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Urban Permaculture Design Course 2019
Urban Permaculture Design Course starting weekend January 5, 2019. This is Grow Permaculture’s 23rd internationally recognized Permaculture Design Course, based on Bill Mollison’s work. This course will unfold on the first weekend of each month over six months, Jan 5 through June 2, held at Moccasin Lake Nature Preserve in Clearwater, FL and other nearby locations. Carpools and housing may be available if you are coming from other parts of Florida, please check with us. By cooperating with nature and her energies, we are able to design our lives, from backyard gardens and food forests to neighborhoods, farms or even cities to be more abundant, more sustainable, healthier, and more enjoyable. It is a cutting edge approach to living that helps both people and the environment. This course is life changing for many people. The course is designed to offer multiple opportunities including career mentoring and pathways, community building opportunities, resource networking, and skill building. It is extended over five months to give students maximum time to absorb the information and put it into practice. This schedule also allows people with busy schedules to take the course. It is also possible to make up classes if one cannot make every weekend. There are volumes of material on permaculture on the internet. Our course offers focused and relevant written material, hands on practice, and interactive learning that will aid students to master key concepts. Materials are designed to guide students in continuing their education after the course, and we also offer apprenticeship opportunities. Instructors are veteran, professional designers and educators who have a wide range of on-the-ground design experience; this experience can help you shorten your learning curve, time, and expense significantly. Instructors: Koreen Brennan, others to be announced. We continue to refine and expand our curriculum based on feedback from dozens of students regarding what helps them learn best. We incorporate multiple learning styles including hands on, visual aids, immersion, lecture, interaction, and more. Our choice of materials, videos, expert speakers, field trips, focused hands on activities (that give you step by step useful skill sets), Florida-specific information, written materials, networking and career opportunities, and design tools are the result of this feedback. We live in this community and care about its future and we continue to work with graduates in the community to create something better, together. Homes, work places, gardens, farms, ranches, communities, businesses, local economies, or cities that are designed with permaculture principles and techniques are more resilient; they use resources in a regenerative way, ensuring that we, our children and our grandchildren will have access to all the resources we need. By incorporating people care into the equation, this process becomes deeply enjoyable as well. Students meet others who think like they do, and often make life long friendships during the course; some find new career or lifestyle opportunities. Be the change you would like to see, and be effective at it, by designing that change! The full rate is $1,295. Contact us for Early Bird discounts. This cost covers course materials, field trips, snacks and when visiting the farm - lunch, mentoring and all classes. Our courses are an investment in yourself and your future - you will make and save far more than the course cost, to the degree you use the information in the course. A non refundable deposit of $400 will hold your spot. Payment plans, work study and scholarships may be available, please ask. Location: Moccasin Lake Nature Preserve, Clearwater, FL, and other nearby locations. To register, and for more information, please visit For questions or to register outside of PayPal, contact Steve at:[masked] or [masked].

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

2750 Park Trail Lane · Clearwater, FL

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