Permaculture Design Course: Creating Community Abundance
January 20 – August 12, 2012. Powell River, BC
Creating abundant urban communities that don’t just sustain themselves, but heal the ecology around them and the people who live in them is the frontline of sustainability activism. Permaculture gives us the tools to do it!
Through 72 hours of experiential learning, earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Designer Certificate and learn what sustainable living really looks like in both urban and rural settings, as well as how they interact and support each other. Growing food in the city, ecological restoration and remediation, working with water and energy, green building, community leadership, and sustainable settlement design are just some of the skills you’ll learn in this demanding and inspiring course.
Facilitated by myself and Ron Berezan, sign on for this adventure and you will gain:
• Concrete, hands-on skills in food production, site design, water systems, natural building, soil building, alternative energy, community strategies and so much more that you can bring to your own life and the land that you live on!
• An internationally recognized certificate in Permaculture Design – your gateway into a growing world-wide movement!
• The opportunity to share in the development of a beautiful public permaculture site supporting many community needs here in Powell River!
• A transformative, lively, and energizing learning experience empowering you to move forward in the life work you feel most passionate about!
Based on the international curriculum for Permaculture Design, this course will span three seasons with three day weekends In January, March, June, and August 2012. In addition to engaging classroom sessions, fieldtrips and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to design and install a permaculture garden at a public location in Powell River. This community focused PDC is being undertaken in partnership with Skkokum Food Provisioners Cooperative, Transition Town Powell River and St. David’s and St. Paul’s Anglican church.
Course Fee: $1000 (Skookum Co-Op members get $100 discount). Registration deposit of $100 required. No refunds once the course begins, sorry. Is the cost of the program a barrier? Please don’t let that stop you! We would love to speak with you about payment plans, scholarships, trades and barters, and other creative ways of making this work for you!