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October 2018

Permaculture Program Instructor Interview with Bryce Gilroy-Scott

Bryce Gilroy-Scott is a consultant specializing in energy modeling and sustainable construction, a lecturer at the Graduate School of the Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology, and an instructor at Pacific Rim College. This year, he taught the Energy Systems class for our Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystem Diploma program – parts of which …

Agents of Succession

Our last couple of field trips have explored how permaculture principles have been applied by local businesses: shaping company decisions both core and peripheral, and generating networks of restaurants, growers, roasters, visionary landscapers, and others who work to promote a kind of exchange that is ethical and regenerative. But the daydreamer version of myself has …

Lessons in Weird Plants

It’s officially fall, and we’ve hit the ground running in our final semester of the program: projects are coming due, notebook margins fill up, classes are counted in weeks. Outside the classroom, moisture-loving plants we remember from last winter push up from the ground, and landscapes swell a familiar green. Witnessing this cycle feels good, …

New Online Studies

Pacific Rim College Online (PRCOnline) is the upcoming leader in online education for holistic health and sustainable living. PRCOnline offers expertly curated content taught by world-class instructors to students across the globe. The online platform provides participants with studio-filmed, professionally-edited courses that surpass current industry standards for online education. PRCOnline grew from its award-winning sister …