[permaculture] EcoUrbanism and the Future of Sustainability: Permaculture Design Course
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
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
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 Santoyo, Director
EarthFlow Design Works
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
Permaculture is the art and science that applies patterns found in
nature to the design and construction of human and natural
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
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.
The Los Angeles Eco-Home -an ongoing living research center that
demonstrates ecological living in an urban environment.
Materials & Applications -M&A is a research center dedicated to
pushing new and under used ideas for landscape and architecture into
The Green Building Resource Center, a partnership between Global
Green USA and the City of Santa Monica.
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 &
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.
$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>
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
More information about the permaculture