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New Meetup: Permaculture Design Certification Course in NYC with Andrew Faust and Guests

From: Adriana M.
Sent on: Thursday, December 30, 2010 4:03 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York Permaculture Meetup Group!

What: Permaculture Design Certification Course in NYC with Andrew Faust and Guests

When: Saturday, January 22,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $1,000.00 per person

Where: Sixth Street Community Center
638 E 6th St
New York, NY 10009

Buckminster Fuller once commented that there was no instruction manual for Spaceship Earth.

Permaculture Design IS that manual.

Join us this January for a life changing and paradigm shifting course that will provide you with inspiring career paths and abundant ways of living.

11 Sessions - January 22 - April 16

Presented by The Center for Bioregional Living and Andrew Faust

Registration/Information email us at: [address removed]

Or register via PayPal

We love to talk to prospective students about what sets our course apart and makes it so life changing. Send us an email, give us a call. We look forward to speaking with the future designers of society!

This course will cover the core 72 hour Permaculture Design curriculum, including additional hours of in class and out of class activities to adapt this course to our region and to contemporary ecological issues in the United States. You will learn how to apply Permaculture principles to a diversity of settings and issues with an emphasis on urban and temperate environments.

This Permaculture design course provides a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. Come be inspired by the possibilities of today and not by the fear of tomorrow!


* is an ecological design science that provides insights and practical techniques for living a fruitful and abundant life.
* is addressing the major issues of our day from a whole systems perspective.
* is a worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies.
* is a solution oriented ecological approach to retrofitting our societies.

This course is perfect for motivated individuals who wish to use the tools of Permaculture in urban and rural environs as well as for modeling sustainable and regenerative businesses.

Lectures, extensive and diverse handouts, field trips and hands-on activities: Urban redesign and retrofit, passive solar and natural building,inner-city gardening techniques, indoor and apartment gardening, indoor mushroom cultivation, fermented foods, whole foods, Living Machines and natural waste water treatment, niche market and cooperatively owned business ideas, rain gardens, living roofs, rooftop gardens, how to clean polluted air with plants, biogas generators, Bioregionalism and regional self reliance, the economics of globalization, evolution of life on earth, history of agriculture, Biodynamics, natural history of Eastern woodlands, woodlot management, watershed health, the integration of animals into cultivated ecosystems, and so much more!

View Syllabus

To receive a certificate students must attend all 11 classes and present a final Permaculture site design. Students will be given the option to present their final design individually which is a different approach than most PDCs. In our experience, and from what our growing number of students say, this contributes to a more practical, professional and intellectually stimulating learning experience. As a result a number of our student's final presentations have gone from paper (or electronic presentations) to actualized, real-world designs.

All classes will be held on either Saturday or Sunday from 9am to 5pm and will be held at:

Sixth Street Community Center
Lower East Side Manhattan
638 E. 6th Street between Ave B and C

Tuition $1000

January 22, 23, 29
February 5, 19, 26
March 5, 26
April 2, 9, 16

Andrew Faust
is one of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with nearly two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and visionary presentation and curriculum has been inspiring and motivating students since his days as an alternative school teacher at Upattinas in Glenmoore, PA. Andrew lived off the grid in West Virginia for 8 years where he designed and built a Permaculture inspired homestead including a 1600 sq ft strawbale house. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape culminating in a Permaculture Design Certification course many consider life changing. He is developing The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY with his partner Adriana Maga?a as a pilot campus for his students, clients and baby daughter Juniper.

Guest speakers:

Keith Morris is an organic farmer, builder, and environmental educator. For the past five years, he has been designing and establishing an edible forest garden and ecological homestead in Johnson, Vermont along the Lamoille River. Prospect Rock Permaculture combines reforestation, wildlife refuge, and ecological restoration with food production and community building, while educating about and experimenting with sustainable techniques and ways of building.

Lisa DePiano is a certified Permaculture designer and co-founder of the Montview Neighborhood Farm, a human-powered farm and edible forest garden in the Connecticut River Valley. She has a Master's degree in Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts and likes to ride with the worker owned Pedal People in Northampton, MA.

Mark Krawczyk is a permaculture designer and educator, natural builder, traditional woodworker and ecological landscaper who resides in Burlington, VT. He has worked with leaders in these fields throughout North America and the UK and is a member of Seven Generations Natural Builderscollective. In addition he owns and operates Keyline Vermont - a sustainable farm design consulting business, a small woodworking/chair making company - Riven Wood Crafts and is the co-founder of the local permaculture and sustainability-focused community group Burlington Permaculture.

David Harper
founded Land In Common to assist community organizations, landowners, and local governments in establishing a secure land base for local production of food,fuel, and fiber. Current projects include a farmland preservation plan in Boone, NorthCarolina, a tropical food forest network in South Florida, a report on community land trusts for the United Nations, and Cornucopia, an urban agriculture land trust in Durham, North Carolina. Land In Common builds on David=92s 15-year career as a conservation professional working with land trusts and local governments to raise more than $3 million dollars in grant funds and preserve over 1,500 acres of farm and forest land. He designed and teaches a master=92s level course in land stewardship at the University ofPennsylvania. The Land In Common vision: free the land/free the people.

Paula Hewitt Amram is the founder of Open Road Park in the Lower East Side. She will be talking to us about the transformation of a former bus depot/brownfield into the thriving community garden Open Road park is today.

Lars Chellberg
of CENYC and Water Resources Group builds and maintains low cost Rain Water Harvesting systems across the five boroughs and leads educational workshops on sustainable water practices. He will be leading a tour of one of the systems he designed for a community garden in the Lower East Side.

Bill Young of Young Environmental LLCis a recognized leader in the environmental field with more than 25 years of experience as a project manager, designer, and wetland specialist. His expertise includes habitat restoration on disturbed lands, wetlands monitoring and construction, botanical inventory, wildlife assessment, streambank restoration; and erosion and sediment control.

Registration/Information email us at: [address removed]

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