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Permaculture Design Course

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Olympia Weekend Permaculture Design Course
facilitated by Marisha Auerbach and friends
Autumn, beginning weekend of September 14, six weekends through November
Fertile Ground Community Center and other locations to be announced....
311 9th Ave Se, downtown, Olympia, WA

Permaculture is an exploration of how humans can
exist on this planet and support their needs
indefinately and without harm. The intention for
this course is to facilitate a systems approach to
thinking about different issues, encouraging care for
the earth and its inhabitants as a diverse community.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of
permaculture techniques and strategies that one
could incorporate into their everyday life, or enhance
their career. There will be suggested readings and we
will visit and network with others locally using
permaculture principles in their lives and careers.

Topics include:
* Permaculture ethics & principles * patterning
* design & observation * agroforestry
* edible landscaping * natural building
* forestry * nutrient cycling * ethnobotany
* soil * guilds * water * bioregionalism/localism
* urban permaculture * appropriate technology
* energy conservation * animal husbandry
* seed saving * pest control * organic gardening
* restoration * microclimates * economies

The tuition for this course is $700 - $600 sliding
scale. We are open to work/trade possibilities.

the dates for the Permaculture course are:
September 14-16:  An Introduction To Permaculture Design
September 28-30:  Patterning & Ecology
October 5-7:  Water
October 26-28:  Home Gardens, Forest Gardening, Natural Building
November 9-11:  Redefining wealth, Urbanism & Localism
November 16-18:  Final Presentations & Closing
Friday night class is an opening for the weekend theme.  It is from 7 - 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday are from 9 am - 5 pm with a potluck lunch. 
On Saturday nights, we have (optional) evening sessions from 7 - 9 pm

$700-$600 sliding scale, work/trade available

For more information, contact: Marisha Auerbach
(360) 943-5262, or

To learn more: check out the websites: or
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Along with the following detailed explanation of permaculture, the website has institutes, design courses, recommended readings and a lot of great details on permaculture.

An Introduction to Permaculture
Some History
Permaculture Defined
Characteristics of Permaculture
Ethics of Permaculture
Principles of Permaculture Design
Holmgren's Principles of Permaculture Design
Mollison's Principles of Permaculture Design
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