Students will learn how to use the Permaculture design principles to guide the growth and structure of your region, your livelihood, and your economy. Investing our attention and finances in creating socially just economies that are more biologically powered and regionally adapted will create economies and businesses with true long term, multi-generational, prosperous, and resilient inheritances. Learn how to be a part of a new model of economic development that does not repeat the mistakes of the past and considers the long-term wellbeing of all the children of all species through all time on planet earth. Starting with a clear understanding of the mistakes and challenges inherent in our present economy – including petroleum dependence and extreme weather -- this course focuses on how to redirect our society and its infrastructure back into alignment with the earth’s natural cycles, one region at a time. Ideal for architects, regional and city planners, community organizers, land trusts, watershed groups and local food advocates, this course will provide participants with the vision and tools for coordinating and synthesizing efforts for improving regional economies and the quality of life for future generations.