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Permaculture Design Course; Sept. 14 -25, 2009; HI-Hostel, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Permaculture is a powerful set of design principles for living more sustainability, within local resources, cooperating with Nature's designs, realizing joy and abundance in the process. This course takes beginner or pro through Intro, Principles, Fundamentals of soil, water, climate, garden/farm, trees/orchard, urban/rural, etc., and a Design Workshop to produce your own design. Class and field trips – great local speakers. Life/world changing.
Martha's Vineyard is a great backdrop for a Permaculture Design Course – here you can readily grasp that resources are limited and outside resources are expensive. MV has retained its rural, small farm character; little is grown for export. There is a deep-seated ethic of conservation/ preservation and self-reliance; being Green and energy efficient are necessities. Small businesses and mutual banks are the rule. Community spirit and planning are a way of life. Local Food is celebrated. Several PM's and evenings will be spent listening/visiting with Island residents whose actions and opinions belie a sub-conscious knowledge of Permaculture.
Course Fee: $600 (Island Residents, $500); Hostel Room, $220/11 nights; Meals, $280 est.
Transport: Ferries from Woods Hole (cars), New Bedford, Quanset Pt, RI, & now NYC
Express bus from NYC, HART, BOS to ferries; Cape Air and US-Air
On-Island: Excellent bus service stops out front; super for bikes; cars welcome
Information: www.DickPierceDesigns.com. Question/Enroll: DickPierceDesigns@gmail.com