[Santa_Cruz_Permaculture] Quail Springs Hands-On Permaculture Design Certification Course Oct 31 - Nov 13, early bird Sept 1

Quail Springs info at quailsprings.org
Sat Aug 20 09:42:35 PDT 2011

Registering now!  (Early bird discounts by September 1.)

Hands-On Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC) 
sponsored by Quail Springs Permaculture, an internationally recognized
permaculture education organization 

October 31- November 13, 2011 

The grassroots Permaculture movement promotes effective methodologies for
attaining sustainability worldwide.

This 2-week course covers the permaculture curriculum for certification, and
includes hands-on learning in a diversity of applied topics that lead to
sustainability for individuals, families, businesses and communities.You
will learn to design and apply natural principles to create stable and
resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while
regenerating ecology, community and economy. 

Instructors: Learn with Warren Brush, international educator and co-founder
of Quail Springs, and a team of passionate and knowledgeable instructors.
Course Topics include:

Sm. Scale Food Production - Integrated Pest Mgmt – Composting - Tree
Planting - Water Harvesting -Greywater Systems - Compost Toilet Systems -
Natural Building – Earthworks - Watershed Restoration – Keyline -
Appropriate Technology – Beekeeping – BioChar – BioEngineering - Alternative
Economics - Green Job Preparation - Livestock Care - Goat Milking - Pastured
Poultry - Cheese Making - Bread Baking - Saving the Harvest - Community
Building - Nature Awareness

Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology and
sustainability principles to create resource efficient and productive human
environments and reduce our footprint on the earth.  Permaculture provides a
framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and
relationships found in nature that provide diversity, stability, and
resilience.  These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and
food for the provision of local needs.

Cost:  $950 early bird tuition (if paid in full by September 1, 2011). 
$1,250 regular tuition ($300 deposit holds your space). Some partial work
trade and payment plans available, inquire early!

Contact: For Online Inquiry & Pre-Registration, go to
or call 805-886-7239

More information about the Santa-Cruz-Permaculture mailing list