4 seats and 8 days left to register for Rochester Permaculture Center’s PDC
If you resolved to be more self-reliant, a more skillful of Earth’s natural systems, or to grow more of your own food, this PDC will be a great start…
Four Seasons Permaculture Design Certification 72 hour course
March 2014-February 2015
Dates: Introductory weekend Sat. March 8th and Sunday March 9th 9-5
Then Sundays 9am-5pm – 4/13, 5/4, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/7/13 and 1/11 and 2/8/14.
February 8, 2014- Design Project Presentation and Graduation Party
This course is structured in one introductory weekend followed by monthly Sunday sessions, allowing full-time workers, students, and people with families more flexibility to participate. All classes will be held in Rochester, NY. Because some of these workshops are being held at a private residence, full location details (including address) will be provided upon registration and payment. Class size is limited. Lunches are potluck. Sliding scale $900-1100 (pay what you can afford).
Registration: Send a check payable to RochesterPermacultureCenter, PO Box 18212, Rochester, NY14618 by February 14, 2014 along with (1) your name, (2) your mailing address, (3) your email address, and (4) phone number. Additionally, please send a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org letting me know to expect you. Save $100 if you register and pay in full by January 17, 2014.PDC Description: In our permaculture design certification courses, you will learn how to observe and use the same principles that make ecological systems self-sustaining and apply them to integrated homes and gardens. In addition, you will learn how to apply these principles to energy systems and water supplies, healthy communities, meaningful and fulfilling work, ecological economies, and global political movements for change.
Throughout it all, you’ll be engaged in learning and experiencing an empowering way of living in the world, surrounded and supported by like-minded people and instructors. Our goal is to make you a part of Rochester Permaculture Institute’s community, incorporating our seasonal activities into your permaculture experience as time permits. Activities may include spring and fall pruning, seed planting, plant propagation, bed preparation, compost pile making, water harvesting techniques, natural building, and other activities.
Each of our permaculture design certification courses includes the following:
■Permaculture principles and ethics
■Reading the landscape
■Pattern and pattern application
■Zone and sector analysis
■Climate and micro climate
■Waste composting and treatment
■Small Animal and Livestock Keeping
■The design process, principles, strategies and techniques
■Soil building and sheet mulching
■Pond management and ecology
■Earthworks, green roofs, and natural building
■Grey water systems
■Renewable energy systems
■Group work on a conceptual design project for RPC
■Individual work on a conceptual design project for RPC
This 72-hour permaculture design certificate course will give participants a comprehensive understanding of permaculture principles & ethics; design processes, methodologies & tools; and how they can be applied to create regenerative human systems including food, housing, personal relationships, communities, and economies. Successful completion of this course will earn participants an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.
patty love, MALS, PDC
www.barefootpermaculture.com – owner
www.rochesterpermaculturecenter.org – Program Director
Please note: I live a very full life, spending most of my time away from my computer and outdoors working or with my family and friends. There may be times when I don’t respond right away to your important email. If you require my immediate attention, please call 585.506.6505.
"My life’s purpose is gathering and sharing resources and information that regenerate my own and others’ abundant existence and vibrant well-being." ~ patty love
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought." ~ Albert Szent-Giorgi, Nobel Laureate