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Permaculture Design Course October 26 to November 8th 2011

Posted by Cathe' Fish almost 11 years ago

Robyn Francis to teach Permaculture Design Course at Alsgood Farm in Northern California

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.


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 taught Sustainable Solar Kitchens at the International Permaculture Convergence in Jordan in September 2011. Read her bio on her website www.practicalpermaculture.com


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

  • Theory & Principles of Permaculture
  • Methods of Design
  • Passive Solar Greenhouses
  • Composting Toilets & Greywater Systems
  • Small Scale Food Production
  • Farming For the Future
  • Water Harvesting & Management
  • Food Forests & Plant Nurseries and a lot MORE!


Hands on activities

  • Awareness of Natural Patterns
  • Quick Ways to Create a Food Garden (with Sheet Mulching)
  • Passive Solar Kitchen
  • Water Harvesting Earthworks
  • Compost and Compost Tea
  • Fruit Tree Planting and Pruning
  • Making Sauerkraut & Cheese
  • Regional Wild Foods



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.

Discover solutions for your farm, rural land or suburban backyard.


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.  You will have many opporunities to use this  inofrmation in AID projects throughtout the world. We will show you how to do it.

COURSE FEE: $1350.00



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.



Cathe’ Fish Practical Permaculture Research Institute


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Earth Care ï  People Care ï  Fair Share



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