AUSTIN PERMACULTURE GUILD presents:
Permaculture is a cutting-edge, nature-based design system that enables everyday people to live truly sustainable lives while reaping significant yields of time, energy, food, materials, and various forms of wealth. Permaculture principles harness the power of natural patterns and natural forces to save resources and boost yields while meeting the basic human needs of Food, Water, Shelter, Energy, Transportation, and Community. The Permaculture Design Certificate course follows an internationally standardized curriculum set forth by permaculture founder Bill Mollison in Permaculture: A Designers' Manual.
This course includes classroom instruction, hands-on projects (including your site design project), presentations by guest instructors, and field trips. Tuition for the 10-day course is $600 which includes the $120 deposit needed to register and secure your space.
This course will run for 10 Saturdays from January 26 through April 6, with one day off on March 16. Location will be an Austin location to be decided. Class meets 9:00am – 5:45pm each day; students arrive anytime after 8:30 to chat and get settled in.
NOTE: Even if you have to miss some Saturdays, you can still take the course. You can pick the missed days up at a later course for a nominal extra charge.
Jan 26 – Day 1: Basics 1
Feb 2 – Day 2: Basics 2
Feb 9 – Day 3: Soil & Water
Feb 16 – Day 4: Urban Permaculture; Gardens
Feb 23 – Day 5: Building & Energy
March 2 – Day 6: Design Basics
March 9 – Day 7: Rural/Farm/Ranch
March 16 – BREAK — NO CLASS
March 23 – Day 8: Design Workshop – 1
March 30 – Day 9: Design Workshop – 2
Apr 6 – Day 10: Design Presentations/Wrap-Up
(Date & Location TBD): Graduation Potluck & Celebration