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Living through a global pandemic has made it resoundingly obvious how fragile our lifestyles are. Like the flap of a butterfly wing affects the weather on the other side of the world, is it possible that the current pandemic is connected to Earth’s dwindling biomes is connected to fifty years of industrial food production is connected to our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing?

With so many invisible links, it is easy to feel like everything is disintegrating, and we are too small to make a difference. How then can we — as urban citizens — go about strengthening our internal and external immune systems?

Simrit Malhi, a permaculture farmer who has been living on and running Roundstone Farms in Kodaikanal, India, thinks that each of us can play a role by designing a lifestyle guided by the principles of permaculture.

Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor. — Bill Mollison

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This course is for you if you are living in a city and are interested in learning ways to redesign your life to be healthier, happier and more sustainable. To make things practical, this course engages your head, hands, and heart with the principles of permaculture through a design project to redesign a space of your choosing: a kitchen, a balcony garden, an apartment…

Over six sessions in six weeks, we will explore

  1. What is permaculture, and how can we use its principles and ethics within an urban context?
  2. What does it mean to create a ‘resilient’ lifestyle in the face of increasing climatic, economic and political change’?
  3. How can we redesign our lives and spaces to be more sustainable — economically, ecologically and emotionally?

Join our short course Bringing Permaculture Inside if you are seeking

  • to understand the principles of permaculture
  • to become more resilient in a changing world
  • to design a healthy, sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature while living in a city

About the Facilitator

Simrit Malhi is a permaculture farmer, who has been living on and running Roundstone Farms, a model permaculture farm and homestead in South India, for the past decade. She teaches and facilitates courses on Permaculture and other sustainable living systems, writes on food and sustainable systems for various international publications, runs a farmer co-op, gives haircuts for barter and is learning to play the piano. She started India’s first permaculture consultancy, S.E.E.D, in Mumbai in 2010; where she designed and grew edible gardens in and around the city. She spent many years in Mumbai living a permaculture lifestyle before she made the shift to the country and believes that the world’s cities are really where true change needs to begin.

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Once you enroll, you will receive an invite from welearnwegrow@mn.co to join the course on the   WLWG learning platform. 

The course sessions will be online on Zoom with 10-15 other learners. We will post the access links on the course page on the WLWG platform. The sessions will be recorded in case you miss one. 

Since we are open to members from all parts of the world, we offer a sliding scale of contributions. Our plans are available at three levels of financial experience. If for some reason you would like to attend the course but are unable to contribute financially, please contact us for a free seat.


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