Permaculture Online Course

🌱 Online Course in Permaculture Design 🌿

Are you looking for ways to live more sustainably? This course gives you a good foundation so you understand the sustainable design system.



What is this course about?

  • This course gives you basic information about permaculture design, principles, methods and tools.
  • Design your whole life to be more sustainable, from your local community and the land you live on, to your livelihood, relationships, health and self-development.
  • Even if you live in an urban area, you will also find permaculture principles useful.
  • Permaculture gets us thinking beyond sustainability, to regeneration of the planet and its resources.
  • The course doesn’t just give you theory, but also gives you practical activities and tasks which will get you thinking about your own life and your goals for the future.

Are you interested in sustainability and self development? Then this online course is for you!


Why should I sign up for this course?


  • Get access to over 20 hours of online videos for you to study.
    Follow our program or study at your own pace
  • The videos are in english and our teacher Lou speaks slowly and clearly to help you understand the information
  • Enjoy practical design activities to get you thinking and designing your sustainable lifestyle 
  • Be welcomed into our facebook group where you can meet permaculture students and teachers, create a network, and ask questions in the group 
  • Get lots of written resources with pictures that you can read and keep after the course is finished. 

How does the course work?



Online format of the course will give you the opportunity to work at your own speed.  You will have half a year support from the teachers during and following the course. You can ask questions and get feedback on your projects.



You will receive your “Course Guide” from us (This is an electronic PDF file with lots of information and links, and a guide to how you complete your studies.) 


In the PDF you can follow the course material from week to week. There are lots of links to written materials, and all the videos that you need.


Follow our suggestion for how to go through the course, or just study at your own pace. 


In almost every video you will be given a practical activity, so you can use what you have learned. The activity will get you thinking about your own life and sustainability.


In the last few weeks you will have the opportunity to do your own permaculture design and get feedback from your fellow students in the facebook group.


What are the contents?

Week 1: What permaculture is. Drawing maps and understanding sustainable design

Week 2: How to observe your surroundings

Week 3: Observe and interact. People and what their needs are

Week 4: Permaculture Principles (the guiding sustainable principles that can be used everywhere!)

Week 5: Water, how to catch it and how to use it wisely

Week 6: Basic understanding of soil science

Week 7: Compost and More on Soil

Week 8: Giving you tips for gardening in a sustainable way

Week 9: How can trees help us heal the planet

Week 10: Sustainable relationships and care for ourselves

Week 11: Sustainable relationships and a new personal economy

Week 12: Learning about plants and forest gardening

Week 13: Find out about the different types of Agroforestry

Week 14: Permaculture design process called SADIMET

Week 15: Lou’s Tiny House

Week 16: Learning about ecobuilding and designing your dream house

Week 17: How to do a permaculture design and present it to others

Week 18 – 20 Creating your own permaculture design



We offer you to learn one session per week and complete the practical part, but of course you can choose your own pace.


You will study from pre-recorded videos and have a chat with the teachers and other students. You will have 3 live sessions online with a teacher as well.


You can have a practical permaculture weekend at Avnø Oasis Ecovillage at a discounted rate during the course (valid 6 months from course start).


Who are the facilitators?

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Charlotte Lou Langdon

Lou is a permaculture teacher and farmer who has been working with permaculture since she was 18 years old. Lou is now 32 and is the manager at one of Denmark’s top organic vineyards and wineries. She lives in a tiny-house which she built herself just last year. Lou is also one of the few people in Denmark to have been awarded the Diploma in Permaculture Design - which means she has lots of design experience. She also has completed the permaculture teacher training which she uses to hold courses in Denmark and internationally. She is a friendly and kind person who will put you at ease in her videos, and give you lots of new knowledge.

Helena Marchenko

Lena will be the assistant facilitator for this course. She is a Ukrainian land management and cadastre engineer who has diversified her expertise into sustainable land development. Since 2016, she has been designing smart natural gardens for clients, integrating her engineering skills with ecological principles. Helena furthered her education in ecovillage design in 2020 and began teaching permaculture design to students in 2021. She is also a dedicated mother of three children and resides in the Avnø Oasis Ecovillage, where she practices and promotes sustainable living principles.


What is the price?