[permaculture] Sedona, AZ. -Permaculture Design Certificate Program
santoyo at earthflow.com
Sun Jun 13 12:37:18 EDT 2004
#1. Red Rock Country (Sedona, Ariz.)
...There's a timelessness about these ancient rocks that fires the
imagination of all who encounter them. Some 11,000 years before
[Hollywood] film cameras discovered Sedona, American Indians settled
the area. Homesteaders, artists and, most recently, New Age
spiritualists have followed.
Many cultures and agendas abound, but there's really only one
attraction: the sheer, exuberant beauty of the place. People come for
inspiration and renewal, tawny cliffs rising from the buff desert
floor, wind singing through box canyons, and sunsets that seem to
cause the ancient buttes and spires to glow from within. We hear the
canyon's call and cannot resist....
PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE in Sedona Arizona
We have an exciting opportunity to take part in the PERMACULTURE
DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE in Sedona Arizona from Saturday, Sept. 18
through Friday, Oct.1. This two week intensive course will be
taught by Larry Santoyo and Guests. Larry Santoyo is Director of
EarthFlow Design Works and the Center of Natural Design. Guest
speakers, field trips and local experts on various sustainability
topics will add depth and perspective to this intensive.
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
Permaculture is a wholistic design system for sustainable human
environments that integrates disciplines relating to food, shelter,
energy, water, plants, animals, weather, waste management & economics
to create systems capable of greater yields than the usual status quo
systems. Permaculture ethics are based on Earth Care, People Care &
Efficient and Fair use and distribution of the Earth's limited
ABOUT THE COURSE INSTRUCTOR:
Larry Santoyo is an artist with formal training in land use planning,
resource protection and product development. He is among the most
experienced Permaculture Designers and Teachers in the US. Santoyo
has taught environmental design courses at colleges and universities
nationwide, including UC Berkeley and California State Polytechnic
University. Since 1983, he has assisted private individuals in the
design and installation of residential ecosystems and has assisted
companies in developing industrial ecologies and sustainable business
practices. His land use planning and design services have taken him
to villages on three continents and has also included urban
permaculture projects in Los Angeles and New York City. Santoyo's
specialized services have been used by the American Solar Energy
Society, his sustainable agriculture and product development
services for Odwalla Juice Co. and his ecovillage facilities design
services for Princeton University.
ABOUT THIS COURSE:
This course is a residential two week "intensive" on ten remote
wilderness acres at the foothills of the red rocks near Boynton
Canyon in Sedona. The main structure on the property is a monolithic
dome powered by wind and solar. Field trips and hands on learning
are part of this course. There will also be free time to relax
and/or explore. This 72 hour curriculum will cover Bill Mollison's
Permaculture Designers Manual and additionally include new and
expanded material. Successful completion entitles the Permaculture
Design Course graduate to use the term "Permaculture" in pursuit of
THIS COURSE IS FOR
farmers, landowners, home owners, home buyers, accountants,
landscapers, architects, builders, developers, civic planners,
educators, environmentalists, students.... anyone interested in
GREEN BUILDING TECHNIQUES, IRRIGATION, RAINWATER HARVESTING, GREY
WATER SYSTEMS, ART IN THE GARDEN, EDIBLE LANDSCAPES, MARKET GARDENING
TECHNIQUES, WETLANDS CONSTRUCTION, ALTERNATIVE FUELS, DEEP ECOLOGY,
ECO-URBANISM, MICRO-VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT, RENEWABLE ENERGY, SATISFYING
& SUCCESSFUL LIVELIHOOD and more....
Sept. 18 to October 1 near Boynton Canyon in Sedona.
Full two week intensive, $1050
Per each 4 day block, $350
Per individual class day, $90
Cost includes: Tuition & registration, Materials, Field Trips,
Certification (for full 2 week intensive only), Camping & Meals.
$250 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration.
Registration before August 1st qualifies for $100 discount.
Payment options are check, credit card or PayPal.
Due to the venue, class size is LIMITED, so register early to reserve
Take an enlightening and fun 2 week break in the Red Rocks of Sedona.
The Permaculture Design Course has truly transformed the lives and
enhanced the careers of thousands of people around the world. Meet
students and teachers from diverse backgrounds --Join Professionals
and Lay People as we not only Celebrate but BECOME the Future of
TO REGISTER & FOR MORE INFORMATION LIKE DETAILED SCHEDULE & CURRICULUM:
(This site is a work in progress; if it is still under construction
when you go there, please check again soon. Or call Donna Lay at
In the meantime, you can get general information about permaculture
and about the course from:
For area attractions see www.sedonachamber.com <http://www.sedonachamber.com>
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