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PDC on Salt Spring Island, Canada

 
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Permaculture Design Certificate
Taught by Brandon Bauer and Erinanne Harper (as well as fantastic Guest Teachers throughout the course)

Empower Yourself! Join our excited team of teachers and students. Open your mind and dirty your hands.
Gain Skills to help you grow and maintain healthy ecological systems. Small scale backyard to large-scale farms will be covered.

EVERY THURSDAY
JUNE 2ND - SEPT 1ST
PLUS TWO WEDS: JUNE 1ST, AUG 24TH
9AM - 5PM

TO REGISTER EMAIL: planeterin(at)gmail.com


$1500 - $2000 SLIDING SCALE
Limited scholarships available for work trade
Support with childcare can be organized through the host farm
Free camping available for those travelling from off island.


Concepts and Theories covered in the course include:
Ethics, Principals and Practices of Permaculture,
Nature studies and Ecology
Plant propagation, grafting, pruning
Soil web including: composting & compost tea, soil science, sheet mulching
Mapping and landscape/ farm design methods Natural building techniques
Food forests, orchards, hedgerows and guild building
Rain catchment, grey water systems and water harvesting techniques
Herbal medicine & Wild crafting
Seed saving
Ponds, aquaculture and earthworks
Sustainable resources and renewable energy & Appropriate uses of technology
Regenerative business, Sacred Economics
Mushroom cultivation and uses
Disaster Preparedness

The course will be hosted by Adam & Rebecca Gold at Golden Tree Farm on Salt Spring Island. We are a certified organic family farm. The farm uses a permaculture-production fusion model.
There are lots of dynamic natural systems at play, including mixed orchards, annual gardens and myco-culture.
 
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Hi Erinanne, welcome to permies!

For anyone considering this PDC, I can wholeheartedly endorse Brandon as an instructor; he's extremely knowledgeable and very engaging.
 
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Are there early enough ferries from YVR and YYJ, for 9am start, or would students need to stay the night before?
 
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There are very early ferries from Sidney(starting @ 5:20 IIRC) and Crofton(starting @ 6:30 IIRC).

Direct from Vancouver, I don't think you can even be there before 1PM; you could do much better by taking the 7AM to Sidney and *maybe* make it onto the 8:45 departure for Saltspring, but 9AM to the farm would still be out of the question.
 
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