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Applied Permaculture Training Course

Jul 20

Learn the skills necessary to put permaculture principles and designs into practice here in Maine with hands-on implementation training facilitated by Permaculture Designer David Homa (Post Carbon Designs and Resilient Roots). This course is an excellent compliment to other permaculture design training you may have already had .

This six-month intensive (one Saturday per month plus 12 additional hours) will build on your knowledge and skills from previous permaculture classes/courses. Students will put design into practice, concentrating on building soil, capturing water, generating energy, growing and storing food, reading the landscape, on-the-fly problem solving, and building regenerative ecosystems.

Experiential learning will connect skills with permaculture core principles such as zones & sectors, explore seasonal iterations of a permaculture design in practice, and ultimately build confidence with implementing and installing permaculture designs.

Topics Included

Soil building: Green manures, Sheet mulching and Hugelkultur
Planting Techniques
Water in the Landscape: Rainwater catchment and Pond creation
Season Extension Structures
Garden design / layout selection
Permaculture Plants for the Northeast
Polycultures, Guilds and Forest Gardening
Swales and terracing
Mycology in the Landscape
Returning the Surplus: composting and mulching
Animals in the Landscape
Outdoor Kitchens
Permaculture and Bees
"Broadacre" Permaculture for Farms
Urban Gardening
Tool Selection and Material Gathering
Where: This course will be based at the Resilient Roots Permaculture Farm and Education Site in North Yarmouth, Maine for the duration of 6 month (one Saturday per month, 9am to 4pm).

Additional training hours (total of 12 hrs per student) will occur in urban (Portland), rural( forest garden location) (Otisfield), and suburban (Cumberland/ Yarmouth) settings in order to complete a total 54 hours of Applied Permaculture Training.

When: This course will be held on one Saturday per month. Course dates in 2013 will be, June 22, July 20, August 24, September 14, October 19 and November 9th. Class time will run from 9am to 4pm with optional films and discussions on the Friday night preceding each Saturday Session. Camping is available on-site.

Participants will also complete an additional 12 hours during the 6 month timeline. These hours can be achieved at times convenient to the participant with 4 hours in each setting (urban, suburban, and rural).

Cost:$515 for 54 hours of applied Permaculture training
Course fee includes full course materials, coffee, tea + snacks and refreshments, handouts, field trips, guest instructors and camping on-site,and project specific tools/ materials.

$85 Deposit holds your spot in this course.
Limited to 10 to 12 participants

Email : resilientroots(at) for more info
Checks/ Deposits can be mailed to:
David Homa
27 Jordan Lane
Otisfiled, Maine 04270

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