[Orange County, CA Permaculture] Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Course April to September 2016

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Mon Feb 22 23:34:46 PST 2016

Permaculture Design Certificate

Practical 6-Month Course

Santa Cruz, CA
April to September 2016


Includes 110 Hours of hands on activities, field trips and presentations

Dates & Topics

April 9 & 10 – Introduction to Permaculture Design and Nature Awareness
April 23 & 24 – Social Permaculture
May 14 & 15 – Restoring Watersheds & Soils
June 4 & 5 – Home Scale Permaculture: Creating Natural Homes and Edible Landscapes
July 9 & 10 – Broad Scale Permaculture: Integrated Animal Husbandry and Forest Management
September 10 & 11 – Community Development
September 17 – Design Presentations & Party!


David Shaw – Sustainable Agriculture & Social Permaculture
Jon Young – Ecology, Tracking, and Deep Nature Connection
Lydia Neilsen – Watershed Restoration
John Valenzuela – Agroforestry & Tropical Permaculture
Janine Bjornson – Natural Building
Lee Klinger – Sudden Oak Life
And More!


$1,250 – Full 6-Month Tuition
$1,050 – Early-Bird Discount – Register Before March 10th and Save $200
$300 – One Weekend Only
$950 – Partner / Spouse Discount – When one partner registers for the full course, the second gets a discount
$950 – Teacher Discount – For K-12, College and University Teachers
$750 – Child Discount – When an adult registers for the full course, their child gets a discount
Please Inquire about Payment Plans, Low-income and Youth POC Discounts

What is Permaculture?

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 course includes the internationally recognized 72-hour curriculum, augmented by an additional 38-hours of hands on practice and field trips.

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.
Click here for details and to register

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