2013 PERMACULTURE CLASSES 

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​PATTERNS & PRINCIPLES:  AN INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
WEEKEND CLASSES, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Instructor: Patricia Allison

Saturday  Permaculture History & Ethics, and Principles
Sunday Replicating Natural Patterns + a special topic on Sundays. 
Apr 6-7 The Mulch Revolution:  Creating Instant Gardens
May 4-5 Home Water Systems:  Catch, Store, Conserve, Use, Clean
June 1-2 Plant Use Strategies:  A Visit to Useful Plant Nurseries
July 6-7 A Visit to a Permaculture Homestead
Sep 7-8 Designing the Home System
Fee:  $150 for full weekend, including classes, food, and camping space.
        $ 40 for Sunday afternoon only, after 1st weekend is completed.

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PERMACULTURE FUNDAMENTALS COURSE [all 3 weekends]

June 14-16, July 19-21, & August 16-18

Instructor: Patricia Allison
This 9-day course covers about 2/3 of the required curriculum for a Permaculture Design Certificate.  Classes include:  Soil Health, Water Catchment & Use, Forests & Trees, Animals, Alternative Energy, Economics, Ecosystems, Microclimates, Natural building, Aquaponics, Mapping & Landscape Design, Urban Strategies, and hands-on experience in implementing Permaculture Design.
A Design Practicum, which completes the requirements for certification, may be offered in the fall.
Fee:  $750 for all 3 weekends – classes, camping, food, and materials.
        $275 for 1st weekend only as a stand-alone Introduction to Permaculture.

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SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLASSES 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
July 27
CONSENSUS BASICS

Instructor: Patricia Allison
A brief overview of consensus decision-making as a tool for making group decisions,
aimed at the Participant in the process – plus specific hints on meeting process,
facilitation, agenda planning, minuting, and testing for consensus.
Highly recommended for people who will be attending Council at Earthaven.
DONATIONS of $15-25 or more would be greatly appreciated. 

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April 13, August 24
DESIGNING FOR HOME FOOD SECURITY

Instructor: Patricia Allison
Food - Where Does It Come From?  A broad overview of the elements of an Integrated Home Food System – from wild berries to your own city chickens.  Plus, the necessary ingredients for growing food – Seed, Sun, Soil, Water – and basic options for food storage and preservation.
DONATIONS of $15-25 or more would be greatly appreciated. 

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June 22, September 28
THE FOREST GARDEN

Instructor: Patricia Allison
Growing tree crops with vegetables and animals, in layers from the sunny edges to the flickering light of the forest floor:  the forest garden is the basic pattern for sustainable human food production. This class is an introduction to the Permaculture principles underlying forest garden design and the history, both ancient and modern, of forest garden design efforts, plus walkabouts in two developing forest gardens.
DONATIONS of $15-25 or more would be greatly appreciated.

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