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Gregoire Lamoureux
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he Fundamentals of Permaculture Design
July 17 -24, 2010

At the Ecology Retreat Centre
in Orangeville, Ontario

A one-week course that covers the following topics while integrating basic design exercise and hands-on activities:
Permaculture Ethics and Principles,
Energy Analysis for Landscape Design,
Soil Fertility,
Conserving Water and Enhancing Nutrient Flow,
Forests Ecosystems,
Microclimates,
Organic Gardening and Food Production
Pond, Swales, Stream bank restoration, etc
Keeping Small Animals,
Building Design using Local, Natural and Recycled Materials,
Useful Plants and Planting Strategies,
Urban Permaculture

The participants can later take the Permaculture Practicum and obtain the Certificate of completion of the permaculture design course.

Instructor:

Gregoire Lamoureux:

Gregoire Lamoureux is the director of the Kootenay Permaculture Institute. He is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He has worked with permaculture systems for over 18 years and taught courses in many parts of the country. Gregoire taught the permaculture design course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. He has also been teaching the Permaculture Design Course with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC since 2002. He has served on the Board of Directors of Slocan River Streamkeepers and on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.
His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration using bio-engineering techniques, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture and forestry work. He has written articles for Natural Life and Eco Farm & Garden magazines, a contributor in The Organic Companion, Gleanings from Canadian Organic Growers published in 2005. Gregoire has also studied alternative building and worked on straw-bale and cob house buildings. He has been a guest lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture Conference and the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference. He is a mentor for the permaculture apprenticeship program.

Guest Speaker:

Richard Griffith has been active in the permaculture movement since 1993. He organized the first courses taught in Ontario and has been teaching since 1999. He has conducted many workshops at universities and conferences across the province. He is a committed environmental activist with much experience in community gardening, sustainable forestry and renewable energy issues. He lives in a straw bale home, partly off-grid, on a beautiful southern Ontario woodlot.

& other guests speakers to be confirmed.

Kootenay Permaculture Institute
Winlaw, British Columbia,
Canada
spiralfarm@yahoo.com
http://www3.telus.net/permaculture

The Permaculture Practicum
July 27 - August 1st, 2010


At the Ecology Retreat Centre
in Orangeville, Ontario

The pre-requisite for this course is the completion of the Fundamentals of Permaculture.

This course will have a combination of design intensive & hands-on exercises.
The permaculture design exercise may include a small urban design and a larger rural property.
Also included in the course, the role of a permaculture consultant and designer.

The topics covered are:
Observation,
Client Interview
Site Analysis
Permaculture Design Principles
Zones & Sectors Planning
The Design Process.
Concept Plan
Pattern Language
Ecological Design Principles

Instructor:

Gregoire Lamoureux:

Gregoire Lamoureux is the director of the Kootenay Permaculture Institute. He is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He has worked with permaculture systems for over 18 years and taught courses in many parts of the country. Gregoire taught the permaculture design course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. He has also been teaching the Permaculture Design Course with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC since 2002. He has served on the Board of Directors of Slocan River Streamkeepers and on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.
His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration using bio-engineering techniques, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture and forestry work. He has written articles for Natural Life and Eco Farm & Garden magazines, a contributor in The Organic Companion, Gleanings from Canadian Organic Growers published in 2005. Gregoire has also studied alternative building and worked on straw-bale and cob house buildings. He has been a guest lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture Conference and the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference. He is a mentor for the permaculture apprenticeship program.

Guest Speaker:

Richard Griffith has been active in the permaculture movement since 1993. He organized the first courses taught in Ontario and has been teaching since 1999. He has conducted many workshops at universities and conferences across the province. He is a committed environmental activist with much experience in community gardening, sustainable forestry and renewable energy issues. He lives in a straw bale home, partly off-grid, on a beautiful southern Ontario woodlot.

& other guests speakers to be confirmed.

For more information please contact:

Kootenay Permaculture Institute
Winlaw, British Columbia,
Canada
spiralfarm@yahoo.com

 http://www3.telus.net/permaculture
 
manitoulin mary
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Location: Manitoulin Island, Ontario zone 5a
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Another permaculture course offered this summer in Ontario-

On magical Manitoulin Island

Introduction to Permaculture --- July 30 to Aug 2

Empower yourself to create a sustainable future! On site camping and hands-on experience at the Tilson homestead near Little Current, Ontario

$350 cd - includes camping and local, organic meals
scholarships available

Teachers-
Justin Tilson
Jillian Hovey  www.jilianhovey.com

visit www. manitoulinpermaculture.com or
phone 778-371-4059  or
email  manitoulinpermaculture@gmail.com


By the way, I have hired Gregoire Lamaureux to come to my farm on Manitoulin ( near Tehkummah) to help me plan my own homestead, esp drainage issues. He has been great on the phone - will post updates later. He will swing by here on his way to Orangeville.
 
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