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Intro To Permaculture Course in Central Ontario

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Location: ZONE 5a Lindsay Ontario Canada
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If you are interested in learning how to live sustainably and beyond, if you'd like to learn environmentally friendly ways of providing for your own basic needs, if you're thinking about taking a permaculture design course but are undecided...Then this is the course for you!

Our two day course will cover:

The Permaculture Ethics and Principles

Observation skills building/Site analysis for both urban and rural environments

Design methods-Including a group design project, how to apply these techniques to your situation

Practical examples of permaculture

Forest gardening basics

Plant walk- Forest garden tour, plant identification, polyculture and guild examples

No-tillage, minimum tillage, and minimum/no irrigation techniques

Off-grid power generation, passively heated greenhouse construction

Ecologically friendly building design examples

There will be a mix of classroom and hands on learning using our 100 acre permaculture farm to showcase permaculture in action. There will also be a field trip to a nearby off-grid homestead, and a stop on the way to see a straw bale building.

About the Teacher:

Travis Philp has been wild-crafting and farming professionally, using permaculture techniques for 4 years. He has two diploma's from Fleming College; Ecosystems Management Technician, and Environmental Technician. He received his Permaculture Design Certificate at the Living Centre near London Ontario.

Spring Course Times:

Friday May 12, 6 pm check-in (optional)

Saturday May 13, 8 am-12 pm, 1 pm-6 pm

Sunday May 14, 8 am-12 pm, 1 pm-6pm

Fall Course Times:

Friday Sept. 21, 6 pm check-in (optional)

Saturday Sept. 22, 8 am-12 pm, 1 pm-6 pm

Sunday Sept. 23, 8 am-12 pm, 1 pm-6pm

COST- $50 or $75 with lunches included for saturday and sunday

Tenting is available at no extra charge

*This is NOT a full Permaculture design course, therefore we cannot award a Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion of the course

Please email me at greenshireecofarms@gmail.com or PM me here on Permies.com
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