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Introduction to Permaculture
Sat, March 25, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT
Introduction to Permaculture
Full Circle Education and Terra Genesis International invite you to join us for an Introduction to Permaculture Design. This one day course will be taking place March 25 at a TBA location here in Teton Valley, Idaho. The introduction to Permaculture will get you fired up about how to apply permaculture in your own backyard, in your community, and in your business. Our aim is to create a supportive learning space that has a mix of theory, group exploration and multi-media presentations. Come prepared to think, to design and to get inspired!
We’re fortunate to have Christian Shearer as the primary facilitator of the course. Christian has been practicing and teaching permaculture design around the world for the last ten years and now lives on a Permaculture homestead near Darby Canyon, where he and his wife have built the Teton’s first Earthship inspired home. Christian has taught the Permaculture Design Course over 30 times and appears in the full-length documentary film Seeds of Permaculture.
What is a Permaculture?
Permaculture is a holistic design science that aims to use agricultural systems as a primary way to meet as many of the needs of humans as we can, while also building strong resilient communities and ecologies. Permaculture is centered around a set of design principles which are applicable to almost every facet of life. The principles of permaculture have permeated deep into society over the past 30 years since being set forth by movement founder Bill Mollison. The Permaculture Design Course serves as a foundation for further permaculture work and is an ideal place to start when considering a land-based project of your own. To date, hundreds of thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists, consultants and practitioners who are influencing the decisions of world governments, industry, small business and people from all walks of life. Permaculture helps us to change the way we view and design our landscapes, our surroundings, our relationships and our daily lives so we can grow the revolution that our planet needs.
What to expect:
This introduction to permaculture promises to be a very unique experience. We teach, based on our real-life experience with Permaculture here in Teton Valley and across the globe. The introduction to the permaculture will inspire you with a taste of the many facets of permaculture design and the possibilities they have to offer. We’ll thoroughly explore the Principles of permaculture, and how they are applied in a number of different settings. We’ll dive into the science of the soil, as the soil creates a foundation for almost all land-based activities. We’ll work in groups on small design projects and start to consider how we might be looking at our resources and a more creative and uplifting way. We’ll begin to think in alignment with living systems, which leads to multifunctional benefits to all!
Date: March 25 9 am to 5 pm
Location: To be announced
Register now, as we expect the course to fill.
An Option to take the Full Permaculture Design Course.
This introduction to Permaculture functions also as the first two days of a PDC course that will be happening over the course of four weekends throughout 2017. To learn more about that visit http://www.tetonfullcircle.org/permaculture-design-course.html. If at the end of the introduction you are inspired to continue taking the course, you are welcome to continue, given that there is space.
(If you already know you want to take the design course, it’s $100 cheaper to sign up for the full course by February 6th)
Meet the Facilitators:
As managing director of the Panya Project since 2005, Christian Shearer has worked extensively with Permaculture systems; with earthen construction, ecological agriculture, and the regeneration of degraded land. For the past five years Christian has called Teton Valley, Idaho home and has been developing a five-acre homestead with his wife Taiga. They have planted out a food forest, rotationally grazed animals and have extensive gardens. As of 2017, they are just wrapping up the construction of the first Earthship-inspired home in the Tetons. Christian is one of the founders of Terra Genesis International, an international consulting firm working with natural products companies to help shift their supply toward a truly regenerative agriculture. Christian also sits on the advisory board for WeForest, a foundation focused on reforesting 20 million square km in the next ten years to help stave off climate change. He has taught over 30 Permaculture Design Courses around the world, including in Thailand, Nicaragua, India, Malaysia, Taiwan and the United States.
There will be at least one more facilitator to be announced.