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Introduction to Permaculture


permaculture, principles, ethics, circular, sustainable

The Resiliency Institute is hosting a FREE Introduction to Permaculture class for people who are interested in learning the basics of permaculture before committing to a full Permaculture Design Course. When you complete this class you will understand the power of permaculture design.

This class will focus on permaculture ethics, principles, strategies, techniques, and zones.

Permaculture is a philosophy for designing resilient systems for lifestyle, land, and community. The ethics of care of people, care of the earth, and fair share guide our thinking and actions and root us in a moral framework.

We will be learning David Holmgren's 12 design principles which are based on "systems thinking." Systems thinking is the process of understanding how things influence one another within a whole. Each principle can be thought of as a door into the labyrinth of systems thinking. Any example used to illustrate one principle will also embody others, so the principles are simply thinking tools to assist us in identifying, designing and evolving design solutions.

Permaculture zones in permaculture design refers to a method of ensuring that elements are correctly placed. There are 6 zones that can be thought of as a series of concentric rings moving out from a center point, beginning with 0 for home, and ending with 5 for wilderness. Plan on experiencing an interactive exercise and gaining a better understanding of the where and why in permaculture design.

Bring a friend! Permaculture is contagious and you will want someone with which to share the journey!

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  • Kasey

    Excellent! Thank you soo much for sharing!

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michelle is enthusiastic about this subject. She guided an interactive discussion covering the basic principles and goals of permaculture... PERManent AgriCULTURE. We then did a planning exercise, drawing a mock up plat plan with permaculture principles in mind. Thanks for the dose of inspiration.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Karen V.

    So much amazing info delivered so well. Michelle is awesome!

    July 31, 2013

  • Michelle

    We have a full class, so we won't have room for tables. A portion of the class involves drawing, so bring a pencil and a writing surface. A notebook or book will work fine.

    July 29, 2013

  • Richard D. W.

    Looking forward to this class.

    2 · July 29, 2013

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