Program posted by: True Nature Farm - Sustainable Living & Wilderness Survival School
Posted on: December 30, 2012
Our 14-day hands-on intensive Permaculture Design Certification covers over 90 hours ofpractical experience and theoretical knowledge in natural farming, sustainable technologies, natural building and fostering a healthy community. Our certification is given by the International Permaculture Research Institute.
You will learn to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy.
Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology and sustainability principles, used to create resource efficient and productive human environments, and reduce our footprint on the earth.
Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature that provide diversity, stability, and resilience. These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs.
Permaculture uses both modern and traditional technologies & pragmatic solutions to meet today's challenges with a positive outlook, focusing on the solution rather than on the problem.
Small-Scale Food Production - Garden, Grains, Animals Composting & Natural Fertilizers Rain-Water Harvesting Natural Building & Passive Solar Heating Earthworks - Dams, Swales & Gabions Integrated Pest Management Appropriate Technologies Keyline Design - Farming on Contour Beekeeping Garden Harvest & Seed-Saving Greywater Systems Compost Toilet Systems Watershed Restoration Nature Awareness Natural, Wholesome Nutrition Community Building Bio-Engineering Pastured Poultry Alternative Economics
Warren Brush is a certified Permaculture designer and teacher as well as a mentor and storyteller. He has worked for over 25 years in inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture and express their inherent gifts while living in a sustainable manner. He is co-founder of Quail Springs Learning Oasis & Permaculture Farm, Sustainable Vocations, Wilderness Youth Project, Trees for Children and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design. He works extensively in Permaculture education and sustainable systems design in North America and in Africa as well as in other countries worldwide. He has devoted many years to mentoring youth to inspire and equip them to live in a sustainable manner with integrity and a hopeful outlook. His mentoring includes working with those who are former child soldiers, orphans, youth from troubled families and situations as well as those youth from other varied and privileged backgrounds. He teaches courses including: Permaculture Design Certification, Ferro-Cement Tank Building, Rainwater Harvesting, Compost Toilet Systems, Greywater Solutions, Water for Every Farm, Drought Proofing, Cultural Mentoring, Introduction to Permaculture Systems, Corporation Sole Formation, Food Forestry, and origins skills among other offerings. Learn more about Warren and his work at: www.permaculturedesign.us
Course Dates: July 14-27, 2013
Course Tuition: $1,000
Early Registration: $900 (Register by March 1, 2013)
Family Discount: 10% off the second tuition for family members who take the course together
Cost includes instruction, organic vegetarian meals, and camping (with your own gear).
Why is our tuition so low?
As non-profit organization, we believe that our Permaculture Design Course should be offered at a cost that is affordable to as many people as possible, while maintaining the highest standards of quality instruction, healthy organic meals, and a natural setting.
To register, go to: www.TrueNature.org/permaculture-design-course-2013.html