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Monticello College
Monticello College
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1849 N Creek Rd, Monticello, UT, US
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Semi Arid

Michael Cooley
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Monticello College

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Rural, Residential, Intentional Communities, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic, Legal

Project Summary

Monticello College employs the Liber Education Model which combines Liberal Arts, Manual Arts, Humanities, Entrepreneurship, Science and now, officially, Permaculture Design. Our four year undergrad program is unparalleled and developed through a permaculture design process. We also offer masters programs in Entrepreneurship and Natural Law. Graduates of our programs are well acquainted with everything from classical works and world history to growing food and alternative construction. Every graduate also completes a PDC design course and multi year internship working with systems on campus.

Project Description

A permaculture designed school offering undergrad and masters programs in Liber Education, Natural Law and Entrepreneurship.


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