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

Weekend Introduction to Cob on Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) plus 5-Day Work Trade for Room and Board

A course by Claudine Desiree

We will learn the basics of cob (soil analysis, testing, cob mixing, building) and build two walls to finish a small studio structure that is already built. Lecture/Hands on over the weekend and then 6 hour workdays M-F. We will use local materials (of course) and experiment.

Mar 06, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Mar 13, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course at Kashi Ashram

A course by Soo Se Cho

March 16-27, 2015

Mar 16, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Mar 27, 2015 at 05:00 AM

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

Permaculture Design Course Addo Eastern Cape

A course by Permaculture Community

Are you at a cross roads in your life and looking for a way of aligning your future plans whether it is your career, home life or wanting to get involved in the
community ,come and join us at our Brand New Site in Addo, Eastern Cape to
embrace Permaculture principles inspired by internationally qualified facilitators.

We have multiple sites designed and working according to the Permaculture Design system from community gardens ,Restaurant gardens , home gardens , Super Adobe Domes ,food forests , swales all live and thriving.

Course Topics will include
Ethics of Sustainability, Principles of Permaculture, Creation of soils
Pattern & design. (Zoning and Sectors), Mapping, Water management,
Year Round Food security, Optimal animal husbandry Food forests,
Alternative energy, Eco building Designs, Community Economics,
Business modelling for the future

Mar 22, 2015 at 06:00 AM - Apr 03, 2015 at 01:00 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

Nepal Permaculture Adventure

A course by Permaculture Community

So what does a Permaculture Adventure in Nepal entail?

Trek through some of the most prized paths in the Himalayas
Experience simple village life and culture
Learn the art of Permaculture and the tried-and-true native Nepalese methods of living harmoniously with the land
Enjoy natural wonders of the Himalayas such as hot-springs, caves, waterfalls, temples, and more…
Be a part of a global-community which is BEING the change!

Apr 01, 2015 at 06:00 AM - Apr 18, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course

A course by Permaculture Community

Empower yourself and learn how to become self-sufficient in any situation. The Permaculture Design Course teaches essential skills to meet the challenges of a world beset with climate change, economic meltdown and diminishing natural resources. Learn to design regenerative human living environments that will provide for your every need in a way that benefits everything and everyone around you… A Permaculture Design Course will change your life and set you on a pathway towards health, abundance, personal freedom and economic well-being without compromising the earth or your ethics.

Apr 06, 2015 at 06:00 AM - Apr 20, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course

A course by Permaculture Community

Empower yourself and learn how to become self-sufficient in any situation. The Permaculture Design Course teaches essential skills to meet the challenges of a world beset with climate change, economic meltdown and diminishing natural resources. Learn to design regenerative human living environments that will provide for your every need in a way that benefits everything and everyone around you… A Permaculture Design Course will change your life and set you on a pathway towards health, abundance, personal freedom and economic well-being without compromising the earth or your ethics.

Apr 06, 2015 at 06:00 AM - Apr 20, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course

A course by Permaculture Community

Empower yourself and learn how to become self-sufficient in any situation. The Permaculture Design Course teaches essential skills to meet the challenges of a world beset with climate change, economic meltdown and diminishing natural resources. Learn to design regenerative human living environments that will provide for your every need in a way that benefits everything and everyone around you… A Permaculture Design Course will change your life and set you on a pathway towards health, abundance, personal freedom and economic well-being without compromising the earth or your ethics.

Apr 06, 2015 at 06:00 AM - Apr 20, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

A course by Permaculture Community

At Rak Tamachat we don’t believe in rushing anything and especially a life changing event like your PDC. We believe that a three week Permaculture design course offers much more relaxed atmosphere to take in Permaculture in all its abundance. At Rak Tamachat we use the weekends to work on our personal projects of interest, work in the garden, visit local attractions or just read a book and relax. It also gives students an opportunity to rest their minds and reflect on what they are learning, travel or explore the local village and surrounding countryside or join us practicing Permaculture and truly living the Permaculture lifestyle. It takes time to shake of the shackles of society and see the real reality.

Apr 07, 2015 at 06:00 AM - Apr 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

A course by Permaculture Community

At Rak Tamachat we don’t believe in rushing anything and especially a life changing event like your PDC. We believe that a three week Permaculture design course offers much more relaxed atmosphere to take in Permaculture in all its abundance. At Rak Tamachat we use the weekends to work on our personal projects of interest, work in the garden, visit local attractions or just read a book and relax. It also gives students an opportunity to rest their minds and reflect on what they are learning, travel or explore the local village and surrounding countryside or join us practicing Permaculture and truly living the Permaculture lifestyle. It takes time to shake of the shackles of society and see the real reality.

Apr 07, 2015 at 06:00 AM - Apr 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM

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

The Art and Practice of Live Culture Fermentation

A course by Laura Killingbeck

A three day intensive in live culture fermentation.

May 05, 2015 at 09:00 AM - May 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Conscious Permaculture – Shifting from Surviving to Thriving

A course by Robert

Join for the full three-week retreat or just to one or more of the weekends to gain experience and knowledge on consciousness and permaculture in the magical Apennines of Northern Italy

May 08, 2015 at 04:00 PM - May 31, 2015 at 04:00 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

Full-Time Permaculture Design Certificate in Yucatan, Mexico

A course by P3 Permaculture

The PDC course follows the internationally recognized curriculum provided by Bill Mollison. During this course, we will observe and follow the natural principles that drive ecological systems. We will learn how to integrate these principles in designing our lives, our homes and our communities. We focus on community and social development by sponsoring locals and farmers alike.

Upon completion of this course you will attain a Permaculture Design Certification. This certification will permit you to pursue a Permaculture Diploma and give you the fundamentals to begin integrating the Permaculture principles into your career, life or new enterprise.

This course is offered during a two-week practical training in Mexico, by P3 Permaculture.

P3 Permaculture is a social enterprise with a mission to design, share and grow, appropriate ecological solutions that profit the planet and its inhabitants. Our vision is: Accessible Permaculture.

P3 Permaculture is based in Montreal, Canada.

May 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM - May 31, 2015 at 05:00 PM

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

Vegan Permaculture Design Course

A course by Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary

We are offering a full PDC with Graham Burnett and William Faith along with a 3 day Restoration Agriculture class with Mark Shepard

Jun 20, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Jul 05, 2015 at 05:00 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

A Living Soils Workshop with Paul Taylor

A course by The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali

A 5 day intensive courses on permaculture gardens made easy. You will learn how to take an integrated approach to soil fertility that will help reduce costly inputs to your garden and improve the fertility of the soil leading to higher yields. This course will include both lectures that demystify the science of soil fertility and microbiology and hands-on workshops that teach you how to make good compost, brew liquid fertilizer, and prepare probiotic compost-tea.

Jun 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM - Jul 01, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Ecological Literacy Immersion Program

A course by Laura Weiland

Participants earn a Permaculture Design Certificate in this 4 week intensive program led by an experienced team of teachers from a variety of disciplines including regenerative designers, agroforestry and agroecology experts, biodynamic practitioners, ecological engineers, nature awareness specialists, herbalists, botanists and others.

Jul 05, 2015 at 07:00 PM - Jul 31, 2015 at 12:00 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

Zomercursus Permacultuur Ontwerp

A course by Fransjan de Waard

Het volledige programma voor n certificaat, volgens t oorspronkelijke format, met een extra excursiedag in de regio.

Full certificate program (in Dutch!) plus an extra excursion day in the region.

Jul 12, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Jul 23, 2015 at 11:30 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

2015 Chicago Permaculture Design Certificate Course

A course by William Faith

The internationally-recognized, 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course yields the Permaculture Design Certificate. The course serves as an introduction to permaculture design as developed by concept co-creator Bill Mollison, which opens the door to further practice, work and advanced education.

Jul 24, 2015 at 07:00 AM - Sep 28, 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

Permaculture Design Course with Penny Livingston Starke

A course by The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali

Come to the beautiful island of Bali to study Permaculture Design. Learn practical principles and strategies to live in balance with the natural world. Redesign your life and join a growing movement of thousands of people worldwide dedicated to fostering positive ecologically based solutions of how we provide for ourselves and the environment. Learn skills and develop a powerful vision to design a future that you want to live into.

Aug 07, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Aug 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Introduction to Permaculture with Penny Livingston Starke

A course by The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali

A two-day Introduction to Permaculture course with Penny Livingston- Stark. During this weekend workshop you will learn the basics of permaculture design to get you started on your permaculture journey. The course will take you through the principles of permaculture and will include both theory and hands on activities. Over the weekend you will gain practical skills and knowledge to help you create resilience, efficiency and abundance in your homes and communities.

Aug 08, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Aug 09, 2015 at 05:30 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

FULL PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE (PDC) IN KOLI NATIONAL PARK, FINLAND WITH GEORGE SOBOL

A course by Elontila

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is an internationally-recognized, 72–hour full design course resulting in a permaculture design certificate.

Aug 30, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Sep 11, 2015 at 04:00 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

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

Weekend Introduction to Cob on Fuerteventura (Canary Islands) plus 5-Day Work Trade for Room and Board

A course by Claudine Desiree

We will learn the basics of cob (soil analysis, testing, cob mixing, building) and build two walls to finish a small studio structure that is already built. Lecture/Hands on over the weekend and then 6 hour workdays M-F. We will use local materials (of course) and experiment.

  • Camino los Estancos, 35612 Puerto del Rosario, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Mar 06, 2015 at 09:00 AM -
    Mar 13, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $135
  • 209 813 4117
  • claudinedesiree@gmail.com
  • http://www.cruzincob.com
  • 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian, FL 32958, United States
  • Mar 16, 2015 at 09:00 AM -
    Mar 27, 2015 at 05:00 AM
  • $1300
  • 7729135946
  • sustainablekashi@gmail.com
  • http://www.sustainablekashi.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

Permaculture Design Course Addo Eastern Cape

A course by Permaculture Community

Are you at a cross roads in your life and looking for a way of aligning your future plans whether it is your career, home life or wanting to get involved in the
community ,come and join us at our Brand New Site in Addo, Eastern Cape to
embrace Permaculture principles inspired by internationally qualified facilitators.

We have multiple sites designed and working according to the Permaculture Design system from community gardens ,Restaurant gardens , home gardens , Super Adobe Domes ,food forests , swales all live and thriving.

Course Topics will include
Ethics of Sustainability, Principles of Permaculture, Creation of soils
Pattern & design. (Zoning and Sectors), Mapping, Water management,
Year Round Food security, Optimal animal husbandry Food forests,
Alternative energy, Eco building Designs, Community Economics,
Business modelling for the future

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

Nepal Permaculture Adventure

A course by Permaculture Community

So what does a Permaculture Adventure in Nepal entail?

Trek through some of the most prized paths in the Himalayas
Experience simple village life and culture
Learn the art of Permaculture and the tried-and-true native Nepalese methods of living harmoniously with the land
Enjoy natural wonders of the Himalayas such as hot-springs, caves, waterfalls, temples, and more…
Be a part of a global-community which is BEING the change!

Permaculture Design Course

A course by Permaculture Community

Empower yourself and learn how to become self-sufficient in any situation. The Permaculture Design Course teaches essential skills to meet the challenges of a world beset with climate change, economic meltdown and diminishing natural resources. Learn to design regenerative human living environments that will provide for your every need in a way that benefits everything and everyone around you… A Permaculture Design Course will change your life and set you on a pathway towards health, abundance, personal freedom and economic well-being without compromising the earth or your ethics.

  • Berg-En-Dal, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Apr 06, 2015 at 06:00 AM -
    Apr 20, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • $652.580
  • (028)5511678
  • permaculture.education.africa@gmail.com
  • http://berg-en-dal.co.za

Permaculture Design Course

A course by Permaculture Community

Empower yourself and learn how to become self-sufficient in any situation. The Permaculture Design Course teaches essential skills to meet the challenges of a world beset with climate change, economic meltdown and diminishing natural resources. Learn to design regenerative human living environments that will provide for your every need in a way that benefits everything and everyone around you… A Permaculture Design Course will change your life and set you on a pathway towards health, abundance, personal freedom and economic well-being without compromising the earth or your ethics.

  • Berg-En-Dal, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Apr 06, 2015 at 06:00 AM -
    Apr 20, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • $652.58
  • (028)5511678
  • permaculture.education.africa@gmail.com
  • http://berg-en-dal.co.za

Permaculture Design Course

A course by Permaculture Community

Empower yourself and learn how to become self-sufficient in any situation. The Permaculture Design Course teaches essential skills to meet the challenges of a world beset with climate change, economic meltdown and diminishing natural resources. Learn to design regenerative human living environments that will provide for your every need in a way that benefits everything and everyone around you… A Permaculture Design Course will change your life and set you on a pathway towards health, abundance, personal freedom and economic well-being without compromising the earth or your ethics.

  • Berg-En-Dal, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Apr 06, 2015 at 06:00 AM -
    Apr 20, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • $652.58
  • (028)5511678
  • permaculture.education.africa@gmail.com
  • http://berg-en-dal.co.za

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

A course by Permaculture Community

At Rak Tamachat we don’t believe in rushing anything and especially a life changing event like your PDC. We believe that a three week Permaculture design course offers much more relaxed atmosphere to take in Permaculture in all its abundance. At Rak Tamachat we use the weekends to work on our personal projects of interest, work in the garden, visit local attractions or just read a book and relax. It also gives students an opportunity to rest their minds and reflect on what they are learning, travel or explore the local village and surrounding countryside or join us practicing Permaculture and truly living the Permaculture lifestyle. It takes time to shake of the shackles of society and see the real reality.

  • Si Khiu, Sikhio, Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30140, Thailand
  • Apr 07, 2015 at 06:00 AM -
    Apr 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • $650
  • +66(0)862495983
  • visitors@raktamachat.org
  • http://raktamachat.org

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course

A course by Permaculture Community

At Rak Tamachat we don’t believe in rushing anything and especially a life changing event like your PDC. We believe that a three week Permaculture design course offers much more relaxed atmosphere to take in Permaculture in all its abundance. At Rak Tamachat we use the weekends to work on our personal projects of interest, work in the garden, visit local attractions or just read a book and relax. It also gives students an opportunity to rest their minds and reflect on what they are learning, travel or explore the local village and surrounding countryside or join us practicing Permaculture and truly living the Permaculture lifestyle. It takes time to shake of the shackles of society and see the real reality.

  • Si Khiu, Sikhio, Sikhio District, Nakhon Ratchasima 30140, Thailand
  • Apr 07, 2015 at 06:00 AM -
    Apr 23, 2015 at 06:00 PM
  • $650
  • +66(0)862495983
  • visitors@raktamachat.org
  • http://raktamachat.org

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.

The Art and Practice of Live Culture Fermentation

A course by Laura Killingbeck

A three day intensive in live culture fermentation.

Conscious Permaculture – Shifting from Surviving to Thriving

A course by Robert

Join for the full three-week retreat or just to one or more of the weekends to gain experience and knowledge on consciousness and permaculture in the magical Apennines of Northern Italy

  • 41059 Zocca MO, Italy
  • May 08, 2015 at 04:00 PM -
    May 31, 2015 at 04:00 PM
  • $1306-$1584
  • 393425455718
  • canovacreative@gmail.com
  • http://www.canovacreative.com

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.

Full-Time Permaculture Design Certificate in Yucatan, Mexico

A course by P3 Permaculture

The PDC course follows the internationally recognized curriculum provided by Bill Mollison. During this course, we will observe and follow the natural principles that drive ecological systems. We will learn how to integrate these principles in designing our lives, our homes and our communities. We focus on community and social development by sponsoring locals and farmers alike.

Upon completion of this course you will attain a Permaculture Design Certification. This certification will permit you to pursue a Permaculture Diploma and give you the fundamentals to begin integrating the Permaculture principles into your career, life or new enterprise.

This course is offered during a two-week practical training in Mexico, by P3 Permaculture.

P3 Permaculture is a social enterprise with a mission to design, share and grow, appropriate ecological solutions that profit the planet and its inhabitants. Our vision is: Accessible Permaculture.

P3 Permaculture is based in Montreal, Canada.

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

Vegan Permaculture Design Course

A course by Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary

We are offering a full PDC with Graham Burnett and William Faith along with a 3 day Restoration Agriculture class with Mark Shepard

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

A Living Soils Workshop with Paul Taylor

A course by The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali

A 5 day intensive courses on permaculture gardens made easy. You will learn how to take an integrated approach to soil fertility that will help reduce costly inputs to your garden and improve the fertility of the soil leading to higher yields. This course will include both lectures that demystify the science of soil fertility and microbiology and hands-on workshops that teach you how to make good compost, brew liquid fertilizer, and prepare probiotic compost-tea.

Ecological Literacy Immersion Program

A course by Laura Weiland

Participants earn a Permaculture Design Certificate in this 4 week intensive program led by an experienced team of teachers from a variety of disciplines including regenerative designers, agroforestry and agroecology experts, biodynamic practitioners, ecological engineers, nature awareness specialists, herbalists, botanists and others.

  • 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, USA
  • Jul 05, 2015 at 07:00 PM -
    Jul 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM
  • $2475
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • 845-266-4444 x377
  • lauraw@eomega.org
  • http://www.eomega.org/ELIP

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.

Zomercursus Permacultuur Ontwerp

A course by Fransjan de Waard

Het volledige programma voor n certificaat, volgens t oorspronkelijke format, met een extra excursiedag in de regio.

Full certificate program (in Dutch!) plus an extra excursion day in the region.

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

2015 Chicago Permaculture Design Certificate Course

A course by William Faith

The internationally-recognized, 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course yields the Permaculture Design Certificate. The course serves as an introduction to permaculture design as developed by concept co-creator Bill Mollison, which opens the door to further practice, work and advanced education.

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

Permaculture Design Course with Penny Livingston Starke

A course by The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali

Come to the beautiful island of Bali to study Permaculture Design. Learn practical principles and strategies to live in balance with the natural world. Redesign your life and join a growing movement of thousands of people worldwide dedicated to fostering positive ecologically based solutions of how we provide for ourselves and the environment. Learn skills and develop a powerful vision to design a future that you want to live into.

  • Aug 07, 2015 at 12:00 PM -
    Aug 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM
  • $1348.95-$1560.00
  • Scholarships Available
  • maria@kulkulfarm.com
  • http://www.kulkulfarm.com

Introduction to Permaculture with Penny Livingston Starke

A course by The Kul Kul Farm at Green School Bali

A two-day Introduction to Permaculture course with Penny Livingston- Stark. During this weekend workshop you will learn the basics of permaculture design to get you started on your permaculture journey. The course will take you through the principles of permaculture and will include both theory and hands on activities. Over the weekend you will gain practical skills and knowledge to help you create resilience, efficiency and abundance in your homes and communities.

  • Aug 08, 2015 at 09:00 AM -
    Aug 09, 2015 at 05:30 PM
  • $100-$155
  • Scholarships Available
  • maria@kulkulfarm.com
  • http://www.kulkulfarm.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

FULL PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE (PDC) IN KOLI NATIONAL PARK, FINLAND WITH GEORGE SOBOL

A course by Elontila

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is an internationally-recognized, 72–hour full design course resulting in a permaculture design certificate.

  • Kolin kansallispuisto, Ylä-kolintie 12, 83960 Lieksa, Suomi
  • Aug 30, 2015 at 09:00 AM -
    Sep 11, 2015 at 04:00 PM
  • $1000
  • +358 (0)45-8797999
  • et@elontila.fi
  • http://www.elontila.fi

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