Continental Events

Permaculture Teacher Training Course

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems teaching and design. In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture (Pc) principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and abilities by demonstrating diverse teaching styles including effective use of lecture, storytelling, class discussions, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on skills. As a group we facilitate a safe setting of active learning, building confidence by experiencing essential practice via preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations.

Date
27 July
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2 August
2019
Location
Cottage Grove, OR, USA
Organizer(s):

Jude Hobbs,

Regenerative Forestry Tools & Techniques at Aprovecho

This one day course will focus on strategies for sustainable and regenerative management of forests in the Pacific Northwest. We will cover the basics of forest health and longevity, and learn how we can help steward resilient forest ecosystems through long-term management. We’ll also get hands-on practice with surveying for individual tree selection, tree falling with hand tools, and low impact log yarding. Held at the site of the PINA contest winning design, participants will do tree clearing needed before proceeding with pond excavation. There will be third workshop this fall focused on working with excavation equipment, dam building, and preparing for water collection, and post-excavation practices to ensure a successful and ecologically sensitive construction process. Date TBA once the end of fire season can be predicted.

Date
28 July
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28 July
2019
Location
Aprovecho Research Center, Hazelton Road, Cottage Grove, OR, USA
Organizer(s):

PINA , Tao Orion, Abel Kloster,

Price

$50

Advanced Permaculture Design Course, Washington

Do you want to gain more permaculture design experience? This 8-day Advanced Design Course is an excellent follow-up to a Permaculture Design Course. Join the team of Terra Phoenix Design and the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead while we practice together and share what we've learned over the years.

Date
10 August
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17 August
2019
Location
Orcas Island, WA, USA
Organizer(s):

Dave Boehnlein, Doug Bullock, Sam Bullock, Paul Kearsley

Price

$1200 ($1100 before May 1st), includes delicious, mostly organic meals & materials. Camping space is provided.

Mutual Aid as an Organizing Strategy Webinar

FOR PINA HUBS AND OTHER COOPERATIVE ECONOMIES. A 4 session webinar In which we’ll review the heritage of mutual aid in the US and internationally, then work through an emerging pattern language to see how it applies to a wide range of projects that can generate economic self-governance. A particular juicy area for exploration is how regional mutual aid initiatives might form the basis for PINA hubs. A deep dive with experienced practitioner and teacher, Zev Friedman. Provides Continuing Education Credit for PINA diplomates. Live interactive webinar with opportunities for interaction with presenter.  Thursdays at 8:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm Pacific time; Sept 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, Oct. 24.

Date
19 September
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24 October
2019
Location
Online
Organizer(s):

PINA , Zev Friedman

Price

$20 - $45

Optical Surveying for Earthworks & Water

Basic surveying and layout are essential skillsets for every farmer, homesteader, designer and consultant. In this 6 day course, Hazel aka Tom Ward teaches the use of many analog (non-battery operated) surveying tools, along with advanced skills in key line, pond and swale building, mapping and other core knowledge necessary for design and execution of permaculture projects. Students will become familiar with swale, terrace, ditch and pond layout, cross-section drawing, key line and trail system locating, solar assessment, small cabin orientation and pad layout, staking, note taking, compass and map reading.  We use small scopes, pocket transits, builder's levels, rods, tapes and wheels.  This is a hands-on, information packed course that will empower you to do the stuff we talk about in permaculture. This is the 9th annual offering of the course. You can see curriculum, student reviews and logistics of this popular course on the Siskiyou Permaculture website.  Advanced certificate given to those who have taken the PDC.

Date
9 November
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14 November
2019
Location
Wolf Gulch Farm, Ruch, Oregon
Organizer(s):

Hazel, aka Tom Ward,

Price

$675 includes camping, early registration $575

Social Forestry – Hands-on Workshop

Reconnect with forests through ecological knowledge, the use of hand tools and woodcrafts, seasonal festivals, children’s stories, ecological assessment, carbon sequestration methods, restoration forestry, and the crafts and products that can be enjoyed while we re-establish our heart space and wonder in the woods.

Date
1 February
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6 February
2020
Location
Jacksonville, OR, USA
Organizer(s):

Hazel, aka Tom Ward, Siskiyou Permaculture

Price

$675 includes camping

International Permaculture Convergence 2020 (Argentina)

The theme for the 14th International Permaculture Convergence is Children, Youth and Regenerative Education. The International Permaculture Convergences (IPCs) are epic gatherings of permaculture practitioners from around the world (with over 600 participants and more), to share knowledge and expertise and strategize about the future of the permaculture movement. They have been active since 1985 and bring together inspiring and experienced permaculturists to deliver diverse and engaging programmes. International Permaculture experts, teachers and practitioners talk and teach at these events.

Date
28 November
-
4 December
2020
Location
Colonia El Paraiso, Misiones Province, Argentina
Organizer(s):

Price

TBD

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