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Permaculture Design Course 2017

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Schedule: May 20th & 21st, June 17th & 18th, July 22nd & 23rd, August 19th & 20th, September 30th & October 1st, October 28th & 29th


May 20th & 21st, June 17th & 18th, July 22nd & 23rd, August 19th & 20th, September 30th & October 1st, October 28th & 29th (Students must attend either 10/28 or 10/29, but do not have to attend both).

Classes run 10am-5:30pm with a 45-minute lunch break. Students must provide their own lunch.

Course Content: This class covers the basic concepts of the permaculture design system, demonstrated through techniques for sustainable living in densely populated areas. Students will acquire a tool-kit for living in the urban and suburban environment in a way that is both self-reliant and supportive of their community and nature. The curriculum will emphasize skills that contribute to local, community-based resilience and abundance.

Topics to be covered during the course include:

  • History & concepts of permaculture
  • Deep ecology
  • Systems analysis
  • Species identification
  • Reading the landscape
  • Social & spiritual ecology
  • Building grass-roots social movements
  • Environmental activism
  • Sensory awareness & observation techniques
  • Climate patterns
  • Home-scale sustainability
  • Design & presentation skills
  • Permaculture entrepreneurship

Course Teachers: Wilson Alvarez, Robyn Mello, and Benjamin Weiss with additional guest teachers

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May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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