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Gaiacraft : Langara College Permaculture Design Course

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Gaiacraft : Langara College Permaculture Design Course

Time: May 24, 2014 to December 6, 2014
Location: Greater Vancouver
City/Town: Greater Vancouver
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: vancouver, permaculture
Organized By: Delvin Solkinson
Latest Activity: Nov 24, 2014

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Langara Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Connect with others who want to become more conscious global citizens, deepen their understanding of how nature is designed, and learn how to become more empowered designers. Together we will learn how to map and design our homes, communities and lives, plan for emergency, grow more of our own food in all four seasons and work to build a regenerative future. The certification granted upon completion of the course will empower participants as permaculture designers, consultants and beginner teachers, able to use the word permaculture legally in their practice, business or project. This sustainability education eco-training certificate is a practical path for greening your life, resume and portfolio. Graduates can choose between internationally recognized certificates from Permaculture Research Institute Australia or Permaculture Institutes USA. 

The course offers a unique perspective on nature’s design system through a well designed  curriculum that includes short lectures from the original permaculture lineage in combination with inspiring site tours and dynamic integrative games based on the 14 chapter curriculum.  field trips include visits to  farms, forests, gardens and parks like Means of Production Garden, Loutet Farm, Strathcona/Cottonwood Gardens, City Farmer, Kits Community Gardens, Brewery Creek Community Garden and numerous other locations. 

This low cost, 9 month, weekend urban model offers accessibility and ease, running over 14 days and saving time and energy in travel and missed work. It is very flexible for busy lives and organized modularly. There is no time limit to complete the course and if you miss any classes you can do them in the future with other Gaiacraft permaculture design courses at no extra cost.

Delvin and Kym are a diverse and creative male/ female teaching team offering many perspectives on Permaculture design.

Course Topics include :

design methods * patterns * soils and composting * water * trees * animals * design for cool , tropical and arid climates * social permaculture * native food and medicine plants of the Coastal First Peoples and much much more. We have worksheets, permaculture design gaming tools, an online social networking and educational support platform, as well as hundreds of gardens as our living classrooms.

We will have large focus on cool climate, urban and suburban design, with a well rounded information base also touching on design for rural areas and on other climates.

*learn natures language *become and empowered solutionary *engage with your community *familiarize yourself with Vancouver’s most inspiring places *meet other like minded people. 


may 24 & 25 Intro and Design Methods
jun 28 Soil
jul 26 Water
aug 23 & 24 Trees and Animals
sept 13 Climate
sept 27 & 28 Cool Climate and Tropical Design
oct 25 Dryland Design
nov 22 Integral Permaculture
nov 23 Social Permaculture
dec 6 Graduation

We still have spaces available and you must register to ensure your spot.  Please contact Langara to register today!

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