True Nature Farm's 14-day hands-on intensive Permaculture Design Certification covers over 90 hours of practical experience and theoretical knowledge in natural farming, sustainable technologies, natural building and fostering a healthy community.
You will learn to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy.
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE? Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology and sustainability principles, used to create resource efficient and productive human environments, and reduce our footprint on the earth.
Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature that provide diversity, stability, and resilience. These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs.
Permaculture uses both modern and traditional technologies & pragmatic solutions to meet today's challenges with a positive outlook, focusing on the solution rather than on the problem.
COURSE TOPICS: ~ Small-Scale Food Production - Garden, Grains, Animals ~ Composting & Natural Fertilizers ~ Rain-Water Harvesting ~ Natural Building & Passive Solar Heating ~ Earthworks - Dams, Swales & Gabions ~ Integrated Pest Management ~ Appropriate Technologies ~ Keyline Design - Farming on Contour ~ Beekeeping ~ Saving the Harvest & Seed Saving ~ Greywater Systems ~ Compost Toilet Systems ~ Watershed Restoration ~ Nature Awareness ~ Natural, Wholesome Nutrition ~ Tree Planting ~ Community Building ~ Bio-Engineering ~ Pastured Poultry ~ Bread Baking in a Home-Made Cob Oven ~ Alternative Economics ~AND MORE!
COST: We offer a sliding scale tuition: $695 to $1,195 if paid by December 1, 2011 $795 to $1,195 if paid by March 1, 2012 $895 to $1,195 thereafter Cost includes instruction, organic vegetarian meals, and camping.
WHY IS OUR TUITION SO LOW? As non-profit organization, we believe that our Permaculture Design Courseshould be offered at a cost that is affordable to as many people as possible, while maintaining the highest standards of quality instruction, healthy organic meals, and a natural setting. We offer the course on a sliding scale basis to allow you to choose how much you are able / interested in paying for the course, so it is entirely up to you to decide how much within the range you will pay in exchange for the knowledge and experience we offer.