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Indigenous Permaculture and Food Systems Retreat

June 14 - June 16


A weekend intensive exploring the intersection of the indigenous, feminine and practical in food production.

This weekend retreat will be packed with exposure to multiple perspectives on ethical approaches to Indigenous land relations, food production, and permaculture.

Learn how to design a property that captures water, improves soil, and produces healthy organic food, all while regenerating the land and life around you. Participate in an intensive weekend of class sessions, tours and a design practicum to get all the tools you need to build more self-reliance for you and your family!

Topics covered will include:

  • How to work in harmony with nature using a regenerative, ethical approach to food production
  • Permaculture Design Principles and how to apply them to your community, your own backyard, and life in general
  • Indigenous approaches to permaculture
  • How to create food forests, build soil, capture water and design efficient and productive yards and gardens
  • Ecological design frameworks and choosing one to suit your situation
  • Reading the landscape and letting the land and plants teach you
  • An opportunity to create a design for your own situation 
  • Resources and next steps to further your education and experiences

Permaculture stands for permanent agriculture or permanent culture and is a design approach for sustainable living and land use, rooted in the observation of natural systems. If you want to be more self-reliant, grow your own food, and create a sustainable future for yourself and your family, all while learning about indigenous food systems then join us for this retreat!

The course takes place at Sage Oasis, a garden retreat and workshop center on 100 acres, just outside of Hot Springs, Montana.  Sage Oasis features permaculture gardens, energy-efficient alternative building methods, and a place of healing, learning, rest and relaxation. Owned by Anita Dupuis, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the place honors Native ancestral roots in caring for the land.

Since Sage Oasis is in the Hot Springs Valley, it is also within range of several all-natural hot mineral springs. There will be time during the retreat to go for a soak and take in the beauty of the valley.

Enjoy delicious and nutritious meals (2 lunches and 2 dinners) throughout the retreat. Those who stay at Sage Oasis (for an additional cost) will have a variety of different rooms and structures to choose from. Go here to learn more. 


June 14
June 16
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Sage Oasis
57578 Kopp Rd
Hot Springs, MT 59845
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