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.
LocationCottage Grove, OR, USA
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.
LocationAprovecho Research Center, Hazelton Road, Cottage Grove, OR, USA
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.
LocationOrcas Island, WA, USA
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.
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.
LocationWolf Gulch Farm, Ruch, Oregon
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.
LocationJacksonville, OR, USA
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.