[Los Angeles, CA Permaculture] Permaculture Design Course for International Development

Quail Springs Permaculture info at quailsprings.org
Fri Jan 23 18:20:27 PST 2015

Permaculture Design Certification Course for International Development
at Quail Springs Permaculture (www.quailsprings.org)

May 30 - June 13, 2015 

Course webpage:  www.quailsprings.org/permaculture-design-course-for-international-development

• Warren Brush – Lead Instructor - Co-founder / Quail Springs Permaculture, Casitas Valley Farm, True Nature Design
• Jeanette Acosta - Tribal Indigenous Knowledge. Permaculture Teacher
• Thomas Cole - International Community Development Consultant. Former Program Director & Advisor / Save the Children, USA & Uganda
• Pandora Thomas - Co-Founder / Earthseed Consulting, Green for All Fellow
• Lindsay Allen, Andrew Clinard, Brenton Kelly, & Janice Setser - Quail Springs Permaculture

This program equips people working in or studying international development and grassroots projects with the perspectives and skills needed to engage with communities in partnership to incorporate elements into the design of communities, smallholder farms and land with household agricultural production that are holistic, appropriate, strategic, effective, diverse, as well as ecologically and economically sound. 

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a design science utilizing an innovative systems-approach to consciously design landscapes, human settlements and smallholder farming systems that integrate functional diversity and biological fertility by mimicking natural eco-systems. Diverse and fertile systems act resilient in the face of shocks.

Highlighted for this course are the following: 

• Design Principles, Processes, & Practices for Resilient Farms 
• Perma-Gardens Curriculum, A USAID TOPS program 
• Agro-Ecology, Food Forestry & Soil Fertility for Food and Nutrition Security 
• Community-Based Development through Cultural Awareness and Honoring
• Earthworks, Appropriate Technologies, Micro-Enterprise & more!

Participants learn:
• Tools to integrate sustainable systems design into existing projects
• A systems analysis design protocol for holistic pattern recognition.
• To design stable and resilient food, shelter, water and waste cycling systems for health and resilience in all of your projects
• To create an ethics and principle based training program within your organization that honors local customs, traditional knowledge and ecological conditions

Course webpage:  www.quailsprings.org/permaculture-design-course-for-international-development 
Early registration discount for registration by April 15, 2015
Financial aid is available based on need & early inquiry, ask for an application.

Contact: Kolmi Majumdar, info at quailsprings.org

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