Permaculture is a design system that integrates humans into the landscape in a way that is healing for both. This introductory course expands upon the standard 72-hour, internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certification, and provides participants with hands-on experience working with common-sense solutions, while nourishing earth-based traditions and empowering our human potential. This 6-month practicum highlights innovative design systems and practical solutions that create bioregional sovereignty and, in the words of Buckminster Fuller, “Have the potential to radically advance human well being and the health of our planet's ecosystems.” Students will be supported to bring their learning from the classroom to their own projects and at the site of this year's Community Partner, Carrie Steele-Pitts Home, Inc.
One weekend of each month, November 2017 through April 2018.
DATES: *November 4-5, 2017 *December 2-3, 2017 *January 6-7, 2018 *February 3-4, 2018 *March 3-4, 2018 *April 7-8, 2018
Each session will contain a variety of class lecture, hands-on activities, and existing site field trips on Saturday from 9am until 6pm, and Sunday from 9am until 4pm.
PARTICIPANTS WILL ENGAGE WITH:
* Permaculture Design Process, Observation & Nature Awareness, Pattern Design & Biomimicry, Swales, Keyline, & Pond Building, Integrated Animal Systems, Rain Harvesting & Catchments, Natural Building, Organic Gardening, Forest Ecology, Food Forest Gardening, Soil Ecology & Soil Building, Appropriate Technology, Hugelculture, Mushrooms/Myco-Remediation, Herbal Medicine, Fermentation....and more!
Brandy Hall, Benjamin Portwood, and Christina Gibson, Shades of Green. Guest lecturers include: Lorna Mauney-Brodek, The Herbalista; David Paull, founder of CompostWheels; Brain Winslet, founder of Blue Ridge BioFuels; Kevin Frazier, hugelbed afficionado; and more!
Cost: STANDARD Tuition: $1290 after September 1st, 2017. Homestead Atlanta members receive a 10% discount with Membership Code.
Tuition includes all materials. $300 DEPOSIT to hold your space. Space is limited, and the class tends to fill very quickly, so we encourage you to register quickly. Payment plans are available. For more information, contact Brandy Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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