Group Volunteer Opportunities

We have a unique group volunteer service experience!
Volunteer to be Forest Garden Friends to support Growing Food Security!

This is an opportunity for volunteers to learn about permaculture forest gardens to restore ecosystems, grow food for people and animals, and create nourishing community spaces that build resilience.

Roll up your sleeves and come make a positive, immediate and resilient contribution to your community. Volunteers will remove plants, build arbors, harvest edibles, water, plant, install pathways and signage, dispose of trash, and engage in other permaculture focused activities.

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My Permaculture Journey

Hi! I’m Susan. I’m an educator, a lifelong learner, and a newbie on the permaculture scene. I’m passionate about learning and discovering new and exciting outlets for my insatiable need for knowledge. In the past, I have taught myself how to bake pies, how to crochet (and then knit), and once took a disastrous foray into sewing. In my pursuit to live a greener life and to be more mindful, I’ve begun making my own body care and bath products and enjoy reading books about trees, bees, and birds.

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What is Health & Is Herbalism your AHA

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What is health and where does it come from? Mainstream media makes you believe health comes from a pill, miracle food, or the latest exercise fad. But can those things really bring you health? According to the Constitution of the World Health Organization, health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 

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Dubai Visitors!

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What a surprise on Saturday when two of our students for the Let's Make Soap class revealed they had timed their visit from Dubai just to take this class!

Promila and Sapna Naroola are an entrepreneurial mother and daughter team working to grow their soap making business back home.  They were having difficulty finding all of the raw materials to make soap and were researching alternative soap making options when they found The Resiliency Institute. As it turns out, it was truly fortunate for them that not only did they have a son/brother who was kind enough to enroll them in the program, but that he lives in Lemont, IL, just 20 minutes from The Resiliency Institute.

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