The International Hub for Women in Permaculture

Learn permaculture with free and low-cost online courses, publications, forums, and when you're ready, dive into the most comprehensive and well-supported Permaculture Design Course in the world.

Ecological design helps us to build a better world

For us, that means spending more time in the garden, taking more responsibility for our ecological impact, and grappling with complex social issues as well.

Permaculture is a set of tools and techniques that anyone can use to design gardens, home systems, and communities that thrive in harmony with nature.

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Working together for the future of all species

Learning how to be an ecological designer is fun and empowering for anybody who wants to grow food, live in closer harmony with nature, and co-create a future in which we can all be proud to thrive.

On this website, you will find informed, accessible training and networking opportunities for folks of all levels of expertise.

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Free online permaculture courses, by and for women.

Whether you just want to learn the basics of how to grow food at home, or you want to dive in and make whole-system ecological design a part of your professional wheelhouse, these courses will inspire, empower, and connect you to a global community of like-minded people. We focus on the work of women, but everyone is welcome to enroll.

More than 100,000 people have taken our courses and participated in our communities online.

“These courses create a bridge between earth care and people care. I was really struggling to care for myself, while carrying the weight of the world, in terms of environmental responsibility. Heather Jo and the other teachers helped me marry those things in clear, obvious, almost hilarious ways. She made me feel validated in my struggles, valued in my skillsets, and empowered to make real changes.” –Kendra


Our mission at PWG is to elevate the voices of women who are working in the ecological design and organic food arena, and one of the ways we do that is by hosting our own online magazine. We have sections on gardening, homesteading, design strategies, social permaculture, and a huge section full of rants, opinions, politics, and more!

Want to write for us? Go here.

Featured Favorites

We strive to focus on actionable, accessible solutions. Here’s a selection of writings by Permaculture Women’s Guild founder and director, Heather Jo Flores

Permaculture Books Written by Women

Discover treasures you might not have heard about!

What is Permaculture?

An introduction to what it is, and what it isn’t.

How to Grow a Food Forest

Learn the basics of how to assemble a garden guild.

How to Learn Permaculture for Free

Links, ideas, and access to the information you need.

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