2 Year Certificate Program

The eyes of the future are looking back at us,

and they are praying

that we might see beyond our own time.

~Terry Tempest Williams

The two-year certificate program in Regenerative Cultural Design & Practice at Springhouse is for adults who want to be regenerative culture builders by engaging with and practicing vitality-centered design in their lives and communities. The program includes the following components of study and practice:

  • Depth work with a focus on the inner life,
  • Courses that explore the five vitality-centered design principles of Sourced Design,
  • Opportunities to practice building regenerative culture at the Springhouse Day School and farm,
  • And mentorship where participants receive feedback from a loving and committed community.

Program Details

The first year of the program is residential and takes place at Springhouse in Floyd, Virginia over the course of 9 months. During this year, participants will immerse in the Springhouse community; focusing on depth work and taking courses in regenerative cultural design. The second year of the program is focused on embodying and implementing the design principles. Participants can practice in Floyd (at Springhouse or another location regionally) or in a place of their choosing. It is our sincere hope that participants leave this program with a grounded sense of what it requires (personally and collectively) to build regenerative culture, one day at a time.

Program Dates: 

  • Sourced Design Lab: Begins June 18th (Prerequisite) 
  • Application Due: July 15th
  • Year 1 Dates: September 6th, 2022 – May 28th, 2023 (takes place in Floyd)
  • Year 2 Dates: September 5th 2023 – May 24th (takes place in Floyd or elsewhere)