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May 18- 26, 9 day Permaculture Design Course Intensive at Tree of Life: Patagonia, AZ with TreeYo  RSS feed

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Dates: May 18th- 26th, 2013

Location: Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, Patagonia, Arizona, USA

Facilitators: Doug Crouch and Sascha Kyssa and guest speakers including Dr. Gabriel Cousens

Course Fee: $ 1,600 USD

****includes indoor accommodation and all meals that are organic, delicious, and homemade with a focus on raw food****

For more information and to register contact the following:

Cha’vah at email: mindy@treeoflife.nu or by phone: 520-604-1153
and please visit TreeYo Permaculture May PDC


THE COURSE: Format and Content

The course will be an 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course spread out over nine days. This makes the course an intensive format for those who have a limited amount of time to take a course. Having it span two weekends will reduce off time from work or school or even just the normalcy of life wherever you are. However, it still allows for hands-on experience and sufficient work on the final design project and presentation. The course will be a certified through TreeYo Permaculture as we guide you through Bill Mollison’s curriculum that comprises the 14 chapters of his book “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual“. Our schedule reflects this commitment and has a strong emphasis on how the design principles and process influence site develop and systems management. We will cover the following topics throughout the course:

Ethics, Principles, and Methods of Permaculture Design
Pattern Understanding: Interpretation and Application
Climatic Factors: Broad Climatic Zones and Microclimate – Effects on Landscape and Design
Water: Harvesting, Conservation, Purification, and Revitalization
Trees and their Energy Transactions: SoilWaterTrees
Soils: Classification, Food Web, and Restoration
Aquaculture: Food Web, Aquatic Plants, Chinampas, Tyre Ponds, Water Quality Parameters
Animal Systems: Integrate worms, chickens, goats, and many other animals in your design
Strategies for Tropical, Dry-land, and Temperate Climates: Influences on Vegetation, Housing, and Earthworks
Introduction to Natural Building: Earth as a Building Material
Fermentation and Nutrition: Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Sourdough Bread and Pickles
Local Food Systems: CSA-Community Supported Agriculture, Cooperatives, Food-Coops
Social and Economic Permaculture: Bio-Regional Organisation, Living in Communities, Transition Towns and Local Resiliency
And last but not least: Lot´s of fun, great food, a supportive network, and a chance to enjoy the dryland atmosphere along with great food.
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