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Announcing Two Weekends only Spring PDCs, one in NC and the other in WV! Plus work exchanges!  RSS feed

 
Edward Marshall
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Announcing TWO Weekends Only We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Courses for Spring 2014!

(1) We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute in Union Grove, NC

Our standard complete course with meals and free camping will be held in North Carolina over five weekends, Feb - May 2014 at our 35 acre emerging design site in Union Grove. See this link for more information and to register: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76

On offer at our site in North Carolina we currently have two full work exchanges (72 hours of course work in exchange for 72 hours of work) and three partial exchange (34 hours of work exchange) available to students, low income, or workers who plan to pay the knowledge forward . At the NC site, we also offer a group or partner discount of 15%. Again, more details at: http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=76 We also now accept PayPal and credit cards for your convenience.

(2) We Are All Farmers Permaculture Design Certificate Course at the Rock Lake Community Life Center in South Charleston, WV.

We are also pleased to announce a full permaculture design certificate course in South Charleston, WV over five weekends, Feb. - June. This course must secure 10 registrants by Jan. 20 to ensure viability. See http://weareallfarmers.org/?page_id=2105 for more info. and details.

Remaining course dates for this fall's permaculture design certificate course at the We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute in Union Grove, NC: Oct. 5 & 6; Oct. 19 & 20; Nov. 2 & 3; Nov. 23 & 24. If you join this fall's course, the makeup date for missing weekend one is Feb. 1 & 2, 2014.
 
                
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Any body in WV want to start teaching ourselves?
 
Edward Marshall
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There is something to teaching yourselves in a community, too. If you want the contact info of some folks we know in WV with PDCs under their belts, let us know.

In my own case, the experience of taking a PDC and creating community from there was different from self-study as well as my 10+ years as an organic farmer. I think my wife Crystal (who is from WV) may say it best here: http://weareallfarmers.org/?p=1896, in any case, about why a live PDC is useful.... but of course, there are other models.

We did a free two day workshop in WV in Sept (last weekend) and one also back in May.

There is a guy in Montgomery very excited about permaculture. Rock Lake is very excited... and folks in Mingo Co. also got some training back in March. There is also the Bramwell Permaculture Society...and the folks at the Patch Adams' Institute that may be implementing some permaculture.

PM me if you would like to be connected to some folks we know there.

Last but not least we see community and building community as key. We don't believe in the myth of American self-sufficiency or isolation; no one ever survived long without exchange with others. Our goal in the PDC is to create a vibrant hub of people in and connected to Rock Lake and to assist that site in becoming a blossoming urban permaculture site while giving people hands-on training and exposure to each other and 11+ practitioners. No reason to think your own self-teaching and this can't all co-exist in WV.
 
Sandy Hall
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Hey! New to permies, I'm very interested in the Charleston meetings. I'll be in touch soon through your website!
 
Edward Marshall
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Be glad to answer any questions we can!
 
The permaculture playing cards make great stocking stuffers: http://richsoil.com/cards
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