"Permaculture gives people a place to be a part of the solution" - Rosemary Morrow
Gaiacraft and CultureSeed Presents the first annual
Intensive Permaculture Design Certification Course @ Atlan Center
Taught by Michael Becker
with Keala Young and Kym Chi
Join us for a unique and creative learning adventure, while earning your Permaculture Design Certificate with a residential, intensive, community program on an aspiring ecovillage in the Columbia Gorge.
This course caters to those seeking to be immersed in Permaculture and its many offerings and is open to anyone with any level of experience.
Gather with conscious group in a creative learning environment to study with plants and animals, visit farms, forests and gardens to learn about how Permaculture can help us to become more sustainable, healthy and abundant while caring for the environment, each other and our future generations.
Enjoy exploring a developing ecovillage while immersing yourself with Permaculture mapping and design. Connect with nature while living with the land, understand how to apply principles of nature, use design methods and learn techniques and strategies for working with nature to create resilient landscapes and communities. This diverse program includes theory, integration and practice. We will also take site tours in the area to visit Michael Becker’s school gardens and classroom, a farmers market and other inspiring locations. There will be optional evening activities to enjoy together and conscious, healthy and organic meals will be provided.
Course Topics include:
*ethics and principles
* pattern understanding
* soils and composting
*design for cool , tropical and arid climates
* social permaculture
* native food and medicine plants
* ecovillage design and much much more.
Worksheets will be provided.
The certification granted with course completion, empowers recipients to become permaculture designers, consultants and beginner teachers able to use the word permaculture legally in their practice, business and projects.
Dates: July 25th - August 7th
*All pricing included camping on site and 3 healthy meals per day*
Early Bird (register before May 30th) - $1500
Low Income - $1750
Abundance - $2000
Course limited to 30 participants.
Payment plans accepted, your deposit of $350 secures your place in this transformational certificate program!
Michael teaches sixth grade in Hood River, Oregon. He directs the Permaculture Classroom Project, a hands-on approach to teaching math and science using Permaculture and sustainability science concepts. With his students, they have developed extensive habitat gardens and food systems on the schoolyard. Partnered with the Gorge Grown Food Network, a local organization seeking independent local food systems in the Columbia River Gorge, a farmers market has been developed at the school further involving students into the economics of food production. Having worked in construction, been a mountaineering guide, taught outdoor school, and traveled the world, Michael uses all his past experiences to blend into a well rounded "Permaculturist".
A. Keala Young is a whole system designer, regenerative practitioner and permaculture teacher with a background in the healing arts. His rich study of permaculture and ecovillage design includes certificate programs from Findhorn Foundation to Esalen Institute as well as full-time engagement co-founding Atlan Living and Learning Center near the Columbia River Gorge in Central Cascadia. His current passions include developing implementation-based advanced permaculture learning opportunities and positive impact events to further actualize the mission of permaculture in support of the integration of living systems coherence for individuals and communities in the Global Village.
Kym Chi is a dedicated advocate of earth stewardship, people care and regenerative action for future resiliency. Deeply inspired by nature, art and experiential education, her main efforts are as a creative facilitator, artist, gardener, healer and community builder. To date; Kym has received 3 certificates in Permaculture Design, completed multiple teacher trainings and taken a variety of advanced trainings. She continues to take courses and is currently completing a Diploma in Education through the Permaculture Institute. With a focus on Social Permaculture, Kym also works for One Straw Society, a non profit focusing on food sovereignty and community resiliency on the Sunshine Coast.