The Resiliency Institute wants our courses to be accessible to everyone, easing financial burdens so that our students can learn the skills and gain the resources they need to lead resilient lives and build resilient communities. We also believe that people should be paid fairly for their work, including our instructors, administrators, and tech folks who keep the organization running - a challenge for all mission-driven non-profit organizations. We do the best we can to find a fair balance.
We also recognize the history of the land that is called the United States and seek to do what we can to help rectify the deep injustices and systems of inequity that form today’s society, which is another reason we are working hard to decrease barriers to access for our classes. "Valuing diversity" is a permaculture principle we uphold. Addressing social injustices toward the diverse people that make up our nation is why we value and are committed to increasing diversity in the global permaculture and resiliency-building movements. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), LGBTQIA+, refugee, DACA, financially challenged, essential workers, and other under-served and under-represented people are encouraged to apply.
The Resiliency Institute offers many resources for free or at below-market value and uses a sliding scale, payment plans, scholarships, and work-trade opportunities to support our students when funding is available.
When you donate or enroll in a course at the full tuition cost, this:
Supports our mission to “Grow Food Security”
Provides access for those who have fewer resources
Supports the organization AND
Helps keep our work sustainable
For anyone facing challenges to participating in our programs, we encourage you to reach out to us to help find options, from work-trade, barter, sponsorship solicitation, or other means: email@example.com