Adult Education

There are many adult education opportunities at the Whole Life Learning Center. We rent our campus to people who offer classes on topics that we feel are in alignment to our mission. You can find more details on our calendar as these offerings change with the seasons.  

The one long standing adult education opportunity at WLLC is a Permaculture Design Course through Austin Permaculture Guild that meets September-February each year. The class meets one weekend a month for 6 months to help it fit our full schedules. This course is an in-depth introduction to every topic listed in the schedule.  

Graduates of the Permaculture Design Course can begin teaching permaculture modules, creating a portfolio of permaculture designs, and establishing a permaculture consulting practice. It is a life and world-view altering event – creating & caring for their community, conserving & renewing precious resources, respecting all beings, and designing & living in sustainable human settlements that work with and use Nature as the grand designer. 

Austin, TX and the surrounding area is unique in that we are home to many mission driven organizations working to build sustainability and community. This course is designed to connect the participants with many local organizations with an array of missions. It is our hope that our students will finish the course with a toolbox of design techniques and strategies as well as connections with organizations and people who can help guide them towards new opportunities to learn, volunteer and work in various fields of interest related to sustainability.