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The ELM School is designed to help you align your passion for a regenerative future with a career path that actively creates the world you envision.

THE ECO-LANDSCAPE MASTERY SCHOOL INCLUDES

  • 16 Core Teaching Modules
  • 100 Hours of Video Instruction
  • 160-Page PDF Manual
  • 45 Expert Webinars
  • 8 Case Studies with Erik Ohlsen
  • Private Facebook Mastermind Community

The Core Teaching Modules

You get a complete system for setting up your regenerative business. Each module includes video instruction, prompts, templates, and cheat sheets to help you implement your vision.

MODULE 1

LANDSCAPE
FOUNDATIONS

MODULE 2

PORTFOLIO &
CREDIBILITY PLAN

MODULE 3

STEP-BY-STEP
ASSESSMENT PROCESS

MODULE 4

BASE MAP STRATEGY
& CREATION

MODULE 5

CONSULTATION
STRATEGY &
APPLICATION

MODULE 6

PROFESSIONAL
ECOLOGICAL
DESIGN PROCESS

MODULE 7

WATER HARVESTING &
MANAGEMENT

MODULE 8

LANDSCAPE
DRIP IRRIGATION
PLANNIING

MODULE 9

EROSION CONTROL
BEST PRACTICES

MODULE 10

LANDSCAPE
FERTILITY PLANS

MODULE 11

PLANTING
STRATEGIES

MODULE 12

WILDLIFE HABITAT
ENHANCEMENT

MODULE 13

PATHWAYS &
OUTDOOR
DESTINATIONS

MODULE 14

ROCK WALL
SYSTEMS

MODULE 15

PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

MODULE 16

RUNNING AN
ECOLOGICAL
LANDSCAPE
COMPANY

Wow, what an amazing program! When I began, I thought that the curriculum would be a nice addition to my advanced permaculture certification, but I quickly realized that it gave me a more holistic approach to design—far more than I expected.

The modules are clearly organized, action-oriented, detailed, and clearly presented. My confidence has definitely leveled up as I move through the program and round out my education. I highly recommend this program for those who want to lead the way in eco-landscape design!

It has helped my business tremendously!”

 

JEN NOBLES, ARTISAN ECO SOLUTIONS,
JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

 Meet the ELM School Expert Guests

Discover innovative solutions and get inspired while learning from 40-plus designers, professional contractors, engineers, regenerative farmers, scientists, community organizers, and thought-leaders. All Expert Webinars are available to you once you register! 

Look Inside the ELM Mastermind on Facebook

Developing regenerative projects, businesses, and organizations is a long-term endeavor. No single course, coaching call, or inspiring webinar can help you through all of the ups and downs that come with scaling your work in the world. That’s why we created a private Facebook mastermind community where you can ask ongoing questions, receive peer-to-peer feedback, test new ideas, and build your professional network with a powerful community of change- makers from around the world.

Designed for
Long-Term Impact

DEAR PROSPECTIVE STUDENT,

There are many online courses in regenerative design, and these can be great experiences that spark momentum. The main difference between ELM School and these programs is that we focus on providing all the tools to start your own regenerative landscape design or install business. Our goal is to help you professionalize your regeneration work into a viable career path. I know what it takes to do this as I have been running my own ecological design contracting business since 2005.

We created our program to be very flexible: Once you join ELM, you get immediate access to the vast programming available now, as well as any new ELM content we create in the future.

We understand what it realistically takes to become a professional AND make a long-term impact on our world and community. We want your regenerative business to succeed!

It takes great commitment to keep going year after year and find success.

It’s a process of trial and error and growing from those experiences. It’s about learning how to integrate feedback and adapt to change. It’s about leaning into the work and enjoying every landscape, every seed planted, every new lesson, and project completed.

It’s about growing yourself…

To regenerate our world takes patience, long-term planning, and determination. This program has been designed to support you at whatever stage you are on in your journey and launch you into your regenerative landscape career.

Sincerely,
Erik Ohlsen
Founder ELM School & Permaculture Artisans

 

ELM IS YOUR “BUSINESS IN A BOX”

Don’t reinvent the wheel. Since 2005, Erik Ohlsen’s landscape design / contracting business, Permaculture Artisans, has been building regenerative landscapes and farms throughout California. As an ELM School student, you gain access to all the business systems used to build Permaculture Artisans into a successful seven-figure business:

 

  • Client Management Cheat Sheet
  • Sample Project Installation Contract
  • Weekly Project Tracker
  • Change Order Template
  • Schedule of Values Template
  • Sample Employment Agreement
  • Landscape Company Job Descriptions
  • Design-Build Firm Project Template
  • Landscaper Enterprise Budget Template
  • And More…!

7 OF 16 MODULES ARE DEDICATED TO BUSINESS-BUILDING

BONUS MODULE: Project Estimate Tutorial

ELM School Case Studies

With 20-plus years experience as a professional designer, community organizer, permaculture teacher, and landscape contractor, Erik covers a range of ecological projects, designs, and installation techniques during these in-depth case studies.
Check out this sample Case Study >>>>>

Build your regenerative career by integrating what you love, who you are, and your vision for our planet.

“The ELM School has given us the confidence and the blueprint to see the future more clearly.

There is so much value packed into this course and we really appreciate the integrity that Erik and his team at Permaculture Skills Center demonstrate. Simple things, the language and tone of the discourse displays both humility and strong leadership.

Thank you!”

TAYLER KRAWCZYK & SOLARA GOLDWYNN,
HATCHET & SEED, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

THIS IS AN INVESTMENT— NOT A PURCHASE

A regenerative landscape business is a viable career path.

The price of this program is a nominal investment for the value provided. If you implement the ELM School systems, you could cover the cost with your first client!

Your ELM School Investment

Get real-world business tools and systems, foundational ecological design training, and a valuable opportunity to build your network of like-minded colleagues. 

 

One-Time Payment of $497

2-PAY OPTION $279 / 3-PAY OPTION $197

ONLINE,
24/7 ACCESS

SELF-PACED
ON YOUR TIME

DOWNLOAD & WATCH
LESSONS OFFLINE

WATCH ON DESKTOP
OR PHONE

DOWNLOADABLE
MANUAL

7-DAY MONEY-
BACK GUARANTEE

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the ELM School program.
If you have any additional questions, please email outreach@permacultureskillscenter.org

When does the ELM School start and end?

The Eco-Landscape Mastery School is a self-paced program. All material is immediately available to you upon registration. There is no start date. There is no end date.

The hundreds of hours of programming, the PDF manual, the templates, and the Facebook community are all there to support as needed for years to come.

Do I get a certificate for completing this program?

The Eco-Landscape Mastery School does offer an optional certificate. The certificate track is very comprehensive and only completed by the most determined and passionate students. Completing the certificate track will likely take one year or more of dedication. Once you have achieved this you will have your own operating regenerative design business. Please click here for the requirements for earning an ELM school certification.

Is this program accredited?

The Permaculture Skills Center is not an accredited institution, therefore none of the programming will provide you with college credits.

Are there live sessions during this program?

At this time, there are no live sessions in the ELM School.

What is covered in each of the ELM School modules?
Do you offer ELM School scholarships?

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to offer scholarships to the ELM School. This may change in the future. 

What if I’m not on Facebook?

Interacting on Facebook with other ELM students can provide you with great value as you build your network. You may want to consider creating an account solely for this purpose!

“If you wish to make an impact in the world, a permaculture-minded business is a proven way to do just that. Save yourself the frustration, time and high risk of failure that comes with trying to learn it all yourself, and make use of the wisdom others have gained.

[ELM] has equipped me with valuable tools, and planted thought-provoking seeds in my mind that will literally bear fruit into the future.”

AUSTIN UNRUH, CROW & BERRY LAND MANAGEMENT,  PENNSYLVANIA

Together, we can regenerate our communities, our landscapes, and our world.

Your time for regenerative leadership is now.

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