[permaculture] [Fwd: BD Now! Barking Frogs Permaculture; 10th PC Design Course Online]

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Wed Aug 24 13:19:15 EDT 2005


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Subject: 	BD Now! Barking Frogs Permaculture; 10th PC Design Course Online
Date: 	Wed, 24 Aug 2005 10:22:50 -0500
From: 	Steve Diver <steved at ncat.org>
To: 	Biodynamic Food and Farming Discussion <bdnow at envirolink.org>


News from Barking Frogs Permaculture/Yankee Permaculture/
Elfin Permaculture/Dan Hemenway... fyi....

Subject:
Tenth Year of Permaculture Design Course Online
From:
BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com
Date:
Fri, 29 Jul 2005 06:48:29 EDT

To:
BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com, ElfinPDC1 at aol.com, Permacltur at aol.com,
PermacultureNo1 at aol.com, YankeePerm at aol.com, BARKINGFROGSPC2 at aol.com



> *Elfin Permaculture Celebrates
> 10th Annual Online Course
>
> *Elfin Permaculture's 10th Annual Permaculture Design Course Online, 
> which begins Sept. 18, 2005, culminates a decade of the online courses 
> and nearly a quarter century of teaching permaculture. 
>
> To recognize this milestone, for this course cycle only, Elfin 
> Permaculture:
> o extends the deadline for scholarships from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1;
> o increases the number of slots for fully paid scholarships from 1 to 
> 5 (almost entirely for students from countries where US exchange is 
> scarce or impossible to obtain by grass roots workers); and
> o_ decreases the cost_ of the course CD for self-study or monitoring 
> from $250 to $200.
>
> The certificate course runs six months and includes the following 
> learning approaches:
> o  extensive reading in books, papers, both in print and on the course 
> CD-ROM;
> o 21 modules of at least one week, mainly presented on the CD, 
> representing the formal presentations of course instructors;
> o  at least four reports from each student, including a full 
> permaculture design report;
> o  class discussion via email of readings and reports, as well as 
> questions and issues raised by students or instructors;
> o  the opportunity to participate in student study groups where 
> interested students can pursue any agreed-upon topic as long as they wish;
> o support for students by three instructors: Dan Hemenway (USA), 
> course designer and discussion leader; Cynthia Hemenway CNM (USA), 
> designer and discussion leader for a special week on Design for 
> Health, and Dr. Willem Smuts (South Africa), an earth scientist who 
> has contributed to each of the previous course cycle, currently as 
> assistant instructor. Dr. Smuts is expected to take over as discussion 
> leader of this course after cycle 10, with Dan Hemenway continuing to 
> review design work and evaluate total student work where certification 
> is sought. Cynthia Hemenway will continue to lead the Design for 
> Health module and serve as Dan's back-up.
>
> Registration is limited because of the time required to review and 
> critique individual designs.
>
> The online course consists of three consecutive sections, plus work on 
> a permaculture design which students undertake throughout the cycle in 
> which they are registered. Samples of design work are included in the 
> course CD.
>
> Content of the course sections follow:
>
>     * Section 1:*  Introduction and Basic Principles
>           a)  World ecological problems and interrelationships.
>           b)  Principles of natural design.
>           c)  Permaculture design concepts.
>           d)  Classical landscapes.
>           e)  Patterning, edges, edge effects.
>           f)  The Permaculture Design Report
> g)     Principles of transformation (Unique to Elfin Permaculture 
> courses.).
>
>     * Section 2:* Appropriate Technologies in Permaculture Design 
>           a)  Energy--solar, wind, hydro, biomass, etc.
>           b)  Nutrient cycles--soil, microclimates, gardening methods, 
> perennials, tree crops, food parks, composting toilets, livestock, 
> "pest" management, food storage, seed saving, cultivated systems, 
> forests,  etc.
>           c)  Water--impoundments, aquaculture, conservation, etc.
>           d)   Shelter/buildings and access.
> e)     Design for Health (NEW in 2000)
>
>     * Section 3:*  Social permaculture.  Design Report.
>           a)  Design for catastrophe.
>           b)  Urban permaculture.
>           c)  Bioregionalism.
>           d)  Alternative economics.
>           e)  Village development.
>           f)  Final design reports and critiques.
>           g)  Final evaluation.
>
> Online course participants have come from every continent on Earth and 
> a number of island countries, from latitudes spanning the equatorial 
> tropics to sub-arctic, and a comparable range of elevations, etc.. The 
> course is suited to beginning permaculture design students, people 
> seeking support in producing a permaculture design for their own 
> homes, and, by special arrangement, people with some permaculture 
> experience who wish work in advanced areas. Successful students 
> receive certification as entry-level permaculturists. Advanced 
> students pay no extra, but are expected to be additional resources to 
> the regular students.
>
> To review information about the course methodology, content, 
> certification requirements, tuition & fees, registration process, 
> scholarship policies, reading list & cost, and assignment schedule, 
> request the latest_ Course Preregistration Package_ from_ 
> BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com_ This is sent as a pdf attachment.
>
> >From the same address, prospective students may request a copy of the 
> Course CD Contents Table. The course CD includes more than 300 
> separate items, including papers, data bases, weekly teaching modules, 
> samples of design work, and other resources.
>
> Donations are needed to support additional scholarships and to provide 
> reading materials to scholarship students. (We cannot include these in 
> our scholarships.) Inquire at_ BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com_ or send 
> contributions to Barking Frogs Permaculture Center, PO Box 52, Sparr 
> FL 32192-0052 USA. Please include the term “permaculture” in the 
> subject field when send email to us.
>
> Elfin Permaculture is a project of Barking Frogs Permaculture Center 
> operated by Dan and Cynthia Hemenway.
>
> # # #
>
> To Editors:  Permaculture publications, media, and closely allied 
> publications may request a review copy the latest version (4.x) of the 
> course CD for self-study by sending an email to Dan Hemenway at_ 
> Permacltur at aol.com_ This version is substantially enlarged and refined 
> from the review version we distributed at the beginning of this 
> course.  The self-study version omits a few files restricted to 
> certificate course students, but is substantially the same otherwise.
>
>

Please reply to BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com to be removed from this list.  GEML




Barking Frogs Permaculture Center

The protocol for our Annual Permaculture Design Course Online is at
http://barkingfrogspc.tripod.com/frames.html

Our 10th annual Permaculture Design Course Online cycle begins Sept. 18,
2005.

A list by topic of all Yankee Permaculture titles also may be found at
http://csf.colorado.edu/perma/ypc_catalog.html
Subj:* Ten Years of Permaculture Design Courses Online *
Date: Thursday, July 7, 2005 5:27:55 PM
From: YankeePerm
To: lakinroe at silcom.com, scpg at arashi.com, sdpg at arashi.com,
ccpg at arashi.com, lapg at arashi.com
cc: BarkingFrogsPC, ElfinPDC1, Permacltur, PermacultureNo1, YankeePerm


*Elfin Permaculture Celebrates
10th Annual Online Course

*Elfin Permaculture's 10th Annual Permaculture Design Course Online,
which begins Sept. 18, 2005, culminates a decade of the online courses
and nearly a quarter century of teaching permaculture.

To recognize this milestone, for this course cycle only, Elfin Permaculture:
o extends the deadline for scholarships from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1;
o increases the number of slots for fully paid scholarships from 1 to 5
(almost entirely for students from countries where US exchange is scarce
or impossible to obtain by grass roots workers); and
o_ decreases the cost_ of the course CD for self-study or monitoring
from $250 to $200.

The certificate course runs six months and includes the following
learning approaches:
o  extensive reading in books, papers, both in print and on the course
CD-ROM;
o 21 modules of at least one week, mainly presented on the CD,
representing the formal presentations of course instructors;
o  at least four reports from each student, including a full
permaculture design report;
o  class discussion via email of readings and reports, as well as
questions and issues raised by students or instructors;
o  the opportunity to participate in student study groups where
interested students can pursue any agreed-upon topic as long as they wish;
o support for students by three instructors: Dan Hemenway (USA), course
designer and discussion leader; Cynthia Hemenway CNM (USA), designer and
discussion leader for a special week on Design for Health, and Dr.
Willem Smuts (South Africa), an earth scientist who has contributed to
each of the previous course cycle, currently as assistant instructor.
Dr. Smuts is expected to take over as discussion leader of this course
after cycle 10, with Dan Hemenway continuing to review design work and
evaluate total student work where certification is sought. Cynthia
Hemenway will continue to lead the Design for Health module and serve as
Dan's back-up.

Registration is limited because of the time required to review and
critique individual designs.

The online course consists of three consecutive sections, plus work on a
permaculture design which students undertake throughout the cycle in
which they are registered. Samples of design work are included in the
course CD.

Content of the course sections follow:

     * Section 1:*  Introduction and Basic Principles
           a)  World ecological problems and interrelationships.
           b)  Principles of natural design.
           c)  Permaculture design concepts.
           d)  Classical landscapes.
           e)  Patterning, edges, edge effects.
           f)  The Permaculture Design Report
g)     Principles of transformation (Unique to Elfin Permaculture courses.).

     * Section 2:* Appropriate Technologies in Permaculture Design
           a)  Energy--solar, wind, hydro, biomass, etc.
           b)  Nutrient cycles--soil, microclimates, gardening methods,
perennials, tree crops, food parks, composting toilets, livestock,
"pest" management, food storage, seed saving, cultivated systems,
forests,  etc.
           c)  Water--impoundments, aquaculture, conservation, etc.
           d)   Shelter/buildings and access.
e)     Design for Health (NEW in 2000)

     * Section 3:*  Social permaculture.  Design Report.
           a)  Design for catastrophe.
           b)  Urban permaculture.
           c)  Bioregionalism.
           d)  Alternative economics.
           e)  Village development.
           f)  Final design reports and critiques.
           g)  Final evaluation.

Online course participants have come from every continent on Earth and a
number of island countries, from latitudes spanning the equatorial
tropics to sub-arctic, and a comparable range of elevations, etc.. The
course is suited to beginning permaculture design students, people
seeking support in producing a permaculture design for their own homes,
and, by special arrangement, people with some permaculture experience
who wish work in advanced areas. Successful students receive
certification as entry-level permaculturists. Advanced students pay no
extra, but are expected to be additional resources to the regular students.

To review information about the course methodology, content,
certification requirements, tuition & fees, registration process,
scholarship policies, reading list & cost, and assignment schedule,
request the latest_ Course Preregistration Package_ from_
BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com_ This is sent as a pdf attachment.

  >From the same address, prospective students may request a copy of the
Course CD Contents Table. The course CD includes more than 300 separate
items, including papers, data bases, weekly teaching modules, samples of
design work, and other resources.

Donations are needed to support additional scholarships and to provide
reading materials to scholarship students. (We cannot include these in
our scholarships.) Inquire at_ BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com_ or send
contributions to Barking Frogs Permaculture Center, PO Box 52, Sparr FL
32192-0052 USA. Please include the term “permaculture” in the subject
field when send email to us.

Elfin Permaculture is a project of Barking Frogs Permaculture Center
operated by Dan and Cynthia Hemenway.

# # #

To Editors:  Permaculture publications, media, and closely allied
publications may request a review copy the latest version (4.x) of the
course CD for self-study by sending an email to Dan Hemenway at_
Permacltur at aol.com_ This version is substantially enlarged and refined
from the review version we distributed at the beginning of this course.
The self-study version omits a few files restricted to certificate
course students, but is substantially the same otherwise.

To be removed from this list, reply to BarkingFrogsPC at aol.com with
unsubscribe in the message field.



Barking Frogs Permaculture Center

The protocol for our Annual Permaculture Design Course Online is at
http://barkingfrogspc.tripod.com/frames.html

Our 10th annual Permaculture Design Course Online cycle begins Sept. 18,
2005.

A list by topic of all Yankee Permaculture titles also may be found at
http://csf.colorado.edu/perma/ypc_catalog.html





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