New Meetup: Learn the Sustainable Magic of Permaculture: 12-Day Course

From: Terry J.
Sent on: Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:57 AM

Announcing a new Meetup for Dallas Sustainable Living & Organic Gardening!

What: Learn the Sustainable Magic of Permaculture: 12-Day Course
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Learning Permaculture is a life-changing experience in sustainability. Long-time instructors Patricia Allison and Dick Pierce have teamed up to bring 12-Day Permaculture Design Course (PDC) to Dallas over three week-ends. Patricia Allison. veteran Permaculture instructor and founder of Earthaven Ecovillage (grounded in Permaculture principles), is coming from North Carolina to teach the first seven days of the class. Dick Pierce, lead instructor of Austin Permaculture Guild, comes from Austin to teach the last five days of the course. The course will be given over three long week-ends to allow intervening study time and to allow catching up with your job. The dates are Oct 7-10, Oct 21-24, and Nov 4-7. Classes are all-day (9:15 to 5:15) and although the locations will vary with the subject matter for the day, they will generally be held in the White Rock Lake area of Dallas. This is a very intensive course--how else could it change your life? For example, the first week-end alone will include the Introduction Circle, Foundations of the Class, History & Ethics of PC, Tour of Host Site. Pattern Understanding (Learning to see patterns in Nature, and what they do, so that we can replicate them), Permaculture Principles, Observation Exercise, Site Analysis (Observing the interactions of water, sun, wind, vegetation, animals and topography on a site, and determining resources available), Permaculture Design I (A flow chart of techniques and stages in PC design with Advanced Design during third week-end), Principles Review, Ecosystems: Life Networks, Water: Catch, Use, Conserve), Soil & Water Management, Soil: The Foundation of Life, Composting project (Make biobrew – aerated compost tea - & worm composting bin), Forests & Trees, Microclimates (;earning to use existing microclimates, and to create them for special uses). Microclimate observation, Rainwater Catchment & Wastewater Treatment, Waste (not) + Compost, Tree-planting & Mulch Bed Project (Never plant a tree – plant a guild!) If that is not intensive enough, optional on Saturday night includes: Creating a Cooperative Culture in an Energy Descent Future: a World Café, a Bonding Experience which generates ideas for meeting the future. The entire cost of the course is $675. There are no textbooks to purchase or other fees to pay. A $120 deposit will reserve your place in the class. Spaces are limited and deposits are paid in advance. The remainder of the fee is due the first day of class. Contact Terry Jensen for payment information or further questions at[masked] or[masked]-0140. Read more about Permaculture in general and the instructor's bios at http://cyberparent.com/dfw/permaculture/index.htm and the class in particular at http://cyberparent.com/dfw/permaculture/class.htm

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