2014 Kittery Maine Permaculture Design Course (Weekend Format)

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

Coppice Agroforestry

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

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  • Karen

    This is very interesting but I have a few questions. It says one weekend per month but only shows Saturday for the first class. Is it also Sunday 2/16? Is the $250 for each "weekend" or the entire series?

    January 22, 2014

    • Elizabeth

      Hi Karen - Please check out the full details by following the link listed in the course description.

      January 22, 2014

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