Permaculture is an abbreviation of 'permanent culture'. It is primarily about thinking in general - and designing our everyday lives, communities, companies, and large systems to consider both human and nature's needs.
In the subject, we are working on applying Permaculture thinking in our own everyday lives - and use it as a tool to create our shared green future. You get a broad theoretical introduction to Permaculture as a design tool, and we look at lots of practical examples - such as the højskole's own demonstration garden, new forest garden, social permaculture and more. We also visit Friland eco-village to see sustainable construction, ecosystems, and local renewable energy solutions.
If you follow the Permaculture course for five months, you can earn a 'Permaculture Design Certificate'. You can use this to find worldwide volunteer jobs, to start a business, to obtain a Permaculture Diploma, or to become an informed citizen.
Rebecca Kaagh Nordbo
Rebecca teaches Green Entrepreneurship and Permaculture. She dreams of making Vestjyllands Hojskole the best school in the world to explore sustainability. Through her classes, she provides students with tools to make their ideas a reality. She is a graduate of kaospilot - an international education focusing on project management, entrepreneurship, and conceptual development. Rebecca is passionate about creating a green society. In her classes, she challenges her students to explore what systems make society unsustainable and what changes can fix these issues!
Rebecca previously started Cyanidhaven in Aarhus, an experimental laboratory for low-tech DIY solutions that transformed a contaminated area into a green oasis. In addition, she has been a co-founder of the Zero Waste Denmark Association, who worked towards a society without waste promoting the circular economy.
Permaculture and edible crops cultivation are among Rebecca's great passions. She has regularly hosted workshops and lectures on seed collection, composting, and kitchen gardens. She hopes to give others the confidence, courage, and conviction to make sustainable changes at home. Rebecca also has been a regular part of the editorial board of Sustain Daily, a web magazine about everyday sustainability. With the philosophy "Nobody Can Do Everything, But Everyone Can Do Something", Rebecca focuses on how each of us can use our skills to create a better world.