ermaculture is a positive, practical design system for creating sustainable… anything! But you knew that, didn't you?
To introduce and apply permaculture principles to the design of a particular site, in ways that work for a single-family home or a neighborhood or your piece of land in the country, Stone’s Throw Ecovillage is bringing Nathaniel Larson, a premier permaculture designer from Wisconsin’s Bayfield peninsula, to the beautiful Driftless region of SW Wisconsin for a weekend workshop August 1-3.
Nathaniel has been living and breathing permaculture for a decade. He and his family operate Water’s Edge Nursery and have established The Draw, an intentional community and permaculture sanctuary, on 280 acres with a beautiful strawbale common house, barn, sauna/bathhouse, greenhouse, ponds, market gardens, and perennial food forest that are well established and productive.
Day 1: Friday evening introduction: consideration of land and its possibilities through the lens of permaculture design.
Day 2: Permaculture’s ethics and its 12 principles, with applications to site design; design methods; the design process; information to gather for your design.
Day 3: Observing/reading the landscape; identifying problems and how to turn them into solutions; water’s role and management; creating designs and receiving feedback. Hands-on and interactive! Incredibly useful plant identification: their uses, placement, synergies.
This affordable workshop, $135, includes lunches and free camping. Discount price $110 through July 17. Limit of 16 participants to maximize individual attention.
Location, details, and information about Stone's Throw Ecovillage on our website.
If anybody wants to film this workshop and submit the raw footage, we can edit it and turn it into a video course on http://organiclifeguru.com
We do creative partnerships to get the job done and share income from the project with the teachers and filmmakers.
The video and audio would have to be decent quality (but not Hollywood quality) The content is what's most important.
If the videographer is not the teacher, the teacher would need to be part of the venture.