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Spring Permaculture Course at Wild Thyme Farm

 
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Reduce your ecological footprint.
Learn permaculture, food production, and energy efficiency for your home and community.

Permaculture Design Course
February 27 - March 20, 2011
Wild Thyme Farm, Oakville, WA

with:
Marisha Auerbach, Dave Boehnlein, and Kelda Miller

Special Guests include:
Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski, Jenny Pell, Rick Valley, Leonard Barrett, Mark Lakeman
John Henrikson, Kirk Hansen, and more...

Globally, we are experiencing unpredictable changes in climate, economy, and resources.  Through intentional design, we can anticipate what adaptive skills will be necessary for a joyful and abundant future.  In this permaculture design course, students will be immersed in strategies to build community resilience and respond to uncertainties of the future.  Our stellar teaching team will offer a 144-hour  permaculture curriculum with a focus on hands-on skill-building in food production, plant propagation, and energy systems.  The Wild Thyme Farm, a premier permaculture demonstration site, offers an immersion in examples of beautiful and productive polyculture gardens, a 100 acre FSC certified forest, and strategies for rural revitalization. Through presentations, slides, games, lectures, field trips, and hands-on opportunities, this permaculture course will offer diverse learning styles to emphasize ways that students can design their lives and engage their communities in strategies for a sustainable future.

Course Topics Include:
* Permaculture Ethics & Principles
* Observation & Site Analysis     
* Energy Conservation
* Natural Cycles & Pattern Recognition 
* Mapping & Design Exercises     
* Animal Husbandry 
* Forests, Agroforestry, & Tree Crops 
* Soil Building & Ecology             
* Cooperative Economics
* Plants, Propagation & Planting Strategies               
* Eco-Building & Appropriate Technology   
* Water Harvesting, Management, & Conservation     
* Urban Permaculture & Village Design

Cost: $1950 including accommodations and prepared organic meals.
Early bird registration:  $1800 by January 15, 2011

For more information on the Wild Thyme Farm and accommodations, check out:  www.wildthymefarm.com

For more information about the course, check out:  www.herbnwisdom.com
To register, contact Marisha Auerbach
(360)273-7117   queenbee@herbnwisdom.com
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It's going to be awesome! If you've been waiting to take a PDC, this one has an all-star cast of instructors. Hope to see you there!

Dave Boehnlein
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Bullock's Permaculture Homestead
 
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More info in this article, which is basically our press release (though modified for Pierce County audience)

http://bonneylake-sumner.patch.com/announcements/local-sustainability-educators-offer-permaculture-design-course?ncid=M254
 
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I'll be driving through the area in early march.  If there is interest, I could try to stop by and video .... something. 

I suspect that you all will be too busy, but I thought I would ask - I'm up for it if you all are.





 
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Sweeet!

But nevermind about video-ing something, I'd want you to speak. I think my favorite from you would be on 'animals' topic. But we'll have to figure out how it would all work schedule-wise. Stay tuned!

What dates are you thinking? And if it matters any to you, you may be more helpful for the team more towards mid-march.
 
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I have stuff in missoula on feb 28 and the evening of march 7.  I figure on heading to seattle on march 1.  I need to be in southern oregon in the late afternoon of march 3.  I was hoping to stop by and see rick valley in dexter on the way down - maybe mid day on march 3.  I'll be driving back up to seattle late on march 6 and then driving to missoula super early on march 7 to be back by the evening event.

 
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There is an apple tree at wild thyme farm that i would like to get pictures of.  And i would like to get video of john talking about the tree.  It has excellent fruit and the tree is started from seed.

 
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Got it! Now moving this discussion into email, as I don't want to bore people with the details. We may just encourage our students to study up on your articles and videos before the class starts, and then we can do 'An Evening with Paul Wheaton' for any questions you have.

BTW, you can holler and make fun of students all you want at the convergence when I'm too busy elsewhere, and I admit that it makes the event have its own appeal. ..
But if I'm in the classroom and those are My students you're shooting down, then you're going to have to reckon with one big bad mama bear.

So, that being said: Game On!
 
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Kelda,

I promise that my abuse of your students will be the same whether you are there or not! 

 
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Oh alas, we decided to cancel the course


But this maybe means an opportunity to do some cheaper/smaller weekend workshops out at Wild Thyme, as its truly an amazing site. Let us know if you have any ideas...
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