The Regenerative Design Institute
The Regenerative Design Institute
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Commenced:
01/01/2005
Submitted:
27/05/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
480 Mesa Road, Bolinas, California, US
Phone:
415-868-9681
Website:
www.regenerativedesign.org
Climate zone:
Mediterranean





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Anna Parma Ben Hansen Darla Schoenrock David Shaw Hubert de Kalbermatten Jay Rosenberg Matt Gundlach Matthew Bennett Penny Livingston-Stark Robert Helmer Sean Jennings Ümit  Yüksel
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The Regenerative Design Institute

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Rural, Residential, Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The Regenerative Design Institute (RDI) is a non-profit educational organization with the vision that all people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the earth. We envision a world in which people, inspired by nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods that enhance fertility and biodiversity on the planet.

Project Description

Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for a revolution in the way humans relate to the natural world. As we continue to develop Commonweal Garden into an educational center and demonstration site in permaculture and regenerative design, we serve as an inspiration of possibility through our programs and courses. We teach the skills and technology people need to become community leaders and create healthy solutions to the current environmental crisis.

Updates

Water in the Sustainable Landscape with Michael Ogden: August 20-21, 2011

This course goes beyond the simple requirements for various types of landscapes and plant communities and addresses the larger issues of the water cycle, the impact of global warming, and water availability. It also addresses the very important role land

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Permaculture Design Certification Course: June 17 - July 2, 2011

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from two of the most renown female instructors from the US and Australian permaculture movements, Robyn Francis and Penny Livingston-Stark!

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Planting Water with Brad Lancaster: July 29-31, 2011

This is a unique opportunity to dive deeply into the skills, theory and hands-on practicum of rainwater harvesting, water reuse, public policy and cutting edge information as it pertains to clean water access for wildlife, community, domestic and landscap

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Advanced Permaculture Teacher Training with Robyn Francis: July 2-12, 2011

A challenging, inspiring and empowering course, it aims to improve the quality and effectiveness of Permaculture teachers and community facilitators to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a real difference in your work.

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