[permaculture] PDC in NYC 11 sessions Jan.- Mar. 09 w/ Andrew Faust and Guests The Ce nter For Bioregional Living
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Permaculture Design Certification in NYC with Andrew Faust and Guests
11 Sessions - January to March 2009
January 18th and 25th
February 1st, 14th, 15th (field trip), 22nd, 28th
March 14th, 15th (field trip), 21st, 28th
This course will cover the core 72 hour Permaculture Design curriculum, including additional hours of in class and out of class activities to adapt this
course to our region and to contemporary ecological issues in the United States. You will learn how to apply Permaculture principles
to a diversity of settings and issues with an emphasis on urban and temperate environments.
All classes are from 9am-4pm
Sixth Street Community Center
638 E. 6th Street
Lower East Side Manhattan
This Permaculture design course provides a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation.
Come be inspired by the possibilities of today and not by the fear of tomorrow!
is an ecological design science that provides insights and practical techniques for living a fruitful and abundant life.
is addressing the major issues of our day from a whole systems perspective.
is a worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies.
is a solution oriented ecological approach to retrofitting our societies and industrial fossil fuel
and nuclear power infrastructures to be regionally adapted.
This course is perfect for a diversity of individuals who wish to use Permaculture in Urban environments as well as a diversity of other environments.
Lectures, extensive and diverse handouts, discussions and field trips will explore:
Methods for regenerating local economies and regional self reliance, the economics of globalization, providing individuals with practical tools
for creating positive social change, inner-city gardening techniques, cultivating gourmet mushrooms, indoor and apartment gardening,
making fermented foods, whole foods, Living Machines and natural wastewater treatment, biogas generators, ecological niche market and
value added business ideas, passive integrated water systems, rain gardens that alleviate flooding while addressing sewage treatment plant overflows
and clean water, living roofs, rooftop gardens and regional energy systems.
Other topics include:
The evolution of agriculture, Biodynamics, natural history of Eastern woodlands, passive solar and natural building techniques,
biodynamic orchards, fruit and berry production, watershed health and the integration of animals into cultivated ecosystems.
Andrew Faust is one of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with
17 years of Permaculture experience, 10 years as a certified alternative school teacher (Upattinas-Glenmoore, PA)
and 8 years living off-thegrid in rural West Virginia. Andrew now lives in Brooklyn where he is applying his knowledge
to urban needs and working on the development of The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY, a pilot campus
for his New York City students and clients. Andrew has taught the PDC course over 12 times at Yestermorrow Design/Build school
in Warren,VT. This will be his third PDC course in New york City.
Adriana Magaña is a certified Permaculture Designer and Horticulturist (Brooklyn Botanic Garden)
not to mention a talented musician. She has been obsessively crafting hand made beauty products, herbal remedies
and cordials and has started teaching these obsessions to the very interested public. Adriana is co-developing The Center for
Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY with Andrew Faust.
Keith Morris Keith Morris is an organic farmer, builder, and environmental educator. For the past five years, he has
been designing and establishing an edible forest garden and ecological homestead in Johnson, Vermont along the
Lamoille River. Prospect Rock Permaculture combines reforestation, wildlife refuge, and ecological restoration with
food production and community building, while educating about and experimenting with sustainable techniques and
ways of building.
Lisa DePiano is a certified Permaculture designer and co-founder of the Montview Neighborhood farm, a human-powered farm
and edible forest garden in the Connecticut River Valley. She has a Master's degree in Regional Planning from the University of
Massachusetts and loves working with people to create the world they would like to live in.
Rafter Sass has facilitated workshops on social project design, Permaculture design, the economics of globalization, mycology,
and wild foods and medicines. In his own words, "I do this work because I want to be in conversation with people who are hungry
for change, and the tools for making it."
Together this teaching team brings a wealth of wisdom and a diversity of experience ranging from city to country, from forests
to deserts and beyond. Come and learn from the premier practitioners of ecological design in the Northeast and be a part of the
growing community of cutting edge designers and community leaders!
Before Jan 1st $1000
After Jan 1st $1200
Register early for discount!
For more information or to register email andrew at homebiome.com
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