I just registered for the Permaculture Teacher Training course through the San Francisco Permaculture Guild, and I'm excited to say that there are still spots available. The course takes place at Hayes Valley Farm at Octavia and Laguna Saturday and Sunday, November 6, 7, 13, 14. You can find information here: http://tinyurl.com/33cpo7f
I'm excited about this course because it's with great people, it's really affordable (and more so if you take a work-trade opportunity), I expect it to help me sharpen my skill at helping people understand permaculture ideas, and it could support me in becoming an internationally recognized registered permaculture teacher through the Permaculture Institute of Australia and/or the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. Plus it should be a lot of fun.
I hope some of you will join me!
Location: Northern California
posted 9 years ago
More info about the course:
UPI's Permaculture Teacher Training, November 6-14, 2010
Turn your idea into a workshop, tour or class and create a Deeper Dive into one of the topics offered at the Urban Permaculture Institute. Learn to teach permaculture principles, strategies, and design a Permaculture class at Hayes Valley Farm. This course will offer you the information, philosophy and delivery techniques of Permaculture teaching.
Join Jay Rosenberg and David Stockhausen for an intensive training and certification held over two weekends.
Through this course you will also have opportunity to become part of the Permaculture Research Institute teachers' network, the Urban Permaculture Institute in San Francisco, as well as other affiliated permaculture organizations.
You will also be mentored in how to become a registered teacher with Lisa and Bill Mollison's Permaculture Institute of Australia and/or the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia- the only internationally recognized register of Permaculture teachers. Active Design Course:
In this design course, participants will be working to produce content for an actual class to be offered here in San Francisco at the Urban Permaculture Institute. Throughout the course, we will share with you the tools and strategies required to convert an idea into a "Deeper Dive" while sharpening and refining your own teaching style. Cost and Considerations:
The cost for the course is $500 and runs for four days over two weekends. A deposit of $150 is required to process your registration. The schedule is outlined below. We offer this training in this format once each season (4 times a year).
Keeping with Permaculture ethics, work-trade and scholarships are available. If you feel you cannot afford the course, please contact Jay Rosenberg to work something out.
In addition, participants may reduce their payment to $400 through blogging and documenting on the San Francisco Permaculture Guild and/or Hayes Valley Farm websites. Approximately 10 hours. Contact us for more details. Course Schedule:
The course will be broken up into 90 minute sessions with snack and meal breaks throughout the day. Class will begin on-time each day at 10:00 am and finish at 6:30 pm. Course Dates:
November 6, 7, 13, 14 Course Times:
10:00 am to 6:30 pm For additonal information, to discuss work trade and scholarships, contact Jay Rosenberg
REGISTER ONLINE AT THE URBAN PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE
I thought folks might like to know how this course went. In short, it was amazing.
The group was small, but that was perfect because we had a lot of time to focus on our course designs. The lead instructors were both trained in training teachers by Geoff Lawton and had his seal of approval for the course content and for our certification. Larry Korn was kind enough to stop by and share a few words of inspiration and motivation. A student from one of the previous teacher training courses came to two classes to share her knowledge as a PhD in Adult Learning with specific focus on the neurobiology of learning—how people's brains understand and retain information—which is really useful to know when you want to learn how to teach something in a way that people get it and remember it for life. There was something for everyone, from beginners like myself to folks who had already taught several classes.
If you're in the San Francisco area for the next one, and if you have any desire to teach, take it! You will really get a lot out of it.