All Courses

Permaculture Design Fundamentals
This course is for anyone who wants to see their outside space; be it garden, balcony or farm, transformed into a resilient ecosystem that nourishes the abundance that nature has to offer. This sounds like a dream but it will turn into a reality if you have the determination, the tools and the techniques to bring it to life. If you're willing to treat gardening as an experiment that involves trial and error and constant adaptation and improvement, then you're ready to join us to develop a new mindset and to learn the framework of a permaculture design.
Develop a strategy that works in your specific situation
Learn a structured step-by-step process and feel in control
Learn hands-on skills and techniques to apply immediately
Save time and money by avoiding the mistakes that we've made ourselves
Stop putting out fires in your garden by addressing the root cause of the problem
Urban Permaculture
Permaculture in the city? How do we do that? In this workshop we introduce permaculture through an urban lens. The course will cover topics ranging from edible landscaping, passive irrigation, small-scale no dig agriculture, companion planting, natural pest control, carbon farming, rain gardens and much more.
Introduction to Ecological Gardening
Learn the basics to start your vegetable garden in an economic, efficient and ecological way. ​ In this course, we explore tips and tricks pertaining to the organizing, planning, planting, companionship planting, growing and harvesting of a garden! This detailed and comprehensive introduction to ecological gardening covers every aspect from the design to the implementation of the garden, for your balcony or your yard.
Pre Permaculture Design Certificate 2021
In order to give you the most hands-on and practical Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) in Canada, your PDC starts with an online component for each of the chapters of the curriculum. To prepare everyone for a more in-depth learning experience and more hands-on workshops and activities at L’Alpakiade, we’re making sure that you arrive at the farm confident and with some technical and basic knowledge of permaculture.

Online chapters will be released on this platform on a weekly basis; you will be notified by email at every release, but take your time to go through them. This online resource will be available to you before, during and after your PDC course.

This online PDC introductory and preparatory course is designed to facilitate and ease you into the basic terminology and learning objectives of each chapter; so take notes, write down your questions, explore the recommended (and mandatory!) readings and resources whenever you get a chance, prior to June 19th.
Food Forests & Pocket Forests
What exactly are Pocket Forests and how can they benefit us and the planet? Pocket Forests are a diverse planting of edible plants and their companions that attempt to replicate the ecosystems and patterns found in natural forests. Also known as Garden Forests, these systems can help reverse ecological degradation and act as effective carbon-capturing; food-providing; drought and flood preventing; habitat building; soil regenerating; ecosystem-supporting and aesthetically pleasing spaces!
Through careful observation, meticulous care and design, the natural cycle through which forests are created can be sped up sustainably and abundantly! This resources provide some essential information on how to mimic the cycle seen in forest structures in order to create regenerative climate-improving Pocket Food Forests.