Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!
FruitionCenter@gmail.com
http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Feb 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!
FruitionCenter@gmail.com
http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Feb 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Natural Building Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

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The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!

FruitionCenter@gmail.com

http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Feb 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Social Forestry

A course by Siskiyou Permaculture

Explore reconnecting with forests through ecological knowledge, use of hand tools and woods crafts, seasonal festivals and work cycles. Lots of hands-on activities.

Feb 02, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Feb 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture and Homesteading skills at Pakaraka Farm

A course by Yotam Kay

Join us for this special course, which covers the The 72 hours PDC certificate plus many hands-on practical skills. 9-20th February 2015, At Pakaraka Farm, Thames-Coromandel, New Zealand. For more details visit www.GrowingwithMotherNature.com

Feb 09, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Feb 20, 2015 at 02:00 PM

Curso de Diseño de Ecovillas -EDE- certificado por Gaia Education

A course by Gaia

Curso de Diseño de Ecovillas basado en el Ecovillage Design Education -EDE- currículum con certificación internacional por Gaia Education
11 al 28 de Febrero
En Ecovilla Gaia, Navarro Prov. de Bs. As.
El propósito de este curso es reforzar, capacitar, energizar y equipar a los participantes con conocimientos, habilidades y herramientas claves para crear y diseñar comunidades sustentables basadas en principios ecológicos, espirituales y sociales, tanto en el norte como en el sur, en áreas rurales como en urbanas del Planeta. Asimismo poder entrenar personas que ayuden a proteger y rediseñar las aldeas tradicionales existentes.

Investigaremos cómo implementar una comunidad sustentable a través del estudio, así como de vivencias personales y grupales, interdisciplinarias y multidimensionales.
Lo que hace a este curso único es la experiencia viva y la comprensión de la integración de los elementos visibles (físicos) e invisibles (sociales-espirituales) de las Ecovillas.

Este es un curso residencial donde el estilo de vida forma parte del programa de aprendizaje. Los participantes pueden ver e involucrarse en forma práctica en los diversos sistemas en funcionamiento, y así comprender cómo estos proveen soluciones a los desafíos diarios que se presentan. Todas estas posibilidades no pueden ofrecerse en un aula aislada del material que se propone enseñar. Además los profesores compartirán sus experiencias, desafíos y éxitos del desarrollo de sus proyectos.

Vamos a explorar juntos cómo transformar el dolor y la frustración relacionada a temas ambientales a través de acciones positivas, efectivas y compasivas. Será un viaje al futuro para cada participante, en el que compartiremos cómo a través de la vida comunitaria, se puede ofrecer un espacio de reflexión profunda sobre cómo vivir de manera cooperativa y sinérgica en una sociedad post petróleo.

Feb 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM - Feb 28, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!

FruitionCenter@gmail.com

http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

Feb 13, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Feb 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!

FruitionCenter@gmail.com

http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

Feb 13, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Feb 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!

FruitionCenter@gmail.com

http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

Feb 13, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Feb 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM

10th Annual Permaculture Design Course: Food Security through Biodiversity

A course by Marisha Auerbach

One of the oldest permaculture sites in Central American, Maya Mountain Research Farm is immersed in the lush biodiversity of the tropical rainforest. MMRF was transitioned from an abandoned cattle & citrus farm, 25 years ago to a thriving oasis of biodiversity and agroforestry. Stories & experiences of establishing of this perennial food system in conjunction with the teachers’ experiences will deepen your understanding of permaculture in your bioregion. Wake to the singing birds & sleep to the scents of lush tropical flowers. This beautiful off-the-grid retreat will deepen your connection with the earth and inspire you for years to come.

Feb 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Mar 06, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Weekend Permaculture Design Course

A course by Siskiyou Permaculture

The world famous PDC introduces an array of solutions, tools & strategies for moving into a home centered, resilient way of living sustainably on the only planet we have. This nonresidential PDC is taught by renowned senior permaculturist Tom Ward (aka Tomi Hazel) with the Siskiyou Permaculture team. Highly recommended by those wishing to gain an understanding of the Southern Oregon bioregion or seeking a second PDC with deeper discussion of many topics and a facilitated design project.

Feb 21, 2015 at 09:00 AM - May 03, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Advanced Permaculture Skills Certificate

A course by Permaculture Community

Once you have done a PDC many new Permies find they then need real practical skills to become competent farmers, trainers or designers, this is what this class is all about, developing more skills in the context of permaculture and in a way that fits the permaculture ethics.

Feb 23, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Apr 13, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture Earthworks & Water Harvesting Course

A course by Faheemah Luqman

This very exciting course will immerse you in the theory and hands-on application of Regenerative Earthworks and Passive Water Harvesting and Management.

We will explore the interconnection between watersheds, soil, climate and seasonality, agro-forestry, agriculture and Permaculture design as it pertains to earthworks. We will apply this knowledge in the development of an earthworks plan for the Blue Paradise Farms Permaculture site, layout key portions and begin construction of on-site structures such as swales and a natural self-cleaning swimming pool, working with hand tools up to large machines.

Feb 23, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Feb 28, 2015 at 03:00 PM

Integrated Forest Gardening Workshop

A course by Daniel Halsey

Integrated Forest Gardening Workshop

Fri. & Sat, March 6(6-9PM) & 7(9AM – 4 PM)

Backyard Orchards and Woodland Harvests

Friday Night Presentation: Building a Forest Garden

Full Day Design Course: Backyard Orchards and Broad Acre Forest Gardening

Mar 06, 2015 at 06:00 PM - Mar 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture Teacher Training (Spring)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Permaculture, as an idea, has reached its prime. As courses flourish all over the world, there is a pressing need for experienced and well-trained instructors. Based on years of teaching the Permaculture curriculum, we have identified areas of training and effective methods of bringing the principles and methodologies home to students in a clear and accessible manner. Key skills and proficiencies learned in this course include: facilitation skills, transition planning, field and social research, community facilitation, working with human and cultural diversity, strategic planning, research, community consultation, governance, dealing with conflict, tutorials, mentoring and self-directed project work. This course consists of one 7-day session and independent work. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

Mar 21, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Mar 27, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Advanced Permaculture Design (Spring)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

So, you have your PDC, now what? This Advanced course is for anyone looking to study Permaculture design at a deeper level. Enhance your understanding of the Permaculture ethics and principles and practice applying them to property designs with input and guidance from experienced Permaculture consultant and designer, Wayne Weiseman. Gain the skills and confidence needed to take your Permaculture design skills beyond your own back yard. This program teaches the use of ecological landscape design language and technique using the Permaculture design process to create an ecologically balanced residence and abundant lifestyle. Forest gardening, landscape design techniques, and other topics covered in this course will insure a life-changing experience and provide enhanced skills for ecological design. We will teach you how to design property infrastructure, the built environment, work with animals and plants, and seamlessly merge all of these elements into a designed landscape of your creation. Basic drafting and technical drawing are included. This course will give you the skills and insight needed to assess, conceive and design any property. This course consists of one 7-day session and an independent design project. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

Mar 29, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Apr 04, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Natural Building Intensive

A course by Rancho Mastatal

A two week, hands on, natural building workshop in Costa Rica

Mar 31, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Apr 11, 2015 at 08:00 AM

Permaculture Design Certification Course

A course by Rancho Mastatal

Join renowned permaculture instructors Chris Shanks, Mitch Haddad, Scott Gallant and Laura Killingbeck for this annual life-changing 2-week experience. The course covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns. Utilizing Rancho Mastatal as a living classroom, the class will mix lectures and hands-on work, exploring design solutions for both temperate and tropical regions. Putting Permaculture into pracitce, the course concludes with students working in teams to create their own permaculture site design. This course is applicable to anyone with an interest in designing resilient and regenerative futures as well as professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, ecology, education, farming and community development. The whole-systems design thinking outlined in the course will give participants the tools to re-design and improve their surroundings; from gardens, farms and homes, to livelihoods, relationships and communities.

Apr 19, 2015 at 08:00 AM - May 02, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Teacher Training Retreat, Arizona

A course by Permaculture Institute

Led by Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo, two renowned permaculture diplomats and teachers, this retreat is an opportunity to polish off your teaching skills, practice public presentation methods, and become more familiar with all aspects of the curriculum covered in the Permaculture Design Course.
Particular attention is given to teaching Invisible Structures, the most complex element of the PDC and to the comprehension of the entire curriculum even when teaching selected sections.

Apr 24, 2015 at 07:00 AM - Apr 29, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Elpidohori Permaculture Design Course

A course by Hopeland Eco-community Natural Life, Sustainability, Knowledge, Unity

Doing this PDC in Elpidohori means you’ll be learning from experienced and passionate people with knowledge of all European climate zones.
Special mention will be give to water-harvesting and soil-saving techniques.
An added bonus is the location of Elpidohori which provides easy access to beautiful beaches, important historical sites -like the oldest still in operation ancient Greek theatre of Epidaurus, and possibilities to enjoy nature through trekking, mountaineering etc.

May 12, 2015 at 04:00 PM - May 23, 2015 at 08:00 AM

Permaculture Design Course Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest

A course by Koreen Brennan

In the cloud forests of Costa Rica, one of the most diverse and beautiful ecosystems in the world, experience immersive permaculture training along with classes in the ecology and culture of Costa Rica. Stay for another week to deepen your skills in cob building and other areas.

May 24, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Jun 06, 2015 at 05:00 PM

4-Day Strawbale Workshop – Build A Chicken Coop

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Come learn straw bale construction by doing it! We will be working on building a chicken coop! Learn how to build your own environmentally friendly, green, and visually attractive straw bale construction! We will be participating in classroom sessions including general straw bale information, powerpoint presentations, and discussions of the various styles of straw bale buildings. Hands-on sessions include instructor demonstrations and individually supervised hands-on practice.

MEALS! Daily free breakfast, lunch and dinner available for registered students. Camping is available for students at no additional cost in our designated camping area at Kinstone. Call for details and to reserve a space.

May 28, 2015 at 08:30 AM - May 31, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Plants in Permaculture (Spring)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This in-depth course is about all things “plant”. It is one of our most popular classes! Come and learn from plant expert and Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman, one of the authors of “Integrated Forest Gardening”. You will learn to identify trees and plants and come to an understanding of their significance in the landscape and delineate how to use plants for food, medicine and utility. The curriculum includes plant guilds, food forests, basic biology, basic botany, effects of weather on vegetation, interactions with animals, and the processes of various habitats and ecosystems (including farm ecosystems). We will observe trees and plants in their natural environment, and through observation, find methods to employ them as windbreaks, shelterbelts, habitat for animals, and companions for other plants that contribute to health and increased yields. We will learn about plant propagation, grafting, seed saving, food, medicinal and utility uses of plants and more. We will explore prairie, woodland, savanna, pasture, gardens, farm fields, and other ecosystems found at or near Kinstone. This course consists of one 5-day session. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

Jun 03, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Jun 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture Design Certificate Course + Homesteading Skills, Lama Foundation

A course by Permaculture Institute

Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate while living and learning at the Lama Foundation, the legendary intentional community that defines itself as “educational center dedicated to all spiritual paths”. Additional educational opportunities are offered, including sessions on traditional homesteading arts (these may include cheese-making, home apothecary and other), topbar beekeeping, visits to exemplary and evolving permaculture sites located nearby. Nightly campfire circles and gatherings are held at the end of the day.

Jun 13, 2015 at 07:00 AM - Jun 26, 2015 at 09:00 PM

Edible Ecosystem Design Course

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

This 7 day course explores concepts of ecological design applied specifically to the productive garden. We explain our process for designing ecosystems that include a bounty of nourishing foods, beautiful spaces and enriched bio-diversity.

The course balances theory with hands on practical activity, design exercises and hikes into the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Central Balkan mountain range.

Throughout the course you’ll be learning how to create and design, and we encourage our guests to bring their own garden plans or future projects into the course.
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This course is perfect for anyone wishing to begin a new project or wanting to get started in ecological design and what we cover during the course can be easily applied to existing gardens.

Its like a relaxation/retreat holiday where you learn to grow food, and meet loads of great people

http://www.balkep.org/edible-ecosystem-design-course-june-18th-25th-2015.html
www.balkep.org

Jun 18, 2015 at 04:00 PM - Jun 25, 2015 at 08:00 PM

3-Day Cordwood Workshop – June

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Come learn cordwood by doing it! We will be working on the in-progress Cordwood Sauna at Kinstone. If all goes well, we will finish the walls during this weekend course. We will be starting from the base on one wall so you will see how it happens from ground up. Three walls are in various states of completion and will be putting in windows (and a door!) during the workshop. Perfect for learning! Plus, there will be plenty of bottle-ends to experiment with and place into the wall in creative designs.

Jun 26, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Jun 28, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Tadelakt Plastering Course

A course by Christian Shearer

This is a four-day intensive course focused on the Moroccan plastering technique called Tadelakt. The course will be held at Higher Elevation Permaculture in Teton Valley, Idaho

Jun 27, 2015 at 07:00 AM - Jun 30, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course: Galapagos 2015

A course by Permaculture Community

You are invited to an International Permaculture Design Course in the Galapagos Islands.
During this integrative 15 day course you will learn Permaculture Design in the birthplace of Evolution.
Explore how to design with natural systems and cycles in the same wild and beautiful landscape that inspired Darwin.
The PDC is an intensive 72-hour course.
In our 15 day course, you will have theoretical and practical classes as well as a chance to tour the island. After this course you will be able to use permaculture design for your own regenerative projects.

Jul 11, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Jul 24, 2015 at 06:00 PM

2-Day Cob/Barrel Oven Workshop

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This workshop will teach you the skills needed to build an earthen oven in your own backyard. Using clay, sand and straw, we will build an oven from start to finish, exploring the entire construction process. We will also cover topics such as soil analysis for sand and clay content, variations on the oven design, how to care for and maintain the oven, as well as how to fire it up and cook in it. The use of the cob oven encourages a new way of relating to our food and the processes we use to cook and create it. The first day will include a pizza lunch cooked in a cob oven already existing at Kinstone. Daily free breakfast, lunch and dinner available for registered students. Children ages 13-17 may register with a registered adult.

Jul 18, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Jul 19, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course in the Tetons

A course by Christian Shearer

Certifited 72-hour design course taught at Higher Elevation Permaculture, in Teton Valley, Idaho.

Jul 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Aug 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course in the Tetons

A course by Christian Shearer

Certifited 72-hour design course taught at Higher Elevation Permaculture, in Teton Valley, Idaho.

Jul 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Aug 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM

3-Day Cordwood Workshop – July

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Come learn cordwood by doing it! We will be working on the Kinstone Welcome Pavilion! Learn how to build your own home, cottage or cabin with dry wood and mortar. Its economical, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, green, and visually attractive! We will be participating in classroom sessions including general cordwood information, powerpoint presentations, and discussions of the various styles of cordwood houses, as well as the various species of wood and how long to dry them. Hands-on sessions include instructor demonstrations and individually supervised hands-on practice. Students will be able to see the completed Kinstone Chapel while working on a new sauna building on the Kinstone campus.

Jul 31, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Aug 02, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Kinstone 2015 Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture principles, applications and design practices as first set out by Permaculture founder, Bill Mollison. It fulfills and exceeds the 72-hour international standard as a foundational course for Permaculture practitioners and teachers. Students earn their Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion of the full course. We offer many hands-on, experiential opportunities throughout.

Aug 05, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Aug 16, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Plants in Permaculture (Summer)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This in-depth course is about all things “plant”. It is one of our most popular classes! Come and learn from plant expert and Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman, one of the authors of “Integrated Forest Gardening”. You will learn to identify trees and plants and come to an understanding of their significance in the landscape and delineate how to use plants for food, medicine and utility. The curriculum includes plant guilds, food forests, basic biology, basic botany, effects of weather on vegetation, interactions with animals, and the processes of various habitats and ecosystems (including farm ecosystems). We will observe trees and plants in their natural environment, and through observation, find methods to employ them as windbreaks, shelterbelts, habitat for animals, and companions for other plants that contribute to health and increased yields. We will learn about plant propagation, grafting, seed saving, food, medicinal and utility uses of plants and more. We will explore prairie, woodland, savanna, pasture, gardens, farm fields, and other ecosystems found at or near Kinstone. This course consists of one 5-day session. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

Aug 26, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Aug 30, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Advanced Permaculture Design (Autumn)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

So, you have your PDC, now what? This Advanced course is for anyone looking to study Permaculture design at a deeper level. Enhance your understanding of the Permaculture ethics and principles and practice applying them to property designs with input and guidance from experienced Permaculture consultant and designer, Wayne Weiseman. Gain the skills and confidence needed to take your Permaculture design skills beyond your own back yard. This program teaches the use of ecological landscape design language and technique using the Permaculture design process to create an ecologically balanced residence and abundant lifestyle. Forest gardening, landscape design techniques, and other topics covered in this course will insure a life-changing experience and provide enhanced skills for ecological design. We will teach you how to design property infrastructure, the built environment, work with animals and plants, and seamlessly merge all of these elements into a designed landscape of your creation. Basic drafting and technical drawing are included. This course will give you the skills and insight needed to assess, conceive and design any property. This course consists of one 7-day session and an independent design project. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

Sep 12, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Sep 18, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Earthworks/Access & Circulation: Design & Build Sustainable Trails

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This in-depth course is focused on designing and building appropriate and sustainable access and circulation routes for a property. Come and learn from Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman and professional trail builder/stonemason Jarad Barkeim. You will examine the landscape, review land use goals, study principles of access and circulation, study trail building methods, examine soils, and design paths and trails on various topographies through open fields as well as wooded areas. Designs will strive to ensure that environmental impacts are kept to a minimum, maintenance requirements are kept to a minimum and the trails are user friendly. One or more designs will be selected for construction where you will apply what you have studied. You will learn basic trail building skills including use of proper grading techniques, appropriate tread materials, special structures for proper water management and erosion control, keeping trails on contour and more. We will explore prairie, woodland, savanna, pasture, gardens, farm fields, and other ecosystems found at or near Kinstone. This course consists of one 4-day session. Dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

Oct 01, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Oct 04, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture Teacher Training (Autumn)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Permaculture, as an idea, has reached its prime. As courses flourish all over the world, there is a pressing need for experienced and well-trained instructors. Based on years of teaching the Permaculture curriculum, we have identified areas of training and effective methods of bringing the principles and methodologies home to students in a clear and accessible manner. Key skills and proficiencies learned in this course include: facilitation skills, transition planning, field and social research, community facilitation, working with human and cultural diversity, strategic planning, research, community consultation, governance, dealing with conflict, tutorials, mentoring and self-directed project work. This course consists of one 7-day session and independent work. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

Oct 12, 2015 at 08:30 AM - Oct 18, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!
FruitionCenter@gmail.com
http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

  • Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00 AM -
    Feb 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • $125-$175
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • (506) 8498-6248
  • FruitionCenter@gmail.com
  • http://www.fincafruicion.com

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!
FruitionCenter@gmail.com
http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

  • San Agustin, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00 AM -
    Feb 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • $125-$175
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • (506) 8498-6248
  • FruitionCenter@gmail.com
  • http://www.fincafruicion.com

Natural Building Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

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The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!

FruitionCenter@gmail.com

http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

  • San Agustin, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Jan 30, 2015 at 08:00 AM -
    Feb 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • $125-$175
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • (506) 8498.6248
  • FruitionCenter@gmail.com
  • http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

Social Forestry

A course by Siskiyou Permaculture

Explore reconnecting with forests through ecological knowledge, use of hand tools and woods crafts, seasonal festivals and work cycles. Lots of hands-on activities.

Permaculture and Homesteading skills at Pakaraka Farm

A course by Yotam Kay

Join us for this special course, which covers the The 72 hours PDC certificate plus many hands-on practical skills. 9-20th February 2015, At Pakaraka Farm, Thames-Coromandel, New Zealand. For more details visit www.GrowingwithMotherNature.com

Curso de Diseño de Ecovillas -EDE- certificado por Gaia Education

A course by Gaia

Curso de Diseño de Ecovillas basado en el Ecovillage Design Education -EDE- currículum con certificación internacional por Gaia Education
11 al 28 de Febrero
En Ecovilla Gaia, Navarro Prov. de Bs. As.
El propósito de este curso es reforzar, capacitar, energizar y equipar a los participantes con conocimientos, habilidades y herramientas claves para crear y diseñar comunidades sustentables basadas en principios ecológicos, espirituales y sociales, tanto en el norte como en el sur, en áreas rurales como en urbanas del Planeta. Asimismo poder entrenar personas que ayuden a proteger y rediseñar las aldeas tradicionales existentes.

Investigaremos cómo implementar una comunidad sustentable a través del estudio, así como de vivencias personales y grupales, interdisciplinarias y multidimensionales.
Lo que hace a este curso único es la experiencia viva y la comprensión de la integración de los elementos visibles (físicos) e invisibles (sociales-espirituales) de las Ecovillas.

Este es un curso residencial donde el estilo de vida forma parte del programa de aprendizaje. Los participantes pueden ver e involucrarse en forma práctica en los diversos sistemas en funcionamiento, y así comprender cómo estos proveen soluciones a los desafíos diarios que se presentan. Todas estas posibilidades no pueden ofrecerse en un aula aislada del material que se propone enseñar. Además los profesores compartirán sus experiencias, desafíos y éxitos del desarrollo de sus proyectos.

Vamos a explorar juntos cómo transformar el dolor y la frustración relacionada a temas ambientales a través de acciones positivas, efectivas y compasivas. Será un viaje al futuro para cada participante, en el que compartiremos cómo a través de la vida comunitaria, se puede ofrecer un espacio de reflexión profunda sobre cómo vivir de manera cooperativa y sinérgica en una sociedad post petróleo.

  • Navarro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Feb 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM -
    Feb 28, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • 5492227552554
  • gaia@gaia.org.ar
  • http://www.gaia.org.ar

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!

FruitionCenter@gmail.com

http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

  • San Agustin, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Feb 13, 2015 at 08:00 AM -
    Feb 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • $125-$175
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • (506) 8498.6248
  • FruitionCenter@gmail.com
  • http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!

FruitionCenter@gmail.com

http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

  • San Agustin, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Feb 13, 2015 at 08:00 AM -
    Feb 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • $125-$175
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • (506) 8498.6248
  • FruitionCenter@gmail.com
  • http://fincafruicion.com/workshop

Natural Build Workshop

A course by FruitionCenter

The Fruition Center of Thriveability is currently developing it’s community center. Nestled in the mountains of San Agustin in San Isidro De En General. We are a permaculture education center offering local and international experiential learning opportunities in alternative technologies, and community living. Our workshops will include hands on classes in…
-Waddle and daub
-Mosaic and glass bottle installation
-Earthern Benches
-Plaster making and application

Dormitory and camping space available. Workshop price comes with 3 meals per day, hot showers, Wifi and access to 22 acres of a biodiverse permaculture farm offering waterfalls, river walks, and a vista overlooking the Talamanca mountain range.

Camping: $125
Dormitory: $175

Email us to register!

FruitionCenter@gmail.com

http://www.fincafruicion.com/workshop

  • San Agustin, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Feb 13, 2015 at 08:00 AM -
    Feb 15, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • $125-$175
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • (506) 8498.6248
  • FruitionCenter@gmail.com
  • http://fincafruicion.com/workshop

10th Annual Permaculture Design Course: Food Security through Biodiversity

A course by Marisha Auerbach

One of the oldest permaculture sites in Central American, Maya Mountain Research Farm is immersed in the lush biodiversity of the tropical rainforest. MMRF was transitioned from an abandoned cattle & citrus farm, 25 years ago to a thriving oasis of biodiversity and agroforestry. Stories & experiences of establishing of this perennial food system in conjunction with the teachers’ experiences will deepen your understanding of permaculture in your bioregion. Wake to the singing birds & sleep to the scents of lush tropical flowers. This beautiful off-the-grid retreat will deepen your connection with the earth and inspire you for years to come.

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM -
    Mar 06, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $1500
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • christopher.nesbitt@mmrfbz.org
  • http://www.mmrfbz.org/

Weekend Permaculture Design Course

A course by Siskiyou Permaculture

The world famous PDC introduces an array of solutions, tools & strategies for moving into a home centered, resilient way of living sustainably on the only planet we have. This nonresidential PDC is taught by renowned senior permaculturist Tom Ward (aka Tomi Hazel) with the Siskiyou Permaculture team. Highly recommended by those wishing to gain an understanding of the Southern Oregon bioregion or seeking a second PDC with deeper discussion of many topics and a facilitated design project.

Advanced Permaculture Skills Certificate

A course by Permaculture Community

Once you have done a PDC many new Permies find they then need real practical skills to become competent farmers, trainers or designers, this is what this class is all about, developing more skills in the context of permaculture and in a way that fits the permaculture ethics.

Permaculture Earthworks & Water Harvesting Course

A course by Faheemah Luqman

This very exciting course will immerse you in the theory and hands-on application of Regenerative Earthworks and Passive Water Harvesting and Management.

We will explore the interconnection between watersheds, soil, climate and seasonality, agro-forestry, agriculture and Permaculture design as it pertains to earthworks. We will apply this knowledge in the development of an earthworks plan for the Blue Paradise Farms Permaculture site, layout key portions and begin construction of on-site structures such as swales and a natural self-cleaning swimming pool, working with hand tools up to large machines.

Integrated Forest Gardening Workshop

A course by Daniel Halsey

Integrated Forest Gardening Workshop

Fri. & Sat, March 6(6-9PM) & 7(9AM – 4 PM)

Backyard Orchards and Woodland Harvests

Friday Night Presentation: Building a Forest Garden

Full Day Design Course: Backyard Orchards and Broad Acre Forest Gardening

  • 17766 Langford Blvd, Prior Lake, MN 55372, USA
  • Mar 06, 2015 at 06:00 PM -
    Mar 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $225
  • Scholarships Available
  • 612-720-5001
  • dhalsey@integra.net
  • http://southwoodscenter.com

Permaculture Teacher Training (Spring)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Permaculture, as an idea, has reached its prime. As courses flourish all over the world, there is a pressing need for experienced and well-trained instructors. Based on years of teaching the Permaculture curriculum, we have identified areas of training and effective methods of bringing the principles and methodologies home to students in a clear and accessible manner. Key skills and proficiencies learned in this course include: facilitation skills, transition planning, field and social research, community facilitation, working with human and cultural diversity, strategic planning, research, community consultation, governance, dealing with conflict, tutorials, mentoring and self-directed project work. This course consists of one 7-day session and independent work. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Mar 21, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Mar 27, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $995
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Advanced Permaculture Design (Spring)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

So, you have your PDC, now what? This Advanced course is for anyone looking to study Permaculture design at a deeper level. Enhance your understanding of the Permaculture ethics and principles and practice applying them to property designs with input and guidance from experienced Permaculture consultant and designer, Wayne Weiseman. Gain the skills and confidence needed to take your Permaculture design skills beyond your own back yard. This program teaches the use of ecological landscape design language and technique using the Permaculture design process to create an ecologically balanced residence and abundant lifestyle. Forest gardening, landscape design techniques, and other topics covered in this course will insure a life-changing experience and provide enhanced skills for ecological design. We will teach you how to design property infrastructure, the built environment, work with animals and plants, and seamlessly merge all of these elements into a designed landscape of your creation. Basic drafting and technical drawing are included. This course will give you the skills and insight needed to assess, conceive and design any property. This course consists of one 7-day session and an independent design project. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Mar 29, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Apr 04, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $995
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Natural Building Intensive

A course by Rancho Mastatal

A two week, hands on, natural building workshop in Costa Rica

Permaculture Design Certification Course

A course by Rancho Mastatal

Join renowned permaculture instructors Chris Shanks, Mitch Haddad, Scott Gallant and Laura Killingbeck for this annual life-changing 2-week experience. The course covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns. Utilizing Rancho Mastatal as a living classroom, the class will mix lectures and hands-on work, exploring design solutions for both temperate and tropical regions. Putting Permaculture into pracitce, the course concludes with students working in teams to create their own permaculture site design. This course is applicable to anyone with an interest in designing resilient and regenerative futures as well as professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, ecology, education, farming and community development. The whole-systems design thinking outlined in the course will give participants the tools to re-design and improve their surroundings; from gardens, farms and homes, to livelihoods, relationships and communities.

Permaculture Teacher Training Retreat, Arizona

A course by Permaculture Institute

Led by Scott Pittman and Larry Santoyo, two renowned permaculture diplomats and teachers, this retreat is an opportunity to polish off your teaching skills, practice public presentation methods, and become more familiar with all aspects of the curriculum covered in the Permaculture Design Course.
Particular attention is given to teaching Invisible Structures, the most complex element of the PDC and to the comprehension of the entire curriculum even when teaching selected sections.

Elpidohori Permaculture Design Course

A course by Hopeland Eco-community Natural Life, Sustainability, Knowledge, Unity

Doing this PDC in Elpidohori means you’ll be learning from experienced and passionate people with knowledge of all European climate zones.
Special mention will be give to water-harvesting and soil-saving techniques.
An added bonus is the location of Elpidohori which provides easy access to beautiful beaches, important historical sites -like the oldest still in operation ancient Greek theatre of Epidaurus, and possibilities to enjoy nature through trekking, mountaineering etc.

Permaculture Design Course Costa Rica, Monteverde Cloud Forest

A course by Koreen Brennan

In the cloud forests of Costa Rica, one of the most diverse and beautiful ecosystems in the world, experience immersive permaculture training along with classes in the ecology and culture of Costa Rica. Stay for another week to deepen your skills in cob building and other areas.

4-Day Strawbale Workshop – Build A Chicken Coop

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Come learn straw bale construction by doing it! We will be working on building a chicken coop! Learn how to build your own environmentally friendly, green, and visually attractive straw bale construction! We will be participating in classroom sessions including general straw bale information, powerpoint presentations, and discussions of the various styles of straw bale buildings. Hands-on sessions include instructor demonstrations and individually supervised hands-on practice.

MEALS! Daily free breakfast, lunch and dinner available for registered students. Camping is available for students at no additional cost in our designated camping area at Kinstone. Call for details and to reserve a space.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • May 28, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    May 31, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $450
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Plants in Permaculture (Spring)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This in-depth course is about all things “plant”. It is one of our most popular classes! Come and learn from plant expert and Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman, one of the authors of “Integrated Forest Gardening”. You will learn to identify trees and plants and come to an understanding of their significance in the landscape and delineate how to use plants for food, medicine and utility. The curriculum includes plant guilds, food forests, basic biology, basic botany, effects of weather on vegetation, interactions with animals, and the processes of various habitats and ecosystems (including farm ecosystems). We will observe trees and plants in their natural environment, and through observation, find methods to employ them as windbreaks, shelterbelts, habitat for animals, and companions for other plants that contribute to health and increased yields. We will learn about plant propagation, grafting, seed saving, food, medicinal and utility uses of plants and more. We will explore prairie, woodland, savanna, pasture, gardens, farm fields, and other ecosystems found at or near Kinstone. This course consists of one 5-day session. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Jun 03, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Jun 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $550
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Permaculture Design Certificate Course + Homesteading Skills, Lama Foundation

A course by Permaculture Institute

Earn your Permaculture Design Certificate while living and learning at the Lama Foundation, the legendary intentional community that defines itself as “educational center dedicated to all spiritual paths”. Additional educational opportunities are offered, including sessions on traditional homesteading arts (these may include cheese-making, home apothecary and other), topbar beekeeping, visits to exemplary and evolving permaculture sites located nearby. Nightly campfire circles and gatherings are held at the end of the day.

Edible Ecosystem Design Course

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

This 7 day course explores concepts of ecological design applied specifically to the productive garden. We explain our process for designing ecosystems that include a bounty of nourishing foods, beautiful spaces and enriched bio-diversity.

The course balances theory with hands on practical activity, design exercises and hikes into the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Central Balkan mountain range.

Throughout the course you’ll be learning how to create and design, and we encourage our guests to bring their own garden plans or future projects into the course.
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This course is perfect for anyone wishing to begin a new project or wanting to get started in ecological design and what we cover during the course can be easily applied to existing gardens.

Its like a relaxation/retreat holiday where you learn to grow food, and meet loads of great people

http://www.balkep.org/edible-ecosystem-design-course-june-18th-25th-2015.html
www.balkep.org

3-Day Cordwood Workshop – June

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Come learn cordwood by doing it! We will be working on the in-progress Cordwood Sauna at Kinstone. If all goes well, we will finish the walls during this weekend course. We will be starting from the base on one wall so you will see how it happens from ground up. Three walls are in various states of completion and will be putting in windows (and a door!) during the workshop. Perfect for learning! Plus, there will be plenty of bottle-ends to experiment with and place into the wall in creative designs.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Jun 26, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Jun 28, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $400
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Tadelakt Plastering Course

A course by Christian Shearer

This is a four-day intensive course focused on the Moroccan plastering technique called Tadelakt. The course will be held at Higher Elevation Permaculture in Teton Valley, Idaho

Permaculture Design Course: Galapagos 2015

A course by Permaculture Community

You are invited to an International Permaculture Design Course in the Galapagos Islands.
During this integrative 15 day course you will learn Permaculture Design in the birthplace of Evolution.
Explore how to design with natural systems and cycles in the same wild and beautiful landscape that inspired Darwin.
The PDC is an intensive 72-hour course.
In our 15 day course, you will have theoretical and practical classes as well as a chance to tour the island. After this course you will be able to use permaculture design for your own regenerative projects.

2-Day Cob/Barrel Oven Workshop

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This workshop will teach you the skills needed to build an earthen oven in your own backyard. Using clay, sand and straw, we will build an oven from start to finish, exploring the entire construction process. We will also cover topics such as soil analysis for sand and clay content, variations on the oven design, how to care for and maintain the oven, as well as how to fire it up and cook in it. The use of the cob oven encourages a new way of relating to our food and the processes we use to cook and create it. The first day will include a pizza lunch cooked in a cob oven already existing at Kinstone. Daily free breakfast, lunch and dinner available for registered students. Children ages 13-17 may register with a registered adult.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Jul 18, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Jul 19, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $250
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Permaculture Design Course in the Tetons

A course by Christian Shearer

Certifited 72-hour design course taught at Higher Elevation Permaculture, in Teton Valley, Idaho.

  • 1899 S 1750 E, Driggs, ID 83422, USA
  • Jul 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM -
    Aug 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • $795
  • Scholarships Available
  • Christianshearer1@gmail.com
  • http://www.highere.org

Permaculture Design Course in the Tetons

A course by Christian Shearer

Certifited 72-hour design course taught at Higher Elevation Permaculture, in Teton Valley, Idaho.

  • 1899 S 1750 E, Driggs, ID 83422, USA
  • Jul 26, 2015 at 08:00 AM -
    Aug 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • $795
  • Scholarships Available
  • Christianshearer1@gmail.com
  • http://www.highere.org

3-Day Cordwood Workshop – July

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Come learn cordwood by doing it! We will be working on the Kinstone Welcome Pavilion! Learn how to build your own home, cottage or cabin with dry wood and mortar. Its economical, energy efficient, environmentally friendly, green, and visually attractive! We will be participating in classroom sessions including general cordwood information, powerpoint presentations, and discussions of the various styles of cordwood houses, as well as the various species of wood and how long to dry them. Hands-on sessions include instructor demonstrations and individually supervised hands-on practice. Students will be able to see the completed Kinstone Chapel while working on a new sauna building on the Kinstone campus.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Jul 31, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Aug 02, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $400
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Kinstone 2015 Permaculture Design Course (PDC)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture principles, applications and design practices as first set out by Permaculture founder, Bill Mollison. It fulfills and exceeds the 72-hour international standard as a foundational course for Permaculture practitioners and teachers. Students earn their Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion of the full course. We offer many hands-on, experiential opportunities throughout.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Aug 05, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Aug 16, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $1380
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Plants in Permaculture (Summer)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This in-depth course is about all things “plant”. It is one of our most popular classes! Come and learn from plant expert and Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman, one of the authors of “Integrated Forest Gardening”. You will learn to identify trees and plants and come to an understanding of their significance in the landscape and delineate how to use plants for food, medicine and utility. The curriculum includes plant guilds, food forests, basic biology, basic botany, effects of weather on vegetation, interactions with animals, and the processes of various habitats and ecosystems (including farm ecosystems). We will observe trees and plants in their natural environment, and through observation, find methods to employ them as windbreaks, shelterbelts, habitat for animals, and companions for other plants that contribute to health and increased yields. We will learn about plant propagation, grafting, seed saving, food, medicinal and utility uses of plants and more. We will explore prairie, woodland, savanna, pasture, gardens, farm fields, and other ecosystems found at or near Kinstone. This course consists of one 5-day session. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Aug 26, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Aug 30, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $550
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Advanced Permaculture Design (Autumn)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

So, you have your PDC, now what? This Advanced course is for anyone looking to study Permaculture design at a deeper level. Enhance your understanding of the Permaculture ethics and principles and practice applying them to property designs with input and guidance from experienced Permaculture consultant and designer, Wayne Weiseman. Gain the skills and confidence needed to take your Permaculture design skills beyond your own back yard. This program teaches the use of ecological landscape design language and technique using the Permaculture design process to create an ecologically balanced residence and abundant lifestyle. Forest gardening, landscape design techniques, and other topics covered in this course will insure a life-changing experience and provide enhanced skills for ecological design. We will teach you how to design property infrastructure, the built environment, work with animals and plants, and seamlessly merge all of these elements into a designed landscape of your creation. Basic drafting and technical drawing are included. This course will give you the skills and insight needed to assess, conceive and design any property. This course consists of one 7-day session and an independent design project. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Sep 12, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Sep 18, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $995
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Earthworks/Access & Circulation: Design & Build Sustainable Trails

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

This in-depth course is focused on designing and building appropriate and sustainable access and circulation routes for a property. Come and learn from Permaculture designer Wayne Weiseman and professional trail builder/stonemason Jarad Barkeim. You will examine the landscape, review land use goals, study principles of access and circulation, study trail building methods, examine soils, and design paths and trails on various topographies through open fields as well as wooded areas. Designs will strive to ensure that environmental impacts are kept to a minimum, maintenance requirements are kept to a minimum and the trails are user friendly. One or more designs will be selected for construction where you will apply what you have studied. You will learn basic trail building skills including use of proper grading techniques, appropriate tread materials, special structures for proper water management and erosion control, keeping trails on contour and more. We will explore prairie, woodland, savanna, pasture, gardens, farm fields, and other ecosystems found at or near Kinstone. This course consists of one 4-day session. Dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Oct 01, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Oct 04, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $500
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com

Permaculture Teacher Training (Autumn)

A course by Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture

Permaculture, as an idea, has reached its prime. As courses flourish all over the world, there is a pressing need for experienced and well-trained instructors. Based on years of teaching the Permaculture curriculum, we have identified areas of training and effective methods of bringing the principles and methodologies home to students in a clear and accessible manner. Key skills and proficiencies learned in this course include: facilitation skills, transition planning, field and social research, community facilitation, working with human and cultural diversity, strategic planning, research, community consultation, governance, dealing with conflict, tutorials, mentoring and self-directed project work. This course consists of one 7-day session and independent work. Students taking this course must already have their Permaculture Design Certificate. Please dress for the weather (wear layers!) and bring boots and a raincoat.

  • S3439 Cole Bluff Lane, Fountain City, WI 54629, United States
  • Oct 12, 2015 at 08:30 AM -
    Oct 18, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $995
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 608-687-3332
  • info@kinstonecircle.com
  • http://www.kinstonecircle.com