October 13-14, 20-21 November 3-4, 10-11 December 1-2, 8-9
Full 12 Day Certificate Course
Class Meets Throughout San Diego County
Learn how Permaculture Design can meet and exceed human needs by transforming human gardens and communities into fully functioning ecosystems. Receive hands-on experience on how to apply the principles of ecological design in your own home, farm, neighborhood, and city. Permaculture is an integrated ecological design system for creating sustainable human settlements. Far more than a set of gardening tips and techniques, Permaculture is about understanding and designing the connections between people, the earth, plants, energy, climate, water, transportation, shelter, animals, economics and much more.
This course is for: Home owners, renters, gardeners, farmers, ranchers, landscapers, architects, builders, developers, civic planners, educators, environmentalists, students … everyone who wishes to learn how to live sustainably and apply the principles of holistic design to their respective fields.
Course topics: Permaculture ethics
Permaculture design principles
Understanding natural patterns
Creating healthy soil
Plant selection, plant guilds & food forests
Site analysis & design
Climate and microclimates
Local food systems & community land access
Co-housing, eco-villages & City Repair Design for peak oil & ecological collapse
Ecological economics & community currencies