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Last Updated: 06/28/2012
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2012 Urban-Rural : Southern British Columbia Permaculture Design Certification Course
Course Description -
A short ferry from Vancouver in the tiny village of Roberts Creek comes a unique, low-cost, flexibly scheduled Permaculture Design Course. Meeting once a month over fourteen months in locations on the Sunshine Coast and Greater Vancouver area, the class caters to lower-income people, students, youth, and anyone who wants to learn permaculture but cannot afford the cost or intensive time commitment of other courses.
The course is very flexible with busy lives and organized modularly. If you miss a class you can jump in on the the same module in a different class at no extra cost. I am run two courses staggered by a month to allow for even more flowing make up classes.
Join this adventure in learning as it journeys to eco-locations like the Heart Gardens, UBC Farm, The Frogs Hollow, Rolling Earth, Country Haven, Strathcona and Cottonwood Gardens, Compost Education Center, Loutet Farm, Sole Food, Old Growth Forest sites and the properties of students who want to host.
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2012 Urban-Rural : Southern British Columbia
A small ring of learners will meet up once a month in the Greater Vancouver and Elphinstone Rainforest to learn about how nature designs itself and how we can become sustainable designers ourselves. Together we will learn how to map and design our land and our lives, plan for emergency, grow organic food in all four seasons and work to build a more sustainable future. The certification granted upon completion of the course will empower participants as permaculture designers, consultants and beginner teachers able to use the word permaculture legally in their practice, business or project. This sustainability education eco-training certificate is a practical path for greening your life, resume and portfolio.
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All proceeds go towards space rentals, guest teachers, printing, teaching tools and to pay for Delvin's permaculture education.
Delvin Solkinson has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree in
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Permaculture Design Course
Course Description -
This is the basic two week (13 days) permaculture design course. The course topics includes permaculture techniques & principles, site analysis, soil fertility, fruit & nut trees, agroforestry, water uses, wildcrafting, ecological buildings, alternative energy, ecovillage design, urban permaculture & more. It presents a good balance between theory & hands-on projects. The course will also include slide shows, lectures, discussions, design exercises, & field trips to see local examples of ecological design. Some local guest speakers will present some of the topics during the course. The Kootenays is well-known for the diversity & creativity of the local residents.
This Permaculture Design Course is presented by Kootenay Permaculture & Selkirk College in Nelson. It has been running for 10 consecutive years at the farm in Winlaw, BC where a forest garden has been evolving since 1993. This course brings participants from many parts of the country.
The main instructor Gregoire Lamoureux is one of the most experienced Permaculture teacher in Canada and has worked with permaculture systems for 20 years and taught courses in many parts of the country. He taught the permaculture design course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. And has taught the Permaculture Design Course with Selkirk College since 2002. Gregoire has served on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years and has also been on the Board of Directors of Slocan River Streamkeepers. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.
All Seasons Advanced Diploma Course
Course Description -
Today we are witnessing a growing crisis of community on many levels. Disruptions in the ecological web of our planet, political and religious differences between nations, as well as the uprising of people oppressed by the current economic situation are all inspiring the formation of new kinds of community. Increasingly people are coming together to co-operate in the restoration and healing of our homeworld.
As individuals and communities, neighbourhoods and nations, we are all in transition in many levels. In this time of rapid change, our actions are weaving the very fabric of the future. There is no better time than 2012 to step into a more active role as community leaders, teachers and stewards. For those that have already done a permaculture design course, you are in a unique position to step forward and evolve your practice to benefit out world.
Whether you are an experienced teacher or a new graduate of the PDC, the permaculture path of life long learning offers many opportunities for growth and evolution. Boost your life skillset, resume and portfolio with a group of advanced students inspired to get credit for two years of applied permaculture work in any area of site design, consulting, aid or teaching. Whether you focus your work at home, in your community, in your business, or on larger projects you can get credit for the work you are doing by earning a valuable Permaculture Diploma.
All Seasons 2
This is a low impact, flexible and flowing transformative course in education. We meet up for a full day every 3 months over 10 seasons. This advanced course in learning will offer support, inspiration and content for you to complete a two year Permaculture Diploma through one of the Permaculture Institutes. Open to all residents of British Columbia.
This is a social permaculture vehicle for carrying us across the 2012 divide, offering a dynamic learning pathway which will evolve your ability to teach, design and consult using the permaculture toolkit. Its unclear what is happening next for our world or our civilization. In this unknown future you may be called to step forward into a guiding or leadership role in your community. This course helps to support your process of growing awareness while strengthening your confidence and presence in the world.
This class includes
low impact two year mapping and design project at your home
Cost : $555 in advance ($655 with extended payment plan)
maximum class size : 13
March 2012 - June 2014
Full day meetings in
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