PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE
(these are proposed weekend dates and are subject to change) One weekend/Month.
Nov 9-10 OR 16-17
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM ( some days may go later naturally) also Field Trips between these dates will
be offered and are not required for certification.
Sustainable design techniques
Grow more food with less work by working with nature
Edible landscape design
Greywater and rainwater catchment
Agroforestry and ecoagriculture
Composting and vermicomposting
Alternative pest management
Urban and rural sustainable living strategies
Retrofitting the urban environment – your home, your community
Best forms of sustainable energy
Successful careers in permaculture
Regional/Local Community Revitalization
With the full 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture really starts with an ethic or earth care, understood as care of whole systems of
earth & species. So we actually devise model systems. Much of the design is drawn from
nature. The end result that we aim for, is to produce a system that is ecologically sound &
economically profitable. It can get sophisticated or be as simple as you like.
1. Permanent Agriculture, the requirement for a permanent culture
2. An ethical philosophy of earth care & people care supported by the distribution of surplus
goods;wealth, labor, attention, information
3. The condition of abundance in nature marked by cooperation, diversity of species,
occupation of essential ecological niches, & stability over time, in contrast to the conditions
of competition, scarcity, monotony, &^ imminent decay which predominate under hierarchical
4. A productive system of human design based on maximal beneficial connections between the
5. A global grassroots movement for self-reliance, community responsibility, decentralization of
social, political, economic, & technical authority.
6. The demonstrated & replicated teaching & techniques thereof.
7. Interactive, recombinant ecologies marked by elegance of principle, efficiency of function,
appropriateness of form, & astonishing beauty.
8. Maximum satisfaction of needs for all living beings employing the minimum area of built
space with a high density & quality of biological information. ~ Bill Mollison
Permaculture is conscious design of sustainable human systems of any size or complexity, from
the backyard to watershed and beyond. Permaculture works with nature, rather than against her,
to increase abundance and long-term survival potential for humans and for other life forms.
Permaculture is the art and design of conscious living for the greater good. ~ Koreen Brennan
We are planning multiple locations in the Tampa Bay area and will post specific locations once they are secured.
$950 “Early Bird Special” if paid in full before 12 June 2013.
$1100, including coffee and snacks and any field trip entree fees. “Full Price” after 12 June 2013
Field trips, hands on learning, networking opportunities, special film showings, and more.
For more information, payment plans or career counseling contact Bob Lawrason at
[masked] or Koreen Brennan at[masked]-5098.
Limited seating, a non-refundable deposit ($200) will hold your seat for the full class.
To register, go to:
type in the appropriate dollar amount and click the PayPal button “Buy Now”on the right hand
side of this web page under Purchase Courses.
We also accept checks; contact Koreen for more info. [masked]-5098.
Deposits and payments are non-refundable and will be applied toward future courses and/or
Koreen Brennan is lead instructor and other expert instructors (TBA) will join her.
See bio here: http://www.growpermaculture.com and click on Bio.