An extended Permaculture Design Certification Course that will teach you how to transform human habitats into diverse, resilient, self-sustaining systems. This course will draw on a wide array of sites and instructors, from the Northcoast to the interior Klamath River, meeting one weekend a month and offering an in-depth learning experience through the seasons. Upon completion participants will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate and the skills and tools to make positive change within their communities.
This extended course is for aspiring or experienced gardeners, farmers, community organizers, land planners, builders and any active, engaged citizen seeking positive change. Instructors combine lecture, reading and hands-on activities based on an 19-year Permaculture site and the surrounding Klamath River watershed. Topics include zone and sector analysis, observation as the basis for design, keyline design of swales and ponds, organic gardening and farming, orchard management, plant propagation, animal husbandry, soil management, ethnobotany, pest management, natural building techniques, community process, watershed restoration, fire and fuels management and more. Upon completion participants will receive a Certificate of Permaculture Design.
We are excited to offer this extended Permaculture Design Course that provides an affordable and in depth alternative to a residential 2-week intensive format. Spring weekend sessions will be held at Sandy Bar Ranch, a 20 year established Permaculture site, and daily sessions will be hosted during the Summer and Fall at various sites in the Arcata/ Eureka area of the California North Coast. The array of sites and geographic locales will reflect the biodiversity and complexity of the Klamath Knot, while the extended schedule will encompass the seasons.
Residential Weekend Sessions at Sandy Bar Ranch: March 15-18, Thursday to Sunday, April 13-15, Friday to Sunday, May (exact dates TBA), Friday to Sunday
Northcoast Sessions will be held on the second Saturday of each month, July through October, host sites to be announced: July 7, August 11, September 8, October 13
Costs and Registration
Full Course Fee: $900.00 (includes lodging/partial meals for residential sessions, site and instructor fees for coastal sessions, and course materials)
Early Registration Discount: $800.00 ($100 discount for those registration before or by February 15th, 2012)