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Last Updated:  08/16/2010

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Urban Permaculture Design Course
Sept 25, 26 - every other weekend for six weekends.

Offered By - Permaculture Guild
Contact Person - Cory Brennan
Phone - 818-731-4706
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Web Address -
Course Fee - $1050
Course Format - Six weekends plus design psentation.
Course Location - Various green locations in Tampa Bay area, South Dakota
Course Instructor(s) - Ken Benway, Cory Brennan chief instructors, other experts

Course Description -

Professional Permaculture Certificate Design Course offered in Tampa Bay area this fall – by popular request, we are doing the course every other weekend starting 25 September, 2010, from 9-6 PM.  Dates will be:


September 25-26


October 9-10


October 23-24


November 6-7


November 20-21


December 4-5



    * Garden naturally and organically

    * Green your home

    * Enjoy sustainable and stable local economies

    * Create conscious community

    * Learn about the best alternative energy solutions

    * The secrets of consciously designing your life

    * Find out how beneficial connection can enhance abundance

    * And much more


Experts in food forestry, green building, alternative energy, financial permaculture, sustainable community building and more will show you how to design every aspect of your life to live more sustainably and achieve a higher quality of life.  Main instructors are Cory Brennan and Ken Benway. List of guest instructors will be provided shortly.


This course is very interactive with community building occurring from the first day, based on surveys of what our students want and creation of a number of successful community projects.


Graduates will complete a professional permaculture design in teams, with mentoring, and will receive a professional certificate upon completion of the course requirements.


The course will be taught over six weekends at various “green” locations in the Tampa Bay area.  Information will be interspersed liberally with hands on projects, community building and networking and field trips.


We are applying for college credits for the course and expect to have a course number shortly – credits will be accepted at any South Dakota University.


In conjunction with this course we will offer a number of other programs including weekend workshops covering specific skill sets and film showings.


In addition, we offer after course mentoring, career counseling, and network support (see our “Grads in Action” for some examples).  Though many students simply want the knowledge to apply to their own homes and neighborhoods, a number of our students are making money using permaculture design and we support and facilitate that in whatever way we can do so.


Early bird tuition:  $1050


After Aug 15:  $1200


Fees include course pack, resource data base and other extras.


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What attendees of the Intro to Permaculture Course Tampa Bay had to say:


“This workshop was the most exciting one I’ve ever attended because it’s all about finding solutions and connecting people together.”


“The depth of knowledge shared and the measure of simplicity and informality with which it was delivered was all very organic and natural.  Excellent speakers!”


“Realization: Permaculture is a thought process that can be applied to all systems.”


“I now believe I can do this and I am not alone – there are many resources to pull from and people to work with.”


“I realized there ARE people who care.  Thank you. ”


“This is what I want to do!”