Visionary Permaculture: Introduction to Permaculture Design

“The only limit to yield is the designers imagination”
– Bill Mollison, Co-Originator of Permaculture

Join a visionary learning guild to explore permaculture as a toolkit of solutions to help you save time, energy and money while living in alignment with your values. We will explore principles and design methods in an artful introduction to permaculture.

Surrounded by amazing art, gardens and woodland, we will explore core concepts and strategies of permaculture that can be implemented on any scale in the country or city.

A design charrette will give participants an opportunity to contribute creatively to the ongoing process of permaculture design at CoSM. We will also learn how to make Kimchi and Sauerkraut ferments with medicine harvested from CoSM.

Attend all four seasonal permaculture workshops to get a CoSM Visionary Permaculture Design Four Seasons Workshop Program Certificate of Completion.


Visionary Permaculture mushroom 1 The Alchemy of Soil and Composting with Delvin and Grace at cosm

Delvin Solkinson

Delvin grew up in the Elphinstone Rainforest of British Columbia before bringing nature education into the local elementary school system and setting up a series of community gardens. He has designed the Heart Gardens, a social permaculture demonstration site specializing in plants with a history of use by the Coastal First Peoples, located in a tiny village next to the Pacific.
He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Looby Macnamara, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Robina McCurdy, Starhawk, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia), Permaculture Academy (UK) and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute (USA). Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara. Creating curriculum, making media and crafting free, open source learning and teaching tools has been focus of his current Doctoral Degree in permaculture education. He volunteers at CoSM on the Board of Directors and as the senior managing editor of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture, and volunteers to teach permaculture as a fundraiser for the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.




Grace was raised on a small family farm nestled on the edge of the woods in the wilds of Washington state, where she developed a keen love of nature and an appreciation for its many uses in everyday life. After many years of studying plant medicine and natural skincare while developing and selling a skincare line, she has begun to delve deeper into herbalism and begun studying with plant medicine maestras Susan Weed and Dina Falconi while pursuing her Permaculture certificate. Her focus is on using plant medicine to enrich your daily diet and health routines. She works fulltime at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors where she is able to showcase the alchemy of herbs and medicinal mushrooms in delicious food and drinks to show how delicious and easy it is to add plant medicine to your daily routine.




12:30 pm – Meet in Library of Grey House at CoSM
Move between a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.

5:30 – Program ends

12pm – 6pm – CoSM Open Hours (Grounds, Trails, Shop, and Cafe Open)

Visionary Permaculture mushroom 2 The Alchemy of Soil and Composting with Delvin and Grace at cosm

Get Certified

Delvin is also offering Permaculture Certification at CoSM.  Join us for a uniquely creative learning journey to become permaculture designers, consultants and teachers. Together we will learn how to map and design our lives and landscapes, working with nature as conscious planetary citizens to build a regenerative future. The next program starts in 2019, email [email protected] to get on the list for updates and free visionary permaculture media. Check for more details.




The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.


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