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1-Day Introduction to Permaculture Course - Great Falls, MT - April 13th, 2013 - 8 AM - 4 PM!

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Teachers: Kareen Erbe (Bozeman, Broken Ground), Jessica Peterson (Helena, Inside Edge Design), Caroline Wallace (Helena, Inside Edge Design)
Organizer: Jennephyr Reiche-Sterling (Great Falls, Earth Heart Spirit, LLC)

Article in Great Falls Tribune, featuring Kareen, Jessica, and Caroline and the 1-Day Course:

Intro to Permaculture 1 Day Workshop!

Dear Gardening Enthusiasts,

I would like to invite you all to attend an Introduction to Permaculture Workshop on April 13, 2013 at MSU-COT, Rooms 45/46, 8am.-4p.m. in Great Falls, MT. $40 - $60 sliding scale for pre-registration, $70 at the door. Scholarships available.

Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share for a potluck luncheon. Please email: Jennephyr Reiche-Sterling at or contact MSU-COT for more information. Or you can register online at Inside Edge Design's website:

Course outline:

Morning session 8 AM - 12 PM
Break for lunch: 12 - 1 PM
Afternoon session: 1 - 4 PM
Morning sessions:

8 - 9 AM: Introduction to Permaculture Principals of Natural Systems (Kareen Erbe)

9-10 AM: Patterns in Nature, Culture and Society (Jessica Peterson)

10-10:15 AM: Break

10:15 - 11:15 AM: Sustainable Design Methodologies (Caroline Wallace)

11:15 AM - 12 PM: Break out session outside - Reading the landscape - Observation and capturing natural design elements (Hands on)

12-1 PM: Lunch

Afternoon sessions:

1-1:30 PM: Food Forests, Plant Guilds, & Polycultures: Gardens for Self-Sufficiency (Jessica Peterson)

1:30-2 PM: Capturing and Storing Water (Caroline Wallace)

2 - 3 PM: Composting and Sheet Mulching (Kareen Erbe) (Hands on Demonstration)

3-4 PM: Design Charrette! Break out session inside (Hands on)

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Thanks Kareen, Jessica and Caroline for teaching a GREAT class and thanks Jennephyr for organizing an AWESOME event! Your expertise, experience and dedication are a great inspiration for this neophyte!
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