[permaculture] URBAN PERMACULTURE COURSE: Los Angeles, California

L.Santoyo Designs santoyo at earthflow.com
Wed Sep 14 17:22:32 EDT 2005


Hello,

Please let your friends and colleagues know about our upcoming Design 
Course in Los Angeles

Thanks!


Larry Santoyo
805.459.0452


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The Terra Foundation and EarthFlow Design Works Presents:
2005-2006 PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE: Los Angeles, California

EcoUrbanism and the Future of Sustainability
Permaculture Solutions in the time of Peak Oil/Energy Decline

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

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:  Peak Oil/Energy 
Decline, 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 30.

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:
805.459.0452
<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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