SPRING 2013 INTENSIVE PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE SCHEDULE
The Permaculture Design Certificate signifies completion of the 72-hour curriculum set forth by Bill Mollison in “Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual.” This is not a vocational certificate. But the permaculture design skill-set is so practical, and so much needed in today’s world, that you can consider the course a kind of “universal vocational training.” This course includes classroom instruction, hands-on projects (including your site design project), presentations by guest instructors, and hands on workshops. For more details about the content, scroll down this page. We look forward to having you in our class!
May 11 – Day 1: Basics 1
May 12 – Day 2: Basics 2
May 13 – Day 3: Forests & Trees and Garden strategies
May 14 – Day 4: Water & Soil Conservation
May 15 – Day 5: Soil, Seeds and Nurseries
May 16 – Day 6: Natural Building and Energy Systems
May 17 – Day 7: Dryland Characteristics
May 18 – Day 8: Bicycle Powered Blender Workshop, Cob and Natural Building Workshop
May 19 – Day 9: Optional Break or Optional Workshop Day (Bow Making, Food Fermentation and Canning)
May 20 – Day 10: Invisible Structures and Appropriate Technologies
May 21 – Day 11: Design Basics & Methodologies
May 22 – Day 12: Half Day of Observation & Patterns Exercise, Half day of Design
May 23 – Day 13: Half day of Urban Permaculture and Housing, Half day of Design, Talent Show in the Evening
May 24 – Day 14: Design Presentations and Design Certificate Completion
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS:
The Spring 2013 Intensive Course will be held at Heirloom Blooms. This site has many examples of permaculture and on going projects. Some of the methods they use include companion planting, bio-dynamic planting, many many natives, berms and swales, water conservation and restoration, and wildlife restoration. Because this is an intensive course there will be camping provided. There is a lovely site for us with a fire pit and chill area. Food will also be provided throughout the course. Fees for both are included in the price of your tuition. Please help us achieve zero waste by bringing your own reusable cup, silverware, water bottle, etc. A more detailed list of what to bring will be provided upon course sign up. Along with classroom instruction, we have hands-on projects (including your site design project), presentations by guest instructors, and hands on workshops.
The class day runs from 9:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the afternoon. Please arrive by 5pm on May 10th, the day before class starts, to pay your tuition, get to know the other students, and set up your campsite to get settled in.