[Scpg] South Coast Permaculture Guild Events Listing for MAY 2002

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Fri May 10 06:49:08 PDT 2002

South Coast Permaculture Guild May 2002 Newsletter

May 2002 Newsletter Content:
1) List of  May 2002 Events  ~ Permaculture Discussion Group Downtown San 
Diego and Santa Barbara ~ Introductory Permaculture Class East County San 
Diego ~ Temenos Teaching Gardens in Los Osos CA monthly Permaculture 
Classes ~Straw Builders Conference San Diego ~ Art of Composting Santa 
Barbara ~ "Intro to Permaculture" Petaluma Ca  ~
  How to Build Green Without Going Into the Red in Santa Monica ~ Colonia 
Esperanza Work party Tijuana ~ Intro Permaculture  San Diego ~ Permaculture 
Series Home Ecosystem: The Artistry of Ecology  Workshop SB ~Creating 
Sustainable Shelter with Dan Chiras SLO ~ Permaculture Course Oregon ~ 
Permaculture The FARM, Summertown, TN  ~   Design and Build an Earthen 
Bread Oven SLO Ca ~ Water and the Home 3 day Workshop :  A Permaculture 
Approach Ojai Ca ~ Permaculture Design Course Mora, New Mexico ~ 
Introduction to Permaculture Workshop San Diego Ca

2) List of Future Events   Build Here Now The Fourth Annual Natural 
Building & Permaculture Convergence Toas New Mexico  ~ Permaculture Design 
Course Garberville Ca and BC Canada ~ Advanced Permaculture Teacher 
Training Course ~ Sand Bag and Straw Bale Construction SLO CA  ~ Advance 
Urban Permaculture Seattle Wa ~ Sustainable Living Workshop 5-Day Intensive 
Hopland Ca ~  Culture's Edge Black Mountain North Carolina  Ongoing Courses 
~ World Summit on Sustainability Johannesburg South Africa ~ Permaculture 
Design Intensive Oberlin OH ~ Permaculture Design Course Basalt Colorado ~ 
Permaculture Australia

3) Perma News+Jobs  List of Local Permaculture Teachers/Designers ~ 
Permaculture Jobs and Internships ~ Permaculture Garden Service and Land 
Design ~ New Permaculture Book Gaia's Garden ~ Permaculture Credit Union ~ 
Hopedance Magazine Special Permaculture Issue Nov/Dec 2001 ~ Permaculture 
Film Series planned Sites Needed ~ On Line Permaculture Course ~ 
Permaculture Property in Tucson for Sale ~ 7th International Permaculture 
Convention N.Z.

4) List of interesting Websites -
    Interview with Bill Mollison co-founder of Permaculture from Seeds of 
Change Newsletter

5) Permaculture Credit Union  Question and Answer
     Loans for Permaculture Related Courses

6) Subscribe to South Coast, Central Coast, San Diego Permaculture Guild 

7)Please send listings and events for next email news by Apr 28 to 
lakinroe at silcom.com or to be removed from email list

What is Permaculture/ Sustainability?

In a nutshell....Permaculture is both a philosophy and an interdisciplinary
design system to create sustainable ecosystems which support human needs in
a way that treads lightly on the earth and which respects, conserves and
regenerates natural ecosystems. The principles of permaculture are based on
ecology and can be applied to all climates and environments from the city
to the wilderness, from the backyard to the bioregion. Permaculture is
dancing with nature where nature leads the dance.
  Robyn Francis (Australia) permed at nor.com.au www.earthwise.org.au
Quote from interview in Hopedance Magazine www.hopedance.org Permaculture 
"A Quiet Revoltion" Nov/Dec 2001 online

South Coast Permaculture Guild Contacts and other Organizations of Interest.

South Coast Permaculture Guild Margie Bushman sbpcnet at silcom.com 805-962-2571
Santa Barbara Permaculture Network: Margie Bushman sbpcnet at silcom.com 
Ojai Permaculture Guild: Dave White artdetour at mac.com 805-646-9809
Central Coast Permaculture Guild: Rob Kimmel zigge at aol.com 805-438-5745 San 
Luis Obispo
San Diego Permaculture Center: San Diego Economic Conversion Council 
sdecc at igc.org (619) 298-8879
Santa Cruz Permaculture Vince Pastori 831/763-3848 permasc at sasquatch.com
Cal Poly Student Farm in SLO:The SARC (Sustainable Ag Resource Center) 
Hunter Francis wfrancis at calpoly.edu San Luis Obispo
Long Beach Organics: Amy Lerner longbeachorganic at yahoo.com 562-438-9000
Southern East Sierra: Tom Drummond 760-377-5011 Ridgecrest
Pc Institute of Southern Cal: Bill Roley DrRoley at aol.com 949-494-5843 
Laguna Beach
Santoyo&Associates santoyo at earthflow.com 800-469-5857 Los Oso Ca
LA EcoVillage: Lois Arkin crsp at igc.org 213/738-1254
Permaculture Institute of Northern California 
info at permacultureinstitute.com 415-663-9090
Permaculture Activist Magazine Website <http://www.permacultureactivist.net>
Permacultura http://www.tortuga.com/permacultura/
PERMACULTURE CREDIT UNION http://www.pcuonline.org

1. MAY 2002 EVENTS

Permaculture Discussion Group to Cover Permaculture Principles and 
Practises in Santa Barbara CA
Next meeting Thurs June 6  7pmSanta Barbara
This will be an interactive meeting showing video covering many parts of a 
lecture series on Permaculture Design by Bill Mollison one of the founders 
of Permaculture , audio tapes, other Permaculture Videos, slides and 
discussion each month.
For more info and directions and location contact Margie Bushman 962-2571 
or email sbpcnet at silcom.com.

Permaculture Discussion Group Meetings in Downtown San Diego Ca
Contact San Diego Permaculture Center sdecc at igc.org (619) 298-8879
Permaculture Talks lead by Marcia Boruta followed by a walk and discussion 
around the immediate community

Introductory Permaculture (PC) classes East County San Diego
The newly-formed East County Permaculture Circle (ECPC) of San Diego
The East County Permaculture Circle was launched January 5 by a group of 15
East County residents. It is intended to be a study/do group that meets
once/month for classes, and in between at members' houses to help each other
with PC projects in "barn-raising" fashion. We are currently evaluating a
number of PC-learning options such as instructors/lecturers, Internet
(distance-learning) courses, videos, books, discussion groups, etc.
Send the following to bslind at earthlink.net: Your name, address, tel#, email
address ... and a short bio (<100 words)telling about your background,
interest/experience in permaculture and anything else of interest to other
ECPS/class participants.

May 4 Temenos Teaching Gardens in Los Osos CA :
First Saturday of every month,
Garden tour and Permaculture Fundamentals Class 10 am-12 noon
Topics include; Principles of Design, Reading the Landscape and Hands-on 
The fee for each class is [$10 plus 1 hour of labor] or [$20 worth of trade].
Contact Permaculture Teacher /Designer Larry Santoyo at 
santoyo at earthflow.com or call 1.800.469.5857

May 11 Temenos Teaching Gardens in Los Osos CA :
Second Saturday of every month,
Continuing and Advanced Permaculture Class 10 am-12 noon
The fee for each class is [$10 plus 1 hour of labor] or [$20 worth of trade].
Topics include; Patterning, Trees, Design and Construction,Grey Water 
System Design and Construction,Plant Propagation,
Food Forests, Plant and Seed Exchange, Subtropical Fruit for SLO, Herbal 
Preparations, Art in the Garden, Market Gardening
Contact Larry Santoyo at santoyo at earthflow.com or call 1.800.469.5857

May 10-12  Straw Builders Conference - San Diego Area
The CA Straw Builders Association (CASBA) will hold their Spring Conference 
May 10-12 at Pine Manor, Lake Elsinore.For info about the conference and 
ongoing strawbale building workshops, contact Bob Bolles at 
bob at strawbalehouse.com

May  11-12 Sat/Sun 9- 5pm Ecological Design Workshop "Intro to 
Permaculture" Petaluma Ca
Penny Livingston &  Friends
Institute of Noetic Science
Come and explore the fundamentals of Permaculture Design. In this unique 
introductory course we will explore and learn about permaculture principals 
and patterns in design. Permaculture design is a practical, common sense 
design science based on observation of natural systems. The principals and 
methods of permaculture help people learn how to make decisions on how to 
live more sustainable lives on the planet. Permaculture integrates food 
production, housing, energy and economics with ecoloApr
Fee: $295.00 for the course, includes lunch.
Accommodation and meals are available for an additional $75 per night.
For registration and more information, Please check website 
PINC PO Box 341 Point Reyes Station Ca 
94956  415-663-9090  info at permacultureinstitute.org

With Eric Werbalowsky Permaculture Design Grad, a
consultant for Green Business Development who advises government, business
and community groups on resource management, including recycling, energy and
food issues. His clients include organic garden stores, food stores,
recycling operations and innovative food and fiber projects
How to save scraps, build a bin, cook up some "black gold"
your plants will love, whether you live in an apartment or on a big property.
Location: The Community Environmental Council Gildea Center, 930 Miramonte,
Santa Barbara, CA. No reservations necessary, no fee. For more info:
lbsaltzman at aol.com or 805/563-2089

May 17 Fri How to Build Green Without Going Into the Red
Colorado Court Santa Monica Ca
Livable Places' first workshop on green building practices will be on
Friday, May 17 at Colorado Court, a new ultra-green apartment building
in Santa Monica. In addition to guided tours of the building, the
workshop will include presentations by the developer and architect of
Colorado Court, an environmental engineer and a for-profit housing
developer. Space is limited so register today at www.livableplaces.org
<http://www.livableplaces.org/> .

May 18 Sat  Rewriting the Rules: The Architect's Role in Shaping Projects
Don't miss LA Architect magazine's first annual Design Walk on Saturday,
May 18 in downtown Los Angeles. Livable Places has organized an
exciting panel on what it takes for an architect to have a significant
role in shaping a project. Get the details on the panel and Design Walk
at www.livableplaces.org/#walk <http://www.livableplaces.org/#walk> .

May 18 Sat. Introduction to Permaculture San Diego CA 10am-1pm
San Diego Permaculture Center  4452 Park Blvd. Suite 205
You've heard the word, now find out more about "permaculture," an 
ethics-based, ecological design process for meeting human
needs. The San Diego Permaculture Center is offering an "Introduction to 
Permaculture" workshop on Saturday, May 18, 10
a.m.-1 p.m. at our office, 4452 Park Blvd. Suite 205. The workshop includes 
a half-mile walking tour through the historic
neighborhood of University Heights. The workshop is free (but donations are 
graciously accepted). Space is limited, so please
RSVP to (619) 298-8879.

May 18  Sat Volunteer Workdays at Colonia Esperanza Tijuana
Looking for hands-on experience? Each month artist James Hubbell & 
permaculturist Bill Roley gather volunteers to work at
two schools in Tijuana. The ongoing project includes tiling, gardening, and 
a variety of construction projects. Upcoming
workdays are April 20 and May 18. Volunteers meet at 8:30 a.m. at the H St. 
trolley parking lot in Chula Vista to carpool.
Work is usually from 9:30 to 3 p.m. For info, call James Hubbell (760) 
765-3427 or Christine Brady (619) 585-9009 or see
www.americasfoundation.net. This is a project supported by the South Coast 
Permaculture Guilds who volunteer labor to help
Also June 22, July 20 and Aug 24 are future work days

May 19 Sun 2002:  Garden Construction with Recycled and Natural 
Materials  Santa Barbara
Create an integrated design to include color, scent, exotic edibles, 
attract birds and butterflies and hardscape elements like the herb spiral 
(see the spiral we made in the January workshop!) Learn how to apply 
permaculture design to your garden.
Part three part Permaculture Series Home Ecosystem: The Artistry of 
Ecology  with Larry Santoyo Permaculture Teacher
Following Workshop Sunday, May 19, 2002:  Garden Construction with Recycled 
and Natural Materials.
Cost $55 each  contact Betsy Gallery at bgallery at cox.net (805) 963-2878

May 21 Tues 6:30 to 8:30pm Creating Sustainable Shelter with Dan Chiras, 
Author of The Natural House
San Luis County Library, 995 Palm St. in SLO. ($5 suggested donation)
Dan Chiras, author, green building consultant, and educator, will focus on
homes, our most valuable possessions, examining their hidden impacts on the
life-support systems of the planet and exploring a host of simple,
cost-effective ways to build and remodel homes that are nurturing, healthy,
aesthetically appealing, and environmentally friendly. In this Tuesday
evening event, Dan will share his 25-years of experience in the areas of
sustainable living, green building, and renewable energy, offering practical
advice and philosophical guidance.
Sponsored by the Sustainable Building Council (466-6737 ext 205
sbccc at calinet.com) and HopeDance Magazine (hopedance.org / 544-9663) and
Seeds of Change.

May 23 27 Thur/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon 9-5 pm Permaculture: An Introduction to 
Self-Reliant Living  Otis Oregon
Instructors: Toby Hemenway and Jude Hobbs
Tuition: $395, plus a $10 materials fee
Please contact the Sitka office if you are interested in sharing housing 
with other participants for the duration of this workshop.
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology PO Box 65 Otis, OR 97368
Ph: 541-994-5485 Fax: 541-994-8024 Email: info at sitkacenter.org  Website: 

May 24 - June 1, 2002 PC Fundamentals: The FARM, Summertown, TN
Cost $600 Instructors: Patricia Allison, Albert Bates, Siswe Herring, and 
Contact: ecovillage at thefarm.org or 
931-964-4324  http://www.thefarm.org/etc/courses.html

May 25th Sat. Design and Build an Earthen Bread Oven
Learn the ancient art of building with mud. Earthen ovens have been used 
for thousands of years. Creative and playful designs for benches, BBQ and 
outdoor ovens are easy to build. Join us as we "play in the mud" and learn 
to design and build a real working bread and pizza oven. "Cobb", "light 
clay" , earthen plaster and other construction techniques for walls and 
buildings will also be discussed and demonstrated.
Temenos Teaching Gardens, Los Osos, California
Sat 10 am - 5 pm
$55 per person per session Lunch included  work trades and SLO hours accepted
Workshops are led by Larry & Kathryn Santoyo, ecological designers.
For registration or more information contact:
info at earthflow.com

May 25, 26, 27 Sat/Sun/Mon    Water and the Home:  Ojai Ca
Using Water In Your Environment: A Permaculture Approach
Instruction and meals for three days. $135 dollars
- using graywater effectively in the landscape - water catchment
- solar water heating - ponds and cisterns
- ferro cement tanks - small scale fish farming and polycultures
- irrigation systems - water conservation
- plant and tree selection for graywater systems - hands-on work on 
graywater system,
- solar water heater installation - VictorSchauberger: living water

contact info and address:
Tom Baldwin or Shannon Casey 805 646 3474
1400 mcandrew rd. ojai, CA 93023 tombaldwin at ojai.net
please inquire about lodging, nearby camping and limited camping on site.

Course instructors:
Bruce Hill has extensive experience designing and installing pond and
aquaculture systems and has pioneered graywater and blackwater systems in
Mexico. In Illinois he worked with Homer Buck developing experimental fish
polyculture systems. Currently Bruce stewards an eight acre farm with several
fish ponds and a diverse food forest on the island of Maui.
He has taught permaculture courses around the world.

Dr. Bill Roley, Director of the Permaculture Institute of Southern
California, has taught design courses for the past 20 years. As faculty at
CalPoly Pomona and Saddleback College, he has established innovative
university level ecological training programs. Dr. Roley is a hands-on
educator, so be prepared to make stuff work at the course. He will emphasize
the fundamentals of permaculture design and regenerative strategies for
maximizing water capture and use in the home.

Tom Baldwin, our site host, is an experienced horticulturist and permaculture
designer. He will share his on-site design strategies for his home and other

Eric Werbalowsky will assist the lead instructors to facilitate our course
flow. He has taught at several design courses and more than a hundred compost
and permaculture workshops. He is a compost evangelist and green business
development consultant.

guest speakers
Wesley Roe and Margie Bushman will share their extensive knowledge and
experience. They live in Santa Barabara hosting permaculture events and
currently Wes  And Margie are  editors for SB  Hopedance magazine. Wes 
travelled to Australia and will share some of what they have seen there.

May 26th-June 9th, 2002 Permaculture Design Course  Hummingbird Ranch, 
Mora, New Mexico
Instructor Scott Pittman and others
Cost: $990 (includes course tuition, tent site, hot showers, and three 
healthy meals per day
For More Information or to Register, http://cocreativeculture.com/pc.htm
Call 800-336-3493 (toll free) Please Register Early ­ Space is Limited.

May 26 Sat Sun Introduction to Permaculture Workshop San Diego Ca
Lakeside Community Center  Cost: $25 per person
The beginning of this new century is a good time to reflect upon our 
lifestyles and to take mindful actions. This fun and interactive workshop 
will introduce you to a way of sustainable thinking, design, and living 
that can be applied to your home, workplace, farm, or community. This 
system is permaculture - it means permanent agriculture, or permanent 
culture. It utilizes ideas and technologies that are ancient, modern, and 
futuristic. You will learn the basics of how to cook with the sun, how to 
see "waste" as "surplus", how to grow your own food, and how to begin to 
think about re-designing your own place so that it functions as a 
"cultivated ecosystem". A future 80 hour  Design Course over weekends is 
planned by Jane and other instructors more details to be announced
Instructor: Jane Higginson (619) 668-3104, janehigginson at earthlink.net


June 9 - 16, 2002 Build Here Now 2002
The Fourth Annual Natural Building & Permaculture Convergence
At the Lama Foundation Taos County, New Mexico
co-sponsored by The Last Straw Journal, The Lama Foundation & The 
Permaculture Institute
Lodging options: At Lama, yurt with beds or loft space can accommodate up 
to 15 (first come, first served; stipulate this arrangement on your 
registration; bring your own bedding or sleeping bag)... RV and tent sites 
on the grounds for 100 campers. Hotels are available in Taos and Questa (at 
additional cost).
Cost: Before May 1, 2002, $475; after May 1, $575 for the 7-day event. 
Children 5-16 half price (childcare not provided). Per day participation is 
$100. Cost includes three vegetarian meals per day and on-site lodging.
Travel Information: The Albuquerque airport is three hours from the site. 
Carpooling and shuttle service will be available. For more information, 
contact the Lama Foundation at (505) 586-1269 or see 
To be placed on a list to receive additional information about
Build Here Now 2002 as it becomes available, send your preferred email 
address and/or surface-mail address to <catherinew at zianet.com>
You may also contact the Lama Foundation by way of their website at
Please note that participation is limited to 100 people.
Please also note that Build Here Now 2001 was a sell-out.
Early registration for Build Here Now 2002 is advised.

June 1-15 2002 Permaculture Design Course Garberville Ca
With Penny Livingston-Stark,Brock Dolman, James Stark & Starhawk
Fee $950 includes camping accommodation and meals
Permaculture Institute of Northern California
P.O Box Pt. Reyes Ca 94956
(415)- 663-9090  info at permacultureinstitute.com www.permacultureinstitute.com

June 10 - 22, 2002 Permaculture Design Course
Location: Winlaw, British Columbia, Canada at the Kootenay Permaculture 
Institute in Winlaw, BC
Description: This is the basic permaculture design course covering
the principles & techniques of permaculture design. The course
includes lectures, discussions, hands-on, slide shows, field trips &
design projects.
Instructors: Gregoire Lamoureux & guests
Contact: Kootenay Permaculture Institute: (250) 226-7302
spiralfarm at yahoo.com

June 19- 25, 2002 Advanced Permaculture Teacher Training Course Bonny Doon, 
near Santa Cruz CA
Jude Hobbs and Tom Ward
With this Summer course, on the central California coast, we are continuing
to prepare a new generation of permaculture instructors for these new times.
We will provide a forum to develop teaching skills, discuss strategies and
techniques, and review the rewards and challenges of teaching a Permaculture
Design Course. A whole systems approach will be demonstrated throughout the
course. Everyone will gain experience and confidence through practice
teaching and supportive critique.
Tuition for the course is $230 if you register before May 19 and will be
$305 thereafter. This includes instruction and course materials. An
additional fee for food and camping will be announced for out-of-towners.
This course is limited to 25 people. The price has been kept very low to
facilitate attendance and encourage community.
A $75 deposit is required to secure your space in the course. Deposits can
be refunded up until May 19.
For more information or to register, contact Rain at (831)457-9469 or at
raincascadia at yahoo.com.Please send deposits to: Rain TT  316 Main St Santa 
Cruz, CA 95060

June 22nd Sat  Sand Bag and Straw Bale Construction

Learn the easiest of all alternative building techniques as we construct a 
root and wine cellar. Domes, vaults, curved and standard walls can also be 
built. Sand bags or straw bales can be stacked and plastered to make 
elegant and affordable walls and buildings. Current popularity of straw 
bale construction is actually a revival of a hundred year old American 

Sand bags are also rapidly becoming popular as a building material. The 
city of Hesperia in Southern California has commissioned the construction 
of their public library using this technique. NASA has even tested this as 
an easy and economical method for building on the moon!

All classes are held at
Temenos Teaching Gardens, Los Osos, California
Sat 10 am - 5 pm
$55 per person per session Lunch included-work trade and slo hours always 
Workshops are led by Larry & Kathryn Santoyo, ecological designers.
For registration or more information contact:
info at earthflow.com

July 13th & 14th and 27th & 28th; August 10th & 11th and 24th & 25th  Four 
Weekends  Seattle, Washington
Living Systems Design II: Advanced Urban Permaculture & Site Restoration 
Combining their various skills in permaculture, urban sustainability,
natural building, and community development, Michael Broili, Jonathan
Scherch, and guest lecturers will share a holistic approach to design
across the eight-day, four-weekend, course. Through lecture, discussion,
observation, hands-on learning and consultation, participants will develop
the skills and knowledge to design and implement sustainable systems in
harmony with the natural world.
Tuition: $900 (includes all fees and refreshments) Register by phone or 
email: call: (206)-546-3119 or on-line at www.lsdg.net
Living Systems Design Guild, LLC 211 NW 201st Shoreline, WA, 98177 
info at lsdg.net

July 15-19 and August 5-9  Sustainable Living Workshop 5-Day Intensive 
(Hands On)
Day 1. Introduction to Permaculture ,Day 2. Passive Solar and Ecological 
Design, Day 3. Sustainable Wastewater Design,   Days 4 & 5 Beginning 
Photovoltaics Permaculture Teacher will be teaching on Day 1 and 3.
Institute for Solar Living  www.solarliving.org
PO Box 836  Hopland, CA 95449. or email isl at rgisl.org

Culture's Edge Black Mountain North Carolina  Ongoing Courses
Application with references is required by June 1st. $2000 (camping, meals, 
materials, & tuition)
July 15th)
Aug 10-18 PERMACULTURE DESIGN PRACTICUM - Part 2 of the Permaculture
Design Course. Work in teams to design homesites and neighborhoods at 
Earthaven Ecovillage.$600
Allison, Mollie Curry. $250
Oct 20-25 Permaculture Teacher's Training Open to graduates of the Pc 
Design Course. $375
Write: Culture's Edge, 1025 Camp Elliott Road, 
Black Mountain NC 28711-8628. Phone: (828) 669-3937 or (828) 669-0619. 
E-mail:culturesedge at earthaven.org.

Aug. 4 - Aug 26, Permaculture Design Intensive taught by Dan Hemenway
Ecological Design Innovation Center, Oberlin, OH. Suitable for beginners,
certificate holders seeking advanced work, prospective certificate
candidates, etc. Can be used as a basis for the practicum requirement for
the Elfin Permaculture Design Course Online.
Contact Brad Masi at Brad.Masi at oberlin.edu

August 19 to September 1, 2002 Permaculture Design Course
Basalt, Colorado
Course overview:
The CRMPI Annual Permaculture Design Course (APDC) is designed to give the 
participant an understanding of the essential parts of permaculture so that 
they can better design and engineer forest gardens, greenhouses, and other 
permaculture endeavors. During the first week you will learn about the 
essential elements of permacutlure. Then in the second week you will be 
putting the knowledge in action with a full spectrum design project. 
Whether you're a designer, a veteran Permaculturist, or a gardener CRMPI's 
APDC has something to offer due to it's wide variety of material.
The curriculum includes a variety of classes and workshops essential to the 
development of becoming a permaculturist. Everything from the invisible 
structures of our economy and social structures, to the structures of the 
soil and how that can be used or modified to create a better planting bed.
Instructors: Peter Bane, Earthhaven,Jerome Osentowski, Director CRMPI, John 
Cruickshank, Appropriate Technologies, Sunrise Ranch and others
Location - The course is held at our high altitude demonstration site, one 
of the most mature forest gardens in North America. It is located on Basalt 
Mountain, surrounded by ridgelines covered with forests and red sandstone. 
This site makes a beautiful and inspiring location for teaching and 
learning. All ideas covered in the Course can be wittnessed on site with a 
stroll through the garden. It helps create immediate learning connections 
when everything learned can be seen working in action.
Cost: $1000, sliding scale, $100 non-refundable deposit
$50 discount for registration by June 30, $100 couples discount
Contact: The Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
PO Box 631, Basalt, Co 81621 Ph/Fx: 970-927-4158
jerome at crmpi.org --- www.crmpi.org

Aug 28- Sept 4 World Summit on Sustainability Johannesburg South Africa
Workshops and Ecovillage Tours   www.ecovillage.org/wssd/ for details

MAIL ADDRESS: 50 Crystal Waters MS 16 Maleny QLD 4552 AUSTRALIA
PHONE AND FAX: +61 0(7) 5494 4833
EMAILS: info at permaculture.au.com info at crystalwaterscollege.org.au
WEBSITES: www.permaculture.au.com www.crystalwaterscollege.org.au

September 9-14 Permaculture for Third World & Indigenous Peoples Course
preparing to work with other cultures & in developing countries
with Robyn Francis & guests
September 23-28 Ecovillage and Sustainable Community Design
In-depth and inspiring with innovative insights into integrated
ecological social planning for human settlements, urban and rural.
Advanced course with Robyn Francis, Peter Cuming, Wendy Sarkissian &
other guests.
October 26-Nov 8 Permaculture Design Course
with Robyn Francis, Janelle Schafer, Peter Harwick & other guests

Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre
Permaculture Education
ERDA Institute Trust
Nimbin Eco-Village Project Office
Robyn Francis - permaculture designer & educator
PO Box 379, Nimbin NSW 2480 Australia
Ph 02-6689 1755 Fax 02-6689 1225
permed at nor.com.au www.earthwise.org.au


Local Permaculture Teachers & Designers in Southern and Central California
Larry & Kathryn Santoyo; Santoyo&Associates santoyo at earthflow.com 
800-469-5857  Los Osos Ca
Bill Roley; Pc Institute of Southern Cal DrRoley at aol.com 949-494-5843 
Laguna Beach CA
Dave White Happy Valley School artdetour at mac.com 805-646-9809 Ojai Ca
Pierre Constans Box 353 , 402 West Ojai Ave Ojai 93023 805-640-7686 Ojai Ca
Jonah Dusi Land Dance permaculture at ojai.net 805-640-3782 cell 805-455-5842 
Ojai Ca
Forest Glen Owen  Atwater Village Los Angeles Ca   323-661-5234
Permaculture Teachers only
Marcia Boruta San Diego Permaculture Center sdecc at igc.org (619) 298-8879 
San Diego Ca
Wes Roe Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com 805-964-1555
Jane Higginson (619) 668-3104, janehigginson at earthlink.net   San Diego Ca

Hopedance Magazine Nov/Dec 2001 Issue #31 will be a Special on PERMACULTURE 
To get a copy go to the webpage www.hopedance.org the Issue is on line to 
on the Hopedance Website
  The Permaculture issue includes Interview with Bill Mollison, an article 
by David Holmgren the co-originator of the Permaculture concept, Larry 
Santoyo column , course calendar, poetry, story telling,Permaculture Credit 
Union and more. From Santa Cruz to  San Diego Hopedance is distributed free 
to 230 location. Please support the Magazine and show your appreciation for 
the Hopedance Special Issue on Permaculture. Hopedance has created a 
special place for Permaculture Activities and Article here in Southern and 
Central California
Single Issues $3,subscriptions 20/year for 6 Issues
POB 15609, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 or
NEW ISSUE May/June  2002

Rising Sun Designs Permaculture Garden and Design Service in Santa Barbara CA
Permaculture Design Grad is Offering Services in Santa Barbara in 
Permaculture Design , Organic Gardens and more
Contact Loren Luyendyk  805-884-3398

Land Dance Permaculture Specialists Now Available in Ventura and Santa 
Barbara County
Services offered: Permaculture Landscape Design, Bio-intensive Gardens, 
Structured Landscapes and Land Maintenance
Contact Jonah Dusi 805-640-3782 cell 805-455-5842  Permaculture Design 
Graduates www.landdance.com

Permaculture intern opportunities available in San Luis Obispo CA
12 week Permaculture Internships
Session 1 February through March
Session 2 April through June
Session 3 July through September
Work trade positions available.
Larry Santoyo
EarthFlow Designs
santoyo at earthflow.com


The first book to locate Permaculture in the American Landscape

Activist Editor Toby Hemenway has assembled a practical and user friendly 
guide to backyard permaculture. Skillfully written and full of examples 
from the foremost permaculture gardens across the country, the text 
introduces permaculture principles at work, explaining the basics of this 
ingenious language of design. Chapters cover Soil, Water Management, and 
Choice of Plants, as well as more advanced subjects as Interplanting, 
Guilds, Forest Gardens and Garden Evolution. Drawing on a wealth of 
Permaculture Lessons and Lore, the author documents the dramatic successes 
of ordinary men and women in bringing barren landscapes to life and in 
doing so, he swings wide the permaculture gate for all garden lovers to enter.

A Guide to Home-Scale PERMACULTURE
240 pages copiously illustrated with table of useful species organized by 
size, type, hardiness requirements and yields plus glossary, bibliography 
and resources, list suppliers, and a forward by John Todd
$25.00 + 2.50 shipping
Send check to
The Permaculture Activist
PO Box 1209
Black Mountain NC 28711

Permaculture Film Series planned Sites Needed
I am embarking on an ambitious video series about sustainable communities 
and permaculture systems. I would be interesting in hearing from anyone 
(particularly in Southern California -- but I would be willing to travel to 
very special and unique projects elsewhere) who currently has a complete 
permaculture system, passive solar house, earth sheltered building, straw 
bale home, innovative water catchment systems, food forests, or any other 
system that demonstrate aspects of sustainable living. I am also seeking 
individuals who are planning any type of such systems and about to begin 
the design phase. Designers, teachers, and other experts in the above field 
are also needed to lend their expertise to the program.

Participants would be expected to appear on camera to explain their system 
and take our small video crew on a tour of it and each one will get a 
finished copy of the video.

Designers, teachers, and technical experts who are interested in 
participating in the development of this project are invited to also get in 
touch and become involved. Those who lend a significant amount of time to 
the project will be granted licensing rights to the completed series 
depending on their level of involvement.
Please address all replies to:
PERMACULTURE SERIES (in the Subject line)
pracko at earthlink.net Paul Racko Long Beach, CA

The 7th Elfin Permaculture Design Course Online begins Sept. 15, 2001. The
six-month course includes weekly sets of lectures sent by email, reading
assignments, four reports from each student including a full permaculture
design report and class discussion of all this work via email. Instructors
include Dan Hemenway, Cynthia Hemenway, CNM, and Dr. Willem Smuts. For
details, download (separately), the course protocol, the course reading list,
and the course assignment schedule from

Permaculture Property in Tucson Az For Sale
Flowering Desert Permaculture site up for sale. The site is located 10 
miles SW of Tucson, AZ.
The site is 2.27 acres with some awesome swales. We also have been 
certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife 
Federation. I am deeply committed to selling the site to a person(s) who 
will continue the work we have started for the restoration, healing and 
stewardship of this place. I encourage you to check out our website which 
has many pictures of the work in progress. The URL is: www.floweringdesert.com
Property Address: 5321 S. Sheridan Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85746
Listing Price: $153,000.00
Broker: Exit Realty – The Sonoran Group
Broker Phone # 520-790-5000

East Maui Hawaii
Looking for families with skills to join our small permaculture community in
Call Zach at 808-870-8570 to discuss visiting possibilities.

Announcing the Opening of The Permaculture Credit Union
The Permaculture Credit Union is a reality. A new kind of environmentally 
responsive financial institution has been created and chartered. It is 
possibly the first credit union founded upon the Earth Care principles of 
Permaculture ethics, namely respect for natural systems, respect for 
people, and no waste ( which in banking will mean the reinvestment and 
recycling of surplus back into the community being served). Our mission is 
to pool the financial resources of people who subscribe to these ethical 
principles and provide a financial vehicle that will allow these resources 
to be put to work creating a sound sustainable, environmentally responsible 
future. We believe we have targeted a market that is severely unserved by 
existing financial institutions- those people who are committed to a 
cleaner environment, healthy food and water, sustainable energy use, and a 
more conscious lifestyle. It will create the opportunity for members to 
control the use of money in the community and contribute to the 
revitalization of local well-being.
         The PCU  ineeds to grow to more in order to offer more services to 
the Permaculture Community. We are also looking funds from individuals or 
foundations to help with the costs of running the office as we grow.
Permaculture Credit Union
4250 Cerrillo Road
Santa Fe , NM 87507 (505) 954-3479 fax (505) 424-1624  perma at pcuonline.org

International Permaculture Conference Feb 2003 Auckland New Zealand
Permaculture in New Zealand(formerly Permaculture Institute of New Zealand)
PO Box 56-107 Dominion Road AucklandInt 64+ 7 8666735 www.permaculture.org.nz
Contact: Joanna Pearsall pinz at eartheal.org.nz
We have now established a convening group to hold an International 
Conference (IPC7?)
This is planned for February 2003 in Auckland.We are working very fast to 
                                    that this event will happen.


Interview with co founder of Permaculture Bill Mollison Part Two
When you read the interview try to focus on the way he challenges our 
thinking of how to design ecological systems

Seeds of Change eNewsletter #26, April 8, 2002 100% Organic
PLEASE view this eNewsletter with PHOTOS at:
excerpt from interview
SV: What do you think are our biggest tools to make this change to
more sustainable development?
BM: The biggest tool we have is education: to teach people how to
garden, to teach people how to market, to teach people how to set
up their own credit unions, to teach people how to set up their
businesses without capital—we do that. And you know, for the last
15 years of my life I’ve kind of been out of touch with the West
because I figure that America can do what it likes. It can find out how
to do something and it can put it into place. India’s not like that.
There are too many outcasts, too many marginalized people, so I go
there, and Africa and South America, and I prefer to teach where the
need is great. The changes are huge from my teaching.


I am a Board member of the PCU from Southern California. I am posting part 
of the Credit Union Pamphlet Question and Answer in  each SCPG Newsletter 
to help explain the workings of the Credit Union for the Permaculture 
Community. We are second year of Operations and have done the work to set 
up Loan Policies that reward ecological loans that reflect our Permaculture 
Ethics. I will explain more of the workings in Future Postings.
         As 3/31/02 we have 286 members, approximately, $1,400,000.00 
shares/certificates and approximately. $1,449,000.00 in total assets. We 
need more members to help the Permaculture Credit Union grow to a size 
where it can offer more services to members outside New Mexico. We also 
need donations to help pay for the office and staff till income from loans 
cover theses costs.   Thanks wes roe California Board Member PCU

Permaculture Credit Union Mission Statement

We pool the financial resources of the people who believe in the ethics of 
Permaculture and strive to redirect those resources to Earth-friendly and 
socially responsible loans and investments.

The credit union promotes thrift among its members and provides credit at 
reasonable rates. It creates the opportunity for members to control the use 
of their money and contribute to the revitalization of their community and 
the planet.

Q. What is a Credit Union?

A. After successive years of bad weather during the mid-19th century, 
European farmers needed a way to save their farms from foreclosure by urban 
banks. To do this they formed groups to pool their savings and lend to each 
other. The first credit union in the US was organized in 1909. However, it 
took a severe drought, the Great Depression, and the courage of President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt to stand up to the banks and create the Federal 
Credit Union Act of 1934.

Credit Unions continue to be a cooperative of individuals with a common 
bond who save their money and make loans. Credit Unions are member-owned, 
not-for-profit institutions. Banks are corporations operated for profit. 
Credit Unions are regulated by the chartering state and the Federal 
government and, as with banks, all deposits are Federally insured for up to 

Q. How can I get more information on the Permaculture Credit Union?

A. Please call us at 505 954 3479 or FAX 505 424 1624. Visit us online at 
www.pcuonline.org, email perma at pcuonline.org, or write to us.
Permaculture Credit Union
4250 Cerrillos Road
PO Box 29300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87592-9300

Loans immediately available to members from any state

         We now have 286 members and $1,449,000 in total assets.  Join the 
only Credit Union that is based on Permaculture Principles and Ethics. 
Signature loans for amounts up to $5,000 at competitive rates and 
shared-secured loans at even cheaper rates up to $100,000 are available 
immediately to members.  Anyone who has taken a Permaculture course, is a 
member of an affiliated Permaculture Institute, or believes in the 
Permaculture ethics is eligible to become a member for $5 membership fee 
plus a $50 share deposit.
         Teachers/Organizers we can help you by offering credit-worthy 
students the ability to borrow money to pay for Permaculture courses. 
Contact the PCU to inquire about these and other loan programs.
. Please call us at 505 954 3479 or FAX 505 424 1624. Visit us online at 
www.pcuonline.org, email perma at pcuonline.org, or write to us.
Permaculture Credit Union
4250 Cerrillos Road
PO Box 29300
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87592-9300


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thanks to John Howe for setting them up
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