we’ve posted about this course before, but it’s worth another mention.
Broadacre Permaculture and Holistic Management for Carbon Negative Agriculture
Exploring Soil, Water, Carbon, Energy & the Economy
Hands-on Training for Ecological and Economic Resilience
Hosted by the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm, Summertown, TN
August 25 – September 16, 2009
This course will be offered through four interrelated modules constituting the nation’s first holistic curriculum for carbon negative agriculture. Participants can choose to attend the entire course, individual modules or combined selections.
The Tennessee Carbon Farming Course Series will launch the nation’s first holistic curriculum for carbon negative agriculture, and will be the first event in a national campaign to spread this cutting edge curriculum throughout the United States. Taught by leading global experts in sustainable agriculture and carbon sequestration, this professional training course will encompass all of the design elements needed to create a carbon sequestering agricultural system—returning carbon to the soil while increasing food production.
The audience for the upcoming Holistic Carbon Farming Course Series will include farmers, permaculturists, biologists, policy makers, grounds keepers, land-owners etc. interested in regenerating thriving local ecosystems throughout the world.
These courses are in direct response to the current challenges experienced by producers & communities across the globe by a variety of climatic, agronomic & economic conditions. Studies have shown that permaculture-inspired soil building techniques lead to signficant carbon sequestration, while also increasing soil fertility and water retention. This course will provide participants with an opportunity to learn these techniques in order to create resilient, drought proof, soil-rich, carbon-negative agricultural systems that produce organic food as well as additional income through the international carbon market.
The Ecovillage Training Center at the Farm offers an amazing opportunity to experience permaculture in action; the Farm’s 1,700 acres will undergo a massive keyline design and implementation during and after the course to help drought proof the community and prepare for future production.
Read more about the course online at http://LivingMandala.com/Living_Mandala/Carbon_Farming_09.html