The emphasis of this course is: 1. Using permaculture design to enhance small scale farming and suburban/urban food production 2. Transforming back yards, city lots, roof tops and community commons areas into bountiful (& beautiful) gardens 3. Making a farming business economically profitable, socially responsible and environmentally sound. 4. Minimizing work and reducing fossil fuel requirements for an energy lean future 5. Fostering long term financial and food security for ourselves and surrounding communities.