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Upcoming permaculture events in Halifax, Nova Scotia?  RSS feed

 
Andreae Callanan
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I'm planning to visit Halifax (from St. John's NL) in the late spring or summer, and I would love to plan my trip around a permaculture event if there is anything happening. I can't commit to a whole PDC at this time, but I could do a weekend of workshops. Even a lecture or a meetup would be great! Google hasn't turned up much, so I thought I'd ask here and see if any of the NS permies might know of - or be planning - any events. Outside Halifax is a possibility too if there are buses or rideshares (I don't drive). Thanks, Halifriends!
 
dan collins
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I have been looking for more maritimers. Here's a thread I started, there are some links which may help you out in your search.

http://www.permies.com/t/14263/great-white-north/Nova-Scotians
 
Andreae Callanan
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Thanks, Dan! I followed your link and found the "Permaculture, Sustainable Farming, and Off-Grid NS" Facebook page there - that will be a good one for me to watch. Not a whole lot going on in Newfoundland around permaculture right now, but we're picking up a lot from NS and NB. There's definitely interest here, especially as we're learning that our "oil boom" hasn't been the great thing everyone claimed it would be (surprise surprise...).
 
dan collins
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geoff lawton has a online PDC course. It will start up again this spring, and was quite good, though it is 1000$. I haven't been away from my farm in 3 years, thus it was a good way for me to take the course without travel time and costs coming to play.
 
Andreae Callanan
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Oh, Geoff Lawton's course looks wonderful - I'm quite seriously considering it. For the time being I'm picking up what I can from books and and online - some online materials are are more useful than others, of course, but as I'm home with young kids right now it's hard to commit to anything with any kind of structure. I look forward to this whole process - so much to learn!
 
Nik Olsen
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Hey Andreae, you may be interested in this: http://www.permaculturedesigntraining.com/
They offer a totally free, 120-hour PDC course online. It was recommended by a very knowledgeable permie friend. I'm not sure what time restrictions and deadlines might be involved as I haven't had time to get started between school and work but am eagerly anticipating the end of school so that I can dive right in.
Hope this helps.
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