Culture's Edge (et al) Pc Events for 2000

Keith Johnson keithdj at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 17 15:44:37 EST 2000


Permaculture Design Course for Farmers
West Tennessee
August 28 - September 8, 2000

This certificate course is intended for farmers or those wanting to
farm with an emphasis on the mid-South and Mississippi Delta
regions. Four of America's most experienced permaculture and
sustainable agriculture teachers will facilitate this exciting event.

Lake County, Tennessee, is one of the most fertile agriculture
regions in the nation - the area teems with wildlife - but is
challenged by the social, economic and ecological dilemmas of
conventional agriculture.

Together we will design a new future for this 4,000 acre
eight-generation family farm on the banks of the Mississippi River.
With organic production for over ten years, now, the Donaldson
family is ready to take it to the next level. This is a great
opportunity
to learn how landscape design and whole farm planning can make
farming healthy, environmentally responsible, and profitable again.

We will explore the links between farmers, land, and community and
learn how we can mend the tattered fabric of rural America.

Scholarship funds are available and minority farmers in particular
are encouraged to enroll.

Instructors: Peter Bane, Eric Kindberg, Chuck Marsh, Larry Santoyo,
and guests.

Cost: $550 includes tuition, camping, meals and materials, $100
deposit required to register, $50 discount for full payment by July
15th.

Contact: Chris Donaldson, c/o Silvertop Farms,Rt 1, Box 345,
Tiptonville, TN 38079, 901-253-8028, info at donaldsonfarms.com

Permaculture Fundamentals July 7 - 15, 2000
This is the basic course for understanding Permaculture Design. Learning

format is
multi-modal with a high teacher/student ratio. Practical exercises,
demonstrations,
audio-visuals, and discussion complement focused presentations.
Forty-four hours of
instruction covers:

     Ethics and Principles
     Observation, Pattern & Design
     The Natural World: Climate Forest, Soils
     The Cultivated Ecology: Gardens, Plants & Animals
     The Home System: Building Design, Energy, Water & Waste
     Developing Settlements: Land Use, Appropriate Technology,
     Economics & Finance, Urban Applications

8-Day Course Fee: $600-800, sliding scale (camping, meals, materials, &
tuition)
Students receive a subscription to the Permaculture Activist.

Village Design Practicum August 11 - 19, 2000
Combining the larger subjects of the permaculture curriculum with a
focus on design of
the Earthaven village landscape and culture, this course together with
Fundamentals
completes the requirements for the Permaculture Design Certificate.
Presentations by
experienced designers introduce mentored small group design projects.
Students will
develop skill in:

     Mapping, Field Survey, and Drawing
     Pattern Languages and Meta-Systems
     Economic, Social, and Community Design
     Broadscale Landscape: Agriculture, Wildlife, Earthworks,
Restoration
     Forestry
     Interview, Presentation, Project Management & Earning a Living

8-Day Course Fee: $600-800, sliding scale (camping, meals, materials, &
tuition)
Students receive a subscription to the Permaculture Activist.



Permaculture Work - Study July 5 - August 19, 2000
For a limited number of mature individuals we offer a summer residency
at Earthaven
combining the two certificate courses above with four weeks of directed
work projects
applying design skills and techniques to community infrastructure. This
is a unique
opportunity to anchor learning with action for self-reliant living.
Application with
references is required by June 1st.

Work-Study Residency fee: $1800 (camping, meals, materials, & tuition)
Students
receive a subscription to the Permaculture Activist.

       Our Teaching Team and Our Community Make the
                                 Difference!
  The most experienced permaculture teaching team in Eastern North
America: Chuck
 Marsh, Peter Bane, Patricia Allison, Andrew Goodheart Brown, Keith
Johnson, Mollie
   Curry, Paul Caron, and Arjuna daSilva bring together decades of
experience at the
 forefront of cultural evolution. Pioneers in the new paradigm of
holistic living, they are
             at home in America's first permaculture designed
ecovillage.

Permaculture Fundamentals
at The Farm Ecovillage Training Center
April 22-30, 2000, Summertown, TN

Course covers cultural transformation, principles and ethics,
ecosystems, pattern,
forests, soils, water, microclimate, earthworks, home systems, building
design, animals,
plants, aquaculture, waste treatment, tools, gardening, mapping,
permaculture for cities
and villages, and financial systems.

Instructors: Chuck Marsh, Peter Bane, Andrew Goodheart Brown, Patricia
Allison,
Keith Johnson, and Albert Bates.

Cost: $600

Contact: Ecovillage Training Center, PO Box 90, Summertown, TN 38483
931-0964-4324

Permaculture Design Practicum
at The Farm Ecovillage Training Center
October 6 -14, 2000, Summertown, TN

Completes the certificate course for those who have taken Fundamentals.
A design
intensive focusing on broadscale landscaped and community design. The
Farm
Ecovillage Training Center is a node in the Global Ecovillage Network
and has extensive
examples of appropriate technology and permaculture systems on the
ground. The Farm
is a 30-year-old intentional community and a pioneer in community
development work
both in the US and overseas.

Instructors: Chuck Marsh, Peter Bane, Andrew Goodheart Brown, Patricia
Allison,
Keith Johnson, and Albert Bates.

Cost: $600

Contact: Ecovillage Training Center, PO Box 90, Summertown, TN 38483
931-0964-4324

Permaculture Fundamentals
at the Ecology Retreat Center
May 26-June 3, 2000

Course covers cultural transformation, principles and ethics,
ecosystems, pattern,
forests, soils, water, microclimate, earthworks, home systems, building
design, animals,
plants, aquaculture, waste treatment, tools, gardening, mapping,
permaculture for cities
and villages, and financial systems.

Instructors: Peter Bane, Monica Kuhn, Richard Griffith, Keith Johnson

Cost: Canadian $900

Contact: Ecology Retreat Center, RR#1, Orangeville, Ontario, L9W2Y8,
Canada,
519-941-4560, ecorc at ionsys.com
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