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Your property, your land, your home...have the potential to grow an abundance of food...your own edible biodiverse habitat!

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Edible Property Design MASTER Course

A full program to master your property's transition to gardens, orchards and more!  This is a master level course that teaches Zach Loeks' Edible Ecosystem Design method for step-by-step property analysis, land layout, soil improvement, guild design and whole property management. 76 Hours of Material!  Available all year long, with RECORDED LIVE LECTURES.

About EcosystemU Education

Skill-based education

Our courses are taught to help you succeed by showcasing real world garden, Permaculture, and edible landscape design and practical techniques for homes, homestead, communities and small-farms.  If we haven't done it, we don't teach it!

Learn Ecosystem Design!

We teach through the lens of Ecosystem Design, an innovative garden and landscape method that provides step-by-step protocol to transition any landscape into edible biodiverse gardens, orchards, food forests and more! Build a core foundation of Ecosystem Design principles that can be applied anywhere by anyone.

Live lectures with Q & A

Many of our courses include Weekly Live Lectures with time for Question and Answer afterward in our Community Chat Board!  Our EcosystemU 365 program has a special Chat Board for Weekly Active Mentorship by award-winning grower Zach Loeks.

Maximize Your Seasons!

Our courses are designed to be available continuous with LIVE features in both the growing season and the off-season (no matter where in the world you live).  This way you can gain education and mentorship when you need it! 
Winter planning?  Check!  Working in spring with last minute question?  We got your back!

The Edible Ecosystem Solution BOOK

This richly illustrated book brings the permaculture vision of a recreated Garden of Eden to new audiences ready to dive into their own edible ecosystems.
David Holmgren
co-originator of Permaculture
Where most people see lots, grass, or property lines, Zach Loeks sees the potential for dynamic edible ecosystems, ones that can transform our cities and neighborhoods into regenerating, life-giving, health-giving natural bonanzas.
Florence Williams
Author, The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative
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Frequently asked questions

What courses will I take?

Edible Property Design is our Master Course and offers a step-by-step process for transitioning any property to edible abundance with gardens, fruit, berries, herbs and more!  We also have other short lectures and courses that are available seasonally.  EcosystemU 365 is our mentorship program offering a very affordable and extremely useful season education!

What can you offer that I cannot get at other online schools?

With us you will have the opportunity to learn the innovative Edible Ecosystem Design method with principles and techniques for gardens, homesteads, landscapes and small farms.  We feature work done by Zach Loeks, including his homestead and projects: the Edible Biodiversity Conservation Area, Permaculture market gardens, biodiversity reforestation sites, a 2.8 acre suburban food forest, an edible bike lane, home garden sites and more.

Is the Edible Property Design course available after the LIVE sessions end?

The Edible Property Design Course is a 16 week course and is available with  12 LIVE lectures.  Afterwards you will continue to have access to the course content.  We guarantee a minimum of two years of continued access to the course content.  You will likely have lifetime access, but this is not guaranteed for reasons of logistics in the term "lifetime".

Is it helpful to have Zach's books for the courses?

Yes, depending on your focus.  These books contain some of the core curriculum for these courses.  Although these books aren't necessary for your success in our programs, learners will find them useful and enjoyable to have! With over 300 illustrations, designs and photos done by Zach Loeks in each book, they are wonderful and effective resources for gardeners, farmers and landscapers. 
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