Welcome to the Biogas Education Hub

Learn the practical application of home-scale biogas. Then, if you wish, get certified to teach it!

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Enter your contact info here to be the first to hear when you can join us. 

Join a growing, worldwide network

of people who are generating their own free energy out of trash, while also helping our climate.  We are doing this at home, in our community centers, on our homesteads, in rural areas and in cities. 

Basically, everywhere!

Who this is for

Are you new to biogas?  The "Succeed with Home-Scale Biogas" Program is full of easily accessible and fun lessons that will show you all you need to know to design, build, and take care of your biogas system. Anyone can take this course.

If you get all fired up about biogas and want to teach my innovative curriculum in your community in a way that is engaging and relevant to your culture and context, The "Biogas Educator Certificate Program" is for you. You will learn my proven participatory design and teaching approach, and receive a license to use my "done for you" curriculum, so you can get right to teaching.


Your Host:  Kathy Puffer

I'm all about accessible, practical applications of biogas. 

I operate my own biogas system in my homestead and use it to cook, and the fertilizer to grow vegetables hydroponically that I sell in a CSA. 

I am a professional educator who is on a mission to take dry technical biogas trainings and make them engaging and relevant for your context, so that they become systems that work for you, and our living planet over the long-term. 

I also present and consult about biogas, permaculture, and more. Learn more about me at kathypuffer.com


The "Succeed With Small-Scale Biogas" Program

will be opening for registration for the first time on Dec 10!

The course and community is the culmination of key insights from Kathy Puffer's many years of practical experience as a designer, user, and teacher of small-scale biogas solutions; so it's already damn good. Enrollment will be open for a small cohort of 20 people who want early access. These beta-testers will get extra attention from Kathy so that she can hear from you how to make the program even better. In exchange for your feedback, you pay the lowest price of $100 (a 30% discount). 

Enter your contact info here and you'll receive and email to when the doors open for enrollment.

Don't forget, the course includes a year of membership in the Network where you get 24/7 access to a community of other small-scale biogas enthusiasts and special events

Enrollment is open Dec 10-24, and the first module opens on Dec 27. Modules are released weekly thereafter.

Click on the course description below to read all the details about what you get in the course, and to see the syllabus. 

Why this course?

  • Other courses are overly technical. The goal of this course is for you to feel confident in designing, building, operating, and maintaining a small-scale biogas system.

  • Other courses require you to pass a test, but we don't. Because the teacher, Kathy Puffer, generates and uses biogas daily, she knows that success = a working system that works for you.

  • Other courses are tied to a particular biogas system, I help you evaluate systems so you can choose the system that works best for your unique situation.

  • Other courses sell you the technological know-how about a biogas system. Instead, as a permaculture teacher and designer, I show you how to design your biogas system for your unique context, and integrate it into other Whole Systems design. 

  • Other courses treat all end-users the same. In my field experience, I’ve seen systems designed so they are too tall for the petite person feeding the system, or built without adequate training for long-term success. As a woman, mother, busy professional who uses biogas in my daily life, and as an educator who specializes in designing hacks for folks who are differently abled, I help you design your system with ergonomics, lifestyle, and local resources in mind.

Will this course work for my context? 

The course is designed to teach you the foundations of biogas, whether you  live in

  • a cold, temperate, or tropical climate
  • an urban, suburban, or rural setting
  • in the United States or other "industrialized" nation
  • live in a Global Majority nation
  • know how to use tools, or are a beginner
  • have financial resources, or you are rich in other ways

If you want to build a small-scale system for your home, homestead, or community, you will feel well-resourced in this community and course.

If you want to build an industrial-scale biogas system, this isn't the course for you. I believe that the many benefits from small-scale biogas multiplied in many homes and communities become a powerful virtuous feedback loop that leads towards resilience while also addressing large-scale issues, like climate mitigation and adaptation, so that's my focus.

Are you in?

Choose a plan below. AND pro-tip... payments on iPhones are higher, so enroll when you are on your computer

If you live in New York state, please contact me at [email protected] to enroll and I'll invoice you, so we can deal with the sales tax stuff.

Also, regardless of the smartphone you use, it works best to first set up your account and password via a browser, then text yourself the app.

 

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