Herbs and personal care
The structure of the subject
Permaculture is a holistic design philosophy that strives to unite human and natural systems and bring them into harmony with each other. And it is a gift for you who want to be inspired to a meaningful lifestyle that cares for the earth and people.
If you join us in the garden, you will gain knowledge about producing food with inspiration from nature’s ecosystems and you will get to know wild nature’s larder.
Together we must find the good and sustainable life. We examine the old traditions, but also use, among other things, the principles of permaculture in a creative process towards finding forms of enjoyment that can stand as a worthy alternative to the values of consumer society.
We must have soil under our nails, our hands on the drawing board, on adventures in the countryside and experience the joy of harvesting our own crops.
The school is beautifully situated close to both forest and beach.
We start from nature as a learning space and will go on several inspiring trips out into the countryside with a focus on e.g. understanding of nature, gathering, knowledge of plants and immersion in nature.
The subject also includes excursions where we see examples of different forms of cultivation.
The off-grid house
At the school, we are extremely happy with our two straw houses, which we have built ourselves. One is a self-sufficient “off grid” house, and together they provide an inspiring physical setting for indoor teaching. Right outside the door is the school’s burgeoning demonstration forest garden, kitchen garden and herb garden.
Your impact on the subject
In our community of practice, you can make a lasting impression by further developing the school’s existing gardens and creating new green oases yourself. We use various tools to design self-sustaining cultivation systems both on a small and large scale. From self-sufficiency in a studio apartment to the regenerative forest agriculture that points to the food production of the future.
Meet the teacher
Sara is an organic farmer from Norway, and has a certificate in permaculture design. She has a great passion for plants, and loves to spread the joy for her passion.
She lives between field and forest, a few km the from school, where she and her family are in the process of converting a country house based on the principles of permaculture. She also grows sustainable flowers in the company ‘Markblomst’.