Permaculture Design Certification course 7/22 – 8/7, 2011 Finger Lakes NY
The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
Permaculture Design Certification course
July 22 through August 7, 2011
This is our ninth, internationally recognized certification course. We train people of all backgrounds to mimic natural patterns and principles in their yards, on their land, and in their homes and businesses.
This year’s teaching staff includes Michael Burns, Steve Gabriel, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, and Rafter Sass, plus guest presenters from the local permaculture community.
The course equips students with a whole systems approach to utilize the principles, techniques, and challenges of permaculture as a system of sustainable design. Our off-grid learning community explores a wide range of topics. Some land-based examples are soil regeneration, water conservation, building ponds and swales, managing woodlots, building natural and efficient homes, utilizing renewable energy, and designing gardens. In addition, we will examine social and economic paradigms, alternatives, and skills for building just and regenerative communities.
We teach through presentations, case studies, hands-on experiential learning, design exercises and the student design practicum. We follow the traditional permaculture curriculum with an emphasis on strategies for the cool temperate climate found in North America’s northeastern regions. Instruction is augmented by presentations from local experts, field trips, and fun.
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