Three Courses for Change: Advanced Intro PDC course, Urban / Rural PDC, and Agricultural Planning Course

From: James R.
Sent on: Friday, August 2, 2013 3:46 PM
Introducing three Courses for Change:

A)  Advanced Introduction to Permaculture Design
August 17th - August 20th | $450 | UBC Farm and OUR Ecovillage, Vancouver Island 

A 4-day taste of the ethics, principles and practice of Permaculture design. Hands-on, heads-on, hearts-on learning for change at UBC Farm and OUR Ecovillage, Vancouver Island.  Camping, transport (from Departure Bay), and meals provided at OUR Ecovillage, Vancouver Island.

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B) Urban/Rural Permaculture Design Certification Course @ UBC Farm:  2013
August 17th - Sept 8th | $950 - $1250 | UBC Farm OUR Ecovillage, Vancouver Island and the City of Vancouver.

Design Solutions for Sustainable Food, Building and Community Systems
Internationally recognized certification with UBC student credit available too.  

Fifteen unforgettable days over three weeks in Vancouver and the surrounding bio-region.

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C) Foodshed Vancouver:  Agricultural Planning for Food System Resilience
$25 | Sept 8th @ 2:30pm | UBC Main Campus

How much land does it take to feed Vancouver?
Could Vancouver produce all its own food?  What would that look like?
What should I plant?  How much will it produce?  How much compost will I need to replace lost nutrients?  How can I communicate an agricultural plan to others and document the process for future land stewards?

In this interactive and design-focused workshop, we'll explore food security at a global, regional, local and farm scale, considering the production capacity of each.  We'll speak to the issues surrounding food system energy inputs and outputs, and empower participants with planning and communication skills to do something about it in their community, on their farm, in their back yard or on their patio.

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James Richardson
Ph.D. Candidate Ecological Footprinting, Victoria University of Wellington.
M.A.S.L.A. Sustainable Food System Design, University of British Columbia.
B.Ed.  Outdoor & Experiential Education, Queen's University.
B.Sc.  (Hon) Biology, Geography and Mathematics, McMaster University.

Skype: jamesmatthewrichardson

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