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Midwest Region PDC course May 30th to June 6th in SW Michigan  RSS feed

 
Joshua Shultz
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I wanted to let everyone know that there will be a PDC taught by Midwest Permaculture and Cedar Creek Permaculture here in Southwest Michigan. The course is hosted at the beautiful Pierce Cedar Creek Institute near Hastings Michigan http://www.cedarcreekinstitute.org/ and runs from May 30th to June 6th. We will be touring several nearby farms and permaculture sites as well as doing some hands on learning all while enjoying the beautiful landscape at PCCI. The course sign up can be found here http://midwestpermaculture.com/michigan-pdc-at-pcci/

A little about Pierce Cedar Creek Institute:
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is a nature center, environmental education center and biological field station located on 661 acres just nine miles south of Hastings, Michigan, in rural Barry County. With its mission to promote environmental education, research, preservation, and appreciation, the Institute maintains its property as a preserve under an easement granted by the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy and works to provide educational programs and seasonal recreational for community members of all ages.

A little about Bill Wilson:
Bill is the lead instructor and designer for Midwest Permaculture. He and Becky have hosted and taught at over 50 PDC courses and now have over 1,000 graduates of their Permaculture Design Certificate Courses.
Bill holds 2 Advanced Permaculture Training Certificates, one in permaculture design and the other in teaching. He took his Permaculture Teacher’s Training with Jude Hobbs of the Permaculture Institute, USA. Jude is a Bill Mollison trained teacher and designer.

And a little about me:
Joshua holds two PDC certificates, one from Rancho Mastatal and Project Bona Fide in Costa Rica taught by Chris Shanks and focusing on tropical and subtropical permaculture design, and the other from Bill Wilson at Midwest Permaculture. Joshua has co-taught three PDC's and numerous short courses on permaculture over the last three years since moving back to the US. Professionally Joshua has worked at the Cape Eleuthera Institute for three years designing and installing a commercial aquaponics system and managing the eighteen acre property. This included gray water treatment ponds, farm animals, compost systems, living roofs, a biodigester, a two acre seven-layer food forest, and all of the building landscapes. He currently works at Western Michigan University's Office for Sustainability as Permaculture Program Coordinator for the Gibbs House Farm and also serves on the Education Committee for Pierce Cedar Creek Institute.
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