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3 Day Introduction to Permaculture Design Course
Fri, Oct 14, 2016, 8:30 AM – Sun, Oct 16, 2016, 7:30 AM CDT
Our 3 Day Introduction to Permaculture Design Course will give you all the fundamental pieces to begin looking at the world differently. Through this course you'll begin to understand the rhythms and patterns of nature's design and be empowered to use your new understanding to create a healthier, happier life that is more in harmony with your true passions. Better design is the key to a better quality of life. Take the first step with us.
About The Course
Permaculture Design was developed in the late 70's by the Australian duo Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. In the past 30+ years Permaculture Design has developed into an international movement with millions of practitioners in almost every country and continent around the globe. What has made Permaculture become such a widespread phenomenon? It probably has a lot to do with the tangible positive impacts it has had on the lives of the millions of people that have taking a Permaculture Design Course. Permaculture has helped create pathways that put people in control of their lives and livelihoods through a better understanding of their natural environment. Now is your opportunity to join the movement.
Over the course of our 3 day Introduction to Permaculture Design Course we'll cover the basics of Permaculture Design methods, principles and patterns. We'll look at how to assess our properties and see challenges as opportunities. We'll look at the wholes as well as the individual parts that make up our systems and how it all interrelates and weaves our world together. We'll learn Design Principles that empower us to take thoughtful action to move us, and our environment, in a more healthy and sustainable direction.
This course can be taken as a standalone model or as a part of the larger 9 weekend Permaculture Design Course. To learn more and register for the full Permaculture Design Course please click here.
Friday, October 14th - 8:30am - 6:00pm
Day 1: Permaculture Introduction, History, & Ethics
Saturday, October 15th - 8:30am - 6:00pm
Day 2: Permaculture Design Principles, Methods of Design, Zone & Sector Analysis
Sunday, October 16th - 8:30am - 6:00pm
Day 3: Natural Patterns & Patterns in Design
The 3 Day Introduction to Permaculture Design Course is the first weekend of a 9 weekend long, fully certified, Permaculture Design Course. To read more about the full Permaculture Design Course please click here or feel free to contact us for more information on all our course offerings.
What to Expect
This course is designed to be like no other classroom experience you've had before. The curriculum is engaging and interactive in ways that get you thinking and, most importantly, designing. We'll start each day with a review and "housekeeping" to warm up. Classes are 90 minutes and broken up with 30 minute breaks and a 90 minute lunch. Lunch starts at 1pm and will be provided by our local caterers who specialize in local, fresh and seasonal deliciousness. If you have dietary restrictions please let us know about them in your registration form. We will do our best to accommodate, everyone however, we also ask that everyone be prepared to take care of any specific dietary requirements they may have as needed.
Our host is Xinesi Ranch in Douglass, about 20 minutes West of Nacogdoches, Texas. Xinesi Ranch is 145 acres of ranch and homestead that is in the beginning phases of transitioning into a fully functional regenerative farm. Integrated Acres currently operates a school and a consultation and design firm out of the ranch.
Please be prepared to dress appropriately for any weather conditions that we may have for this time of year. Weather permitting, some of our classes will be held outdoors. Please take every necessary step to insure that you are comfortable, safe and happy.
About the Instructors
Theron Beaudreau: For over a decade, Theron has been involved in Permaculture Design and education. His talent for engaging education has taken him all over the world and inspired many other quality teachers and designers. In 2014 Theron founded Integrated Acres, a design, consultation and, education firm, in the small ‘Deep East’ Texas town of Douglass. Today, Integrated Acres has been involved with several Permaculture Design Courses, public talks and, the 2016 host of international acclaimed designer Darren J. Doherty for an Integrated Farm Planning Convention (REX). Theron looks to expand on these successes with a wider diversity of course offerings and engaging community examples of what permaculture can do for our families, communities and economy.