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Permaculture Teacher Training and Leadership Retreat

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Permaculture teacher? Learn how to lead through the life-changing design practice of Permaculture. The world is in increasing need of different ways of being, and permaculture is at the forefront of ecological and social change. We need more educators to develop unique permaculture programs suited to the many contexts that exist in the world. This course is designed to help you do just that!In this course, Scott Pittman, who has taught permaculture for over three decades all over the globe, will share his profound teaching tips and tricks for what may be the last time. Alongside him will be Jason Gerhardt, who will share his extensive experience teaching highly successful permaculture programs in universities, public Permaculture Design Courses in all formats, and where permaculture education and leadership is heading.

Date
15 June
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19 June
2019
Location
La Madera, NM, USA
Organizer(s):

Jason Gerhardt,

Price

$1,100

Surveying & Planning Water Harvesting Earthworks

Explore and implement the 2018 PINA Design Contest winning project: Integrated Water Harvesting Earthworks.  This one day workshop will cover everything you need to know to plan water harvesting earthworks including the selection, surveying, design, sizing, permitting, weather and other considerations.  Get hands-on experience surveying the new pond at Aprovecho.  This workshop will include pre-construction preparation for the earthworks.  A second workshop is offered following the excavator work.  Advanced registration is required.  Contact us if you're interested in work trade. Videography assistance especially welcome.

Date
15 June
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15 June
2019
Location
80574 Hazelton Road, Cottage Grove, OR, USA
Organizer(s):

Tao Orion, Abel Kloster,

Price

$50, work trade possible

Building Water Harvesting Earthworks

Second in the Contest Design implementation series, this workshop will focus on working with excavation equipment, dam building, and preparing for water collection. This one day workshop will build on the previous event, but can also be taken as a stand alone course. Participants will help finish up the new pond at Aprovecho.  Advanced registration is required. Contact us if you are interested in work trade. Videography assistance especially welcome.

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

Abel Kloster, Tao Orion,

Price

$50, work trade possible

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,

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.

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

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