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Late Winter 2011

Posted by Albert Bates almost 9 years ago

Albert will be leaving the Farm in February to teach in Mexico and Belize and visit Plenty projects in Guatemala before returning to ETC for another season, beginning in April.

Howdy y'all. I am leaving next week to Mexico where Maria Ros, Hector Reyes and I are continuing our work in rural Quintana Roo with permaculture demonstrations, local school curricula, transition towns, and constructing Ecoaldea Gratitud. During the Climate Summit, President Calderon made many pledges that we intend to hold the Mexican government to, and time will tell how all that unfolds.

In early March we will miss Carnaval to travel to Belize, where we will hold our 6th Annual PDC at the Maya Mountain Research Farm. We hope to have the usual group of local Mayan students together with international students, and this year we also are looking for participation from Belizian aid groups, who can improve their successes with a few simple techniques.ETC Garden

Following the course we are headed up into Guatemala to visit some Plenty projects and also pay a call on the folks who are experimenting with Georotational Energy -- using the spin of the earth to generate gigawatt-scale electricity by employing long water pipes oriented to Longitude.

In April I will be back at The Farm Ecovillage Training Center and ready to start constuction on our major remodeling project for the Eco-hostel, the first since 1994 on a building constructed from 3 Korean-War army tents c. 1972. We intend a new strawbale auditorium addition, more bathrooms (course graduates will be happy to hear), and an internet café (assuming Obama makes good on his pledge to erase the digital divide).

There will be lots more this year, including speaking at several Mother Earth News fairs, the IPC in Jordan, trips to Palestine, Finland and Estonia, and an audio book version of The Biochar Solution, so stay tuned!

Belize09x

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Advanced Permaculture
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Max O. Liindegger
Location: Crystal Waters, NSW
Date: Jan 1995
Other course unverified
Advanced Permaculture
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Max O. Lindegger
Location: Rysovo, Russia
Date: Jan 1997
Other course unverified
Financial Permaculture
Type: Gaia University
Teacher: Andy Langford, Jennifer Dauksha English
Location: Hohenwald, TN
Date: Jan 2009
Other course unverified
Ecovillage Design
Type: Other
Teacher: Max O. Lindegger, Declan Kennedy
Location: Tlholego, nr. Rustenberg, South Africa
Date: Jan 1998
Other course unverified
Carbon Farming
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Elaine Ingham, Darren Doherty, Brad Lancaster, Erik Toensmeier, Joel Salatin
Location: The Farm Ecovillage Training Ctr, Tennessee
Date: Jan 2009
Other course verified
Biodynamic Farming and Gardening
Type: Gardening
Verifying teacher: Albert Bates
Other Teachers: Jeff Poppen
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Apr 1997
Other course unverified
Strawbale Construction
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Jon Ruiz
Other Teachers: Mitzy Ruiz, Matts Myhrmann, Judy Knox, David Eisenberg
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Jul 1996
Other course verified
Cob Construction and Natural Plasters
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Howard Switzer
Other Teachers: Ianto Evans
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: May 1996
Other course unverified
Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Bob Harris
Location: Half Moon Bay, California
Date: Sep 1991
Other course unverified
Mushroom Cultivation
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Paul Stamets
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Oct 1997
Other course unverified
Mexican Styles of Natural Building
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Scott Horton
Other Teachers: Alejandra Caballero, Paco Gomez
Location: Centro San Isidro, Tlaxco, Tlax., Mexico
Date: Jul 2004
Other course unverified
Soil Biology
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Verifying teacher: Peter Bane
Other Teachers: Toby Hemenway
Location: Lama Fdtn, Taos NM USA
Date: Jun 2001
Other course verified
Photovoltaic System Design
Type: Other
Teacher: ed eaton
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Jul 1997
Other course verified
Medicinal Herbs: Uses, Decoctions and Extracts
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Wendell Combest
Other Teachers: Susun S. Weed
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: May 2007
Other course unverified
Natural Building and Architecture
Type: Other
Teacher: Joe Kennedy
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: Aug 2000
Unverified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Peter Bane
Other Teachers: Chuck Marsh, Andrew Goodheart Brown, Patricia Allison, Bob Kornegay
Location: Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm
Date: May 1995
Other course unverified
Fermentation Intensive
Type: Other
Teacher: Sandor Katz
Location: Tennessee
Date: Apr 2013
Other course unverified
Bamboo Joinery and Construction
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Adam Turtle
Other Teachers: Niconor Nor, Darrell DuBoer, Matthew English
Location: Earth Advocates Research Center
Date: Jun 1997
Other course unverified
Superadobe Construction
Type: Other
Teacher: Nadir Khalili
Location: Hersperian, California
Date: Jul 1997
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Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
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