Immersion and practice in one of the most sophisticated and beautiful permaculture sites in North America coupled with our larger farm scale permaculture site, to compare and contrast permaculture on differering scales, goals and time frames.
Learning immersed in established systems
The foundation, resources and expertise of a professional landscape architectural firm - Whole Systems Design, LLC.
Incomparable Vermont mountains in high summer: swimming, sunshine, serenity and fresh local food.
Local meals of the highest quality.
Spring water from the land for drinking
A team of top notch facilitators including Ben Falk and Cornelius Murphy of Whole Systems Design, LLC, Erica Koch, N.D., Mark Krawczyk of Keyline Vermont, Erik, Schellenberg, Dr. Lee Reich and others.
An evolved, skills-based permaculture curriculum focused on resiliency and regeneration.
Join us in developing new solutions to unprecedented challenges.
This course applies the core Permaculture Design curriculum including applications of Permaculture in a range of settings and strategies for meeting human needs via mutually-benefical participation in our ecosystems. Lectures and hands-on work will also explore: bioregional strategies, ecological history of the northern forest bioregion, energy and nutrient cycling, watershed health, gravity-fed water systems, tree crop care, agroforestry, mushroom inoculation and management, rapid soil building and more. The course will conclude with students doing their own group Permaculture site design.
What skills will I be exposed to? We practice the following techniques and tool uses in this course in addition to others.
Design process in the context of a professional landscape architectural firm and practicing designers
Medicine production and making from our in-house naturopathic doctor and herbalist
Mushroom log inoculation (shiitake) on site
Blade sharpening: scythes, knives, sickles, axes Scything/pasture and yard management with scythes
Putting up and processing foods and medicines via various methods
Waterworks for home and farms
Many other rural living and farm/homesteading techniques simply by living on the active farm site for the duration
Students are encouraged to bring tools to practice with and skills with which to share in the group. There will be ample time for group skill sharing as past courses were filled with experts in various disciplines relating to permaculture.
Large Regenerative Systems
Permaculture Design Course - PDC 72hr
A $350 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration to hold your place in the course and the course is very likely to fill before spring of 2017. The remaining balance, due in cash or check, is due six (6) weeks prior to course date for the late course fee, and it is due 12 (twelve) weeks before for the early bird course fee.
This course offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain hands-on applied permaculture skills immersed in one of North America's most diverse and intensive permaculture research sites now in its 2nd decade, along with our 2nd site where we are establishing our approaches learned over a decade at the first site, to the commercial permaculture farm scale.
Whole Systems Design
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Food, Stay & Internet
Bedrooms are available for a hostel fee on site - inquire about this option.
wifi - Email/FB only (weak signal)
Mixed with Veggie Options
NO unusual dietary needs aside from vegetarian/vegan/diabetic/GF are catered to in this course. If you have extreme dietary needs this is not the course for you.
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