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2015 Chicago Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Chicagoland Permaculture Guild

Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:00 AM - Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

2015 Chicago Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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COURSE DATES: 12-day/72-hour course • Over three 4-day weekends

July 24-27 • Aug. 21-24 • Sep. 25-28

LOCATION: Institute of Cultural Affairs

4750 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

COURSE FEE: $1,200 - $800 Enrollment-based tuition (the more people enroll, the cheaper it gets*)

*includes textbook, course materials and all meals

Required deposit: $200. (Refundable up to 30 days before course)

The internationally-recognized, 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course yields the Permaculture Design Certificate. The course serves as an introduction to permaculture design as developed by concept co-creator Bill Mollison, which opens the door to further practice, work and advanced education.

TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE: Permaculture ethics and principles, pattern language and literacy, soils, ecological systems, composting, water catchment and use, climate and microclimate, food production and security, constructed wetlands, cultivated ecology, food forestry, broadscale design, appropriate technology, renewable energy, bioregionalism, alternative currencies, biofuels, ecovillages, transition towns, natural building, urban land reform strategies, design process, and much more...
 Wayne Weiseman has worked as a builder and contractor, herbalist, renewable energy expert, and farmer for the past thirty years. He was certified to teach Permaculture by Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture, and he has taught hundreds of Permaculture Design Certificate courses and advanced work. Wayne is Director of The Permaculture Project LLC and Permaculture Design-Build Collaborative, full-service, consulting and educational businesses that promote eco-agriculture, renewable energy resources and eco-construction methods.

 William Faith of Genius Loci Permaculture

 Milton Dixon of Permaculture Productions

Guest Instructors: Bill & Becky Wilson of Midwest Permaculture and more TBA

This course will include classroom time, hands-on experience, site visits and field trips.

*Enrollment-based tuition means that our baseline tuition for the course is $1,200, based on enrollment of 15 students. With each additional student above the initial 15 that enrolls, the tuition goes down; for example, at 20 students enrolled, the tution is only $975., at 25 students, it's down to $850., and when we get to 30 students, it's down to our lowest discounted rate of $800. -- very cheap for a PDC!

All you need to do to register is to pay the $200. deposit (refundable up to 30 days before the course begins), and we will post regular updates as more people signup and the tuition goes down (balance due on the first day of the course) -- and this should also encourage you to get your friends to attend too, as the more people enroll, the cheaper it gets for everyone!


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When & Where

Institute of Cultural Affairs
4750 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640

Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:00 AM - Monday, September 28, 2015 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Chicagoland Permaculture Guild

The Chicagoland Permaculture Guild seeks to assist in the spread of permaculture and regenerative community in and beyond the Chicago area through community projects, social events, courses and workshops.

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