Scholarships offered for Eco Design Class in Schuyler Co, NY

Steve Gabriel steve at
Tue Jan 18 08:02:43 EST 2011


Contact Information:
Steve Gabriel, (607) 527-0607 <steve at>


Learn to design your garden, backyard, or small woodlot using an 
ecological design method. The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute of 
Cayutaville, NY will be offering a Community Training in Ecological 
Design program in Montour Falls, in collaboration with Cornell 
Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County.

The course will meet from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the weekend of February 
12 & 13 and will continue on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 pm from 
February 15th though April 12th. Classes will be held at the Schuyler 
County Human Services Building at 323 Owego Street in Montour Falls, NY. 
Students can choose their own design project such as a backyard, garden 
space, vacant lot, field, forest, or even an entire neighborhood. 
  Tuition is a sliding scale $200 to $400, based on what you can afford.

Thanks to grants from the Schuyler County Environmental Management 
Council and the Finger Lakes Resource Conservation & Development 
Council, up to nine half scholarships are available towards the tuition. 
The scholarships will be offered to those who can share their new design 
skills to others in their community. Teachers, students, social workers, 
community organizers, small farmers or anyone enthusiastic about using 
what they learn to help their own community are encouraged to apply at 
the website.  Applicants who live in 
Schuyler, Yates, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Chemung or Ontario counties 
are eligible.

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) offers opportunities to 
learn sustainable design methods including mushroom inoculation 
workshops, summer apprentice programs, and an two week Permaculture 
Design Certification course.

Permaculture is a design discipline for productive systems such as 
gardens, farms, homesteads, and urban sites utilizing ecological 
principles found in natural systems. These ecological principles 
combined with a design method help to create sustainable, healthy 
abundant landscapes while meeting basic human needs. Permaculture has 
become a cutting edge design alternative to industrial systems that 
erode the wealth of communities and natural resources.

Carpooling from several towns around Central NY is being organized on 
our website. Anyone interested in more information or a scholarship 
application can visit the FLPCI website at 
or call (607) 527-0607.

Comm Training in Eco Design, Feb 12 & 13 (10-4pm), then Tuesdays 
(6:30-9pm) until April 12th. Learn how to design your garden, backyard, 
woodlot and more sustainably. More info: 
or (607) 527-0607.

Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
2962 Swamp Rd.
Alpine, NY 14805
<info at>


Steve Gabriel
Director, Co-Founder
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
PO Box 54, Ithaca NY 14851
607.342.2825 - steve at

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