Permaculture Design Workshop – 4/19 to 4/21/2013

flyer copyPermaculture Workshop:

This dynamic weekend will offer the basics of permaculture philosophy, design, and application in a fun and relaxing environment.  Participants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge, brainstorm ideas, create a design plan, build skills, and take home exciting ideas for their own permaculture projects. Based on the wisdom of traditional land use combined with contemporary findings from decades of application, permaculture may well be a critical tool for building the resilient communities of the future.

The workshop will be hosted by Greg Lehman, a Goshen property owner, artist, and natural builder whose straw bale home and adjoining property offer a useful canvas for permaculture and ecovillage design.

The instructor, Beth Neff, is a former organic farmer, journalist, community planner, sustainability activist and permaculture instructor. She is the founder and original manager of the Goshen Farmers Market and of its parent organization, the Community Sustainability Project, Inc. She lives near Constantine, MI where she now writes (and gardens) full time.

 

The cost for the event is $150 if registered by April 16 ($175 after), including meals indicated below.  Space is limited.  Scholarships are available.  

For more information or to register, contact Phil: email hidden; JavaScript is required or 574-349-7336

Workshop Outline

Day 1, Friday  (5-9pm)

INTRODUCTIONS: What do you hope to get out of the workshop?
What is your background or experience?

Short Walk
Dinner

THE “INTERACTION” GAME

SHORT REVIEW OF PERMACULTURE CONCEPTS

What is permaculture?
Why do we need a permaculture ethic?
How do we begin to apply permaculture philosophy?

Day 2; Saturday  (9 to 4:30pm)

Breakfast

BEGINNING DESIGN CONCEPTS

INTRODUCING THE SITE IN DETAIL

APPLYING CONCEPTS

Lunch

MAPPING SESSION

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

CREATING COOPERATIVE DESIGN

Sharing

Day 3; Sunday  (9:30 to 4pm) – optional

REVIEW

Brunch

WORKDAY

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