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ANNOUNCEMENT: 2011 Permaculture Design Course, June 5-19, Lazy Black Bear, Paoli  RSS feed

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There has never been a better time than right now
to learn the principles and practice of permaculture design.
Heal a planet, build a life -- be the change you seek.

for immediate release
contact Andy Mahler


Shagbark and Heartwood, in conjunction with
Indiana University's Collins Living Learning Center
are pleased to announce:

Learning From Nature: Permaculture

June 5 - 19, 2011

Two weeks of camping, course-work, and camaraderie, featuring great
meals prepared on site using fresh, local and organic foods at the
Lazy Black Bear in the heart of the Hoosier National Forest.
Enrollment is limited to 25 IU students and 10 participants from the
larger community.

IU Students must complete an application and be accepted to register
for this course. Contact David Haberman <dhaberma@indiana.edu>

All others apply directly to Shagbark (contact information below);
an application form will be sent on request.

Participants will be camping or bunking in cabins for the 2 week course
(camping equipment provided for IU students; contact Shagbark for
additional lodging options). Composting toilets and solar showers are
provided. The course fee covers instruction and course materials, all
meals, and camping. An additional fee is charged for cabins.

Students who successfully complete the course
will receive certification in Permaculture, which which prepares them
for an apprenticeship in the art and science of Permaculture design.


Contact Information

for Indiana University students:
Professor David Haberman, Department of Religious Studies, Sycamore Hall 215
<mailto:dhaberma@indiana.edu > 812.855.8895

for all others:
Andy Mahler, Shagbark, 3875 S County Rd 50 W, Paoli, IN 47454
andy@lazyblackbear.org, 812.723.2430


Course Description
This is a 2-week certification course, after which you are eligible
for a Permaculture Design Certificate.

First Week. Forty-four hours of instruction covers:
  * Ethics and Principles
  * Observation,
  * Pattern & Design
  * The Natural World: Climate Forest, Soils
  * The Cultivated Ecology: Gardens, Plants & Animals, Human Dynamics
  * The Home System: Building Design, Energy, Water & Waste
  * Developing Settlements:
Land Use,
Appropriate Technology,
Economics & Finance,
Urban Applications

Second week
Combines the larger subjects of the permaculture curriculum with a
focus on the design of the Lazy Black Bear landscape and culture.
This course together with Fundamentals completes the requirements for
the Permaculture Design Certificate. Presentations by experienced
designers introduce mentored small group design projects.

Students will develop skill in:
  Mapping, Field Survey, and Drawing
  Pattern Languages and Meta-Systems
  Economic, Social, and Community Design
  Broadscale Landscape: Agriculture, Wildlife, Earthworks, Restoration Forestry
  Interview, Presentation, Project Management & Earning a Living


Peter Bane, Dipl. Perm. Des., Publisher, Permaculture Activist magazine
Keith Johnson, Permaculture Teacher/Designer/Consultant
Rhonda Baird, Permaculture Instructor and founder of the Bloomington Permaculture Guild
David Haberman, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University
Lazy Black Bear staff

Useful link for more information:

< http://www.permacultureactivist.net/>;


for IU students:
Course fee information for IU students, is available by contacting
Professor David Haberman, Department of Religious Studies, Sycamore Hall 215
<mailto:dhaberma@indiana.edu > 812.855.8895

for all others:
Fee: $1145 - for reservations made before 3/31/11; $1295 after
4/1/11, covers facilities, all meals, camping, course materials,
instruction, and round trip transportation from Bloomington.
Contact Shagbark for information about work exchange options.


Accommodations: Camping facilities (including solar showers and
composting toilets) and hearty local, seasonal, and organic fare are
included in your registration fee. Other accommodations on site are
available for an additional fee;


About the Lazy Black Bear
The Lazy Black Bear is a rustic and eclectic guest lodge and farm
located at the end of a dead end road, nestled in the gently rolling
hills of the Hoosier National Forest four miles south of Paoli, Indiana.

NOTE: The Lazy Black Bear is a fragrance free zone. Please bring only
unscented soaps, detergents, shampoos, and body care products and
leave perfumes and fragrances at home.

Shagbark is an Indiana not-for-profit corporation which operates the
Lazy Black Bear as a center for renewal, reunion, and education.
Shagbark also hosts Possum Ridge, an orphan possum rehabilitation center.

Heartwood is a cooperative network of grassroots groups, individuals,
and local businesses working to protect and sustain healthy forests
and vital human communities in the nation's heartland, from the
Appalachian Mountains to the river valleys of the Great Plains,
and from the Great Lakes to the Deep South.


Field Equipment and Clothing
What to Bring: Bring your own towels, sleeping and tenting gear, work
clothes, toiletries (unscented), special foods, musical instruments,
notebooks and writing materials, water bottle, flashlight and
batteries, and rain gear. Because Indiana weather is highly variable,
be prepared for different kinds of weather, from warm sunny days to
rainstorms and cooler nights. The best solution is to bring layers.
Here are some suggestions - happy packing!

Field Clothing:
Sturdy hiking boots (preferably waterproof)
Work Clothes
Warm weather gear (shorts, T-shirts, sunglasses)
Sweatshirt and long pants
Comfortable footwear (running shoes, Tevas, etc,)
Sun hat or visor/sunglasses
Rain slicker or windbreaker

Other Field Equipment:
Day pack (large enough for notebook, sweatshirt, etc.)
Toiletries (unscented)
Personal first aid kit
Water bottle
Notebook, pens, pencils

Optional Equipment Which You May Find Useful:

Pen knife
Camera, film, batteries
Spare prescription sunglasses or contact lenses
Long distance phone card
Musical instruments

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