[Santa Cruz, CA Permaculture] Santa Cruz Permaculture Design Course

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Wed Jul 20 10:55:27 PDT 2016

Permaculture Design Certificate

Practical 6-Month Course

Santa Cruz, CA
October to March 2016-17

Click here for details and to register <http://santacruzpermaculture.com/education/permaculture-design-course/>

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

Dates & Topics

October 8 & 9 – Introduction to Permaculture Design and Nature Awareness
November 5 & 6 – Restoring Watersheds & Soils
December 3 & 4 – Social Permaculture
January 14 & 15 – Home Scale Permaculture: Creating Natural Homes and Edible Landscapes
February 4 & 5 – Broad Scale Permaculture: Integrated Animal Husbandry and Forest Management
March 4 & 5 – Regenerative Community Development
March 11 – 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
Doniga Markegard – Holistic Management & Grassland Restoration
And More!


$1,250 – Full 6-Month Tuition
$1,050 – Early-Bird Discount – Register Before August 25th 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 <http://santacruzpermaculture.com/education/permaculture-design-course/>

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