[permaculture] Bill Mollison upcoming PC Courses in July Panama, Sept PDC Australia 2008
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Sat May 31 09:43:20 EDT 2008
<http://www.tagari.com/?p=245>Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton and Greg
Knibbs combine forces to teach the PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE
Monday 22nd September through to Saturday 4th October 2008 .
"This course has already changed a lot of the world - Come help us
finish the job!" ~ Bill Mollison April 27, 2005
BILL MOLLISON, the legendary Permaculture teacher, promoter and
designer - who, over 26 years of non-stop travelling, designing,
teaching and writing, personally planted the seeds of Permaculture in
over 120 countries. Bill is the founding director of The Permaculture
Institute, the first and longest running Permaculture Institute in existence.
GEOFF LAWTON who is world renowned for field expertise and extensive
teaching experience in the ecological "badlands" of Earth, areas of
extreme cultural conflicts, as well as more friendly environments.
Founding director of the acclaimed Permaculture Research Institute,
Geoff is working in more countries and co-ordinating more projects on
the ground than any other Permaculture Institute today.
GREG KNIBBS is a passionate Permaculture designer and teacher who has
worked in Africa and the Philippines over many years. Greg is the
founding Director of International Permaculture Services and brings
to the course a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of
Earth's ecosystems are in crisis. Permaculture offers practical,
sustainable solutions. You can be part of the exciting adventure of
positive world change.
EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS! BE PART OF THIS HISTORIC EVENT!
To book in and register please click here and follow the instructions
or send an email to sales at tagari.com
We encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment and to take
advantage of the early bird discounts available.
The venue for this course is Trinity College, Melbourne University.
We have booked an excellent Lecture Theatre (see photo below).
Delicious morning and afternoon teas are provided and accommodation
is available at mgordon at trinity.unimelb.edu.au (Trinity College) or
nearby for students. A course brochure is available from
sales at tagari.com .. If you have questions you can ring the
Permaculture Institute 61 (0) 3 6445 0945, the Convenor, Tony Watkins
61 (0) 3 9762 6356 mob. 61 (0) 427626326 or The Permaculture Research
Institute 61 (0) 2 6688 6578 and we will be pleased to assist you.
Information is also available at www.tagari.com and www.permaculture.org.au
This course is the full 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate
course including all theory and practical exercises necessary to
enable a student to become a Permaculture designer and teacher and
can lead on to full teacher registration and Diploma of Permaculture
Design with the Permaculture Institute.
<http://www.tagari.com/?p=222>Permaculture Design for Islands with
Permaculture Design for Islands and Shorelines
With Bill Mollison
Bocas Del Toro PANAMA
16th, 17th 18th, 19th July 2008
Lectures begin on the 16th 9 am, please arrive on the 15th, Lectures
end at noon on the 19th, please be prepared to leave on the 19th.
$1,500 AUD including accommodation and food.
About the Course
Sealing of sands and corals
Appropriate Building Strategies for the tropics
Class hours will be from 9 am to noon and from 4 pm to 7pm with the
About Bill's island Experience
This is a rare event. Bill, retired from a heavy teaching and
traveling routine sometime ago, but as the years go by he finds time
to travel and teach subjects he is passionate about.
Having been born and reared on the island of Tasmania, Islands hold a
special place in Bill's heart and fascination. The first voyages of
Bill's Permaculture travels and teaching took place on the islands of
Hawaii where Bill taught Permaculture and installed systems. One
forest is in plain view from the window of plane as you fly into
Honolulu. Elder Hawaiian's reported they had not seen such taro as
the taro yielded from the Permaculture Taro dryland Padis.
Work on the Canaries, due to their incredibly low annual rainfall
took a quite a different approach, but calling on Permaculture skills
and strategies the results were just as satisfactory and perhaps even
more so, considering the challenge of the location.
In the Sechelles, engaged by His majesty, Sh' Aran Pahlevi, Bill's
Permaculture skills were applied to the re-design and on-going
management of a large coconut plantation in the Amarantes.
Many courses were taught by Bill in Palau where the need of the
people centered around rehabilitation of shoreline and tidal padis.
And while Bill's travel and Permaculture work has found him giving
courses, designing or installing food production and energy systems
on the Islands of Newfoundland, Iceland, Whiddy Island. Orcas Island,
Flinders Island to name a few, this course will have a heavy emphasis
on Permaculture Design for tropical and sub-tropical islands.
About the Venu
Please go to the web site to check out the venu and accommodation.
You need to arrive on the 15th of July and leave on the 19th of July.
You don't need to book in- We take care of that. The location is
out-of-town and the rooms options are mixed. To make it easy, we will
place each student into a room or bed that seems appropriate. All
meals and accommodation are included in the price, so some will have
a single bed and where appropriate and beds are available doubles
will be available. We'll do the best we can. And as it is only for
three nights, everyone ought to be happy. Bill will be eating meals
with students and evenings after lecture. This is a special
experience for those who attend.
More information about the permaculture