Practical Permaculture is offering a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) this March 16-23, 2009 in Nevada City, CA. This course will cover sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. Students will learn to apply Permaculture principles to food production, home and greenhouse designs, construction, energy conservation and generation. They will explore alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions. Students will begin training to become a certified Permaculture Design Consultant and/or Instructor. This PDC will follow the complete course outline of founder Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Institute, and upon graduation, students will be issued a course graduation certificate from the Permaculture Institute.
This design course will teach you the latest in permaculture design including:
• Eco-friendly House Placement and Design
• Water Harvesting and Management
• Food Forests
• Ecological Pest Control
• Energy Conservation Techniques
• Recycling and Waste Management
• Cooperative Economics
• Drought Proofing your Property
• Building Dams and Swales
• How to be a Permaculture Design Consultant
• Raising Livestock
• Soil Rehab and Erosion Control
• Catastrophe Preparedness and Prevention
• Wind Breaks and Fire Control
Who Should Take This Course?
The Permaculture Design Course has transformed the lives and improved the careers of thousands of people around the world, including architects, landscapers, contractors, community developers, city planners, business owners, social workers, students, teachers, farmers, gardeners, homeowners and so many others. For anyone serious about creating a sustainable future this course offers the tools needed to put ideas into action!
There will be meals and lodging/camping provided for the duration of the course. Contact Cathe’ Fish to register or if you have questions:
About the instructors:
Instructors Cathe’ Fish and Neil Bertrando are experienced professional Permaculture Instructors and Designers; additionally they are both advanced students of international Master Permaculture Innovator Geoff Lawton of Australia.