Course-Permaculture Design


Building Foundations, Staying Connected

with Siskiyou Permaculture, Main Instructor Tom Ward

joined by Siskiyou Permaculture staff Karen Taylor and Melanie Mindlin plus guest instructors TBA.

2018 DATES:
February 10-11        March 24-25
February 24-25        April 7-8               
March 10-11             April 21-22          
Course Price for 2018 $725, early registration until January 17th is $625.

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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.  Participants will learn to apply regenerative permaculture principles and patterns to design an integrated homestead, energy and water systems, animals, gardens, appropriate technology, forestry and healthy communities.  You will gather practical skills and learn about whole systems design principles for living in ecological balance with the earth.  We consider methods for creating persistence, resilience and re-indigenation with a culture of celebration.

This is the full certificate course covering the permaculture curriculum set out by Bill Mollison, along with lots of local knowledge and applications.  In addition to the weekend class time, there will be homework as well as a couple of optional field trips scheduled on non-class weekends.

Tom Ward has taught dozens of permaculture design courses, permaculture teachers' training and advanced courses in Southern Oregon and Northern California over the last 30 years.  He is the author of Greenward Ho! Herbal Home Remedies: An Ecological Approach to Sustainable Health.  Tom advises local farms and has a social forestry project in the Little Applegate Valley where he is demonstrating natural building, fuel hazard materials utilization, multiple products woods-crafting, wildlife enhancement and desert forest water management.   More about our instructors.

Camping is available at the Jackson Wellsprings site for those coming from a distance.  I believe it costs $25 and includes use of the lovely sauna, hot tub facility.  Call Jackson Wellsprings for full information.

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Cancellation Policy:
Until January 10, 2018, fee is refundable less $100 cancellation fee. After January 10, the fee is nonrefundable unless the course fills and we sell your spot. There will still be a $100 cancellation fee.

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