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Hi folks, I'm a new poster and very glad to be here.
It's high time for me to get some schoolin' and I wonder if any of you are up for a discussion about the different schools and courses offered around the planet. Sadly I'm still only fluent in English, which can be limiting I know.

My interests are natural buildings, building codes as it pertains to natural buildings, living roofs, permaculture design and humane animal husbandry.
I am not looking for lots of plant/gardening education, but more about the hard systems and livestock. Bees, orchards and living fences also really intrigue me.

My ideal learning experience is long term, thorough and hands on.
I've got a year or three to dedicate to my education and want to make the best of it of course!

Thanks for your input, I look forward to learning from you all.
Blessings,
suse.

 
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Sheesh I'm in the wrong forum, I'm sorry.
 
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No worries, Susan. You have natural builiding education questions, that fits here ok. And our mods are very good about helpfully cross-posting things that might fit in multiple places.
With your expressed interests and time frame, I might consider an internship at Polyface Farms. Joel Salatin is all about raising livestock in the best ways he can, they do a good deal of ingenious home built solutions for infrastructure (not exactly a natural buildiing course, but certainly some practical and pragmatic building info).
I am forgetting the name of the school in New England for natural building that has been discussed here fairly often, I am sure someone will chime in with the name. Of course Cob Cottage Co. is right up at the top for places to go to learn about cob building.
 
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DANG--it never even occurred to me to go right to the head of the class!
It feels like an internship there would be for graduates, lol, but if they take newbies i'll see if they'll have me. Thanks!

I also like Calearth, the fall semester this year offers a PDC and time frame and housing, all of which are important to me.

Though I am also seriously considering signing up for Geoff Lawton's class which starts tonight.
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