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2013 Permaculture Design Course: Chesapeake Forest Gardens

Dive deep into permaculture design - Become inspired and empowered to design food forests and edible landscapes at home for yourself and your community!

In this twelve-day course over the span of eight months (April through November), you will dive deeply into the vision and practice of creating wholesome, dynamic, and resilient edible ecosystems using temperate deciduous forests as models.

- Gain knowledge of local ecology & confidence in ecological design
- Experience a design process from start to finish of a site of your choosing
- Empower yourself as a steward of land regeneration & ecosystem health
- Enhance your knowledge of forest gardening, trees, plants, and care

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The teaching team will offer lectures, site walks and experiential exercises to help you understand how the architecture, social structure, underground economics, and successional processes of natural forests apply in the design of edible ecosystems of all kinds.

Curriculum Includes:
Permaculture Ethics & Vision, Reading the Landscape, Soil Health, Impacts of Climate Change, Plant Care, Nature Connection, Patterns of Natural Systems, Design Principles & Drafting Skills, Water Harvesting & Storage, Local Permaculture Examples and Visits and much more!

April 26-28 (3 days)
May 25-26 (2 days)
June 22-23 (2 days)
October 11-13 (3 days)
November 9-10 (2 days)

9:00 AM-5:00 PM at two locations:
Club 125, Roosevelt Center, 125 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Farm-Scale Forest Garden Demonstration, 3507 Enterprise Road, Bowie, MD 20721

Co-hosted by CHEARS and Forested.

Kim Walsh ~ CHEARS
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Lincoln Smith ~ Forested
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  • RUTH

    can pick-up upto 4 people from largo metro station at 7.30 for free/carpool.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • greg z.

    Bonny, CHEARS and Forested have not yet announced next years schedule.
    GMU and Accoceek are planning Permaculture Design Courses for 2014. i am guessing around the same dates as 2013.
    Fox Haven Farm outside of Frederick is planning one for mid october 2014.
    hope this helps -Greg

    - - - - - - - - - George Mason University
    Washington, D.C.
    March 9-16, 2013
    PDC - - - - - - - - - Accoceek
    Accoceek, MD
    March 23-29, 2013

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Bonny

    Will they be having this again next year? I can't attend this time.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    No one answered any of my questions about carpooling to this event. I am not pleased by the organization of this meetup group.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone who is charge of this group to respond to questions left on this meetup group? I asked a question about one month ago and received no response. Thank you.

    March 13, 2013

  • Liseta

    wheelchair accessible?

    1 · March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My attendence will hinge on carpooling or pick up at nearest metro stop.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to attend, but I dont have a car and the nearest metro is not close enough to walk. I live in Arlington, VA. Is there anyone I can carpool with from Arlington or get a ride from the New Carrollton metro stop. The topic is awesome -- thanks for having it! Thank you.

    February 19, 2013

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