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Posted by Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper almost 10 years ago
I've been marketing an upcoming Permaculture Design Course (PDC) for my own PDC instructor and mentor Cathe' Fish. Cathe' and world renown permaculture educator, Robyn Francis of Australia, will be co-teaching a 13 day PDC intensive this October. (Seriously, someone pinch me!)
Cathe' and I have been utilizing an internship/work-trade system since
we met 2008 and it's been an incredible experience learning from someone
as dynamic and experienced as Cathe'. I highly recommend permaculture
students find a way to study under an accomplished permaculture designer
for a few years after taking their PDC; the knowledge, hands on
experience and self-confidence one gains from working with an
experienced permaculturist is priceless.
Cathe' told me I'm her colleague now -no longer her intern but seasonal marketing director- in charge of designing posters, web-event pages and helping her market her courses. It was a bit of an awakening to be told I couldn't intern anymore... she said "You know plenty enough to teach so go DO IT!". So I'm going to! And at the same time I'll be running our permaculture design/installation business and raising 2 rambunctious boys with my husband. As I develop curriculum for the series of permaculture workshops my husband and I are going to teach at our new home this next year I've come to the conclusion that I may need an intern now myself...
See below for the latest information I've sent out about the upcoming PDC course with Robyn Francis and Cathe' Fish in Penn Valley, Ca this Fall. It's going to be fantastic!
PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE
October 26 - November 8, 2011
with Robyn Francis & Cathe’ Fish
(and a team of passionate and knowledgeable instructors)
At Allsgood farm, a 20 acre farm in Penn Valley, CA
Learn how to design for stability, resilience, and abundance at a farm that is dedicated to permaculture.
Gain hands-on skills in
sustainable systems design and application for urban and farm properties.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Robyn Francis is an award winning permaculture designer and educator who founded Australia's premier Permaculture Education Centre, Djanbung Gardens. Since 1985, Robyn has trained thousands of active permaculturists around the world. This will be the 122nd Permaculture Design Course she has taught. Read her bio on her website www.permaculture.com.au. Watch a video of her inspiring permaculture center, Djanbung Gardens, in Australiia http://tinyurl.com/RobynsCenter
Cathe' Fish, international educator and founder of Practical Permaculture Research Institute, is a 23 year Master Gardener, and has been teaching passive solar and permaculture systems for 25 years. She has designed 40 acre farms to backyards. She will be teaching Solar Kitchens at the International Permaculture Convergence in Jordan in September 2011. Read her bio on her website www.practicalpermaculture.com
ABOUT THE PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE
The Permaculture Design Certificate course is an internationally-recognized course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. While the course minimums are 72 hours, we are offering you a more in depth 90 hour 2 week intensive (with Halloween off) so that you may truly apply your permaculture skills as a graduate. The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of permaculture principles to food production, home design/ construction, energy conservation/generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting permaculture solutions. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world. Certification from this course empowers you to develop a professional permaculture design, consultation and instruction business.
Specific course topics
Hands on activities
Discover solutions for your farm, rural land or suburban backyard.
ABOUT THE LOCATION
(photo courtesy of Allsgood Farm)
Allsgood Farm is owned by permaculturist Cliff Jepson and his wife Nora Heiber. It is a beautiful private 20 acres of giant Oak Savannah and Pastures.
PERMACULTURE OFFERS POSITIVE SOLUTIONS TO A PLANET IN CRISIS
Permaculture is a design science that brings together nature, earth sciences and human intelligence to develop positive solutions to create healthy and sustainable environments and build resiliant communities. Permaculture has accumulated over 35 years of experimentation and application around the world, urban and rural, in all climates and with diverse cultures.
Our mission is to share this knowledge and tools of empowerment for you to take and put into your home and garden, your property, your work/career, and in your community. We will show you how to do it.
$1250.00 early bird special
$1350.00 after 9/15/2011
Learn to use nature as your pattern for food production, housing, and community
Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature. These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs that provide diversity, stability, and resilience for local populations.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Cathe’ Fish (PPRI)
Stephanie (PPRI Mktg. Director)
Cliff Jepson (Allsgood Farm)
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