Permaculture Design Course 

August 16 to September 1, 2019.

 

This intensive program uses the 72 Hour Permaculture Cirriculum produced by the Permaculture Institute North America (PINA). We add 8 hours to introduce mycology and look deeper at natural and green building, as well as spend a few hours on veteran specific opportunities and networking. With the core 80 hour program completed, veterans may opt into the Enterprise for Equity Agriprenuer business planning program. With that business plan, they may seek an incubator lease in one of our three mentored tracks: 1) Conservation Agriculture, 2) Conservation Forestry, and 3) Ecological Design. Study focus is determined based on individual motivation, interest and academic goals. Our 80 hour Curriculum is facilitated by Deston Denniston, PINA Design and Instruction Diploma Candidate, accompanied by peer facilitators in a fluid style and with a variety of methodologies.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Introduction to Permaculture

  • Ethics and Principles

  • Patterns and Pattern Application

  • Climates, Soil, Ecology

  • Biogeography and Microclimates

  • The Local Ecosystem

  • Design Methods and Process

  • Water Systems

  • Earthworks

  • Polycrops: Trees, Forests, Plants, and Cultivated Ecologies

  • Mycology

  • Animals: Range, Pasture, Paddock, Pens, Fodders and Feeds

  • Aquaculture

  • Natural Farming/ Masanobu Fukuoka

  • The Built Environment

  • Home Systems

  • Natural Building

  • Waste and Bioremediation

  • Appropriate Technology

  • Design for Catastrophe

  • Urban Permaculture

  • Broadscale Landscape Design

  • Design for Invisible Structures

  • Economic Systems

  • Access to Land

  • Ecovillage and Neighborhood Design

  • Permaculture Scene

  • Design Projects and Presentations

  • Global Hearth Dinner & Talent Show

On completion of the PDC further training and support is available, including the E4E training which qualify graduates for a low interest $25k loan.

"What do you see?"

Regenerative Agriculture: Best farming practices put carbon IN the soil, and bank nutrients and water there as well. This track allows academic study WHILE putting the practice on the ground in a small scale intensive production environment. 

Forestry and AgroForestry: the long term viability of modern forests requires technical skills and keen observation. Let's watch some trees grow and see what we learn.

Ecological Design: In depth look at strawbale, cob, rammed earth and other natural building technologies, as well as bioremediation technologies, off grid power systems design and application, and more. ​

  All options can be taken in conjunction with Enterprise for Equity Entreprenuer or Agriprenuer programs.

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