PERMACULTURE DESIGN Certificate Course (6 weekends)
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PERMACULTURE DESIGN Certificate Course (6 weekends)

PERMACULTURE DESIGN Certificate Course (6 weekends)

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Accokeek Foundation

3400 Bryan Park Road

Accokeek, MD 20607

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  • Permaculture, a term originated by Australian ecologists, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, means permanent culture. Using both ancient and modern knowledge, this methodology mimics universal patterns found in nature to create productive human habitats. Guided by ethical behavior, Permaculture is a system of designing ecologically inspired landscapes that integrate food and energy production with water harvesting, nutrient recycling and shelter design. Participants will learn:

    ● A step-by-step design process that taps your creative genius

    ● Observation and site analysis to identify resource opportunities

    ● Bioregional ecosystems, diversity and natural patterns

    ● How to protect local watersheds and restore wildlife habitat

    ● Water harvesting and management in the landscape; detoxification with rain gardens

    ● Nutrient recycling with grey water and composting toilets

    ● Identification of microclimates and zone planning for efficiency

    ● Renewable energy systems and small-scale appropriate technology

    ● Natural building and passive-solar home retrofitting

    ● Fruit growing with forest gardens and plant guild design

    ● Intensive no-till food gardening, soil regeneration and composting

    ● How to cultivate forests, grains and cash crops

    ● Integration of domestic animals and aquaculture

    ● Social/economic strategies for urban/community scale food, energy and water security

    Learn more at: www.permaculturedesigneducation.patriciaceglia.com

    Instructor: Patricia Ceglia is a professional architectural designer, ecological site planner, and life-long organic gardener. She consults for private clients, organizations, and a local watershed conservancy, and has been teaching the Permaculture Design Certificate Course since 1999. Learn more at: www.patriciaceglia.com

    SIX WEEKENDS:

    FALL 2016: September 24-125; October 15-16; November 5-6

    SPRING 2017: March 25-26; April 22-23; May 20-21

    COST: $1,060

    $960 - Early bird discount before August 1, 2016

    $30 Discount: Accokeek Foundation members

    Group discount: $50 per person if working on the same design project

    QUESTIONS: design@patriciaceglia.com

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