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Permaculture Design Course in Ashland, OR

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Permaculture Design Course: Taking the Long View
Winter/Spring 2012-2013 in Ashland, OR

6 weekends December - April, Starting Dec 8-9
This is the permaculture course offered around the world with lots of local knowledge and applications. The PDC presents an array of solutions, tools and strategies for moving into a low carbon way of living sustainably on the only planet we have. Participants learn to apply regenerative permaculture principles and patterns to design an integrated homestead, energy and water systems, forestry and healthy communities. You will gather practical skills and learn about new cultural memes and methods and whole systems design for living in ecological balance with the earth.

Our instructors:

Tom Ward
The highly acclaimed Tom Ward is an inspiring teacher and storyteller who has taught dozens of PDC’s and advanced permaculture courses over the last 3 decades. He brings a deep grounding in nature connection, indigenous knowledge, permaculture experimentation and many years of advising local organic farms and homesteads. Tom is the author of Greenward Ho! Herbal Home Remedies; An Ecological Approach to Sustainable Health. He 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.

Karen Taylor
Karen is an experienced permaculture practitioner and teacher, ecological landscape and interior designer, and rainwater harvesting and greywater consultant. A transplant from Arizona with extensive design training, she brings deep knowledge of dryland strategies and natural building methods.

Melanie Mindlin
Melanie has been deeply involved in the local community for 20 years, and has extensive experience in land use planning, home design, facilitation, intentional community and permaculture projects and curriculum. She brings a passion for communities, leadership and project organization to her permaculture teaching.

DATES: December 8-9, January 12-13, February 16-17, March 2-3, March 23-24, April 6-7
Course Price $650
Early Registration by November 11, $575
For more information or registration, contact sassetta@mind.net, 541-482-7909
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