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Meet other local people who support Permaculture design for creating more-sustainable human environments. Everyone welcome, including all regional residents, friends & supporters! Permaculture offers practical solutions to many of the problems facing the world by using ecology as the basis of organizing systems of food production, housing, technology, economics and community. Please join us as we cultivate a beautiful, delicious and healthy tomorrow! Activities include discussion groups, tours, workshops & more.

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Chesapeake Forest Gardens - Permaculture Design Course

In this twelve-day course over the span of nine months, you will plunge deeply into the vision and practice of creating dynamic and resilient edible ecosystems using temperate deciduous forests as models. You will participate in a rigorous design process that requires 8-12 hours of site design homework between classes. The teaching team will offer lectures, site walks, experiential exercises and skills training to help you understand how the structure, functions, and successional processes of natural forests apply in the design of edible ecosystems. We'll also learn about and practice natural building, water harvesting & storage, plant and mushroom care, reading patterns in natural systems, and understanding cultural shifts required to change perspectives and create mindful communities.

To participate in this design course, you will need a subject site where you will practice permaculture. This site can be large or small, urban or rural. You must submit to the instructors a site where you have confirmed permission to work before you attend the first course weekend. You will leave inspired and empowered to design food forests and restorative landscapes for yourself and your community!

2017 Course Weekend Dates

March 25-26
April 22-23
May 20-21

Summer: Potluck / Project Check-In Dates TBD

September 9-10
October 7-8
November 4-5

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE - APPLY HERE! (http://www.forested.us/permaculture-design-course)

For more information and to register, click here! (http://www.forested.us/permaculture-design-course)

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