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New Meetup: Permaculture Design Certification in NYC with Andrew Faust and Guests

From: Adriana M.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 10:54 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The New York Permaculture Meetup Group!

What: Permaculture Design Certification in NYC with Andrew Faust and Guests

When: July 25,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $1,000.00 per person

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

11 Sessions - July to October 2009

Presented by The Center for Bioregional Living and Andrew Faust

Here's a link to the class on our website

This course will cover the core 72 hour Permaculture Design curriculum, including additional hours of in class and out of class activities to adapt this course to our region and to contemporary ecological issues in the United States. You will learn how to apply Permaculture principles to a diversity of settings and issues with an emphasis on urban and temperate environments.

Lectures, extensive and diverse handouts, field trips and hands-on activities will explore:

Methods for regenerating local economies and regional self reliance, the economics of globalization, providing individuals with practical tools
for creating positive social change, inner-city gardening techniques, indoor and apartment gardening, making fermented foods, whole foods, Living Machines and natural wastewater treatment, biogas generators, ecological niche market and value added business ideas, passive integrated water systems, rain gardens that alleviate flooding while addressing sewage treatment plant overflows and clean water, living roofs, rooftop gardens and regional energy systems.

Other topics include:

The evolution of agriculture, Biodynamics, natural history of Eastern woodlands, passive solar and natural building techniques, Biodynamic orchards, fruit and berry production, watershed health, the integration of animals into cultivated ecosystems, indoor mushroom cultivation and solar oven and portable rocket stove construction.

To receive a certificate students must attend all 11 classes and present a final Permaculture site design. Students will be given the option to present their final design individually which is a different approach than most PDC's. In our experience, and from what our growing number of students say, this contributes to a more practical, professional and intellectually stimulating learning experience. As a result a number of our students final presentations have gone from paper (or Powerpoint Presentations) to actualized, real-world designs.

Join us and prepare to transform your world!

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