This is a rare opportunity to receive Permaculture Design Certification training so close to the Northshore area.
For full details and to register visit: http://www.meetup.com/portlandpermaculture/events/149333892/
A one-weekend-per-month format for the internationally-recognized full Permaculture Design Certificate Course, running February through June 2014 in Kittery, Maine. This course is recommended for home-owners and renters, educators, school garden organizers, farmers and gardeners, landscape professionals, planners, architects, engineers, tradespeople, community activists and anyone interested in charting a new course for themselves and their communities.
When: This course will be held on one weekend per month (some 3-day weekends), February through June 2014. Course dates in 2014 will be: Feb 15-16, Mar 8-9, Apr 5-6, May 3-4, May 24-25, June 6-8. This works well for those who cannot take extensive time off from work or home responsibilities. Class time generally runs 9am to 5pm each day plus films/speakers on the Saturday night of each weekend. Local homestays can be arranged if travelling a distance to attend this course.
Where: This course will take place at the spacious Traip Academy in Kittery Maine (next to Portsmouth NH and a short drive from Boston MA); the site will also be base camp from which we'll make several field trips to sites relevant to permaculture.
Topics Include (but not limited to...)
Permaculture Background & Context
Permaculture Ethics & Principles
Patterns in Nature / Pattern Literacy
Reading the Landscape
Site Assessment & Analysis
Living Soils & Soil Health
Sheet Mulching Techniques
Building Your Permaculture Toolkit
"Synergistic Garden" & Fukuoka Methods
Permaculture Design Analysis Methods
Viewing a Property Through a Permaculture Lens
Permaculture Plants for the Northeast
Polycultures, Guilds and Forest Gardening
Keyline Design, Chisel-Plowing and Swales
Animals in the Landscape
Water in the Landscape
Biodynamics & Permaculture
Renewable Energy for Home & Farm
Retrofitting Buildings for Resilience
Affordable Green Building/Examples
Retrofitting Existing Neighborhoods
Permaculture & Community "Invisible Structures"
Social & Economic Permaculture
"Broadacre" Permaculture Opportunities for Farms
Becoming Permaculture Resources in Your Community
Design Methodologies and Conventions
Mycelial Permaculture Connections to the World
Design Practicum + Presentations
Carrying Permaculture Forward