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cheers,
Gregoire Lamoureux
Kootenay Permaculture

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5 years ago
Kootenay Permaculture News:

Evening Permaculture talk with Toby Hemenway in Nelson, BC Wednesday March 28 (7pm)
"Permaculture: Solutions for Community Building and a Fear-Free Future"
Venue: Self-Design High
402 Victoria
Nelson, BC
Sliding scale $10 -$20 (pay at the door) No registration required. If you are on Facebook please sign up on the event's page:
http://www.facebook.com/events/181434601961251/

"Permaculture: Solutions for Community Building and a Fear-Free Future"

Join Toby Hemenway, author of the best-selling Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, for an evening that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the issues we face such as climate change, food security, peak oil, economic uncertainty. The ecological design approach known as permaculture offers both a way to think about these issues constructively, and a set of solutions for individuals, families and the places we live. This program will help us develop a toolkit for a regenerative culture that offers specific solutions and a positive program for our future and for the future of our communities.


Full day workshop Thursday March 29 (9am - 5pm with 1.5 hour lunch)
"Permaculture Design for the Home Landscape:
from the urban backyard to the small acreage"
Venue: Selkirk College Silver King Campus
2001 Silver King Road
Nelson, BC
Fee: $100 plus tax if paid by March 20th
After March 20th the fee will be $120 plus tax.

To register:
Kootenay Permaculture:
Email: spiralfarm@yahoo.com
http://www3.telus.net/permaculture

"Permaculture Design for the Home Landscape:
from the urban backyard to the small acreage"

In this workshop, you'll learn how to use permaculture to design home landscapes that not only produce food and beauty for people, but also shelter birds and beneficial insects, conserve water and energy, improve soil health, and enhance biodiversity. We will cover 12 essential permaculture principles, a set of design methods to help turn your yard into a rich, food-producing ecosystem, techniques for efficient and pest-resistant garden layout, selecting plants that work together to build soil and habitat, drought-proofing your yard, and conserving energy through landscape planning that warms the home and yard in winter yet keeps it cooler in summer. Permaculture gives us a set of tools for sustainable solutions in the home landscape.

Bio:

Toby Hemenway is the author of "Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture," which for the last 8 years has been the world's best-selling book on the ecological-design approach known as permaculture. The expanded 2nd edition of the book was named one the top 10 gardening books of 2010 by the Washington Post, and it won the 2011 Nautilus Gold Medal Award. Toby has been on the faculty of Portland State University and was a scholar-in-residence at Pacific University, and teaches permaculture all over the world. He has presented at conferences and universities across the continent, and lives in Sebastopol, California, where he is tending a two-acre food forest amid 7 acres of redwoods and bay laurels.



Kootenay Permaculture

Teaching Permaculture in the Kootenays and across Canada since 1991.


Schedule 2012


March 31 & April 1st, 2012
Introduction to Permaculture
in Nelson, BC

Dates: March 31 & April 1st (Sat-Sun) 9am -4pm
Venue: Selkirk College Silver King Campus, Nelson, BC
Instructor: Gregoire Lamoureux
Tuition fee: $65 (for the first day) or
$125 (for both days)

April 16 - May 11, 2012 (4 weeks full time)
Permaculture Training Program
in Nelson & Winlaw, BC

Description: Learn the basic Permaculture design principles and techniques and develop the practical skills to design and implements sustainable designs for ecological landscape and backyard. This four week intensive training program combines theory with practical hands-on activities. Course graduates will receive the Permaculture Design Course Certificate.
Dates:

April 16 - May 11, 2012 (Monday - Friday) 9am – 4:00pm
Venue: Selkirk College Silver King Campus, Nelson & Spiral Farm Winlaw, BC
Instructor: Gregoire Lamoureux & guests.
Gregoire Lamoureux is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher with over 20 years of experience with permaculture systems across Canada. He has taught the Permaculture Design Course for the last 10 years with Selkirk College.

Registration Deadline is March 16, 2012.


Permaculture Design Courses in Canada

June 3 - 16, 2012 in Winlaw, BC
Early registration deadline: May 4th 2012.
Tuition fee: $950 (if paid in full before May 4th)
$1050 after May 4th

July 22 - August 4th 2012 in Caledon, Ontario

August 19 - September 1st, 2012 in Winlaw, BC
Early registration deadline: July 20th 2012
Tuition fee: $950 (if paid in full before July 20th)
$1050 after July 20th

Description: This intensive 13 day course combines theory with practical hands-on learning & design exercises.
The participants who complete the course will receive the Permaculture Design Course Certificate.
Topics includes: permaculture design techniques & principles, site analysis, soil fertility, organic gardening techniques, herbs & medicinal plants, fruit & nut trees, water uses, ecological buildings & urban permaculture.
Instructors: Gregoire Lamoureux & guests
Gregoire Lamoureux is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher with over 20 years of experience with permaculture systems across Canada. He has taught the Permaculture Design Course for the last 10 years with Selkirk College.


For more information or to register contact:
Kootenay Permaculture
S12, C2, RR#1
Winlaw, BC
V0G 2J0
Email: spiralfarm@yahoo.com
http://www3.telus.net/permaculture
http://www.facebook.com/Kootenay.Permaculture.Instiute



7 years ago
Greetings!
I will be co-teaching the Permaculture Design Course at the Whole Village in Caledon, ON
July 22nd - August 4th, 2012.
This will be our second annual PDC at the Whole Village. I have been teaching the Permaculture Design Course for 10 years in Ontario and across Canada since 1991.
For more infos or to sign up:

http://www.wholevillage.org/wvpages/wvpermcult.html
http://www.wholevillage.org/

Cheers!
Gregoire Lamoureux
7 years ago
Hello!
I will be co-teaching the Permaculture Design Course at the Whole Village in Caledon, ON
July 22nd - August 4th, 2012.
This will be our second annual PDC at the Whole Village. I have been teaching the Permaculture Design Course for 10 years in Ontario and across Canada since 1991.
For more infos or to sign up:

http://www.wholevillage.org/wvpages/wvpermcult.html

Cheers!
Gregoire Lamoureux
7 years ago

Hi Ontario McCoy,

I have been teaching the Permaculture Design Course in Ontario for the last 10 years & I've been teaching Permaculture across Canada since 1991.
I will be teaching the Permaculture Design Course

July 22 - August 4th 2012 in Caledon, Ontario

More info on the website:
http://www3.telus.net/permaculture/Schedule2012.html

Email me for more infos on how to sign up for the course.
Thanks.
Gregoire Lamoureux

Email: spiralfarm@yahoo.com
7 years ago
he Fundamentals of Permaculture Design
July 17 -24, 2010

At the Ecology Retreat Centre
in Orangeville, Ontario

A one-week course that covers the following topics while integrating basic design exercise and hands-on activities:
Permaculture Ethics and Principles,
Energy Analysis for Landscape Design,
Soil Fertility,
Conserving Water and Enhancing Nutrient Flow,
Forests Ecosystems,
Microclimates,
Organic Gardening and Food Production
Pond, Swales, Stream bank restoration, etc
Keeping Small Animals,
Building Design using Local, Natural and Recycled Materials,
Useful Plants and Planting Strategies,
Urban Permaculture

The participants can later take the Permaculture Practicum and obtain the Certificate of completion of the Permaculture Design Course.

Instructor:

Gregoire Lamoureux:

Gregoire Lamoureux is the director of the Kootenay Permaculture Institute. He is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He has worked with permaculture systems for over 18 years and taught courses in many parts of the country. Gregoire taught the permaculture design course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. He has also been teaching the Permaculture Design Course with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC since 2002. He has served on the Board of Directors of Slocan River Streamkeepers and on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.
His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration using bio-engineering techniques, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture and forestry work. He has written articles for Natural Life and Eco Farm & Garden magazines, a contributor in The Organic Companion, Gleanings from Canadian Organic Growers published in 2005. Gregoire has also studied alternative building and worked on straw-bale and cob house buildings. He has been a guest lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture Conference and the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference. He is a mentor for the permaculture apprenticeship program.

Guest Speaker:

Richard Griffith has been active in the permaculture movement since 1993. He organized the first courses taught in Ontario and has been teaching since 1999. He has conducted many workshops at universities and conferences across the province. He is a committed environmental activist with much experience in community gardening, sustainable forestry and renewable energy issues. He lives in a straw bale home, partly off-grid, on a beautiful southern Ontario woodlot.

& other guests speakers to be confirmed.

Kootenay Permaculture Institute
Winlaw, British Columbia,
Canada
spiralfarm@yahoo.com
http://www3.telus.net/permaculture

The Permaculture Practicum
July 27 - August 1st, 2010


At the Ecology Retreat Centre
in Orangeville, Ontario

The pre-requisite for this course is the completion of the Fundamentals of Permaculture.

This course will have a combination of design intensive & hands-on exercises.
The permaculture design exercise may include a small urban design and a larger rural property.
Also included in the course, the role of a permaculture consultant and designer.

The topics covered are:
Observation,
Client Interview
Site Analysis
Permaculture Design Principles
Zones & Sectors Planning
The Design Process.
Concept Plan
Pattern Language
Ecological Design Principles

Instructor:

Gregoire Lamoureux:

Gregoire Lamoureux is the director of the Kootenay Permaculture Institute. He is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He has worked with permaculture systems for over 18 years and taught courses in many parts of the country. Gregoire taught the permaculture design course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. He has also been teaching the Permaculture Design Course with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC since 2002. He has served on the Board of Directors of Slocan River Streamkeepers and on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.
His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration using bio-engineering techniques, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture and forestry work. He has written articles for Natural Life and Eco Farm & Garden magazines, a contributor in The Organic Companion, Gleanings from Canadian Organic Growers published in 2005. Gregoire has also studied alternative building and worked on straw-bale and cob house buildings. He has been a guest lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture Conference and the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference. He is a mentor for the permaculture apprenticeship program.

Guest Speaker:

Richard Griffith has been active in the permaculture movement since 1993. He organized the first courses taught in Ontario and has been teaching since 1999. He has conducted many workshops at universities and conferences across the province. He is a committed environmental activist with much experience in community gardening, sustainable forestry and renewable energy issues. He lives in a straw bale home, partly off-grid, on a beautiful southern Ontario woodlot.

& other guests speakers to be confirmed.

For more information please contact:

Kootenay Permaculture Institute
Winlaw, British Columbia,
Canada
spiralfarm@yahoo.com

 http://www3.telus.net/permaculture
9 years ago
Permaculture Design Course
August 15 -28, 2010

Offered By -Kootenay Permaculture
Winlaw, BC, Canada, V0G 2J0

Contact Person - Gregoire Lamoureux

Email: <spiralfarm@yahoo.com>

Web Address: www3.telus.net/permaculture

Course Format - lectures, hands-on projects, field trips, and team
design projects
Course Location - Kootenay Permaculture, Winlaw, BC
Course Instructor(s) - Gregoire Lamoureux & guests

Course Description -

This is the basic two week (13 days) permaculture design course. The course topics includes permaculture techniques & principles, site analysis, soil fertility, fruit & nut trees, agroforestry, water uses, wildcrafting, ecological buildings, alternative energy, ecovillage design, urban permaculture & more. It presents a good balance between theory & hands-on projects. The course will also include slide shows, lectures, discussions, design exercises, & field trips to see local examples of ecological design. Some local guest speakers will present some of the topics during the course. The Kootenays is well-known for the diversity & creativity of the local residents.

This Permaculture Design Course is presented by Kootenay Permaculture & Selkirk College in Nelson. It has been running for 9 consecutive years at the farm in Winlaw, BC where a forest garden has been evolving since 1993.

The main instructor Gregoire Lamoureux is one of the most experienced Permaculture teacher in Canada and has worked with permaculture systems for over 18 years and taught courses in many parts of the country. He taught the permaculture design course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. And has taught the Permaculture Design Course with Selkirk College since 2002. Gregoire has served on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years and has also been on the Board of Directors of Slocan River Streamkeepers. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.

This course brings participants from many parts of the country and often from other countries.
The early registration deadline is July 8.





9 years ago