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Sustainability & Environment

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs that teach and encourage sustainable living, ecological stewardship and environmental leadership.

Our classes and programs enable professionals and do-it-yourself-ers to learn and lead by implementing sustainable design and practices in their everyday lives.

Permaculture Design Certificate

The Permaculture Design Certificate program, offered in partnership with the Shenandoah Permaculture Institute, is designed for those seeking to build a more sustainable community in their backyard, their neighborhood or their city.

Upcoming Courses


This certificate will teach you sustainable designs and techniques to build a more sustainable community in your backyard, your neighborhood, and your city.

Class will meet over four weekends: February 21-23, March 7-8, March 21-22, and April 4-5.