COME TO LIFE PERMACULTURE ACTION CAMP W/ RISING APPALACHIA

by Permaculture Action Network

The Come to Life Permaculture Action Camp in Johnson and Burlington, VT combines a 4-day Permaculture Action Course, Rising Appalachia’s Friday & Saturday night concerts at Higher Ground, and a Permaculture Action Day w/ the band at Willow Crossing Farm.

The Come to Life Permaculture Action Camp in Johnson and Burlington, VT combines a 4-day Permaculture Action Course, Rising Appalachia’s Friday & Saturday night concerts at Higher Ground, and a Permaculture Action Day w/ the band at Willow Crossing Farm.


Permaculture Action Course: Monday, May 14th – Friday, May 18th
with Ryan Rising of Permaculture Action Network and Keith Morris of Prospect Rock Permaculture, as well as some very special guest facilitators, at Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson, VT

Rising AppalachiaPeia, and Arouna Diarra at Higher Ground: Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th in Burlington, VT.

Permaculture Action Day w/ Rising Appalachia: Sunday, May 20th at Willow Crossing Farm 
the Permaculture Action Day itself on May 20th is free for all to attend, as always! This is our 80th Permaculture Action Day  : ) 

Course Overview
The Permaculture Action Course will cover ecological design and regenerative earth-based practices as well as social permaculture and community building skills. Expanding upon the resolutely empowering tool of permaculture design, the Permaculture Action Course will send you back out into the world with the facilitation and organizing skills, as well as design and implementation skills, to take agency in your life and bring about a more just and regenerative world for all.

Course Topics include:
  • Intro to Permaculture: Principles, Ethics, and Design
  • The Permaculture Design Process including Site Analysis & Assessment
  • Edible Forest Gardens & Food Forests 
  • Disaster Preparedness and Relief
    • Rapid Deployment Compost Toilets
    • Water Filtration
    • Food Collection and Cooking
  • Direct Action and Community Mobilizations
  • Regenerating Land After Disasters
  • Social Permaculture & Alternative Economies
  • Facilitation & Decision Making
  • Organizing Action Days
  • Participatory Ecology
  • Tour of a Working Farm & Homestead
  • Seed Saving and Starting a Farm or Garden
Permaculture Action Day Projects
Hands-on projects that you are invited to engage with on Sunday, May 20th  include:
  • Building Raised Beds for Food and Herb Growing
  • Tree Planting for River Bank Stabilization and Food Production
  • Mushroom Inoculation
  • Fruit Tree Pruning & Care
Registration Fee
Registration for the Permaculture Action Camp is at a sliding scale of $350-900. Suggested tuition is $600; this covers three organic meals a day for four days; four full days of training in a beautiful yurt classroom (including an arrival day on Monday and a half day before departure on Friday), camping on site at Willow Crossing Farm, and deep inclusion in the Permaculture Action Day w/Rising Appalachia as co-facilitators on Sunday, May 20th.
Your registration fee also includes concert tickets to Friday and Saturday night’s Rising Appalachia shows in Burlington!

Please keep in mind: $600 covers the real cost of your participation in the course. Paying at the high end of the sliding scale at $900 subsidizes others’ participation in the course who can’t afford to attend otherwise. Paying at the low end of the scale is welcome (we want your participation!), but please be aware that paying toward the middle range ensures that facilitators and cooks are compensated, project materials are paid for, and everyone involved is taken care of!
For an additional fee, there is inside lodging available. Inquire at Keith@ProspectRock.org
Additional Airbnb Lodging is also available off-site at your own discretion.