The San Diego Sustainable Living Institute has scheduled a Spring 2013 Permaculture Design Course.
April 6-7, 13-14 May 4-5, 11-12 June 1-2, 8-9
Full 12 Day Certificate Course
Class Meets Throughout San Diego County
To register or for more information please go to SDSLI's page
Learn how Permaculture Design can meet and exceed human needs by transforming human gardens and communities into fully functioning ecosystems. Receive hands-on experience on how to apply the principles of ecological design in your own home, farm, neighborhood, and city. Permaculture is an integrated ecological design system for creating sustainable human settlements. Far more than a set of gardening tips and techniques, Permaculture is about understanding and designing the connections between people, the earth, plants, energy, climate, water, transportation, shelter, animals, economics and much more.
This course is for:Home owners, renters, gardeners, farmers, ranchers, landscapers, architects, builders, developers, civic planners, educators, environmentalists, students … everyone who wishes to learn how to live sustainably and apply the principles of holistic design to their respective fields.
Students digging a swale
- Permaculture ethics
- Permaculture design principles
- Understanding natural patterns
- Creating healthy soil
- Plant selection, plant guilds & food forests
- Site analysis & design
- Climate and microclimates
- Water harvesting
- Natural building
- Bioregional theory
- Local food systems & community land access
- Co-housing, eco-villages & City Repair
- Design for peak oil & ecological collapse
- Ecological economics & community currencies
About the course: This 72 hour curriculum will cover Bill Mollison’s PERMACULTURE DESIGNERS MANUAL plus more recent material. The course consists of six (6) two (2)-day weekends held throughout San Diego County. The spread out weekend format is to accommodate local residents schedules to participate in this valuable learning experience taught by regional experts in Permaculture & Sustainability. Course experience will include classroom instruction, field trips, hands-on activities, required & suggested readings & completion of a permaculture design project. Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive Permaculture Design Certification.