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Permaculture Intro and Basic Design Course for Indigenous, African, People...
Fri, 19 May 2017, 4:00 PM – Mon, 22 May 2017, 2:00 PM EDT
Join us for this 4 day intensive training in Permaculture Design. This weekend course is for Indigenous, African, People of Color who identify as female.
We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans-women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.
More information coming soon!
For all the registered guest, we will be having a meetup on May 1st: Retreat packages will be received on that day.
Here are just some things you will learn in the course:
- Gain a thorough understanding of what permaculture is – and how it can transform garden, communities, and people
- Grasp some of the reasons why permaculture was devised in the first place – and which still threaten the planet
- Know the principles and ethics that permaculture is built upon
- Discover how permaculture aims to provide solutions for people to live harmoniously with nature
- Understand the role observation plays in informing our design decisions
- Be able to analyze any site to appreciate the processes that are occurring within it
- Comprehend the five types of energy resources described by permaculture
- Recognize strategies to create yield from any site
- Appreciate the interrelationships between plants, animals and humans
- Gain an understanding of how patterns work in nature – and how you can use them in your designs
- Evaluate climate factors – from rainfall and temperature to snow and wind – and recognize how they influence the site.
- Discover how cycles in time and space create niches for life to happen in
- See how slope, aspect and orientation can affect design decisions
- Develop strategies to maintain a healthy ecosystem over time
- Recognize some of the more common pattern shapes that are found in nature
- Find out some practical tips on applying pattern to a permaculture site
- Appreciate why good soil is important to human health
- Gain practical know-how in order to preserve, rehabilitate and improve soil conditions
- Be able to put practical strategies in place to minimize your impact on the water supply
- Have the knowledge to catch, store and use rainwater efficiently
- Understand the different zones of a permaculture site, and how to design for each of them – from forests to window boxes
- Read the land so that you can place design elements in their most effective locations
- Understand how permaculture principles can be applied to human societies and communities
- Discover alternative ways of organizing communities to bring benefits to all
- Comprehend how the interconnectedness of all human life – as well as our place in nature – should inform how we treat one another
- Gain maximum productive yield from your property
The second part of the course allows you to put your knowledge into practice. It moves the theory of permaculture into real-life application.