What People Are Saying...
People from All Walks of Life
are attending EarthFlow's Permaculture Design
"...Larry is an amazing Permaculture instructor who has almost single handedly grown the Los Angeles Permaculture scene from a handful of people to an incredibly vibrant network of dedicated and educated professionals. Larry is a spectacular and knowledgeable speaker who has worked all over on Permaculture projects. Additionally, he has helped expand the real meaning of the application of Permaculture to include more than just the garden and the soil, but the entire process of city planning, building and design..."
"I have been studying environmental issues for most of my life, and would rank this [permaculture] course, and your teaching of it, among the peak experiences in my education. The phrase that has proven most profound for me is that everything is solvable. As basic as that sounds, no one has ever articulated that to me before, and it changes everything..."
-H.J. Environmental Consultant, California
"Intellectually stimulating and emotionally invigorating"
-K.B. School Administrator, LA CA
"I believe important networking (on a truly human level) took place, as this is very much about collaboration and helping one another."
-C.M. Landscape Designer, CA
"The course really has been very beneficial to me both personally and professionally...I look at things much differently and run them through the permaculture filters and ask myself is this truly sustainable?...this is a much more transparent and natural way to reach conclusions and takes the ego out the situation"
-K.K. Architect, Santa Barbara, CA
[The course] awakens my mind to new vistas of unlimited information and knowledge about earth and the elements and the availability of human potential to assist in creating good"
-M.H. Ph.D, LA CA
"The quality of people who taught [the class] was extraordinary. It's like you're starting in the Little leaugue and your coaches are all fro the All Star Team."
-K.G. Lawyer, LA CA
"I have a tremendous new/revitalized interest in nature (especially things unseen!); increased awareness of sustainability on many levels and more confidence in finding solutions."
-N.F. Woodworker, CA
"The content and delivery of the presentation were outstanding...it was funny, informative and creative."
-J.R. County Extension Agent, Washington
"To finally arrive at a pro-active, solution based philosophy, especially in these times of paralyzing existential angst and short-sighted environmentalism, this course has been an enormous breath of fresh air and a source of contentment. The tools, resources and connections I've acquired in this course have truly affected the way I teach and have transformed my perceptions. The beauty of permaculture is its adaptability to fit any context we place it in. This course has clearly articulated our place and purpose in the world."
-D.B. High School Teacher, California
"I learned more in your course than I did in five years of Architecture School... Thank you..."
- S.C. Leed Accredited Architect, Maryland
I have a tremendous new/revitalized interest in nature...increased awareness of sustainability on many levels; more confidence in finding solutions and less judgemental towards wasteful people and practices."
-N.F. Trade Consultant, California
"It has changed the way I see the world...and my habits and practices. My daily life is different and my focus and vision for my future has been changed by the course."
-R.K. Wholistic Health Practioner, California
"Thank you for opening my eyes to a whole new world..."
- A.A. Landscape Architect, California
"I used the (permaculture) site evaluation techniques when I bought my new property -it has all the potentials for my dream place... You saved me time, headaches and money!.. Thank you, I couldn't be happier..."
- S.F. Homeowner, California
"Thank you for teaching me, not just about natural design but about -life and how to see myself in the world... this course has truely changed my life..."
- K.R. Elementary School Teacher
"Larry Santoyo's insight and humor embodies the finest of the ancient oral teaching tradition..."
- A.K.W. Securities Broker, New York
"Every day, I find new ways to use Permaculture Design Principles... with myself, my partner, my kids and at work..."
- L.S. Nurse Midwife, Ohio