Over a series of weekends this spring, you’ll be guided through multiple real-world design challenges incorporating a client interview, basemapping, hand drafting, presentation drawing, design principles, budgeting and phasing. Along the way, you’ll pick up pro tips about creative design strategies, plant guilds, water management, hardscaping, aesthetics and much more. You can expect to learn: - Professional design processes and workflows - Bird’s eye and elevation renderings - Basemapping and site observation tips - Concept and schematic designs - Designing for succession of plants and people - Community-scale design - Designs for running a permaculture design business
LocationBoulder, CO, USA
Permaculture Food Forests are intentional cultivated forest gardens that contain native and cultivated plants, which provide yields for humans and ecological functions. Essentially, a low-maintenance forest that's completely edible! A food forest is a sustainable and natural way to produce healthy and organic food. By learning how to tend your specific soil and develop plant communities you'll be able to improve your yield and provide nourishing and healthy food for you and your family. This course will teach you how to design a food forest for your unique climate and needs using permaculture principles and ecology.
Create your own sustainable permaculture design in 10 weeks as you learn online from world-leading permaculture practitioners. Our online, instructor-led Permaculture Design Certificate helps you successfully employ permaculture philosophies and techniques. Within a collaborative, academically rigorous curriculum, you will complete regenerative landscape projects with intensive instructor feedback and one-on-one interaction to help with every step along the way. You will learn or expand your skills of translating site observations and designs to paper or digital applications such as Powerpoint and Google Slides. Led by PINA diplomates Andrew Millison and Marisha Auerbach with highly experienced teaching assistants.
LocationOnline through Oregon State University
Empower Yourself to Advocate for Change through Teaching Permaculture. In this fun and interactive course, you will learn teaching techniques to apply Pc principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your strengths by demonstrating teaching modalities including; effective use of lecture, storytelling, discussions, co-creative activities, visual aids and hands-on skills. As a class, we create a safe setting of active learning and build confidence through preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations for essential practice. Participants build strong networks to support one another. Sharing Knowledge is Regenerative, Empowering, and Part of the Permaculture. $950 includes course materials, camping and 3 delicious organic meals daily. Early registration discount of $50 by July 1st. Some local work trades available.
LocationWilson Creek Gardens Cottage Grove, Oregon
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.