212 W. Gurley
Prescott, AZ 86301
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Ecosa Institute is a non-profit educational organization in Prescott, AZ founded by Tony Brown in 1999. Its purpose is to provide college-level semesters in ecological, sustainable and regenerative design and equip students with new information, new perspectives and new purpose.
We see design as a change agent that can apply to many of today's world issues. To this end we study "green" and environmental topics, landscape architecture and permaculture, rainwater harvesting, site planning, design techniques, whole systems thinking and communications design, to name just a few. Local faculty, noted guest leaders such as Prescott's own Survivalist Cody Lundin and field trips to many of Arizona's natural and ecological wonders give students a unique look at cultures and systems. Students come to Prescott from across the country for a hands-on and experiential education, including real-life projects for real-world clients, that they can't find anywhere else.
A recent $4 million gift allowed the Institute to purchase 65 acres in the Granite Dells. Design development is underway for a living building education center on approximately 3 acres of the land that was previously developed with a road and infrastructure. Planned as an armature for bird, bat and insect species, the building will reflect Ecosa Institute's Design with Nature philosophies and be fully self-generating and self-contained. The remaining 62 acres in the Dells will be committed to preservation and ecological study.
Visit our website at www.ecosa.org to learn much more about this unique Prescott resource.