~ Open Hearth PDC 2018 ~

Spring Germination Retreat

Friday, 4/27 – Sunday, 4/29

We will begin our program together with a Spring farm stay weekend retreat amongst the woods & waterfalls. This experience creates an opportunity to connect with one another, enjoy the wild and take a deep dive into the vast world of Permaculture, setting the stage for what we will be learning throughout this journey. More information will be provided upon registration.


Open Hearth Studio

Wednesdays 6-9PM | 5/9, 6/6, 7/11, 8/8, 9/5, 10/3

On these days we will join together in Minneapolis to eat delicious meals, integrate our learning experiences from the field days, host guest speakers, and provide classroom studio time for our projects.


Field Days

Saturdays 9AM-4PM | 5/12, 6/9, 6/23, 7/14, 8/11, 8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6

Our days in the field will consist of traveling throughout the Upper Midwest to explore and learn from others in a variety of unique experiences and perspectives. Our program takes the approach of an Open Source Learning model as we tap into people, their skills & the culture of our region, inviting all to share their experience and tell their stories through tours and hands-on projects. Carpools will be strongly encouraged and can be arranged when needed. View some of our amazing past & current Partners >

“The farm visits were incredibly inspiring and a wonderful break from the rhythms of living in a city.” – 2017 Open Hearth PDC Graduate


Autumn Harvest Potluck

Wednesday, 10/24

The culminating harvest of our program, we will gather in community to enjoy a feast and celebrate the work & play of our season together.


“I enjoyed most the wide variety of sites and people we visited. Getting the opportunity to ask questions, listen to the stories and work alongside the people who are breathing and sweating for an abundant future was invaluable. Also, the smallness of the Open Hearth crew made the learning process more intimate; I imagine years-long friendships coming out of this season of growth together. ” – 2017 Open Hearth PDC Graduate

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