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Whole Systems Design
Whole Systems Design
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Vermont, US
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2014 Permaculture Design Courses Announced

Our fourth annual PDC: July 4th To July13th And August 22nd To August 31st Course looks like it will fill for a 4th straight year, so register early if you'd like to attend.

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Whole Systems Permaculture Design Course

Whole Systems is offering its first permaculture course this summer.

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