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10 Week Permaculture Design & Homesteading Course
10 Week Permaculture Design & Homesteading Course
10 Week Permaculture Design & Homesteading Course

10 Week Permaculture Design & Homesteading Course


Starting 16th of November 2020 to 31st January 2021.

If you would like to kickstart your home garden, backyard farm, homestead or community garden, this course is for you!

Discover Permaculture Design with Planet Schooling.

This course is a live, interactive online course with the Planet Schooling crew and visiting Ecocentro IPEC teachers. You are invited to become part of a community that starts with you and includes people from all over the world. We will support, guide and if you need, walk with you to the finish line.

In this course, you will learn how to design and redesign your space, grow your own food and medicine, build and create lifestyle changes that help you move towards resilience and sustainability.

Education can be the most effective means that society possesses to confront the challenges of the future. Indeed, education will shape the world of tomorrow but we will need a type of education that is delivered in a different manner.

Thinking creatively with a positive sense of urgency to learn.

We want to inspire you, creating the desire for change by cultivating the spirit of conscious green living in all aspects of life. No matter how impossible it may seem, we are known to try and find solutions.

We want to demonstrate to you that it is possible! We will support you in the practice of new ideas, skills and inventions, working towards your own Permaculpture Action Plan (PAP). By the end of week 10, you will feel confident to create design whether it’s small scale or large.

We want to share with you complete and appropriate information to integrate permaculture design, principals and techniques into your lifestyle.

We believe that an important part of the solution for creating balance and social equity on our planet is to provide the missing information needed for change.

The curricula is designed for practical implementation and on a deeper level signify the rightful return of education to/for families.

What’s inside this course?

During the 10 week course, you will develop skills in several areas including :

  • Design skills: base mapping, site analysis and assessment, site design.
  • Ecological skills: observation, interpretation, identification, pattern recognition, systems understanding.
  • Living soil: compost, worms farms and the magic of EM’S.
  • Food Forest and water in the landscape: working in partnership with nature to increase both water and food on your land.
  • Natural building: defining values for appropriate architecture and experimenting with different techniques.
  • Transition: We will support you with your Permaculture Action Plan. We will also dive into the transition movement and talk about the 12 steps to turn your  neighbourhood into a thriving community.
  • Permaculture in the kitchen: how to make sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, yogurt and other goodies.

This 10-week course is an interactive online course for anyone seeking to increase their knowledge in homesteading and Permaculture Design. It is packed with information, ideas and inspiration for you to learn how to design or re-design a home garden, backyard farm or community garden to be able to feed you and your family. Moving towards self-reliance and sustainability.

Delve into the science of soil, permaculture design, experiment with different garden techniques and learn how to manage your space.

During the course, we will also support you in taking these experiences and turning them into learning experiences for your child/ren.

The course includes weekly Ebooks, exclusive videos, LIVE Q&A and access to Planet Schooling Members FB Group. 

During the weekly LIVE Q&A, you will have the opportunity to get your questions answered by the author and the Planet Schooling team. Week by week, we will connect by Zoom to discuss your Permaculture Action Plan (PAP) along with your educational plan.

By the end of the course, you have the necessary skills and support to kickstart your backyard farm, home or community garden. 

Limited vacancies, buy now to secure your place.

About the Permaculture Educators:

Lucy LeganLucy Legan is co-founder of Ecocentro IPEC in Brazil, the largest reference centre of sustainability in Latin America, which demonstrates scalable models of social technologies. She has been teaching sustainable education for over 20 years. She has played an integral role in environmental education in Brazil, a best-selling author of educational books on sustainability literacy, and seed saving.  She is a public speaker, and long- time ecologist. Lucy is passionate about encouraging individuals to take environmental actions that will make a difference. Her quirky edible gardens have been tasted at Boom Festival in Portugal, Global Eclipse Gathering in the USA, Rainbow Serpent Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival in Australia. She is both a M. Ed and a Diplomat in Permaculture since 2005. Learn more about Lucy Legan here.

38a24100-f8b5-4eec-bcbb-fc9b1e128d9bSince the beginnning of Ecocentro IPEC, Andre Soares has understood the need for permaculture design to be both functional, culturally relevant and artistic. This has resulted in the Ecocentro IPEC demonstrating various natural building techniques/models that are low cost, energy efficient, use local materials and are beautiful. Andre has been responsible for more than 8500 sqm of natural buildings and many replicable technologies developed with the interaction of communities that represent solutions for social transformation. Andre has taught more 4,000 students in the 20 years of being a permaculture educator. His work with composting toilets has been seen at Boom Festival, Global Eclipse Gathering, Burning Man Festival and Strawberry Fields Festival.  Learn more about Andre Soares here.

Laila HelenaLaila Helena is a homesteading naturopath and mama who has a curious set of skills. She grew up in an ecological centre that demonstrated sustainability is possible. Her passion includes reconnecting people back to nature and encouraging people’s innate ability to heal using ethnobotany, herbalism, functional nutrition and medicinal gardening. She has co-authored several books which includes Tea for Two. You can download the book for free here.

Why choose LaHe Organics?

Natural & Organic

We believe that anything you place on or in your body should be truly free of harsh chemicals and safe to nature. We choose organic first, as nature intended.  

Handcrafted with Love

We lovingly handcraft all our products. We are serious about the integrity of our preparations. Natural ingredients carefully combined to nurture your body and mind. 

Sustainable & Plastic Free

Growing up in an Ecological Centre in Brazil has made me aware of all sustainable practices from composting toilets to organic gardening, water harvesting and planting forests. It just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t walk my talk. All the products are sourced from sustainable producers that protect the climate, keep air and water clean and preserve forests. We practise a “plastic free” ethos.

Australian Made

We are an Australian company working from the Byron Bay Shire. 

Meet Lucy & Laila

Laila is the founder of LaHe Organics and is the creative force behind all of our products. She has a long history of sustainability and is passionate about environmental ethics. Laila is currently finishing her Bachelor in Health & Science and specialises in holistic medicine. 

Her Story

My passion for plants started when I was a child working in the garden with my mum. She passed on her knowledge about gardening, plants, home-made products and so much more. I first started recording information about herbs when I was 13-years-old.

Living in rural Brazil, the women that surrounded me always made their own medicines. When someone was sick they would go to the garden or sometimes the forest to collect the special ingredient and back to the kitchen. A brew, tincture, cream or syrup would offered. I was fascinated by the healing power of plants and wanted to make sure I remembered their unique qualities. When I finished school I felt the calling to further my studies about healing, and settled into a Bachelors of Health & Science (Naturopathy). I wanted to be able to provide my family with genuine, strong, holistic care, which I can now do.

The stories, legends and myths of female healers and warriors from across the world inspired me ever more. I remember reading books such as the Mists of Avalon and identifying myself with it. I was also lucky enough to grow up in an area where I was surrounded by strong women who practised healing in their day to day life. For thousands of years women have been renown as incredible healers.

The involvement of women in the field of medicine has been historically recorded in several early civilisations. An Egyptian, Merit Ptah (2700 BC), described in an inscription as “chief physician”, is the earliest woman named in the history of science. Agamede was cited by Homer as a healer in Greece before the Trojan War. Agnodike was the first female physician to practice legally in 4th century BC Athens. Metrodora was a physician and generally regarded as the first medical writer.

However, the medical profession was male dominated for over 300 years as governments decided that only those trained in universities were allowed to formally practise medicine. As women were not allowed into the universities they could not gain a licence. Women did, however, continue to practise medicine. Women have always been central in providing medical care, whether offering remedies in the home, midwifery or acting as herbalists. In the mid 19th century, women’s participation in the medical professions was finally “allowed”.

Now that women can go back to using their power, we can move towards a different reality,  regaining the rights to practice healing, speak up and live in our bodies as they are. Appreciating our bodies and loving one self is of vital importance in creating positive global change. Using organic wholesome products, food and medicine is one way of showing ourselves this self love.

This is why I choose to grow my own food and make my own products and medicine wherever I can..

Frequently Asked Questions
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100% Organic & Non Toxic

We choose ingredients that are natural & organic. Only the good stuff for your body.

Cruelty Free

All our products and ingredients utilised have not been tested on animals.

No Nasties

All our products are free of all nasties such as sulphates, petrochemicals and parabens.


As sustainability is as the core of love & co. we refuse to use palm oil or any other unsustainable product.

Vegan Friendly

Most of our products are vegan friendly. However, some do contain beeswax so please check each product.

Good For All Types

Our products are designed to suit all different body and skin types.

From the Byron Bay Hinterlands

Planet Schooling brings to you books, courses and handcrafted products to kickstart your Permaculture and wellness journey.

10 Week Permaculture Design & Homesteading Course

10 Week Permaculture Design & Homesteading Course