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How to Save the World by Teaching Permaculture?

An Advanced Permaculture Teacher’s Training Course 
at Laakea Gardens in Hawaii

7 days. March 17. - 23. 2002 (Arrival March 16th/Departure March 24th)
Contribution: US$700 per person including accommodation and vegetarian meals.

This Permaculture Teacher’s Course introduces a revolutionary new way of 
teaching permaculture – we apply the principles of permaculture to the 
teaching of permaculture. We will cover every aspect of being an exciting and 
effective educator. Some of what you will learn:

* Building confidence through practice and supportive critique – everyone 
will have several opportunities to teach in this workshop, to see themselves 
on film and improve in a supportive environment.
* Teaching methods that work – you will learn at least 5 new teaching 
techniques, and probably develop some new creative ideas of your own! These 
innovative teaching methods work, and they teach permaculture while modeling 
permaculture principles.
* A simple technique to help you prepare quickly and thoroughly. We will 
cover the preparation techniques that professional teachers and consultants 
use to quickly organize their thoughts and materials.
* Practice makes perfect – you will teach during this course, and you will 
improve as a teacher with the help of the supportive environment that all of 
us will create.
* You will have fun! Michael and Christopher are well known as fun and 
effective educators. They are known around the world as practical 
permaculture pranksters. Both have committed their lives to Earth Care, but 
like to have fun doing it! Bring a funny permaculture related joke to the 
workshop and receive a special prize!

The powerful teaching techniques you will learn in this course were gleaned 
from years of permaculture teaching wisdom from experienced permaculture 
teachers around the globe. In 1999, this knowledge was published by 
Permaculture Drylands Institute as A Permaculture Curriculum, which provides 
detailed suggestions on how to organize and contextualize permaculture 
learning experiences that are more meaningful and interesting than lectures.

This course is taught by Michael Kramer and Christopher Peck, who have more 
than 20 years of combined permaculture experience. 

Michael has a Masters Degree in Education and was the Executive Director of 
Permaculture Drylands Institute, and of Youth Ecology Corps, an innovative 
youth-based permaculture education program. 

Christopher was Curriculum Director of Permaculture Drylands Institute and 
the author of Developing the Art of Teaching: Guidelines to Effective 
Facilitation and A Permaculture Curriculum, pioneering works that apply 
natural systems thinking to the teaching process. They last taught this 
course together in 1999, and are back by popular demand. 

The prerequisite for this course is a certified Basic Permaculture Design 
Course. Course attendees will be eligible for Permaculture Teacher 

- Elements for Whole Person Learning, Learning Styles
- Diverse Teaching Methods
- Designing Effective Learning Experiences and the Art of Teaching as a Guild
- Teaching Permaculture Ethics, Principles, and the Design Process
- Teaching Patterning, Sector Analysis, Zonation, and the Site/Client 
- Teaching Permaculture Techniques, Strategies, and Materials
- Cultivating New Teachers, Course Planning, Marketing, and Evaluation

La'akea Gardens is a twenty-five acre developing Permaculture farm and 
education center. Their mission is to model and teach earth restorative 
living practices (Permaculture) while exploring models of individual and 
collective healing.  They are committed to applying Permaculture principles 
in their practice of integrating a web of plants, people, animals, energy 
systems and structures into a sustainable living system while respecting and 
learning from the Hawaiian culture. They are located on the Big Island of 
Hawaii's southeast coast, just outside of Pahoa, a half-hour from Hilo, 
fifteen minutes by car from Kehena black sands beach, and ten miles form 
where the world's most active volcano spills into the Pacific Ocean.  

Voicemail (808) 965 0178
Url: www.permaculture-hawaii.com 
Email: info at permaculture-hawaii.com

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