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Intro to Permaculture Design Part I
March 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating indefinitely
In this course we will explore the ethics, principles of Permaculture and dive into elements of the design process. On day two we will also apply some of the principles by engaging in hands-on activities and implementation of strategies discussed.
A little bit about our hosts: While our course will be held on the campus of Maine Coast Waldorf school we will also be hosted by Laura and Ross Emerson who live on 24 acres of rolling fields and farmland right next door! Their hope is to develop a Biodynamic Farm at their site. They currently enjoy bees, chickens, and tapping their maple trees and hope to expand their homestead to include an edible forest garden, a kitchen garden and more habitat for the birds, bees and butterflies!
The facilitator for this course is Resilience Hub designer and educator Julie McLeod.
This class will take place over the course of two Saturdays: March 17th and 24th (9:00 am to 3:30 pm both days) for a total of about 12 contact hours.
Participants in this Intro to Permaculture Design Short Course will meet on two Saturdays from 9:00 am to approx 3:30 pm. You will come away with a strong foundation for understanding and applying permaculture ethics and design principles. You will have a framework and a process for approaching a residential property from a permaculture perspective. You will feel confident about taking strides with your own space, if applicable, and will dispel that feeling of not knowing “where to start.” You will understand much more about permaculture as a design approach. You will get to observe a design process “in action” both at the school and at our sample “client” property.
Space is limited to 16 students. At least 10 students are needed to run the course.