Courses to boost your garden savvy, and ecosystem stewardship

We offer design lessons and overall ecosystem education for individuals and groups to help transition green space to edible biodiversity and ecosystem benefits!


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Skill-based education

Learn pro tips and techniques that can be applied immediately to your landscape business, homestead, or home garden.

Learn design principles

Build a core foundation of ecosystem design principles that can be applied anywhere by anyone.

Live lectures with your examples

Engage with material by sending questions and site photos that can be used during live lectures to help apply designs for you.

Maximize winter-time

Our schedule maximize winter-time so you are prepared to hit the ground planting come spring.  

The Edible Ecosystem Solution 

Enjoy this wonderful new book as an additional guide to the garden skills taught at EcosystemU.  For a limited time use the PromoCode "Manitoba" when checking out for FREE shipping!
Click the link below to order YOUR COPY with FREE SHIPPING!

About: 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?

EcosystemU has only one course available for Dec 2020 to March 2021.  This is the Edible Property Design course.  

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

With us you will have the opportunity to learn unique design principles and garden techniques developed by the Ecosystem Solution Institute at our various project and research sites: including our permaculture market garden, biodiversity reforestation site, a 2.8 acre suburban food forest, an edible bike lane, home garden sites and more.

Is the Edible Property Design course available for non-Manitoban residents?

This is a special course funded by the government of Manitoba in partnership with the Ecosystem Solution Institute.  It is currently only available for Manitobans.  However, we will be offering exciting courses for everyone in 2021.  Please sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear about these and for a discounted registration!

Is it helpful to have The Edible Ecosystem Solution BOOK for the Edible Property Design course?

Yes, this book contains some of the core curriculum for this course.  Although the book isn't necessary for your success in this course, learners will find it useful and enjoyable to have this new book while participating in the Edible Property Design course.  With over 300 illustrations, designs and photos done by Zach Loeks, the author and teacher of this course, it is a wonderful and effective resource for gardeners, farmers and landscapers.
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