WELCOME TO OUR 2013 URBAN PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE!
We are offering a six month in-depth permaculture design course with career pathways, tools for sustainable living, hands on, apprenticeship potential, field trips, course materials and more. "We have a few seats left for this session. You can still join the PDC on August 10th and gain your certificate this year by doing our homework module for the first weekend. "
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE DESIGN?
Permaculture is conscious design of sustainable human systems of any size or complexity, from the backyard to watershed and beyond. In permaculture, we work 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.
IN THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN:
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
Over 100 hours of instruction to receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.
Further we offer optional field trips and/or project based activities on alternative week ends, in addition to the hands on, community building, teamwork, fieldwork, and other instruction during the course. The extra weekends schedules will be posted soon so you can mark your calendars. There will also be hands on apprenticeship design
opportunities available while the course is ongoing. Career counseling and business building opportunities are also available.
July 13-14, 2013
Aug 10-11, 2013
Sep 21-22, 2013
Oct 19-20, 2013
Nov 16-17, 2013
Dec 14-15, 2013
NOTE: IF YOU MISSED OUR JULY SESSION, WE HAVE ANOTHER CLASS ON
JULY 28, PLUS ON LINE MATERIALS, THAT WILL ALLOW YOU TO JOIN THIS
COURSE ON AUGUST 10TH.
Moccasin Lake Nature Preserve
2750 Park Trail Lane
Clearwater, FL 33755
WHO TAKES THIS PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE?
Do it yourselfers
Educators – homeschool, teachers, professors
Natural health practitioners
People who care about the earth and each other
People who love healthy food
Professionals (of many types)
Recent college graduates
Urban and rural farmers
Vegans and people interested in, raw food, slow food, and/or local food Yoga practitioners
$1100 – Full Price
Payment plan available
For more information, payment plans, or work-study info, contact
We also accept time bank hours – for more info ask the Tampa Bay Time Bank
Limited seating: a non-refundable deposit ($200) will hold your seat for the full class.
Through the entire course, you will receive over 100 hours of instruction, however,
for this course, 72 hours -in the course room – are required to qualify for a Permaculture Design Certificate. Any missed class will be available online for you to catch up in case you cannot attend one of the weekends.
Deposits and payments are non-refundable and will be applied toward future courses and/or services only.
Koreen Brennan – owner at Grow Permaculture – is the lead instructor for this course.
Koreen will be assisted by the following guest experts and teachers:
Robert Kluson, Extension Service – soil scientist specializing in sustainable food production in Florida soils, will take us on a journey into the earth.
Jungle Jay, archeologist, permaculture designer, adventurer, inventor and artist will take us on a hands on appropriate technology journey.
Bryan Roberts, green builder and designer extraordinaire will share his amazing and creative solutions for retrofitting the urban environment.
Marie Nelson, PhD, financial permaculture expert will share powerful economic tools of permaculture.