[permaculture] [Fwd: New course announcement: Living Systems Design I ....]

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lflondon at mindspring.com
Sun Feb 3 23:40:53 EST 2002


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Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2002 23:26:03 -0500
Subject: New course announcement: Living Systems Design I ....
To: lflondon at mindspring.com
Cc: london at ibiblio.org
From: "Jonathan Scherch" <scherch at antiochsea.edu>

Please pass the word ...

New course announcement:

Living Systems Design I: Permaculture & Sustainable Systems for Urban
Communities

When: conveniently scheduled across four weekends; Saturdays & Sundays
from 9:00-5:00.

*March 16th & 17th and 23rd & 24th;
*April 20th & 21st;
*May 18th & 19th.

Where: The Mountaineers, 300 Third Avenue West, Seattle, WA  98119

Tuition: $1000 (includes all fees, in-class instructional materials, and
refreshments)

For more information and to register on-line, visit our website at 
www.lsdg.net or call us at 206-546-3119.  **Advanced registration
advised**

About the course:
Our introductory certification course, the first of our two-part course
series, is designed to impart basic principles and methodologies of
sustainable ecological design. The course will cover the standard
Permaculture Design Course curriculum with emphasis on urban, low-impact
design and sustainable community development.

Combining their various skills in permaculture, urban sustainability,
natural building, and community development, Mike Broili, Jonathan
Scherch, and guest lecturers will share a holistic approach to design
across the eight-day, four-weekend, course. Through lecture, discussion,
observation, field trips, and hands-on learning, participants will
develop
the practical skills and knowledge to design and implement sustainable
systems in harmony with the natural world.

More specifically, our course will cover many themes such as:

*Principles & Ethics of permaculture and ecological design;
*Pattern theory and recognition;
*Features of topography including contours, soil, microclimates, slopes
&
flows, etc.;
*Observation skills, site assessment and asset inventory;
*Harvesting, treating, storing, and conserving water;
*Useful plants and animals; integrated pest management techniques;
*Alternative energy sources, systems, and services;
*Mapping and "green building", low-impact site development, including
innovative stormwater surfaces-for-salmon, windbreaks, space-efficient
food
production, composting, food forestry and plant guilds, etc.

About Permaculture:
The term "permaculture" was coined in 1978 by Australian Bill Mollison
as a
contraction of "permanent agriculture" or "permanent culture". The term
today represents the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated
ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of
natural
ecosystems. This system of design applies ecological principles and
appropriate technologies to gardening, food production, shelter, water,
energy, community development, alternative economic systems, and other
aspects of contemporary living.

A land use system that works with nature
permaculture creates a stable society by utilizing resources in a
sustainable way. By designing systems that are ecologically sound,
economically viable, and socially responsible, permaculture offers a
critical methodology for both rural and urban environments

For more information and to register on-line, visit our website at
www.lsdg.net or call us at 206-546-3119. **Advanced registration
advised**

Thank you.

Living Systems Design Guild, LLC
211 NW 201st
Shoreline, WA, 98177
Office: (206)-546-3119
info at lsdg.net
www.lsdg.net



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