The International Hub for Women in Permaculture

Learn permaculture with free and low-cost online courses, publications, forums, and the most comprehensive Design Course by and for women in permaculture.

Permaculture 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 too.

So how do we go about it? Through design, and this is exactly what permaculture is all about.

Permaculture is a set of tools and techniques that anyone can use to design gardens and homesteads that provide for your family while also healing nature.

More than just a skillset, permaculture design is a lexicon of strategies, case studies, and communities, and there is no limit to how much you can learn and do.

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

Working together for the future of all species.

Permaculture combines organic gardening, ecological design, and collaborative community projects to create cultural alternatives and human habitats that regenerate the Earth. ​Learning permaculture 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.

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Free and low-cost online courses, by and for women in permaculture.

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.

Free Online Permaculture Courses

Get immediate access to a massive cache of online classes in all aspects of ecological living. Not just for women, this project has its own website and is for anyone who wants to live more sustainably. 

No one turned away for a lack of funds.

Permaculture Design Certification

Our signature program, designed by and for women. Work at your own pace, includes 1:1 design guidance with your choice of our international panel of faculty mentors, and lifetime access to 40+ exclusive classes. $750-950 sliding scale tuition.

Get your free Permaculture Design Course Guest Pass!

Get unlimited access to three full modules PLUS the Alumni Design Projects sample gallery.


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 in permaculture, 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.

Getting Ready for Lambing

Getting Ready for Lambing

Lambing indoors is easier to deal with emergencies quickly. It also protects the newborn lambs…

Fun for the whole family!

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This all-original downloadable pdf includes drawings by Lucie Bardos and a written introduction to the basics of permaculture, plus worksheet questions and hands-on activities for all ages.

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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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