[permaculture] EcoUrbanism and the Future of Sustainability: Permaculture Design Course

L.Santoyo Designs santoyo at earthflow.com
Wed Aug 10 14:42:57 EDT 2005


Urban Permaculture Design Course -Los Angeles, CA.

We are pleased to announce the upcoming 2005-2006 Permaculture Design 
Certificate Course and invite your participation as we examine some 
of the finest examples of human ingenuity and sustainable land use 
ever documented.

Come see what people are calling "life-changing" and "an enormous 
breath of fresh air"...
Past students tell us they are able to add new qualifications to 
their resumes and to their firms' ability to offer new services to 
their clients. Real estate and development companies are able to 
better understand how to meet a public's growing concern for the 
environment and environmental regulations; homeowners have enjoyed 
creating front and backyard paradises that enrich their families 
lives and add value to their homes. Teachers have found new ways of 
integrating the art & science of Permaculture Design into their 
curriculum at all grade levels. College students are better able to 
direct their education, plan their careers and find their own right 
livelihoods...

There is no reason for anyone to miss out...
EarthFlow Design Works always offers flexible and creative payment 
options -and it's only a one-weekend-a-month time commitment!

Please let your friends and curious neighbors know that we are 
accepting: Trades, Payment Plans and WorkTrade for tuition credits. 
Some Scholarships are still available... and, of course,

Your help is always appreciated...
Tax Deductible contributions can be made directly to The Terra 
Foundation -marked Permaculture Scholarship Fund.

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Larry

Larry Santoyo, Director
EarthFlow Design Works
http://www.earthflow.com


The Terra Foundation
c/o Larry Santoyo
793A Foothill Blvd #130
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


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2005-2006 PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE: Los Angeles, California

EcoUrbanism and the Future of Sustainability

http://www.earthflow.com/newcourses/index.shtml

Permaculture is the art and science that applies patterns found in 
nature to the design and construction of human and natural 
environments...

Homeowners, Land Managers and Design Professionals can learn simple 
and elegant ways to use practical green solutions -that save time, 
save money and saves the Earth's precious resources.

DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY -
The Permaculture Design Course experience has truly transformed the 
lives and enhanced the careers of thousands of people around the 
world...


DATES: One weekend a month for six months...

SECOND WEEKENDS OF:
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER 2005 & JANUARY, FEBRUARY & MARCH 2006

Each PART has two weekends

PART ONE   October 8 & 9 and November 12-13 2005
Fire, Water, Earth & Air... New Ecology and Indicators of Sustainability:
Introduction to Permaculture and Natural Pattern Understanding

The first two weekends will cover an in-depth introduction to 
Permaculture Design & Ethics of Earth Care with a special 
presentation on reading the patterns of the landscape. A simple 
foundation for understanding indicators of sustainability and other 
patterns of the natural world. Students will learn to apply patterns 
found in nature to green-development and design.

PART TWO   December 10 & 11 2005 and January 14 & 15 2006
Food, Water, Shelter & Energy... Earth-Friendly Techniques:
Sustainable Resource Management, Building the Home Ecosystem.

The second part will focus on practical techniques for designing, 
remodeling & building The HomeEcosystem... a complete green home and 
garden. Also, alternative energy & fuels, restorative agriculture and 
natural building, as well as learning ancient techniques for earth 
stewardship and land restoration will be examined. Information 
intensive with resources, referrals and some hands on opportunities.

PART THREE   February 11 & 12 and March 11 & 12 2006
Creating Community...  Eco-Urbanism and Eco-Economics:
EcoVillage Design and Community Celebration

The final sessions will feature: community building & "creating a 
sense of place," patterns of human dynamics, intentional communities 
& eco-villages. We will also learn strategies for creating 
community-wide sustainability and methods for finding our own 
right-livelihoods.  Final Design Team presentations and awards.

Plus -Community Celebration with the infamous Trade and Talent show!

Six Weekend Permaculture Intensive Features:

AN ALL-STAR TEACHING TEAM
Join the finest gatherings of veteran Permaculture Teachers, renowned 
Designers and internationally acclaimed Educators and Leaders in the 
Worldwide Sustainability Movement...

Teaching Team is led by:
LARRY SANTOYO, Director, EarthFlow Design Works & The Center of Natural Design.
With very special guest instructors including:
TOBY HEMENWAY, Author, Gaia's Garden
SCOTT PITTMAN, Director, The Permaculture Institute,

-PLUS other local experts and guest speakers.

LOCATIONS  include:
The Los Angeles Eco-Home  -an ongoing living research center that 
demonstrates ecological living in an urban environment. 
<http://www.EcoHome.org>www.EcoHome.org

Materials & Applications -M&A is a research center dedicated to 
pushing new and under used ideas for landscape and architecture into 
view. http://www.emanate.org/

The Green Building Resource Center, a partnership between Global 
Green USA and the City of Santa Monica. 
http://www.globalgreen.org/gbrc/

Other venues will take us in and around Los Angeles.

HANDS ON LEARNING
Design Exercises, Observation Skills, Innovative Gardening, Natural 
Building, Sustainable Landscape Construction, Art in the Garden & 
More...

NEW & EXPANDED CURRICULUM
This course meets all requirements for Certification and also 
includes new and expanded material including:  Natural Building with 
Cob, Straw, Earthbags, Bamboo, Alternative Fuels, Human Dynamics, 
Deep Ecology, Eco-Urbanism, MicroVillage Development & More...

REGISTER FOR ALL OR PART-
Each weekend is designed to build on what we have learned in the 
previous sessions -but any day can be easily attended on its own. 
Full attendance is required for Certification.

TUITION COSTS-
$90.00 per day
$175.00 per weekend
$950.00 for all six weekends-Early Registration discount of $50 if 
paid before Sept 1.

Some payment plans and work-trade scholarships still available.
contact: worktrade at earthflow.com

Materials and other fees may apply.

For loan info contact the Permaculture Credit Union http://www.pcuonline.org/

TO REGISTER & FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
<permaculture at earthflow.com>

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In cooperation with: The Terra Foundation & The Center of Natural 
Design, Materials & Applications,
Greening Development and Consulting, EcoHome, The Green Building 
Resource Center -Global Green USA & the City of Santa Monica, 
HopeDance Media, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network,
The Los Angeles Permaculture Guild, The Permaculture Institute, 
PatternLiteracy.com, FoodForestry, Guyayaki, Nutiva Hemp Products, 
Fountainhead, Sustainable World Radio, EarthFlow Design Works



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