Basement Retrofits –  Root cellars and food storage can be retrofitted into most any existing basement providing easy access to crops in winter and a more an overall more affordable project. In this project we will retrofit an existing basement with super insulated walls, and doors and install venting and shelves for effective crop storage. Participants will use power tools, build and hang doors, fashion a passive venting system out of Pipe and fittings, and learn important factors for design and construction of a small family sized cellar in an existing victorian home basement in downtown Jeffersonville.

Farm and Restaurant Coolbot Walkin Workshop.

Edible Forest Gardening Design, Implementation,  and Maintenance

Below are events with links to PAST EVENTS which have some details.  Please be in touch for custom workshops, retreats, or facilitated workspace for your group or organization.


JUNE 21-22

“Thinking Outside the Box”  Alternative Beekeeping and Holistic Pollinator Support.


The full calendar and details for our other offerings will be announced soon.  We’re looking forward to offering:  fruit tree grafting, nut production, diverse understory planting, spring development for gravity fed irrigation, natural building, compost heating, season extension, earth oven construction, natural beekeeping, and more.

Our 2014 Permaculture Design Course will be held July 20-August 1, and is filling quickly.

More details about our Advanced Permaculture Design Build Grow Teach internship positions will also be announced soon.

We regularly run a variety of workshops on:

Permaculture Design

Pruning, Grafting, Propagation, and other Orchard/ Forest Garden Skills

Natural Beekeeping (Organic and Chemical free, Top Bar Hives, etc.)

Water Catchment, Spring Development, Gravity Fed Irrigation

Greenhouse Design, Build, Season Extension Techniques and Varieties

Natural Building

Wild Ecology, Wildcrafting, etc.

Please be in touch for specific offerings and return soon as we update the calendar.

We can also arrange custom-tailored workshops for you or your group at our farm or your site.

Also- see the ‘Keynotes and Presentations‘ page for more formal presentations, lectures, etc.


Natural Building

Earth Oven Building workshop with Mark Krawczyk and Sima Bode.
Alternative Beekeeping and Pollinator Support
Northeast Tree Crops Symposium at Willow Crossing Farm.
Farm Dinners
Natural Building, Woodchip-Clay Walls, Plastering
Root Cellars
Spring Development for Gravity-Fed Irrigation
Rainwater Catchment

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Previous Workshops:

January 11:

  Nuts for the Northeast

At the 27th Annual NOFA MA Winter Conference  (Worchester, MA)

January 16:

 Farm Scale Permaculture

A Free, Interactive Webinar Presentation with Dynamic Media  (Online)

Supported by UVM Extension, Vermont New Farmer Project, and the Women’s Agriculture Network (WAGN)

TBA (Jan 31- Feb 1):

Plants for Public Permaculture

A public consultation and workshop at the North Bennington Public Edible Forest Garden- McWaters Park (North Bennington, VT)

February 15:

 Nuts for the Northeast

At the 30th Annual NOFA VT Winter Conference (Burlington, VT)

“Hummingbird talks to Bear” by Nick Neddo- with wildcrafted walnut ink and bear fur paintbrush.

April 2015-

April 11:     Saint Michael’s College Permaculture Farm Tour

April 18-19:       Open Farm Tours and Work Party with UVM Permaculture Design Certification Courses- please email to join.

April 22:  DIANA BERESFORD-KROEGER!  at Johnson State 

April 29:      Nursery Sales and Pre-Order Pick-ups Start

May 2015-

May 2-3:     Nursery Sales and Pre-Order Pick-ups

May 9:         Nursery Sales and Pre-Order Pick-ups   Bare Root Stock Clearance Sale

May 24:     Herbal Labyrinth Design and Construction

May 30:     Wild-Crafted Paints and Paint Brushes with Nick Neddo.

June 2015-

June 6-7:  Compost Toilet Design/ Build Workshop.  Hands on with a house-attached ‘Gap Mountain Mouldering Privy’–      led by Doug Clayton of Gap Mountain Permaculture.

TBA:  Stone Masonry

TBA:   Farm Tours

June 20- July 2:       SMC Permaculture Design Certification Course.    Open to the community!

This course is available for 2 credits through Saint Michael’s College and Eligible for VSAC Non-Degree Grants.

2 responses to “Events Calendar

  1. Edmund March 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I must have misinterpreted the email on the date for the Fruit Grafting Workshop. I thought it was tommorow March 15th instead of Saturday the 17th. I typically work all day Saturday but I’m trying to get the time off. In either case I would like to stop by at least to check out the farm and the grafts.

    All the Best,


    • Keith March 14, 2012 at 9:09 pm

      Hi Edmund-

      No worries. We should be doing another event in April (although at this rate we’ll be blooming already by then).

      Feel free to come by for the music, which starts at 7.


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