Permaculture is a holistic interpretation of human’s integration with their eco-systems and a design science used to optimize the health of individuals, communities, our watersheds and species that live around us. According to Bill Mollison, “permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non material needs in a sustainable way.”
The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against nature and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions. Permaculture is a global movement that is providing solutions to many of the world’s many social, economic, and ecological problems.
In this course you will learn: regenerative design studies, full loop waste systems, food forest design and implementation, community scale fruit and vegetable production, plant propagation, greenhouse operations, home/community scale composting, fractal patterning application, water harvesting, pasture management, rotational grazing strategies and implementation, home scale permaculture, food preservation and storage, social permaculture, and much more. This course will be teaching the permaculture curriculum originally established by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. To see an example course syllabus, click here: Sample PDC Agenda
July 1st-July 12th 2016
Classes run daily from 8:45am- 5:30pm except on days with evening sessions when we end at 9:00pm. Lunch is served from 12:15 -1pm. (There will be some night sessions from 7:30-9pm, in which case dinner will be provided from 6:15-7pm. TBA)
There will be a combination of class time, field work and design work.
For more information, contact Course Registrar: Patrick Padden email@example.com or call 970-999-4306.
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