Permaculture Instititute of Northern California 2001 Course Schedule & Earth Activist Training

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Permaculture Institute of Northern California 2001 Courses
PO Box 341 Pt. Reyes Station, CA 94956
(415) 663-9090

Introduction to Permaculture  April 28-29  Instructors: Penny
Livingston-Stark, James Stark & Friends
Fundamentals of sustainable design   Fee: $250.00

Building a Rural Off-the-Grid
Ecological Base Camp               June 22-28
Tom Watson, Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark
An advanced permaculture workshop where you will learn to
Install a water tank and solar pump, Selectively harvest Douglas Fir trees
a way that enhances the forest and build  simple structures, Build a camp
Install solar showers, Create a Biological treatment system for sewage &
grey water.
It is recommended that participants have taken an Introduction to
Permaculture Coursew or the Permaculture Design Course. Fee: $350.00

Braintanning Deer Buckskin       Oct 5-10
Levon Durr & Mary Falkenstein
During this workshop you will discover the many wonderful gifts and uses of
the deer. Each participant will have the opportunity to transform a deer
hide into soft leather using traditional wet or dry scrape methods.  You
will also larn how to Clean and skin a deer, select bones for tools and
jewelry, pit roast venison, and how to use antlers.   Fee: $450.00

Plaster and Cob Workshop	         Oct. 27-28
Penny Livingston-Stark
Come Explore the Magic of Mud.  Learn how to buiild garden walls and benches
with cob. During this workshop you will also learn to make your own interior
paints and plasters using all non-toxic ingredients. These finishes surpass
most commercially available paints and plasters in quality and asthetics.
Fee:  $250.00

Pattern and Design	Nov. 11-12
Richard Feather Anderson & Penny Livingston-Stark
Our world surrounds us with patterns indicating the many processes that
created them. By applying natural patterning to design, we create
environments that are harmonious within the natural systems surrounding us.
In this course discover the many functions of patterns and learn how to
enhance or eliminate, diffuse or concentrate various energies through
pattern application. 		Fee: $300

How to Start a Successful Permaculture Design Business      Nov. 17-18
Instructors - To be Announced
This course is primarily for graduates of the Permaculture Design Course who
want to develop a business as a permaculture designer. You will receive
advise and guidelines from experienced permaculture designers as well as
architects, business consultants, accountants and other professionals. We
will explore how to present a professional design proposal and contract,
develop a business plan and learn professional protocol working with clients
as well as working in interdisciplinary teams.  Fee: $300

May 4-18, 2001

Learn how to create the world you want to live in.

A permaculture design course for visionary activists:  Learn the skills
to transform a piece of land, a community, and our political and economic
systems.   The tools we need to envision and design a just, free and
sustainable culture are the same ones we need challenge the vested interests
that keep destructive systems in place.

Permaculture is a system of ecological design.  Spend two weeks in the
coastal California hills learning:

Nature and wilderness awareness.
Diversity in ecosystems and in our movement.
Pattern thinking in design, strategy, and movement building.
Solutions that exist:  alternative energy, organic farming, natural
building, bioremediation and restoration.
Soil and forest ecology and ecological economics.
How to collect, conserve, and clean water.
Movement building, strategy and direct action principles and practices.
Consensus process, facilitation and conflict transformation.
How to transform fear, rage, grief and frustration into creative action.
How to stay grounded and centered in tough and challenging situations.
How to create ritual and weave magic into action.
ŠŠand more!

This program leads to a certificate in permaculture design.

Core facilitators:
Starhawk is a lifelong activist, direct action trainer, ecofeminist and
author of many books that link earth-based spirituality with political
struggle, including The Spiral Dance, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and The Twelve
Wild Swans: A Journey to the Realm of Magic, Healing and Action.

Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent
permaculture teacher and designer. Penny specializes in creating resource
rich landscapes, non-toxic natural building materials, site planning &
design, using ecologically sound principals and methods.

May 4-18, Western Sonoma County, California

Cost:  We are actively fundraising to provide this on a pay-what-you-can
basis to activists. Work trades, payment plans and scholarships available.
For those who can pay, we estimate the real cost of providing this program
to be $1200 per person‹if you can pay more, that will help subsidize someone
who can¹t.  Please don¹t let money keep you away‹we¹ll work it out!

To apply, or for more information, contact:

Madrone Productions
PO Box 410187
SF CA 94141-0187
email: vetiwitch at

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