[Ccpg] Los Angeles/The Permaculture Design Course Experience

L.Santoyo Designs santoyo at earthflow.com
Mon Aug 7 11:49:28 PDT 2006

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EarthFlow Design Works, SustainableLA and The Terra Foundation Present:
The Permaculture Design Course Experience:
Simple Steps Toward a Sustainable Lifestyle

Certificate Course for Students, Homeowners & Design Professionals
Los Angeles, CA.  Join us on the second weekends of October 2006- March 2007

Modern Approach to Ancient Wisdom
Permaculture is a world-wide movement that offers a natural way to 
design for the needs of modern living -based on an ethic of Earth 

The course is designed to easily fit your schedule. One weekend a 
month for six months.

This course has something for everyone -Students, Homeowners & Design 
Professionals -includes inspiring examples of sustainable land use 
and human ingenuity from around the world.  Through lecture, group 
discussion, guest speakers, field trips and additional hands-on work 
opportunities, you will learn the basics of Permaculture Design, 
Planning and Site Analysis. The course begins with an in depth look 
at the natural environment -then we learn to apply ecological 
principles to the built environment AND the cultural environment -our 
families, homes, neighborhood, business and community. Final course 
work includes student design presentations, community project and 
(the infamous!) Trade and Talent Show.

	Simple Steps Toward a Sustainable Lifestyle
	Natural Building & Property Development
	Adding Beauty & Value to Your Home
	Sustainable Landscaping Techniques
	Strategies for Energy Decent & Peak Oil
	Re-localizing Food Production
	Green Business Strategies
	Finding your Career & Right-Livelihood
	EcoVillage Communities
	Organizing Eco Neighborhoods

Practical Solutions
Permaculture Design is simple, yet profound in its application. It 
has helped thousands of people and their communities around the world 
-and has influenced many planning and building departments around the 
US. This training provides the tools for a wholistic approach to 
finding solutions to every issue that human settlement requires.

Who Should Take This Course
The Permaculture Design Course has truly transformed the lives and 
enhanced the careers of thousands of people around the world, 
including architects, landscapers, community developers, social 
workers, city planners, teachers, students, farmers, gardeners, 
homeowners, business owners and others. -For anyone serious about 
creating a sustainable future!

A more fun or informative course would be hard to find. Our text 
book, Permaculture: A Designer's Manual, by Bill Mollison, was once 
reviewed by Whole Earth saying "If information had density... this 
book would be a black hole!.."

This course includes new, updated and expanded material: 
Eco-Literacy, Biomimicry, Peak Oil, The Home-Ecosystem, Natural 
Building Techniques, Backyard Food-Forests, Fossil-less Fuels, 
Alternative Energy, Industrial Ecology, Patterns of Human Dynamics & 
Community, Practicing Democracy, MicroVillage Networks, EcoUrbanism 
and more...

Additional seminars will be available for students interested in; 
Design Exercises, Observation Skills, Natural Building, Sustainable 
Landscape Construction, Art in the Garden & More...

One weekend a month for 6 months...

Part One  Oct 14 & 15 and November 11 & 12, 2006
Fire, Water, Earth & Air...
Introduction to Permaculture and Natural Pattern Understanding. The 
first two weekend sessions will cover an in-depth introduction to 
Permaculture Design & Ethics of Earth Care with a special 
presentation on reading the patterns of the landscape. New Ecology, 
Geometry of Nature and BioMimicry provides a simple foundation for 
understanding Indicators of Sustainability and other patterns of the 
natural world.

Part Two  Dec 9 & 10, 2006 and Jan 13 & 14, 2007
Food, Water, Shelter & Energy...
Designing & Building the Complete Home Ecosystem - Sustainable 
Resource Management. The second part will focus on: simple techniques 
for designing, remodeling & building a complete green home... 
Alternative energy & fuels, restorative agriculture, natural 
building, as well as learning ancient techniques for Earth 
stewardship and land restoration.

Part Three  Feb 10 & 11 and Mar 10 & 11, 2007
Community & Green Business...
EcoVillage Design and Community Celebration. The final sessions will 
feature: community building & "creating a sense of place," patterns 
of human dynamics, intentional communities & eco-villages. We will 
also learn strategies for creating community-wide sustainability and 
methods for finding our own right-livelihoods. Design team 
presentations and awards. Plus -Community Celebration, Trade and 
Talent show!

Join veteran Permaculture Instructors and Internationally Acclaimed 
Leaders in the Worldwide Sustainability Movement... Teaching Team is 
led by: LARRY SANTOYO , Director, EarthFlow Design Works & The Center 
of Natural Design and includes: SCOTT PITTMAN, Director, The 
Permaculture Institute...  TOBY HEMENWAY, Author, Gaia's Garden: a 
Home Scale Guide to Permaculture. PLUS other local experts and guest 

LOCATIONS -Venues will take us in and around Los Angeles.

Each weekend is designed to build on what we have learned in previous 
sessions -but any day or weekend can be attended on its own. (Full 
attendance is required for Certification).
Part One  Oct 14 & 15 and Nov 11 & 12, 2006
Part Two  Dec 9 & 10, 2006 and Jan 13 & 14, 2007
Part Three  Feb 10 & 11 and Mar 10 & 11, 2007
Times: 9am to 5pm Saturdays and 10am-5pm Sundays

* $90.00 per day
* $175.00 per weekend
* $950.00 for all six weekends
Some payment plans and work-trades are available -contact: 
<worktrade at earthflow.com>
Materials and other fees may apply.

TO REGISTER CONTACT: permaculture at earthflow.com
Checks may be sent payable to:
Santoyo & Associates
793A E Foothill Blvd #130
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93405
Credit Cards: call 805.459.0452 to use Visa, MC or Amex

DONATE -Your tax deductible contributions to the Permaculture 
Scholarship Fund may be made by contacting us at 
<donations at earthflow.com>

in cooperation with:
The Terra Foundation, Materials & Applications, Greening Development, 
EcoHome, The Green Building Resource Center -Global Green USA & the 
City of Santa Monica, HopeDance Media, Santa Barbara Permaculture 
Network, The Los Angeles Permaculture Guild, Audubon Center, The 
Permaculture Institute, County Landscape, Oasis Designs, 
PatternLiteracy.com, FoodForestry, Guyayaki, Nutiva Hemp Products, 
Sustainable World Radio, Living Green, The Nature of Things, Green 
Building Products, SCO Studio, SustainableLA, REThink Development, 
EarthFlow Design Works...
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