Community Training in Ecological Design, Binghamton NY, 2014

Steve Gabriel steve at
Thu Dec 26 10:02:53 EST 2013

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

Community Training in Ecological Design: Binghamton, NY
     Winter 2014

Design your backyard or acreage for the coming season and long term.

Grow food, build soil, and manage water in rural and urban landscapes.

Meet others and make beneficial connections in your community.

Permaculture design mimics the patterns and processes found in nature. Learn
strategies for garden and farm-scale systems that meet human needs while
improving ecological health.

Join a learning environment where teachers support students to develop design
ideas for their own projects. Classes and take-home assignments cover a wide
range of site mapping, assessment, planning and design skills. Students learn
the how and why of many strategies including gardening, cover cropping, sheet
mulching, backyard poultry, mushroom cultivation, tree crops and rainwater

Since 2005, the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute has taught audiences and
community members across Central New York. Our instructors are professional
educators, extension workers, farmers, parents and entrepreneurs actively
working on--and designing--sustainable, permaculture-based projects. Classes are
a mixture of engaging lecture, discussion, and group activities. Rich
conversation and connection between community members at our classes offer
support and collaboration after you complete the course.

Participants (including college students, Cooperative Extension agents,
educators, farmers, nonprofit-managers, and gardeners) are equipped with
practical knowledge and skills that can be shared with their neighbors and
colleagues. Graduates of the Community Training in Ecological Design (CTED)
leave with a new way to see their landscapes and a renewed sense of
possibility for sustainable design.  Students also walk away with a draft
design of their property or project site.

Michael Burns and Steve Gabriel plus guest teachers

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
840 Front St, Binghamton, NY 13905

Feb 15  &  16, March 8  &  15, April 12  &  19
(10 am --4 pm)

$200-400 based on what you can afford. Currently, no scholarship funds are
available. A non-refundable $50 deposit is required for registration.

Sign up for CTED at:

NOTE: This is not a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course. This
introductory course is based on---and is a short version of--the internationally
recognized72-hour  Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) curriculum. Students
who wish to earn the PDC can deduct their tuition for this course from our
full PDC course tuition.


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