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Permaculture Design Certification Course at Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation

From: Koreen B.
Sent on: Monday, June 22, 2009 3:07 PM

Sept 11-Sept 27, 2009
Permaculture design course offered at Pine Ridge Lakota reservation in South Dakota.

World-recognized certification course covers sustainable living systems design for all landscapes, circumstances and climates. Learn how to create sustainable food systems, water harvesting, built environments, economies, communities and more. Gain these essential skills in a Native American context, a very unique opportunity. The Oglala Lakota tribe has a rich history and Pine Ridge reservation is at the center of it with Wounded Knee and other key historical sites. In addition to the 72 hour certification course, workshops will be offered by tribal members on appropriate technologies, tribal history and native practices and there will be field trips to view sustainable projects and other aspects of the reservation.

The course is appropriate for those seeking to apply permaculture practices in their own lives or in their communities in diverse ways, as well providing a foundation for those intending to teach permaculture and/or provide professional design and consulting services.

Instructor will be Warren Brush who is a permaculture designer and educator in North America and Africa, founder of True Nature Design, and co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture Farm and Trees for Children.

PERMACULTURE is a conscious design system based on how natural ecosystems work. Because nature remains the most efficient and productive system on the planet, working with nature instead of against her and following her patterns increases yields in a sustainable, eco-friendly way. Indigenous people living with respect and knowledge of these natural laws have enjoyed sustainable culture for thousands of years.

Permaculture practices can be used in both urban and rural environments. Permaculture design applies to built environments, technology, food production, land use planning, restoration ecology, resource management, community development, cultural and social ecology.

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) meets a common international standard as the minimum foundation training for those intending to teach permaculture and/or provide professional design and consulting services.

Registration details

Prices include tuition, certification, handbook/course guide, organic catered meals, and camping accommodations nearby. Teepees will be available for early registrants.

Early registration with deposit to secure a place in the course is advised as enrollment is limited and the course is expected to fill quickly.

Early Bird discounts for payment in full by July 15, 2009. Early Bird price: $1,350 PDC Graduates/Refresher Course Early Bird price: $1,200

Regular registration $400 deposit to secure your space with balance due by Sept 1, 2009.

Regular price: $1,500

Couples price for second partner: $1,200

Families with children please ask about options for family rate and childcare program.

For more info see: or email or call me:[masked]

Peace, Cory Brennan

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