OAEC is a non-profit education center in Sonoma County that works to promote ecologically and culturally resilient communities. Learn more.
Permaculture Design 2-Week Intensive (July)
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Offered: July 13th, 5 pm - July 26th, 12 noon, 2013
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 to integrate 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.
OAEC enters its 19th year as a permaculture school, the most established and longest continually operating school of its kind in California. We celebrate having offered 40 courses to well over 600 students, and consistently hear feedback from graduates that OAEC's design course is a “life-changing” experience.
Cost: $1650/1550 if registered three weeks in advance (includes meals and lodging). The deposit amount for this course is $300.
This course usually fills up 6 weeks in advance! Please register as soon as possible.
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