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PDC in Orange County,CA beginning May 11th through November  RSS feed

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Dive deeper into hands-on ecological design with this 6-month permaculture design course in south Orange County, beginning in May.


The Ecology Center, located in San Juan Capistrano, welcomes you to join us in gathering the tools and practical, systemic solutions to repair and benefit our local ecosystems and environment.

Under the tutelage of agro-ecologist Evan Marks, founder of The Ecology Center, and other permaculture professionals, increase your knowledge of applied sustainability by joining us in this permaculture design certification course. While many permaculture courses require a full two-week commitment, this weekender program (12 sessions across 6 months) is designed with strong emphasis on service-oriented, application-based, learning through doing. Upon completion of 72 education hours plus a practicum, you will be an integral part of the sustainability movement, equipped with hands-on knowledge to make real and lasting change in the health and wellness of your personal and professional communities.

Topics covered in-depth include:

ECO-DESIGN: permaculture principles; ecology + natural history; local and global design strategies

FOOD: sustainable food systems; growing your own; soil remediation; plant propogation; backyard agroforestry; seed saving

WATER: water in the landscape; rainwater catchment; greywater reuse; aquaculture; household efficiency

WASTE: nutrient cycles in nature; regenerative design; composting basics; backyard chickens; mushroom cultivation

ENERGY: household auditing; alternative + appropriate technology; solar applications; bicycle power

SHELTER: bioregional organization; food preservation; toxin elimination; co-ops + skillshares

Classes meet May 11/25, June 8/22, July 13/27, August 10/24, (no class in September), October 12/26, November 9/23

Tuition: $895/$850 members of The Ecology Center

Includes private design studio hours, curriculum and supporting materials, practicum, and certification. Scholarships and work/study opportunities are available.

For more information and to download the application, please visit: http://bit.ly/11LR9jf or call: 949-443-4223
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