[permaculture] Hopedance Magazine # 55 Mar/Apr 2006 Permaculture Natural Building Calendar CA, OR, WA, AZ, NM, AU, NZ, TX, IN, HI,

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Mon Mar 6 10:02:07 EST 2006


.hi everyone
Another great permaculture and natural building calendar in Hopedance 
Magazine # 55 Mar/Apr 2006, please consider subscribing to help support the 
magazine www.hopedance.org and their continual support of 
Permaculture/Natural Building and Permaculture Articles in the Magazine .
thanks wes
ps plus some last minute stuff that did not make it and will be in next 
calendar for May/June , due date for submission for next issue is April 10 
email lakinroe at silcom.com
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Ongoing Permaculture Monthly Discussion Group/to Cover Permaculture 
Principles and Practices in Santa Barbara CA
For more info/directions/location contact Margie Bushman 805-962-2571 or 
margie at sbpermaculture.org, www.sbpermaculture.org
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BOOK SIGNING TOUR& SLIDE SHOW for a Brad Lancaster author Rainwater 
Harvesting for Drylands, Volume 1 Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into 
Your Life www.harvestingrainwater.com/
Turn Water Scarcity into Water Abundance! Welcome Rain Into Your Life and 
Landscape. Join Brad Lancaster as he explains tools & techniques for 
implementing sustainable water systems for your home, landscape, and 
community, using onsite resources. His newly published book shares 
strategies to create integrated water-sustainable landscape plans with 
examples from around the world, some ancient, some new, including the 
inspirational story of Mr Phiri, water farmer from Zimbabwe. Brad is a 
teacher, designer, and consultant on the sustainable design system of 
permaculture & integrated rainwater harvesting systems since 1993.


Dates for New Mexico and Arizona
May 14th Silver City NM
ALSO Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Hillsboro, for dates/location/times 
go to www.HarvestingRainwater.com
Tuesday, March 28 - Prescott Contact Susan Defeitassdefreitas19 at hotmail.com
Wednesday, March 29 - Sedona Contact Susan Defeitassdefreitas19 at hotmail.com
Thursday, March 30 - Flagstaff Contact Susan Defeitassdefreitas19 at hotmail.com
Friday, March 31 - Phoenix Contact Greg Peterson greg at urbanfarm.org, 
1-800-678-8848

Dates for Book Tour CA

Monday April 17 San Diego, Brennan Hubbell 619-702-1604 
tresmilusos at yahoo.com and sdecc at igc.org (619) 255-6111
Tues April 18 Laguna Beach, Bill Roley drroley at cox.net 949-413-2524 cell
Wed April 19 Santa Monica, 7pm Global Green USA's Green Building Resource 
Center 2218 Main St,
Santa Monica LA Permaculture Camille camicimino at yahoo.com & Monica 
gbrc at globalgreen.org 310.452.7677
Thurs April 20 Santa Barbara 7:30 , SB Main Library Faulkner 
Gallery  margie at sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571
Sat April 22 Workshop Santa ,Barbara Santa Barbara City College 10-3 with 
Art Ludwig
Sat Apr 22 Ojai 7:30 Meiners Oak (near Ojai) Oak Grove School contact 220 
W. Lomita Ave (805) 646-8236
Mon April 24 San Luis Obispo Mikel Robertson gouldmund at hotmail.com 805 674 5534
Tues April 25 Ventura Art Barn lynne okun <lbokun at earthlink.net> 856 East 
Thompson Blvd., Downtown Ventura (between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids & 
Families Together)
Wed April 26 La Ecovillage LA Permaculture Camille camicimino at yahoo.com
Thurs April 27 Fallbrook (tentative)
Friday April 28 San Juan Capistrano "Deanna Moore" <moodea at wildmail.com> 
(949) 981-8067
Sat April 29 Pomona Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly 
Pomona  eric humel <ehumel at gmail.com>
Sun April 30 Idyllwild Scott Horton 951-659-5362. 
<lasemillabesada at hotmail.com>

April 22, 10 AM-2 PM. Workshop Santa Barbara: Turning Water Scarcity into 
Water Abundance
Rain harvesting guru Brad Lancaster will join local ecological systems 
designer Art Ludwig to show how to actualize the potential of your 
landscape and neighborhood for rain and greywater harvesting. Simple site 
assessment tools for the home, plus multiple-use water-harvesting 
earthworks, will be constructed in this hands-on event. Art and Brad will 
also sign copies of their new books Rainwater Harvesting for Dry lands, 
Volume 1, Water Storage, and "Branched Drain Greywater Systems." Santa 
Barbara City College Earth and Biological Science Building, Room EAB 309, 
Sat, April 22, 10 AM-2 PM. Wear work clothes. Free admission. Lunch 
available for purchase.

Contact for complete tour info Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, 
margie at sbpermaculture.org, or visit www.HarvestingRainwater.com & 
www.sbpermaculture.org. 805-962-2571

Sponsors Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, SBEEC/Santa Barbara City 
College Adult Educ/Spring Program
The Sustainability Project, the Sustainable Builders Council of SLO, LA 
Permaculture Guild,
Permaculture Institute of S.CA , San Diego Permaculture Center,Global Green 
USA's Green Building Resource Center.
Hopedance Media,San Diego Permaculture Center, Ojai Permaculture Guild, 
South Coast Permaculture Guild, Art Barn
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February 20-April 25 3rd Annual California Common Vision FRUIT TREE TOUR 
2006 LA to Grass Valley CA
Common Vision: 30 all-volunteer earth educators with six vehicle, vegetable 
oil-powered caravan planting over 1000 fruit trees at
urban California schools.They inspire urban youth through planting and 
caring for fruit trees.The Fruit Tree Tour is a fusion of arts, culture, 
and ecology that rekindles relationships with the earth and empowers 
proactive change .
Santa Barbara Mar 15 6:30-9:30 pm Dinner, Slide Show, Drumming at Goleta 
Valley  Community Center 5679 Hollister Ave, Goleta, Fundraiser $10  Go to 
website for Update www.commonvision.org
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March 3-12. Fundamentals of Permaculture, Sustainable Family Farming Red 
Rock, east of Austin.Texas
It's taught by 25-year permaculture veteran Patricia Allison
For more info, contact Lyndon Felps at 448-0717, or dillohour at yahoo.com.
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Mar. 18, Sat  Tucson AR Introduction to Building with Natural Materials 
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Cost $98/person
Rainwater Harvesting Systems Saturday, April 8, 2006., 9:00am-5:00 pm. Cost 
$95 per person
Joyce  DAWN SouthWest  6570 W. Illinois  Tucson, AZ 85735  Tel: 520 624 1673
Email: 
dawnaz at earthlink.net  www.caneloproject.com/dawn  www.greenbuilder.com/dawn
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March 10th -12th, 2006 Third Annual BAY AREA REGIONAL PERMACULTURE 
CONVERGENCE Occidental CA
Cost: (Sliding Scale) $90-150 Scholarships and work exchange 
available.  Donation includes camping and local organic food.
This convergence is designed for Certified Permaculture Designers and those 
engaged in living the Permaculture Lifestyle.
Space is limited. http://www.urbanpermacultureguild.org/convergence 
convergence at urbanpermacultureguild.org (707) 360-7060
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March 11-18.  Living on Earth Permaculture Design Certification 
Course,  Pacifica, Mexico
Eco-village in northern Mexico being developed by Eduardo Longoria, founder 
of Austin's Casa de Luz and Habitat Suites hotel. Cost, including bed, 
meals, and tuition, ranges from $600-$1,000, with participants choosing how 
much to pay.
Contact elongoria at austin.rr.com or patricia at patriciamichaeldesign.com or 
call 291-4300.
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March 12-19, 2006 World Hands Project Sustainable building &community work 
Anapra, Mexico (near Juarez,El Paso, Texas).
COST: $375 for the entire time, includes room and board and 
instruction.(Does not cover cost to travel to and from the project).
Contact Matt at mail at jmthomas.net,,or 
worldhandsproject at yahoo.com  505-751-7345.Builders Without Borders
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March 13th - 19th. Natural Building Workshop (Cob) Buellton, CA,
Spend a week living in a spiritual community, practicing meditation and 
learning to build a hand-sculpted, earthen structure (Cob). We will be 
co-creating a small meditation building that will be a delightful addition 
to the retreat center. A beginning meditation technique will be taught.
Call for info and pricing. Sunburst Sanctuary, 1-888-689-0352 PO Box 2008, 
Buellton, CA, 93427, www.solarlogos.org
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March 18- April 1 WISE EARTH Ecological Immersion PERMACULTURE DESIGN 
COURSE Maltby, Urban fringe of NE Seattle
$450 till March 4. $550 thereafter includes Food, Rugged Lodging and 
Instruction
Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Society, Sam Bullock,Kelda Miller, 
Seattle Permaculture Guild Albert ljan Postema
Info  Kelda Miller 206-324-3632 kelda at riseup.net  www.wiseearth.org
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Urban Permaculture Design Course, spring 2006 Alameda Point Collaborative, 
Alameda, CA
March 17-19 & 24-26 & April 21-23 & 28-30 & May 12-14 & 19-21, 2006
Instructors: Christopher Shein, Kat Steele, Nik Bertulis, Erin Fisher  Cost 
Sliding Scale $850-950
Register online at www.urbanpermacultureguild.org , 
kat at urbanpermacultureguild.org, (510) 547 7889
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Mar 17-31 Permaculture Design Course Rainbow Valley Farm , New Zealand
Contact Kana at rainbowvalleyfarm.co.nz , www.rainbowvalleyfarm.co.nz
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March 24 April 7 2006 Permaculture Design course EcoVersity Santa Fe, New 
Mexico
Teacher  Scott Pittman. Permaculture uses indigenous knowledge and 
contemporary innovations to teach pattern thinking and principles for 
designing site-appropriate , Also PDC on June 23 July 7 and August 4 August 18
Contact: EcoVersity  2639 Agua Fria Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-424-9797 
www.ecoversity.org info at ecoversity.org\
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March 24 -June 2 Certificate for Earth-based Vocations EcoVersity Santa Fe, 
New Mexico
This 10-week, comprehensive, hands-on curriculum includes a Permaculture 
Design course and is followed by integrated, formal training in Natural 
Building, Land Arts, Land and Garden and Renewable Energies . Also August 4 
October 13
Contact: EcoVersity  2639 Agua Fria Santa Fe, NM 87505 505-424-9797 
www.ecoversity.org info at ecoversity.org\
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Mar 25,26 Radical Urban Sustainability Training East Side of Austin, Texas
An intensive seminar presented by the Rhizome Collective, exploring the 
convergence of permaculture and social activism in building
sustainable communities.
The Rhizome Collective  rhizomecollective at earthlink.net  (512) 385-3695 
www.rhizomecollective.org/
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SPRING 2006 Tuscon 72 Hour Permaculture Design Course With Certificate:
Four weekends in February and March. Instructors from the Tucson 
Permaculture group.
For more information contact Dan Dorsey, 520 624 8030 or dorsey at dakotacom.net
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April 3 -28 Apprenticeships Ecovillage Training Center at the Farm 
Summertown TN
FOB 90 sunnerland Tn 38483-0090 931-964-4474 fx/2200 ecovillge at thefarm.org 
www.thefarm.org
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April 7-9 2006 In-depth Introduction To Permaculture Esalen on the Big Sur 
Coast...
http://www.esalen.org -search: Larry Santoyo
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April 16-29, 2006 EcoVillage Design Course -Two-Week Intensive with Larry 
Santoyo Bliss, Idaho
Part One -April 16-19, Part Two -April 21-24, Part Three -April 26-29,
Contact http://www.IdahoPermaculture.com
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PERMACULTURE DESIGN: LANDSCAPING & NATURAL BUILDING Laborers Needed Santa 
Barbara & San Luis Obispo County CA
Temporary, part and full-time landscape/construction laborers wanted.
Strong men & women wanted to join our crew ,Permaculture Design Course 
Graduates preferred -but will train
Projects include: Straw Bale Building, Natural Plasters, Water-Harvesting, 
Drip Irrigation, Earth-Bag & Dry-Stack Construction, Pond Ecosystems, 
Erosion Control, Water Features, Flagstone & Soil Cement Patios, 
FoodForestry, Install Vegetable Gardens
Contact Larry Santoyo Earth Flow  Design Works 
<landscaping at earthflow.com>  www.earthflow.com/consulting.html
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April 27 -May 1 Introduction to Urban Cob Ventura, CA Cost: $650 Betty Seaman
Fee Includes all meals. Discounts available for early enrollment. Camping 
or lodging will be off site and is not included in course fee.
Cob Cottage Company Box 123 Cottage Grove, OR 97424Phone (541) 942-2005, 
FAX (541) 942-3021 also  Workshop Host: Rachel Morris (805)648-1267 
rachelmorris at earthlink.net http://songlabs.com/cob/ project blog and flyers
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May-June-July, 2006 Santa Barbara, CA - Permaculture Design Certificate 
Course Series with Larry Santoyo& guests
the first and second weekends of May-June-July, 2006.
Part One -May 6 & 7 and 13 & 14, Part Two - June 3 & 4 and 10 & 11, Part 
Three - July 1 & 2 and 8 & 9
EarthFlow Design Works 805.459.0452 info at earthflow.com, www.earthflow.com/
Cosponsored Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
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May 3-13 Permaculture Design Course Nr Spencer IN
Peter Bane, Keith Johnson $650 includes meals& lodging
Contact Racoon Creek community 1-317-259-4417 ed.paynter at gmail.com
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May 6-21 Permaculture Design Course  Mobile, Alabama
Middle Earth Healing & Learning Center PO Box 86 Citronelle, Al 36522 
251-866-7204 Midearthhealing at bellsouth.net
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May 13-27 Permaculture Design Course  Commonweal Garden Bolinas CA
with Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Brock Dolman,$1100 if paid by 
March 1st $1350 paid by May 1st
Regenerative Design Institute &Permaculture Institute of Northern California
PO Box 923 Bolinas, CA 94924 (415) 868 9681 
info at regenerativedesign.org  www.regenerativedesign.org
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May 16 - Friday, May 19,Kona, Hawai'i PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGROFORESTRY 
WORKSHOP
Trees for improving profitability, sustainability, and resource 
conservation on farms and ranches: A professional development workshop in 
agroforestry
Contact 808-324-4427; Fax: 808-324-4129 
craig at agroforestry.net  www.agroforestry.net/events/afwksp2006.html
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May 19 - 28 2006 Village Building Convergence  Portand OR
For ten days VBC6 will transform the city of Portland, sparking ecological 
and societal visions into action. At night we will gather and hear from 
visionary leaders, share food, celebrate, and learn by creating together. 
During the day, we will build as many as thirty new ecological, 
creative-cultural gathering places.
$270 per person for all ten days,e on site lunches, dinner at the central 
venue, access to all sites and events, accommodations
For more information on Village Building Convergence 2006, you can go to 
City Repair ( http://www.cityrepair.org ), visit the VBC6 web site ( 
http://www.cityrepair.org/vbc6/ ) or call 503-235-8946. vbc at cityrepair.org.
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May 21-31, BASICS OF BUILDING WITH COB Quail Springs Learning Oasis and 
Permaculture Farm
Upper Cuyama Valley, approximately 1-hour from Ojai, 2-hours from Santa 
Barbara, 2-hours from San Luis Obispo
$760 basic fee includes tuition, materials, three healthy meals daily, and 
camping. Discounts apply for early registration.
This workshop will be taught by Betty Seaman from the Cob Cottage Company 
and co-founder of Spirit Pine Sanctuary
Cob Cottage Company directly at Box 123, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 
www.cobcottage.com (541)942-2005, Fax (541)942-3021
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May 23- June 6 Permaculture and the Arts Design Intensive Frogwood near 
Boonville,  Mendocino County, Northern California
Joel Glanzberg ,Jenny Pell   Raw Food Chef: Bruce Horowitz of the Sun Kitchen
$1,450 - includes delicious vegetarian and raw foods made from a mix of 
local cuisine & farm-fresh foods, accommodations in cabins nestled in the 
Redwoods, full use of Frogwood Lodge, hot tub, & 
trails  www.permaculturenow.com
Byron Delvin Gelin delvin at permaculturenow.com 604- 307-5566 Wendy Breiby 
wendy at permaculturenow.com 503- 298-4871
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May 31st - June 16  Peramculture Design Course O.U.R. Eco-village,Vancouver 
Island, Canada
Fully residential: $1400CAN ,Non-residential: $1200CAN ,PDC Graduate 
Refresher: $500CAN
Also May 31st - August 25th Permaculture & Sustainable Community Design 
Internship, Internship Program: $4400CAN
For More Information & Applications Visit: www.ourecovillage.org Contact 
Tyrone LaFay: permaculture at ourecovillage.org
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June 11-18, 2006  Build Here Now 8th Natural Building, Permaculture 
&Sustainable Lifestyles Convergence
Taos County, New Mexico Cost: $495 until April 1, 2006, $650 thereafter . 
All meals are vegetarian
Week of hands-on workshops, classroom theory, discussion, slide 
presentations, and networking with dedicated practitioners of natural 
building, permaculture and sustainable lifestyles - set amongst the 
stunning beauty of Lama Foundation
To register /info call 
505-586-1269,  BuildHereNow at LamaFoundation.org.www.lamafoundation.org
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June 5 - July 28, 2006  Intensive skill-builder for natural builders 
Emerald Earth Community, Boonville, Northern California
This is a rare opportunity to develop natural building skills in the 
stimulating environment of a rural intentional community
The 8-week program costs $3000, including instruction, on-site camping, 
field trips, and organic, mostly vegetarian meals.
Phone (707) 895-3302 or email workshops at emeraldearth.org.  at 
www.emeraldearth.org
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July 10-August 4, 2006 .Dry lands Permaculture and Water Systems Workshop 
Prescott AR
Learn how to install self sustaining, ecologically designed  Permaculture 
systems in the high desert of Arizona, USA.
This 'hands-on' workshop will be taught by Brad Lancaster, author of "Rain 
Water Harvesting for Drylands", and Andrew Millison, landscape contractor 
Permaculture teacher of six years at Prescott College.
Cost: $1,500  Please visit for more 
information:http://ecosainstitute.org/ecosaframeset2=.htm
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Croatia, that are developing permacultural estates. If you would like to 
spend time helping to develop permacultural projects in
Croatia or Bosnia, www.ekosela.org/modules/volonter/ <marijana at kneja.hr> 
Croatia Balkan Ecovillage Network

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May 2007 International Permaculture Convergence, Conference Brazil www.ipc8.org
More info. and Website as details get organized, You will need to have a 
PDC to attend the Convergence
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Frappr Permaculture Group. It offers a map for you to insert a marker 
showing your global location down to almost a quarter mile plus street 
name. Upload your photo or pic of your homestead, website logo or whatever.
Create a Frappr profile for yourself then join the permaculture group. 
www.frappr.com/permaculture








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