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: $675 
    Next course:Monday January 16, 2017 - Thursday March 2, 2017 
    Registration opens December 1, 2016.
    To be notified of next course, fill out this form.
    Enrollment limited to 15 students.
    Questions? Email ljb7@cornell.edu
  • Permaculture Design: Practicum
    Cost: $325  Next course: Monday March 13, 2017 - Thursday April 6, 2017   
    Registration invitations will be sent to those who meet prerequisites.
    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.
    Questions? Email ljb7@cornell.edu

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