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What to Expect in the 2014 Ecological Literacy Immersion Program

What to Expect in the 2014 Ecological Literacy Immersion Program

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living's Ecological Literacy Immersion Program grounds participants in the foundations of permaculture. Here's what 2014 has in store.


  • During this innovative 4-week residential certificate program, participants will earn an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. What is permaculture? If you’ve been wondering about this, here’s a concise overview

  • Solving today’s challenges requires ecological literacy—an understanding of the principles that underlie all life. The 4-week curriculum is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of natural systems and how to live and work within them. In addition to classroom learning and hands-on opportunities, participants will work on site analysis and design. See more about the important components in this program here.

  • Using the 260-acre Omega campus as our classroom, we learn to consciously design our learning goals, the physical landscape, and the social systems we would like to create. While deepening our understanding of place, we look at current challenges and learn from the solutions that exist at Omega and around the world.

  • Open to seasoned students, those with work experience in these areas, or those who are just beginning to learn about these topics, the program is led by experienced teachers in the fields of regenerative design, permaculture, biodynamic agriculture, soil and water sciences, natural systems, ecological engineering, and habitat study, among others. Join the Facebook event.

  • Many notable organizations share their knowledge, experience, and projects with students during ELIP, including faculty from Appleseed PermacultureJohn Todd Ecological Design, Hawthorne Valley Farm and the Farmscape Ecology Program, Biohabitats, Seeds Of Solidarity, Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, Hudsonia, Perennial Solutions, Scenic Hudson, Schumacher Center for a New Economics, and others.

  • ELIP teachers will use the campus as their classroom, allowing students to observe and interact with what they are learning. Through lectures, discussion, hands-on projects, field trips, community experience, and personal reflection, we explore ecology from a social, economic, and spiritual perspective. What we learn in the process is an approach that can be applied to creative problem solving anywhere. 

© 2014 Omega Institute for Holistic Studies


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