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Intro to Permaculture Design - Short Course for A2U2 Members

  • Feb 1, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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Be part of the design process for the Church and learn about permaculture at the same time! Try to attend all 3 sessions!

This is a special version of the Intro to Permaculture Design Short Course specifically tailored to members of the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church. There may be space for other members of the permaculture community to attend (email the organizer to inquire!)

Class Dates:

Saturday February 1 (9am to 2pm), some "homework" and research, then reconvene March 18 (5:30 to 8:30 pm) and then Saturday March 22 (9am to 2pm) to finish our draft design.

Participants in this Intro to Permaculture Design Short Course will meet on two Saturdays and on one weekday evening to work through a real, live design process for A2U2. With the church community as our "design client" (which will have completed a questionnaire and other forms of feedback in advance) we will co-create a draft permaculture design based on specific goals and the assets and challenges of the site.

For this project, The Resilience Hub will work with the draft design and members of the Church to create a completed final drawing and design report for implementation over the next few years!

You will come away with a strong foundation for understanding and applying permaculture ethics and design principles. You will have a framework and a process for approaching a residential property from a permaculture perspective. You will feel confident about taking strides on your own property, if applicable, and will dispel that feeling of not knowing "where to start."  You will understand much more about permaculture as a design approach.

Space is limited to 15 participants.

Some student comments from the last iteration of this seminar:

“To my beginner's mind, the challenge elements of this property seemed to be overwhelming and complicated, but in the end Lisa began to bring together aspects of the property's challenges and assets and a design began to synthesize that was manageable and cohesive."

"I am impressed with the way Lisa teaches. It is great fun getting together in a small group like that and learning new things."

“It was excellent!!! I left the gathering thrilled and excited by all I'd learned."

“It was a great experience to walk through the initial analysis phase of a permaculture design. I came away with a better understanding of how to approach permacluture design and some of the questions to ask. ”

“It was superb. Much more than I could have reasonably expected. I'm very excited. ”



More Details:

By signing up for this event you are signing up for all three sessions.

Day One

Permaculture Background, Ethics and Design Principles

Design Process and Goals Articulation

Pattern Literacy (Hands-on)

Reading the Landscape and Data Gathering (Hands-on)

Real Life Examples / Strategies

[suggested and research during the gap]

Day Two

Analysis Techniques and Options (Hands-on)

Strategies: Energy + Buildings

Day Three

Data Synthesis + Site analysis

Creation of Draft Design

Please wear weather-appropriate footwear and dress in layers. We won't be outside alot but we will make a couple of short trips around the church property. Please bring a notebook.

Coffee/tea provided. Handouts and copies of all presentations will be provided. Lunch will be potluck - please bring a dish to share and your potluck "kit" (plate,bowl,utensils,etc.) A large selection of permaculture-related resources will be on display for reference and inspiration.  Approximately 13 contact hours.

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  • Margy D.

    Very good- appreciated all learning styles- visual, audio and going outside! Also: going home with one concrete application- composting pet waste. (We have tried another method that did not work for us.)

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Connie C.

    Interesting and lively throughout. My attention never wandered and I was never bored! Lisa has a wealth of information to share and she does it brilliantly.

    2 · February 1, 2014

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