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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Permaculture Course


Doors Open: 9:00 AM
Program Starts: 9:00 AM
End Time: 5:30 PM

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Permaculture is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous peoples, and other time-tested systems to create human settlements and institutions. It's also been called "saving the planet while throwing a better party."

Our certificate course includes the internationally recognized 72-hour curriculum, augmented by an additional 38-hours of hands on practice and field trips. Plus, folks have the option to camp on site each weekend, and build community around the fire!

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

Assess the sustainability of current design systems and practices;

Define permaculture ethics and the principles of sustainability;

Employ natural patterns as a design tool in a wide variety of contexts;

Understand basic soil ecology and implement composting methods;

Design simple water harvesting systems, from home to broadacre scale;

Define and design "guilds" or constructed plant communities;

Understand local food issues and the importance of localization;

Translate ecological principles to a variety of social, economic, and educational settings;

Employ best practices for starting and sustaining intentional communities and Ecovillages;

Apply permaculture methods to educational curriculum design and the creation of school garden programs.

April 14 & 15 – Introduction to Permaculture Design and Nature Awareness

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Admission: Fixed
Cost: $300 one weekend - see website
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