"Permaculture and the whole regenerative approach to land management are on the frontier of steering our societies to a more resilient future. There is no clear-cut path before us; we are blazing the trail. But the teachers and mentors in the ELM program have developed some powerful tools and approaches to advance us down that path. ELM is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from these inspiring eco-warriors while becoming one yourself. The sky is the limit, but students should bring a jet pack (i.e. motivation) to propel themselves to their personal goals."
"I see what was learned at ELM as good engineering; how to design solutions. I wasn’t expecting such an easy transition; wasn’t expecting to get a profession right out of program. I saw it as a massive and terrifying leap to get to this idea of having my day’s work be Earth Care, but with Erik’s coaching and the [ELM] community, it was just a few stretched steps."