Community Training in Ecological Design, Syracuse NY, Feb-Apr 2012

Michael Burns michael at
Mon Oct 24 15:29:29 EDT 2011

presented by

Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County

The Alchemical Nursery

The course begins with an introductory weekend:
February 4 & 5 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
followed by Thursday evenings:
February 9 through April 5 (6:00–8:30 p.m.)

This class gives gardeners, landowners, farmers, and anyone interested in
sustainable living tools to get started on a wide range of projects to improve
food production, conserve resources, and save money.

We examine and discuss the principles and techniques of permaculture and
ecology that help us make better choices for our land, families, and

2/4 & 2/5: Permaculture & Ecology
2/9: Plants & Niches
2/16: Build a Guild
2/23: Soil & Compost
3/1: Water
3/8: Earthworks
3/15: Trees & Forests
3/22: Community Design
3/29: Design Lab
4/5: Share Design Work
4/14: Rahma Health Clinic garden perma-blitz.
*curriculum subject to changes

Class work will include a self-selected design project; you can design your
backyard, garden space, or an entire neighborhood. Examples and applications
will be given in both an urban and rural context. Class will be a balance of
lecture and hands-on learning.

Instructors include Steve Gabriel, Michael Burns, Kayleigh Burgess, Frank
Cetera and regional guests.

Tuition: $200 - $400
(based on what you can afford)

Scholarships may available from generous local organizations.

Visit for information and registration.
Phone: 607.527.0607
Email: info at

NOTE: This is not a Permaculture Design Certification course. However, your
tuition to this series of classes can be applied to our summer PDC course

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