[permaculture] PDC at TLC Farm, Portland, Oregon (now with camping option!)
lauradvorak at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 4 03:24:22 EDT 2009
Greetings fellow Permaculture Enthusiasts!
Here is an updated announcement for the upcoming Permaculture Design Course at Tryon Life Community Farm, complete with our newly added camping
option for the course, for folks who don't live in town or who might
want more of an immersion-type of experience.
Please send this announcement to any other lists as well- we still have
a few spaces to fill, and now out-of-towners have the option to stay
Thanks so much,
PDC @ TLC Co-Facilitator
Permaculture Design Course at TLC FarmTLC Farm will be hosting
a full 72-hour Permaculture Design Course
this summer. This course will be a two-week intensive that will meet
from June 23rd to July 7th (Monday June 29th is a day off, and Monday
July 6th is a prep day for the design project final presentations). The
course can be taken as residential, or
not. The fee for the non-residential option is $850-1000 sliding scale.
This includes organic vegetarian lunches and a shuttle to/from TLC
Farm. The fee for the residential option is $1100-1300, which includes
camping (byo tent), and all meals (org. veg. lunches prepared,
breakfasts and some dinners self-organized).
Limited work trade
may be available (there is now a waiting list for work-trade).
More about the course:
A Permaculture Design Course explores sustainable human habitation. We
begin with the ethics and principles of permaculture which support a
philosophical reverence for life and provide a framework for making
The objective of a Permaculture Design Course is to provide a
comprehensive overview of sustainable futures, based on permaculture
philosophy, techniques, and strategies that one could incorporate into
their everyday life, or enhance their career. These courses provide
hands-on experience. The intention is to facilitate a systems approach
to thinking about different issues, encouraging care for the earth and
its inhabitants as a diverse community.
* Permaculture Philosophy & Ethics
* Permaculture Principles
* Concepts and Themes in Design
* Permaculture methodology
* Pattern Understanding
* Reading the Landscape
* Climatic Factors
* Edible Landscaping & Organic Gardening
* Trees and their Energy Transactions, Tree Crops
* Water, Water Harvesting
* Soils & Composting
* Earthworking and Earth Resources
* Natural Building
* Animal Husbandry
* Urban Permaculture
* Appropriate Technology
* Intentional Communities
* Sustainable Forestry & Agroforestry
* Plant Propagation
* Ecosystem & Native Plant Restoration
* Permaculture Networks
* Local Economics
* Ecological Design
* And more..
Marisha Auerbach will be the lead instructor of the course. Marisha has
been practicing, studying, and teaching permaculture in the Pacific
Northwest for the past decade. She encourages sustainable futures
through sharing knowledge with others on a variety of topics including:
permaculture, polyculture gardening, seed saving, flower and gem
essences, local economics, community building, ethnobotany, herbalism,
edible landscape design, and organic gardening among others.
Leonard Barrett is a landscape designer, contractor, and educator
based in Portland, OR. Through his firm, Barrett Ecological Services,
he has collaborated on projects with some of the regions best and
brightest in innovative design and planning, including Mark Lakeman
(Communitecture), the City Repair Project, and the Springboard Social
Innovation Forum. His current teaching activities include frequent
presentations on behalf of Portland's growing Transition Initiative and
facilitating various courses and workshops including 'Landscape Master
Planning: A Permaculture Perspective' at Pacific University.
Laura Dvorak is an active resident at TLC Farm and will be
co-facilitating the 2009 Summer Immersion Program in Community
Sustainability at TLC. She received her Dual Masters Degree in
Geography and Education with a focus in Leadership in Ecology, Culture,
and Learning from Portland State University in 2007 and is a certified
Permaculture Designer and Teacher.
Matt Bibeau is also an active resident at TLC Farm and is
co-facilitating the Summer Immersion Program with Laura. Matt received
his Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Leadership in Ecology,
Culture & Learning from PSU in 2008 and is also a certified
Permaculture Designer and Teacher.
For more information about this course, please email permaculture at tryonfarm.org
or call Matt Bibeau or Laura Dvorak at 503-245-3847. To be considered
for this course, please fill out the questionnaire below and send to permaculture at tryonfarm.org.
TLC Farm PDC Application
Full and Preferred Name:
1. What is your experience with permaculture? What do you hope to do with
2. Do you have any dietary restrictions or allergies that we should know
3. Do you have any medical conditions or physical limitations that
we should know about? (TLC Farm is not currently an ADA-accessible
site, so any alter-abled students should let us know about their needs
4. Are you applying for the residential (camping) or non-residential (commuting) option?
5. How did you hear about the course?
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