About Us

A FEW Words About Us


From our very first Three Acre Permaculture Design Certificate in 2019, we’ve been proud to welcome students safely and conscientiously to this space.

People come from all over Ontario to learn about permaculture, get their hands in the earth, and reconnect to themselves, the land, and each other.

As we’ve grown, we’ve been able to offer not only the Design Certificate based on the International PDC curriculum but also hands-on and interactive gardening courses, seed swaps, nursery products, and social events.

Our story at a Glance

2005: Michael completed his PDC & Ecovillage Design Certificate at Lost Valley, Oregon
2017: Michael completed his Teacher Training Certificate with PINA
2018: Founded Three Acre Permaculture. Planted A LOT of trees.
2019: Hosted our first Three Acre Permaculture Design Certificate course.
We teach students on the farm and across Ontario throughout the year.

Meet Our Team

Our approach to permaculture unique, engaging, and practical.

Our courses always include elements of social permaculture as well as a variety of teaching styles for integrative learning.

We approach permaculture with an anti-oppressive and anti-racist lens and
we strive as much as possible to create a safe place for people from marginalized communities.

Michael Schimp

Lead Instructor

Helen Tremethick

Admin & Things

Adrian Hodgson

Guest Instructor

Jessie Robertson

Guest Instructor


Chicken Wrangler


Good Dog


Resident Gremlin

Growing Gardens, Growing Community

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