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Permaculture Design Course -- Early Bird Deadline August 15 and Scholarship Opportunities

From: Karen S.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 2:19 PM

Register for the Home-Scale Permaculture Design Course by August 15 to get the $100 Early Bird Discount!


The next Home-Scale Permaculture Design Course starts on Sept. 14-15, 2013.  The course will take place on six weekends in the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2012.  Course participants will receive twelve days of intensive training in permaculture design, which is a holistic approach to regenerating and sustaining ecosystem health while meeting human needs for food, water, energy, shelter, and social/economic health.  Course tuition is a sliding scale of $1,000 - $1,200.  Register by August 15 to get a $100 early bird discount.  We also offer a payment plan.   For information and to register see our website at . 


To register online go to:





BGE Awards School of Living a $2,500 grant for permaculture scholarships!


We are pleased to announce that BGE has awarded School of Living a grant to provide partial scholarships for our upcoming Home-Scale Permaculture Design Course that starts on Sept. 14, 2013.  The purpose of the scholarships is to make the course accessible to a broad range of people who may not otherwise be able to afford the course, including people of diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, and to support people who are dedicated to using permaculture in service to their local community through nonprofit or educational projects. Scholarship funds will be allocated based on the following criteria:  1) financial need; 2) diversity; and 3) to support students who intend to apply their permaculture skills to a project that is sponsored by a nonprofit organization or a public school.  The scholarships will pay a portion of the tuition of those who are selected.  All students must contribute at least half ($500) towards their tuition.  Each scholarship recipient will be expected to attend all classes, complete a final design project and the homestudy component of the course, and receive a certificate.


Application Deadline:  August 23, 2013.

Results will be announced by August 30, 2013


Submit via email to [address removed] or via postal mail to Heathcote Education Committee, 21300 Heathcote Rd., Freeland, MD  21053.


Contact:  Karen Stupski,[masked] or [address removed].  


For more information about the scholarships and to download an application go to .






Invites our Permaculture Design Certificate Course graduates to a


Summer Reunion &

Forest Garden Work Party

at TALMAR, Cromwell Valley Park

2002 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson, MD 21234


Sunday, August 25, 2013, 10:00 am


·         Pear Guild Maintenance:  Repair sheet mulch, weed, mulch, water

·         Lunch:  Pot luck picnic under the trees by the stream


Please dress appropriately; bring bug spray, sun screen, sun hat,

water bottle, your own dinner/flatware.  Bring food.  Bring a friend! 

(Free event.)  All gardening tools will be provided.


RSVP by Friday, August 23, 2013 to Nicole at: [address removed]





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