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Permaculture Design Certification – Summer

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Whether you currently own property or dream of it, this two-week intensive course will immerse you in information, ideas and inspiration for how to design sustainable, regenerative systems in balance with your home ecosystem.

You will learn the ethics, principles and practice of “permanent culture,” by exploring topics such as organic gardening, mulching, natural building techniques, forest farming, water retention and regeneration, erosion control, community processes, and much more.

Using a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on activities at OAEC’s 80-acre site, visits to local permaculture examples, and a group design project, you will have the chance tointegrate and apply the concepts of permaculture during almost 100 hours of course time. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a Certificate of Permaculture Design.

This course usually fills up 6 weeks in advance! Please register as soon as possible. The online registration includes a 2.99% processing fee. To avoid this fee, read about how to register by mail.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center
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15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, CA, 95465
$1650/1550 if registered three weeks in advance (includes meals and lodging). The deposit for this course is $300.
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