Distance learning

Hands-on, online courses for gardeners and professionals

All our courses feature practical, hands-on activities because we believe learning by doing is key to any successful online horticulture course.


  • Permaculture Design: Ecosystem Mimicry
    Cost: $600 
    Next course: January 4 through February 18, 2016
    Registration opens opens Friday December 11
    Enrollment limited to 15 students.
    Question? Email ljb7@cornell.edu
  • Permaculture Design: Practicum
    Cost: $300  Next course: February 29 through March 31, 2016
    Registration opens about 4 to 6 weeks in advance.
    Prerequisite: You must have taken either the Permaculture Fundamentals or Permaculture: Ecosystem Mimicry Course (or both) to register for the Practicum.
    Enrollment limited to 10 students.
    To be notified of next course, fill out this form.
    Question? Email ljb7@cornell.edu

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See also courses for beginning farmers at the New York Beginning Farmer Project.