Subject: Sustainable Living & Permaculture Apprenticeship in Southern Utah!
Glad to let you know that True Nature Farm is now offering a 6-month immersion program in Sustainable Living, Permaculture Design, Wilderness self-reliance & Community living! Yes, we're excited about this program SO MUCH!
Sustainable Living Apprenticeship 6-month hands-on immersion program April 1 - September 30, 2012
Join us on for an entire season of learning hands-on sustainable living skills! True Nature Farm’s Apprenticeship is a unique program designed to create a hands-on wholistic experience of sustainable living, weaving together primitive, traditional and modern skills.
Participants spend 6 months camping on the land, living close to the elements, immersed in the natural world and working closely with it.
Some of the Topics covered in the Apprenticeship:
☼ Permaculture - From Design to Practice: Learn the theory, ethics & principals of Permaculture and then apply them on a farm-wide scale. We will be learning and implementing the various concepts of Permaculture, including Personal Sustainability, Natural Building, Farming, and Land Stewardship. *The Apprenticeship includes a 14-day Permaculture Design Certification Course. ( http://www.truenaturefarm.org/permaculture-design-certification.html )
☼ Natural Farming & Organic Gardening: Sustainable food production systems - design, construction, tending & harvesting (Food Forest, Kitchen Garden, Grain Fields, Animal Husbandry, Rainwater Harvesting, Composting systems and more). Be a part of the entire process - from seed-planting to seed-saving.
☼ Traditional Living skills: Primitive Technology, Wilderness Survival, Homesteading, and other Simple-Living skills. While we live in a modern world, there is much we can learn from the past thousands of years of human experience. By using viable practices, appropriate technologies and simple, natural solutions that have proved to be sustainable for millennia, we can bring about the balance between the old and new, the traditional and modern.
☼ Natural Building: Design, Techniques, & Hands-On Practice. Participants will be learning the basics of working with wood, cob, straw-clay and other natural materials, taking on natural building projects and seeing them through from design to completion.
☼ Personal Sustainability: Be the change you want to see in the world! Conscious Community Living, Group Council, Nature Awareness, Dream-Tracking, and more…
Location: Our farm is located near Boulder, Utah, surrounded by nearly four-million acres of pristine wilderness (and a few other farms). This little town (population 200) is the home of ranchers, farmers, artists, and nature enthusiasts who were drawn to this remote area by the beauty and serenity of the pristine wilderness. We are surrounded by breath-taking and diverse landscapes. From the green lush forests of Boulder Mountain to the Slickrock slot canyons of the arid desert, it is all within a walking (or horseback riding) distance. We are close to some of the most beautiful National Parks in the world, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. Our home playground is Dixie National Forest and Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument. The farm is off the grid (solar powered), and currently has a straw-bale home, a yurt, barn, a few wall tents and corrals. It is located on 100 acres of pastures, oak grove and pinion-juniper forest, with 2 running stream (one of them year-round) and bordering the Dixie national forest. The nearest town,Boulder, is about 15 minutes away and has coffee shops / restaurants, live music venues and a lively community.