Registration is now open for 3rd Annual Permaculture F.E.A.S.T.!

August 24th, 2012  |  by Published in C3 picks, Uncategorized

with Lisa DePiano, Jonathan Bates & Special Guests
Dates for the Course:
September 14 (evening), 15, 16, September 29, 30, October 19 (evening), 20, 21
November 3, 4 November 17, 18 December 1, 2 December 8 (snow day)
Course Fee: $998 early bird price; $1250 after July 31st;
$200 deposit required to hold your spot.
Work trade available by application.
*Ask us about reimbursement through MA workforce training fund

Location: Northampton, MA

become a part of a  global movement to regenerate our communities 

and create the world we want to live in…

Permaculture offers us skills, tools, solutions and strategies for healing social and ecological systems. It is a vision, design system, and global movement that draws on patterns and principles found in nature to meet human needs, while regenerating the natural world.
This 88-hour permaculture design certificate course goes beyond the standard 72- hour course to give participants a comprehensive understanding of permaculture principles & ethics; design processes, methodologies & tools; and how they can be applied to create regenerative human systems including food, housing, energy, communities, and economies.
The course centers around experiential learning and hands-on skill building including local field trips where we will see theory in action. It concludes with a design practicum, where participants will work together
to create a design for a half acre urban homestead.
This course is structured in twelve weekend day sessions with some evening sessions, allowing full-time workers, students and people with families more flexibility to participate. Successful completion of this course will earn participants an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.
Topics include:
principles and ethics • reading the landscape • urban homesteading • forest gardening • water harvesting • soil regeneration • creative waste cycling • micro-livestock • energy and building systems • social justice • food systems planning • cooperative economics • design for climate change • community building • health & well-being • aquaculture • design projects, methods, and tools
What past students have said:  
“The PDC course was an awesome opportunity to get practical about living sustainably as a part of community and as a part of the natural world. The information, the examples, the speakers, the practice and the instructors/participants as well all created a rich and inspiring experience that made these projects imaginable. I left with confidence, ideas, skills, motivation and a sense of becoming a part of a network of folks choosing to live and create beautiful alternatives.”  -Katherine 2010
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