Visionary Permaculture: Introduction to Permaculture Design

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

November 12

12:30 – 5:30 pm

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 permaculture principles and design methods in a unique and creative way.

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

Visionary Permaculture mint 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. His permaculture education spans three Diplomas and a Masters Degree with Bill Mollison, the originator of permaculture. His programs have been developed while taking 16 advanced courses and is the focus of his current Doctoral Degree in permaculture education. He volunteers at CoSM as the senior managing editor of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture and 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. A crafter by nature, she started developing her own skincare line and successfully selling it to individuals, local stores and at farmers markets fifteen years ago, eventually even garnering interest in her products from national chains. She has scaled back production of her products to allow her to focus on her love of jewelry making and her work at CoSM, but is working on a recipe book to eventually be able to share her years of research and recipes with a wider audience.




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)
*Event Day Gallery Hours: Closed


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. Class meets every season, starting in October.  For full information & registration, click here.



Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.

For assistance in booking your stay, please call 845-297-2323 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]


Guest Room Photo

The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.


The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.


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