Did you hear about the $500 PDC (Permaculture Design Certification Course) beginning June 7th in Denton? (Scholarships are also available.) (Often area courses are $1250.) Not only do you get the full 72-hour Permaculture Design Certification Course, you get a bonus fermentation master course for free, and And AND we FEED you--Completely organic, nutritionally balanced, and Richard Corey-Approved meals and refreshments. That's 14 full lunches you don't have to prepare. We also teach you how to assemble them for yourself and what exactly they are doing for your body.

Further, we will have 5 field trips with design experiences that will make you a unique confident and competent PDC graduate. No floundering. No, "WHAT NOW?" feeling. Contact us to register. We have amazing talented teachers, some of the most experienced in the area, and with a broad range of knowledge. We also have teachers from out of the area--North Carolina, New Jersey, and Mexico City. Come sign up. Contact [masked] or call[masked]

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Got Permaculture?

Have you been wanting to learn Permaculture? Needing those skills and the understanding to build food abundance, lower the cost of groceries on your family’s budget; give you more free-time and money to be involved with your loved ones and pursue your own interests? Well here’s your chance, and right here in Denton!

PermacultureDenton is offering its very first Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course running seven weekends (Saturdays and Sundays 8:00-5:00) June 7th to July 27th, 2014 (off the weekend of July 4,5,6).

What makes us different? For starters we’re right here in Denton! Joy! No driving to Dallas, Fort Worth, or Austin (though we highly endorse all of those places are amazing resources for Permaculture Education).

Secondly, our tuition! We’re keeping it low because we want to spread this knowledge. Not only is our price low at $500 for seven weekends of instruction and practical experience, we’ll provide highly satisfying, organic, nutrient-dense & nutrient-balanced meals and refreshments every day of the course. Further, we’ll explain how to make them, and what they are doing for your body--all approved by Functional Medicine expert, Richard Corey. If $500 is out of your budget, talk with Nichole and work something out. We want you to have the knowledge that will change your life and this community.

What else is different? We’ll have field trips to a handful of design sites, rural, urban, suburban—even inside an HOA community, maximizing your confidence and competence, giving you design experience throughout the course—not just at the end. You’ll also have access to an in-progress implementation that will afford you the opportunity to observe, inquire about, and ultimately understand the many processes and concepts at work right behind our classroom and in most implementation sites. When completing your final design project, you won’t be scrambling, you’ll be at ease with the knowledge and the process.

Finally, our instructors add a special flare to our PDC.

Nichole Fausey, Denton, TX
Nichole, a 12 year veteran of radical unschooling, has started many groups and communities around the philosophy. She has been active in transforming and transcending traditional methods of thinking and being, as well as providing support to families who are living this life of unconventional child-rearing. She believes that children are whole human beings from the time they are born and should be treated as such. Thus, Nichole is particularly passionate about the second tenet of Permaculture, Care of People. She created PermacultureDenton, an organization dedicated to the spread of Permaculture Education and Implementation in the lives of Denton area (and beyond) residents. Nichole's desire for independence led her to Geoff Lawton's Online PDC, which she completed in September, 2013. She lives in Denton, TX with her two daughters, ages 16 and 5. Nichole has been a student of nutrition for close to 10 years, with the last 4 years being dedicated to Functional Medicine. Along the way, she has studied Weston A. Price who has been one of the biggest advocates of whole foods living, which includes a vast array of fermentation, which she will share with you—one whole day of the PDC being dedicated to the Art of Fermentation, Cooking, and Food Storage and Preservation.

Jason Ramsey, Fort Worth, TX
Jason, 33 years old with wife and baby boy, has been working off and on in the commercial construction and landscaping business for over 20 years. His first lawn care business began at the age of 10. He started learning about and building houses/shelters at 13 years of age. After High school, he wanted something different so he left the business and went to college for psychology. Working part time as a landscaper for the last 10 years, while being employed full time in the restaurant industry he found Permaculture in 2008 and has been a student and implementing the concepts since then. Jason currently works in Account Management full time; helps on an organic dairy/homestead part time and still tries to landscape when he has the chance and for the right client. He started Perma-Scape Landscaping and Farm Design Management Company in 2011. As a rule Jason only designs and installs plants based on Permaculture. Jason joined PermacultureDenton in the winter of 2013 and was certified in Permaculture by Nichole Fausey in February of 2014. He owns a normal house in the suburbs of Fort Worth. His actually growing space is less than a fifth of an acre. He is able to supply roughly 50% of his family’s food needs and will produce more this year. Jason also is able to supply the dietary needs of several wild bird species, squirrels, frogs, and a family of Texas spiny lizards, one speckled king snake, bats, an opossum and countless species of insects. He can operate most if not all earthworks equipment and has a working knowledge of automotive mechanics and does his own car repair. He hopes to finish his aquaponics system this Fall.

Warren Sippel Jr., Carrolton, TX
Warren is a lifelong gardener, Permaculture Designer, and gardening teacher in North Central Texas. He combines a passion for nature, a lifetime of learning, and hands on experience to each new garden adventure. He enjoys sharing what he has learned and helping others grow their own food and connect with the great outdoors. At age 6, Warren's grandmother handed him a hoe, seeds, and a garden space of his own. That day, a lifelong passion was born. He became an early advocate of organics, and later of bio-intensive gardening practices. Once transplanted to Texas, he adapted his gardening style to the climate and soils. Winter has become his favorite gardening season.

Cameron Fuentes, Arlington, TX
Cameron is a senior studying Psychology and Business Administration at The University of Texas at Dallas. His interest is in self-sufficient design solutions. Cameron loves learning and exploring possibilities. Most of his time is spent drawing designs, daydreaming, reading, or writing. He believes that we should diversify our sources of inspiration. However, the most influential aspect to our lives, nature, has been covered up by walls and wallpaper. Rather than looking into the randomness for ideas, the world’s problem solvers peer onto their neighbor’s desk for answers. We end up copying incorrect solutions.

Cameron recently completed his certification in Greenville and is passionate about living and teaching Permaculture.

Chow Koay, Arlington, TX
Chow abandoned his university education in search of more rewarding and challenging endeavors. Through his search, he found Sunshine Community Gardens. The first challenge was to bypass their two year waiting list. He volunteered for 6 months and got a plot instantly. Next, he began to garden and found himself thoroughly enjoying it. Over time, he met Theron Beaudreau at the gardens who introduced him to Edible Forest Gardens and Permaculture.

A few years has passed since then. Chow has helped to network and build relations within DFW and create a DFW branch of Community Cultivators. The main project at the moment is at East Ft Worth Montessori Academy with the intention to create an abundant facility that caters to education, application, and implementation of permaculture principles and practices.

Richard Corey, Denton, TX
Richard Corey began his career in allopathic medicine in the US Navy during the era of desert storm. He soon found himself exiting that stage to study the effects of the natural food chain consumed from a live source (garden or wild-crafted). The effort proved such a success that he has made it his life-long pursuit
to achieve a level of health that is rarely seen in the American Aging Syndrome, as well as helping others realize their true potential--unlimited energy and balanced function--or recovering their balance once abused and discarded by the sick-care industry.

Richard has been living Permaculture for 22+ years and recently graduated from his first PDC. He’s a cogent and magnanimous teacher every day of his life, but when Permaculture is on the table, he takes it to a higher level than is seen in most. He is truly compelling. You’ll agree.

Loretta Buckner, Clearwater Fl
Loretta Buckner holds space for transformation and cultivates inspiration. Involved with permaculture before the word was invented, as a second-generation organic subsistence farmer/gardener, she adopted the “Square Foot Gardening” approach in the 1990′s. After 30 years in accounting, finance and real estate, growing food seemed the only choice in the economic void of post-crash Florida. One garden led to another, and “We Grow From Here” was born in 2010 with an ongoing food forest, which then spawned ‘Casa Seranita’, an eCo-housing and demonstration foodscape in 2012, and ‘Ollie’s Heartland’, an organic family farm which is now transitioning into permaculture in 2014. After completing two PDCs and most recently “Designing Educational Ecosystems” with Dave Jacke this year, she now designs educational ecosystems herself, enhancing permaculture projects worldwide and locally. Workshops are scheduled on Meetup in Florida and North Carolina Read and see more on her blog: WeGrowFromHere and Facebook: Casa Seranita, Ollie’s Heartland, We Grow From Here

Jenn Jennings, Trenton, NJ
Jenn is an alternative medicine practitioner farm-girl who strives to use the most natural methods possible to help clients regain their health and homeostasis. She works with local communities to implement more environmentally-sustainable options, and regularly writes and reviews for Examiner.com on natural health and wellness. Jenn has always believed that permaculture is a core foundation for alternative medicine, and often holds the keys to health and healing, knowing that when people have control over their food supply, their income, and live a more sustainable life, invariably their health improves at every level. This rolls up to an improvement of global health for both the planet and the people. On a small scale, Jenn strives to give individuals the tools to become stewards of their own health and prosperity. On a larger stage, she intends to embed permaculture principles in the heart of southern New Jersey, where farming still happens, but is steadily moving towards monoculture and agricide. A PRI for this area Jenn’s (current) end goal.

Jenn is also a Commissioner for the Winslow Township Environmental Commission (in NJ), and their Business Association.

Christián Lávaque, Mexico City, Mexico
Cristian has been interested in, and studied a variety of subjects with the purpose of using them to help others. Engineering, architecture, electronics, mechanics, design, programming, marketing, gardening, city planning, art, education, nutrition, are some of them, and he found that permaculture ties them together in a sensible way. He got certified as a permaculture designer in 2013 with Geoff Lawton and recently started lecturing to farmers in small towns up in the mountains of Mexico, mostly around the subject of water, which he considers to be key. He is implementing a permaculture design on a friend's property, possibly a future permaculture center, and earthworks are scheduled to start soon. He also designed and is working on a vertical gardening system for high food yields with a very small footprint and cost, which originally came from the desire to make it possible to grow enough food in city apartments, but will probably also be useful around the house that has land outside.

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