Social Forestry, Advanced Permaculture Course
6 day certificate course
February 2-7, 2015
The Social Forestry course will explore reconnecting with forests through ecological knowledge, the use of hand tools and woodscrafts, seasonal festivals and work cycles, childrens’ stories, pilgrimages and stewardship covenants. Social Forestry connects villages and communities to their forested water catchment basin. Here in a developed industrial empire, the forests are lonely. We have lost our sense of living with forests as friends. We will learn ecological assessment, carbon sequestration methods, restoration forestry and the crafts and products that can be enjoyed while we are re-establishing our heart space and wonder in the woods. Join us for underburning, forest management, coppicing, basketry and more at this hands on course.
This 6 day course is held at Wolf Gulch Farm in the Little Applegate area of Southern Oregon. Be sure to read the Logistics section on our website when considering this winter course. Course fee $550 includes camping. Just 4 spaces left as of January 7th, so register now. https://sites.google.com/site/siskiyouper/social-forestry-course
Tom Ward aka Tomi Hazel, a long time resident of the Southern Oregon bioregion, has been advising farms and teaching Permaculture for over thirty years. He has degrees in Forestry and Botany from Syracuse University. TH is presently managing a Social Forestry experimental station in Little Wolf Gulch near Ruch, OR, demonstrating natural building, fuel hazard materials utilization, multiple products woods-crafting, wildlife enhancement and desert forest water management. TH is a collaborator in Siskiyou Permaculture which offers permaculture education, counseling and design services. TH is the author of Greenward Ho! Herbal Home Remedies: An Ecological Approach to Sustainable Health.