The Phoenix Permaculture Guild


The Spring 2007 Permaculture Design Course

The Phoenix Permaculture Guild presents
The Holistic - Sustainability/Permaculture Design Course

Weekend 1 - January 27/28
Weekend 2 - February 17/18,
Weekend 3 - March 10/11,
Weekend 4 - March 31 / April 1
With Presentations on April 14th

What is this you ask? Permaculture is a way of thinking and organizing intelligent ecological and ethical design. It does not focus on the elements of sustainability in themselves, for example the details of organic living, ecobuilding, appropriate technology, community building, green finance, or rainwater harvesting, but on the beneficial relationships between these elements. Further focusing on how they are put together to make them as energy efficient and sustaining as possible, for people, the planet and our ecosystem.

Permaculture (Holistic Sustainable Design) enhances our observation and understanding of natural patterns and universal principles. It teaches us to contemplate nature and natural systems and then to apply these ecological truisms to our own living environments. (Partially excerpted from the Permaculture UK magazine editorial by Maddy Harland)

All this and more will be taught and learned at the Permaculture Design Course this coming spring here in Phoenix. The course will be held on weekends, beginning January 27th (three weeks apart), with the final presentation day April 14th. From the course you will build an understanding of holistic sustainable design that you can apply to your own space as well as the community.

The Phoenix Permaculture Guild with its numerous teachers (click here for the instructors' biographies) have kept the cost as low as possible, while creating a versatile program. Four home sites will be hosts for each of the weekend classes plus other arranged trips and hands-on instruction.

This certificated course (you will receive a Permaculture Design Course Certificate) is $650 with a $50 discount if a $100 deposit is received by December 31st 2006. For questions and/or an application form please call Don at 480-962-6353 or email