Regenerative Edible Landscaping Hands-on Workshop Series

Spring 2023

 All levels | In person | Chelsea, Québec, Canada | | April 16th – June 17th,  2023

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Welcome to P3 Permaculture's hands-on Regenerative Edible landscaping workshop series! Get ready to transform your boring green lawn into a thriving Regenerative Edible oasis with our expert instructor, Graham Calder.

Graham has been teaching Permaculture and regenerative design for 15 years in over 10 countries, certifying over 450 students. In this series, he'll cover everything you need to know to create your own flourishing food forest, including Food Forest design, Next Level Companion Planting, Passive irrigation, Passive flood Prevention, Passive drought prevention, Living soil basics, Herb Spirals, Mandala gardens, Rain Barrels, Swale gardens, Living Willow fences, and more.

This series is perfect for both beginners and those who already have experience in regenerative design. You can attend individual workshops or sign up for the entire series, which includes several weekend days and evenings. Each weekend session will range from 4-5 hours, while the evening sessions will be 2 hours, held at LaFab on Mill. And if you can't attend in person, don't worry - online resources with lifetime access are included to support and deepen your learning experience.

All tools and materials are provided for the workshops, but don't forget to bring your mug and gloves! The cost of the workshop is $350 for the entire series or pay for workshops individually. You may also be able to purchase extra plants or pre-order - contact us for more details.

There are no age restrictions, but if young children are with you, they need to be able to not distract the group as there is no childcare person present. Weekend sessions will be either on Saturday or Sunday, while the evening sessions are on weekdays from 6:30-8:30 PM.

Registration is required in advance as space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon at our website And remember, all conventional payment options are available, as well as barter and work trade options. We even have 4 discounted spots at 25% for anyone who is BIPOC. If you cannot afford the cost, please contact us to arrange a work trade where you can volunteer with us to earn credits.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from one of the top experts in the field of Permaculture and regenerative design. Join us today and start your journey towards creating your own thriving Regenerative Edible oasis!

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Course objectives

Discover & Learn on the land

Take advantage of our 14 years of teaching experience

Regenerate Degraded soil 

Even the worst clays, sands can be regenerated. 

Drought & Flood Prevention

Holistic solutions for water management.

Fight Climate Change 

 Discover Carbon Farming.

Create Wildlife Habitats

Watch as nature is reborn with your design touch.

Find solutions inspired by Nature

Use natures 4.9 Billion years of R & D

Edible Landscapes 

Discover edible parks and alternative forestry

Natural Building

Techniques used in the oldest building on earth 

Alternative Energy

Learn the basics options and alternative new discoveries

The Perks   

Live the lessons and build memories

Immerse yourself in permaculture

Peruse the food forest, explore over 900m of swale.

Join in the daily tasks

Alpaca, chicken tractor, food forest, ancient tech &  more

Build practical skills

Help with the food forest or the erosion management. 

Swim with the fishes

Cool off in the pond filled with frogs, sunfish, birds and more

Tinker with lost tech

Explore the Hydraulic ram pump and trump aeration systems

Experience Life on the Alpaca farm

The routine, the simplicity, the beauty, the work

Grow your Community

Live and learn with a group of change-makers 

Make new friendships

Connect with students and grow your network.

Is this for me?

Do you want to know about the solutions to create a beyond sustainable system? Are you tired of worrying and want to start to regenerate your own life, garden or community? Are you looking to connect with people who care as much as you do about the future of our beautiful Earth?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then joining our PDC will definitely bring you a step further in your journey. Whether you already have a project you want to start or you still want to explore solutions to have a regenerative on your life and planet, our PDC will give you the tools and confidence you need to take action.

Course Details

  • Teaching material presented during class.

  • A lifetime online access to various suggested readings, videos, podcasts and other resources for each section of the course

  • An opportunity to meet and practice with your local permaculture network

We have packed this PDC with 28 additional hours of hands-on workshops. Here are some of the topics we will cover: 

  • Herb spirals

  • Lasagna Gardens

  • Cold frames

  • Water filtration

  • Food Forest basics 

  • Coppice forestry

  • Erosion management

  • And more

If you are unable to afford your full tuition you can apply to be accepted as a worktrader where you will be asked to arrive onsite 1-2 weeks early to help with setup of the site for the PDC. Your acceptance is conditional to having skills we need and these change for each course offered, also we will have a video or in person meeting to assess your ease of integration into the organisational team. 

Upon acceptance your trade is valued at 15$ per hour up to a maximum reduction of 50% of your tuition. The discount will be calculated up to 2 days prior to the PDC start and the remainder will need to be paid before the first day of class. 

To apply, please send us your CV and motivation letter. Please specify in your motivation letter the reasons why you are applying for a worktrade and the skills you could share with the P3 Team.

Skills needed for PDC 2022

- Physical labour

- Construction

- Farm labour or tasks

- Food Forest maintenance

- Pond maintenance

- Photography and video

- General Maintenance

Reconciliation & Equity in Action

We are committed to doing more than acknowledging that our courses are held on the unceded unsurrendered territories of the Kanienkehaka, or Anishinabewaki

We also acknowledge that we are living today in a society that is structured to privilege white patriarchy. As such we are taking many steps to adapt and grow. In every course we offer 4 spots at 50% off for those individuals who live with systemic barriers in their daily lives (more specifically Indigenous people and people of Colour). Regardless of your identity, if you are a person in need of additional financial support we can discuss options to support your learning. 

 Contact us to for more information

We also donate 1% of our profits to Indigenous led Land defender Organizations.  

About Our Teachers

        Permaculture Ottawa, Permaculture Quebec, Permaculture course