Permaculture Design Course in Minden, LA (October 1-13, 2001)

Steve Diver steved at
Wed Sep 26 12:36:24 EDT 2001

Forwarding this PDC announcement, coming up SOON... 

Steve Diver 

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)

NWLCC - Minden, Louisiana
October 1-13, 2001
Instructor: Geoff Lawton, Permaculture Research Institute (Australia)

This 72-hour course will be held at the Northwest Louisiana Commerce 
Center, the developing Eco-Industrial Park at the decommissioned 
Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, in Minden Louisiana. The course
will include hands-on Permaculture implementation, as we develop this 
demonstration center at the former administration area of this 
15,000-acre site

"Permaculture -- (permanent agriculture) is the Oconscious design and 
maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have
the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems" 
	-- Permaculture: A Designers Manual by Bill Mollison

"Eco-Industrial -- use of ecological design to foster collaboration 
among firms in managing environmental and energy issues"

Course details
Date: October 1-13, 2001 
Location: NWLCC - Minden, LA
Cost: $350 after September 10 

The 72-hour PDC course consists of lectures, demonstrations and 
hands-on experience. The daily timetable is from 9:00am to 5:00pm 
with two half-hour tea breaks and a one-hour lunch break. Videos and
slide presentations will be available on certain evenings. Students 
will participate in a hands on design exercise. Upon completion of 
the course, all students will receive a Permaculture Design


*Theory and principles of design 
*Methods of design 
*Patterns in nature 
*Climatic factor strategies for Humid Tropics, Drylands, Humid Cool 
to Cold 
*Domestic food security and food production:  Garden, mini-farm
and farm design, ecological pest control, orchard and tree crops, 
forestry and bamboo plantations, bush foods and forages, 
rehabilitation of soils and erosion control, green manures and 
farmers trees, livestock: forages and management 
*Design for catastrophe prevention 
*Drought proofing property 
*Water harvesting and management 
*Windbreaks and bushfire control 
*Aquaculture: aquatic plants and fisheries 
*Energy efficient housing: site selection, appropriate technology, 
recycling and waste management 
*Whole systems design for human settlements 
*Alternative economic structures 
*Trusts, legal strategies, credit unions 
*Permaculture Academy 
*Permaculture Foundation 

Instructor: Geoff Lawton, Director 
Permaculture Research Institute, Australia

Permaculture On-Ground Training

After the PDC, getting more "hands-on" experience will help to cement 
the new knowledge.  Join us at our demonstration site as we lay down 
new systems.  The intensive 5-day course will include on-site design 
processes, water management systems, preparation of gardens and food 
forests, mulching, composting, raising of seedlings and planting out 
of new gardens.

Date:  October 15-19
Location:  NWLCC - Minden, LA
Cost:  $250 after Sept. 24

On-ground training will be led by Geoff Lawton, supported by NWLCC 
permaculture team.  

For more information and discount lodging options, please contact 
Kippy Clark at: 318-459-5875 or email Kippy at

102 Louisiana Bldv
Minden, LA   71055
318-459-5825 Fax

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