A new permaculture educational program is slated to start in January 2016 in western Washington state. As of a meeting I attended yesterday, the very likely location will be on property adjacent to the Soldier's Home in Orting, WA, about ten miles SE of Sumner. The core curriculum will be a 72 hour course that is certified through the Permaculture Institute North America (PINA), with some additional instruction on mycology and natural and green building. Additional curriculum on related topics will be available as the program grows. The program is geared towards military veterans, but all prospective students will be considered for admission. For veteran students, the school does qualify for use of GI Bill and VA Vocational Rehabilitation education benefits, and agreements are currently being drafted with Washington colleges regarding how much transfer credit will be awarded for completion of the program.
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If you know any veterans or active service members who might be interested in using their education benefits to learn permaculture in a hands-on environment alongside with other current and former members of the military, please pass the website link on to them.