2 Week PERMACULTURE DESIGN TRAINING & CERTIFICATION
July 27-Aug 9
with Sowing Solutions at Sirius EcoVillage, near Amherst MA
This course has been offered at Sirius for 13+years, and this year will be fantastic! Please share this course info with friends!
Immerse in intentional community life and permaculture design practice for 2 weeks this summer. Conduct a design for your own client through a guided design process onsite. Gain college credits from UMass Amherst (optional) and a permaculture design certification. Enjoy the pond, sauna, gardens, natural buildings, and community at the Sirius retreat center! Register a.s.a.p. with Sowing Solutions ~ [address removed] Tuition $1000, plus meals and accommodation.
~ Study and practice permaculture design in the 13th annual Summer PDC at Sirius
~ Learn from some of the best permaculture designers, naturalists, and educators in the northeast
~ Immerse in community life and meet the residents and founders of this leading ecovillage in the northeastern US
~ Gain your permaculture design training and internationally recognized certificate
~ Gather new sustainable living skills
~ Optionally gather college credits through University of Massachusetts
~ Learn by experience in the veggie gardens, forest gardens
~ Witness construction of a straw bale and cob greenhouse
~ Visit local permaculture demonstration sites
~ Meet and work alongside leading permaculture designers;
~ Complete a permaculture design project from step one to deisgn presentation for real clients
~ Enjoy summertime with us!
Course Tuition $1000, plus meals. Accommodations are available at Sirius Ecovillage. Early bird discounted tuition of $950 when registering before July 1st.
Sowing Solutions provides permaculture design services for home owners and land stewards and offers educational events for non-profits and communities in the northeastern US, leading 13 permaculture design certificate courses to date. Sowing Solutions has run courses collaboratively with Living Routes Study Abroad in Intentional Communities, Green Phoenix Permaculature, UMASS Amherst, Sirius EcoVillage, Dynamics Ecological Design, Living Mandala, and Omega Institute.
Sirius EcoVillage is a long-standing intentional spiritual community and retreat center, offering a special opportunity to step into daily life for 2 weeks at this wonderful place. Explore the hiking trails, sauna, yoga classes, swimming pond, gardens, natural buildings, ecovillage social structure, and much more!
Course registration: www.sowingsolutions.org ; Inquire at: [address removed]
Staff for the 2013 Summer PDC at Sirius:
~ Kay Cafasso, Kay is the founder and director of Sowing Solutions, permaculture designer, instructor of over 15 permaculture courses, earthen plasterer for natural buildings, and dancer. www.sowingsolutions.org
~ Keith Zaltzberg, Keith is a core member of the ecological design firm Regenerative Design Group, guest instructor at the Conway School of Landscape Design and Smith College, and permaculture designer and educator. www.regenerativedesigngroup.com
~ Mark Krawczyk, Mark is author of the upcoming book Coppice Agroforestry- a Perennial Silviculture for the 21st Century, permaculture designer and educator, green woodworker, agroforester, specialist in keyline planning and pond construction, and natural builder.www.coppiceagroforestry.com
~ Walker Korby, Walker is a naturalist and tracker, permaculturist, primitive skills mentor, forester, firefighter, and storyteller.
~ Meg McAuliffe, Meg is a certified permaculture designer and yoga instructor whose focus is in contemplative education, whole systems thinking, herbal medicine, and yoga.
What students are doing since their graduation with Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design Courses~becoming land caretakers, building straw bale homes, joining natural building teams, coordinating university campus-wide permaculture gardens, incorporating permaculture design into their existing landscape business, turning their lawns into gardens, starting plant nurseries, designing their home landscape to produce abundance and ecological benefit, experiencing life at ecovillages and intentional communities, becoming educators and authors, weaving permaculture design and thinking into their healing arts practice, enjoying rare fruits and edible perennial foods outside their door, and……
What students are saying about Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design Courses~ “I am having the time of my life, and the best part is that I am receiving an excellent education!” (Brenda)
Registration: Please send an email to Sowing Solutions [address removed] to request a full course information packet as well as the course schedule (scheduled days off, optional sessions, half days, optional evenings). OR send a facebook message to Kay Cafasso.
Course schedule: This is a 72 hour requirement for the permaculture design certification, this course offers over 85 hours of training. (Note that the course completes on Friday August 9th, just in time for attendance at the NOFA Summer Conference Aug 9-11 in Amherst)