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Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
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Permaculture Design Certification course

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Posted by Michael Burns about 12 years ago

Earn your PDC in our hands-on, off-grid learning community. Held 7/22 through 8/7, 2011 in the Finger Lakes region of NY.

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

presents our

Permaculture Design Certification course

July 22 through August 7, 2011

This is our ninth, internationally recognized certification course. We train people of all backgrounds to mimic natural patterns and principles in their yards, on their land, and in their homes and businesses.

This years teaching staff includes Michael Burns, Steve Gabriel, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, and Rafter Sass, plus guest presenters from the local permaculture community.

The course equips students with a whole systems approach to utilize the principles, techniques, and challenges of permaculture as a system of sustainable design. Our off-grid learning community explores a wide range of topics. Some land-based examples are soil regeneration, water conservation, building ponds and swales, managing woodlots, building natural and efficient homes, utilizing renewable energy, and designing gardens. In addition, we will examine social and economic paradigms, alternatives, and skills for building just and regenerative communities.

We teach through presentations, case studies, hands-on experiential learning, design exercises and the student design practicum. We follow the traditional permaculture curriculum with an emphasis on strategies for the cool temperate climate found in North America’s northeastern regions. Instruction is augmented by presentations from local experts, field trips, and fun.

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