Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities
Time: May 4, 2012 from 6pm to 7pm
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: course, strathcona, /, vancouver, eastside
Organized By: Sara Dent and Village Vancouver
Latest Activity: May 4, 2012
Course work + hands-on, organic gardening & permaculture techniques
Course Schedule: Introductory Weekend April 13: 6-9pm, 14-15: 11am-6pm
11am-6pm: May 5-6, May 19, June 9-10, July 14-15
Wrap Weekend August 17: 6-9pm, 18-19: 11am-6pm
Cost: $225 Introductory Weekend, $900 – $1,100 Full Course
Sliding Scale / Payment Plans and Scholarships Available
ABOUT: Dive into the fundamentals of ecological design theory and practice and earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. From growing food and creating healthy soil to building community capacity and re-visioning the urban environment, this 72-hour course will give you the skills and experience you need to live abundantly in our changing times and be a regenerative force for the planet and your community.
As a learning community, we will study the design philosophy of permaculture and its application within an urban setting. We will focus on urban gardening, from design to plant propagation, building soil, composting and more. Vancouver’s Eastside will be our main classroom. Guest teachers will demo: bee keeping, backyard chickens, aquaponics and more.
The permaculture topics this course will cover include:
Permaculture Ethics & Principles
Observation & Site Analysis
Natural Cycles & Pattern Recognition
Mapping & Design Exercises
Trees & Food Forests
Soil Building & Ecology
Plants, Propagation & Planting Strategies
Eco-Building & Appropriate Technology
Aquaculture, Water Harvesting, Management & Conservation
Urban Permaculture & Social Ecology
What is PERMACULTURE?
Permaculture is the ancient art of studying Natures principles and applying her gardening techniques through systems design to human habitats. In a natural ecological system there is no waste and no external inputs. In cities, we have the opportunity to put these ideas into practice to create more sustainable living environments that are less dependent on fossil fuels for food production and energy. The term permaculture was coined by Bill Mollison of the Australia Permaculture Research Institute (PRI). This course will follow Mollisons curriculum, with a focus on permaculture applications within an urban environment.
Information and Course Registration: email@example.com, 778-968-5518
Please Visit: www.farmlove.org/education to reach about the 2012 Teaching Team: Sara Dent, Erin Innes, Oliver Kellhammer, Jodi Peters and Delvin Solkinson