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Hands on Permaculture Design Certificate postponed due to COVID

May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - June 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE BELLINGHAM’s

Hands On PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE for 2020! 

THE COURSE TAKES PLACE OVER FOUR WEEKENDS AT VARIOUS UNIQUE SITES,

AND A WEEK AT WHATCOM’S PREMIER PERMACULTURE SITE ‘INSPIRATION FARM’.

DATES FOR THE COURSE ARE: to be determined

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HANDS ON PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE OUTLINE:

Learn the skills to work with nature to create integrated Permaculture systems of abundance and productivity! Food, Soil, Shelter, Energy, Water and a lot more: Design strategies and methods for truly sustainable, regenerative human integration with our biosphere.

Curriculum Includes: Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles, Pattern Recognition, Climate Factors and Weather, Water Management, Grey water, Soil, Trees, Earthworks, Bioremediation, Surveying and Mapping, Reading the Landscape. Class format includes lectures, discussions, hands-on activities, videos.

Permaculture Design Process camp out week:

Building on the foundation presented the first weekend sessions, knowledge and skills will be expanded and tied together. Leading to a final real life design exercise, mapping and placing elements within a holistic design. Including: Natural Building, Solar Design, Climatic considerations, Eco-Village, Community Structures, Urban Design, Aquaculture, Animal Husbandry, Alternative Governance. Design groups will present to the class for critique and comment. Optional on-site Camping with some meals will be available the last five days at Inspiration Farm. This will provide opportunities to immerse in the design process and partake in after hour activities.

 

Audience: Students, landscapers, architects, developers, homesteaders, community planers, farmers, gardeners, or those seeking to be certified in Permaculture Design

Location: A host of local Bellingham permaculture models and Inspiration Farm, a premier Northwest permaculture and biodynamic farm. 

Instructed by, Bruce Horowitz from Ripe Landscapes, and Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm With additional local guest presenters.

 

What Does PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION (PDC) Curriculum Cover?

The curriculum covers a wide variety of subjects. The weeks are stand-alone with the first week being a broad overview of design principles and strategies and the second week focusing on their practical application. Together the two weeks constitute the 72-Hour Design Permaculture Certification Course as designed by Permaculture co-founder, Bill Mollison. Students who complete the full two-week curriculum earn the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Consultant Certification. To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators and ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives, and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.

Below is the rough course schedule. The order of topics in a course may change due to the presence of guest instructors, and emphasis on certain subjects may shift due to the needs and focus of the participants, such as urban or rural residents, city planners, farmers, and so on. This course will not make you an expert in any of the individual subjects covered, although in many cases we go into considerable depth. The point of the course is to introduce you to the relationships and synergies among the disciplines that permaculture connects. In a sense, permaculture creates an ecology made up of the many tools and concepts used to design sustainable communities. You will learn what these tools are and how to decide which to use, and when. The course will show you how these subjects connect leaving you with a whole systems design strategy to work with.

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Start:
May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am
End:
June 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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Organizer

Brian Kerkvliet
Phone:
360-319-2029
Email:
info@inspirationfarm.com
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Venue

Inspiration farm
619 E laurel Rd
Bellingham , 98226 United States
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Phone:
360-398-7061
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