We offer courses, workshops, lectures, and presentations to engage citizens in learning and applying ecological design, landscape planning, permaculture design/build approaches, and innovative farming methods.
Venues have included Smith College, UMass Amherst, Yale University, Greenfield Community College, Permaculture Design Certificate courses, farms, community groups, and regular meetings of professional organizations, including the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Ecological Landscape Alliance (ELA), the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), and Massachusetts Master Gardener Association. Please check our news page for upcoming events.
RDG has an important role training up-and-coming professional landscape designers and scholars through its teaching positions in Higher and Continuing Education Institutions. Our expertise at the forefront of regenerative design brings practical experience and know-how to scholarship. In turn, knowledge obtained through academic research and investigation significantly informs our professional practice
Workshops provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the landscape design process and look at examples of real world applications. RDG often uses productive landscapes that it has designed, built, and stewarded to demonstrate principles and best practices of regenerative landscape design, such as stormwater harvest and management, perennial food production, and wildlife habitat creation.
Ecological design and planning, landscape stewardship, and implementation skill-building are the primary areas in which RDG provides practical training to students and the public. We use charrettes to facilitate public participation in design processes and on-site training for community members volunteering to install public landscape projects.