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Community-Based Learning

ANTIOCH COLLEGE Community-Based Learning

Program Overview

Enroll for spring 2024!

Antioch College is pleased to invite non-degree seeking Miami Valley community members into a special selection of classes on the Antioch College campus. These classes feature Antioch faculty and content experts teaching from their core scholarship through hands-on engagement with materials and spirited dialogue with participants— including full-time Antioch College students.

There are no prerequisites to enroll, however community participants should reserve time for course readings and plan to attend all sessions in person on the Antioch College campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

These courses are offered as a non-credit audit options, workshops, or certifications.

Course descriptions, meetings time, and costs are described below.

Spring 2024 Workshop

​Permaculture Design Certificate

3 weekend Spring Intensive

Once again, Antioch College welcomes the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute (CPI) to lead and award the CPI’s internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) training to be held over three weekends from April 12 to May 5.

Permaculture is Ecological Design: a system of ethics, principles, tools and skills that integrates the patterns and systems of nature as guides for creating resilient and holistic landscapes, homes, communities, and habitats.

This accelerated training is structured as follows:

  • Dates: Full 72 hour training – April 12 – 14, 19 – 21, skip Passover weekend, May 3 – 5, 2024
  • Fridays: 4 hr online lecture/discussion sessions (4:00PM – 8:00PM)
  • Saturdays & Sundays: 8 hr on site lecture/discussions/interactivity on farm work/learn (9:00AM – 5:00PM)
  • Plus 12 hours of supplemental reading and videos.

The training will be led by Susan VonderHaar, Director of the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute.

We welcome members of the public as well as enrolled Antioch students. This training is accessible to beginners as well as experienced home gardeners, farmers, homesteaders, artisans, nature enthusiasts, and more. Learn about the role humans play in the ecosystems we inhabit and how to make choices to affect those ecosystems for the better – protecting, preserving, and healing the earth even as we harvest from it.

Please check back to learn about 2024 Course Audit Offerings

Please email Eric Miller at for any additional information you require. Thank you.