Our Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) program will be starting on January 19th! We'll be gathering on Saturdays, one or two a month, from January 19th through November 16th, for a total of 11 classes from 9am to 5pm with potluck lunch. Participants who attend all sessions, complete reading assignments and a design project, will receive certification. These are the dates:
class 1 - Saturday Jan 19
class 2 - Saturday Feb 9
class 3 - Saturday Feb 23
class 4 - Saturday March 16
class 5 - Saturday April 27
class 6 - Saturday May 18
class 7 - Saturday June 22
class 8 - Saturday Sept 28
class 9 - Saturday Oct 12
class 10 - Saturday Oct 26
class 11 - Saturday Nov 16
Permaculture is applied ecological design, ecological engineering and environmental design, to develop sustainable agricultural systems and regenerative human systems and processes, to live in balance with nature, respecting all living elements on earth. The three core tenets of permaculture are: take care of the earth, take of the people, share the surplus. There are twelve principles of permaculture that are applied most commonly to the design of housing, landscaping, rainwater solutions, and food production. These principles can be applied anywhere in the world, in any landscape: urban, rural, and suburban. By using permaculture principles and methods, we can rebuild our communities, create more local resilience and solve many of the complex issues of our day.
Wanda Knapik, a certified PDC instructor and co-founder of the Permaculture Network of New Jersey, will teach the course along with several special guests from the NY/NJ area. Classes will meet at Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms in Chester and Warwick, NY, providing hands-on experiences and on-site study. Carpooling for students from NJ will be arranged. The class locations will be 30 minutes north of where route 287 crosses the NJ/NY state line. First class in Chester at Joe's house.
Depending on the participants backgrounds and requests, we can adjust what we cover as we progress through the material and focus on specific areas of interest to participants.
Tuition is $790. $500 deposit due by January 1st. $290 balance due by January 19th.
Bring a friend and you both receive a 10% discount.
Two paperbacks for recommended reading:
Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison.
The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country by Peter Bane.
For questions please contact Peter Lai at[masked] [masked]
To register please visit the Orange Environment website: www.orangeenvironment.org
You can also call Wanda, the instructor, at[masked]-2198.
See you in January!