[permaculture] South Coast Permaculture Guild July 2002 E mail Newsletter List of Permaculture Courses
Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson
lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue Jul 9 10:41:15 EDT 2002
Here is the July 2002 Listings for the South Coast Permaculture
Guilds Monthly Email Newsletter of Southern Ca of Permaculture Courses in
Southern Ca, United States and the World to share
lakinroe at silcom.com
wes roe Editor
1. JULY 2002 EVENTS
Permaculture Discussion Group to Cover Permaculture Principles and
Practises in Santa Barbara CA
Meeting Thurs July 11 7pmSanta Barbara Gail and Gary Milliken's House at
510 Los Verdes Dr
This will be an interactive meeting showing video covering many parts of a
lecture series on Permaculture Design by Bill Mollison one of the founders
of Permaculture , audio tapes, other Permaculture Videos, slides and
discussion each month.
For more info and directions and location contact Margie Bushman
805-962-2571 or lakinroe at silcom.com
July 15 Wed 7pm Special Permaculture Santa Barbara Gathering with
Permaculture Teacher John Venezuela of Maui Hawaii Slide Show and talk on
Permaculture in the tropics
John is passing thru Santa Barbara and has agreed to do a presentation for
the Guild. John has taught Permaculture Design Courses in Costa Rica, and
Laakea Gardens on the BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII and Orcas Island, Washington
with the Bullock Brothers and has an incredible plant knowledge.
Let 's give him a gift of support for his work as he heads up the coast to
Washington to teach a Permaculture Course
Sola House is 312 E. Sola St, cross street is Garden. It is a two story
wooden house, olive green
with teal blue trim.
Permaculture Discussion Group Meetings in Downtown San Diego Ca
Contact San Diego Permaculture Center sdecc at igc.org (619) 298-8879
Permaculture Talks lead by Marcia Boruta followed by a walk and discussion
around the immediate community
Introductory Permaculture (PC) classes East County San Diego
The newly-formed East County Permaculture Circle (ECPC) of San Diego
The East County Permaculture Circle was launched January 5 by a group of 15
East County residents. It is intended to be a study/do group that meets
once/month for classes, and in between at members' houses to help each other
with PC projects in "barn-raising" fashion. We are currently evaluating a
number of PC-learning options such as instructors/lecturers, Internet
(distance-learning) courses, videos, books, discussion groups, etc.
Send the following to bslind at earthlink.net: Your name, address, tel#, email
address ... and a short bio (<100 words)telling about your background,
interest/experience in permaculture and anything else of interest to other
July 6 Temenos Teaching Gardens in Los Osos CA :
First Saturday of every month,
Garden tour and Permaculture Fundamentals Class 10 am-12 noon
Topics include; Principles of Design, Reading the Landscape and Hands-on
The fee for each class is [$10 plus 1 hour of labor] or [$20 worth of trade].
Contact Permaculture Teacher /Designer Larry Santoyo at
santoyo at earthflow.com or call 1.800.469.5857
July 13 Temenos Teaching Gardens in Los Osos CA :
Second Saturday of every month,
Continuing and Advanced Permaculture Class 10 am-12 noon
The fee for each class is [$10 plus 1 hour of labor] or [$20 worth of trade].
Topics include; Patterning, Trees, Design and Construction,Grey Water
System Design and Construction,Plant Propagation,
Food Forests, Plant and Seed Exchange, Subtropical Fruit for SLO, Herbal
Preparations, Art in the Garden, Market Gardening
Contact Larry Santoyo at santoyo at earthflow.com or call 1.800.469.5857
July 13th & 14th and 27th & 28th; August 10th & 11th and 24th & 25th Four
Weekends Seattle, Washington
Living Systems Design II: Advanced Urban Permaculture & Site Restoration
Combining their various skills in permaculture, urban sustainability,
natural building, and community development, Michael Broili, Jonathan
Scherch, and guest lecturers will share a holistic approach to design
across the eight-day, four-weekend, course. Through lecture, discussion,
observation, hands-on learning and consultation, participants will develop
the skills and knowledge to design and implement sustainable systems in
harmony with the natural world.
Tuition: $900 (includes all fees and refreshments) Register by phone or
email: call: (206)-546-3119 or on-line at www.lsdg.net
Living Systems Design Guild, LLC 211 NW 201st Shoreline, WA, 98177
info at lsdg.net
July 15-19 and August 5-9 Sustainable Living Workshop 5-Day Intensive
(Hands On) Hopland Ca
Day 1. Introduction to Permaculture ,Day 2. Passive Solar and Ecological
Design, Day 3. Sustainable Wastewater Design, Days 4 & 5 Beginning
Photovoltaics Permaculture Teacher will be teaching on Day 1 and 3.
Institute for Solar Living www.solarliving.org
PO Box 836 Hopland, CA 95449. or email isl at rgisl.org
July 17 Wed, 7pm: Urban Watersheds Santa Barbara
Speaker: Owen Dell Landscape Architect and Watershed Activist
Owen's dream is that Santa Barbara become the urban watershed capital of
with clean streets, absorbent roofs, pervious paving, an aware community,
programs on watershed, etc. Also, please visit the new watershed section
of my website at http://www.owendell.com/watershed.html.
Santa Barbara Organic Garden Club
Location: The Community Environmental Council Gildea Center, 930 Miramonte,
Santa Barbara, CA. For more info: lbsaltzman at aol.com or 805/563-2089,
July 19-Aug 8 - Permaculture Design Course. Sirius Community, Massachusetts
nterrelationships between personal, social, and
ecological sustainability, immersion in community life. Contact: Daniel
Greenberg at Living Routes; Tel: 413-259-0025; Email:
daniel at LivingRoutes.org; Website:
July 20 Sat Volunteer Workdays at Colonia Esperanza Tijuana
Looking for hands-on experience? Each month artist James Hubbell &
permaculturist Bill Roley gather volunteers to work at
two schools in Tijuana. The ongoing project includes tiling, gardening, and
a variety of construction projects. Volunteers meet at 8:30 a.m. at the H
St. trolley parking lot in Chula Vista to carpool.
Work is usually from 9:30 to 3 p.m. For info, call James Hubbell (760)
765-3427 or Christine Brady (619) 585-9009 or see
www.americasfoundation.net. This is a project supported by the South Coast
Permaculture Guilds who volunteer labor to help
July 21 - 26, 2002 Ecological Design of Waste Treatment Workshop at
Tuition for the workshop is $370.00
Room and board at Arcosanti for the week is $175.00 for meals and an
available guest room or dormitory housing.
For more information, please contact:
Wes Ozier, Workshop Coordinator Arcosanti, HC74, Box 4136 Mayer, AZ 86333
tel: 928.632.7135 fax: 928.632.6229
July 23 - August 3, 2002 Land Restoration, Ecological Living and Natural
Building Tlaxco, Mexico
Practical Hands on Learning In Highland Mexico
$960 includes tuition, 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day, lodging, and
field trips. A $300 non-refundable deposit insures a
place (limited to 12 non-Mexicans)
Ianto Evans Cob Cottage Company
P.O. Box 123 Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424 (541) 942-3021 or Telephone/FAX
Culture's Edge Black Mountain North Carolina Ongoing Courses
JULY 21-27 BUILDING WITH COB
Aug 1-4 NINTH ANNUAL PERMACULTURE SUMMER GATHERING $85(Please register by
Aug 10-18 PERMACULTURE DESIGN PRACTICUM - Part 2 of the Permaculture
Design Course. Work in teams to design homesites and neighborhoods at
Aug 29 - Sept 2 WOMEN'S WORK: CREATING SUSTAINABLE FUTURES - Patricia
Allison, Mollie Curry. $250
Oct 20-25 Permaculture Teacher's Training Open to graduates of the Pc
Design Course. $375
Write: Culture's Edge, 1025 Camp Elliott Road,
Black Mountain NC 28711-8628. Phone: (828) 669-3937 or (828) 669-0619.
E-mail:culturesedge at earthaven.org.
July 27th - August 17th, 2002 Permaculture & Sustainable Living Design
Course Orcas Island, WA
Using systems applied in their 20-year-old working permaculture farm, the
Bullock brothers' extended family will teach
participants to apply ecological design - while also living it. This
residential intensive will provide an opportunity to learn the hands-on
skills necessary to design & implement sustainable human ecosystems.
Fee: $1450 ($1300 if paid by June 15th) - Includes Meals, Tent Space,
Materials, & Certification.
Send your name, address & phone number along with a $250 non-refundable
deposit made payable to: Sam
Sam Bullock PO Box 107 Dear Harbor, WA 98243
For more information: Email bullock_orcas at hotmail.com
or call Sam at (360) 376-2773 or Doug at (360) 376-6601
July 26-29 Watersheds-Basins of Relations: Starting and Sustaining
Community Watershed Groups Occidental Ca
This training is designed to promote and support the creation of Sonoma
County community-based watershed groups. Long-term ecologically and
economically viable human settlement depends on conscious community
awareness of appropriate behavior within each individual watershed. Topics
include: watershed processes; salmonid ecology; water quality monitoring;
in-stream bioengineering restoration; uplands erosion control; road
restoration; native habitat restoration; sustainable forestry; community
group process; and funding opportunities. This training is specifically
designed to recruit teams of 3-4 residents, each representing a local
watershed. Enrollment is limited and subject to an application process
intended to select committed teams. Call Brock Dolman at OAEC for details.
Instructors: Brock Dolman & Many Guests. $100, residential, meals included.
2. FUTURE EVENTS
August 1-21 2002, Permaculture Design Certification Course at Laakea
Gardens on the BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII
Our lead facilitator for this course is Toby Hemenway, writer, teacher,
consultant, former geneticist, and author of the recent Permaculture book
Gaias Garden. Jude Hobbs will also be joining the course, adding her
experience as a horticulturist, Permaculture designer, and instructor,
Jude's focus is on environmental design solutions for urban and rural
Check: http://www.permaculture-hawaii.com for more details or sends
questions to: laakea at permaculture-hawaii.com
Aug. 4 - Aug 26, Permaculture Design Intensive Oberlin, OH.
Permaculture Teacher Dan Hemenway
Ecological Design Innovation Center, Oberlin, OH. Suitable for beginners,
certificate holders seeking advanced work, prospective certificate
candidates, etc. Can be used as a basis for the practicum requirement for
the Elfin Permaculture Design Course Online.
Contact Brad Masi at Brad.Masi at oberlin.edu
August 4-18, 2002 Permaculture Design Course at Three Sisters Farm
Three Sisters Farm is a bioshelter / market garden farm in rural Western
Pennsylvania. Since 1988 we have been developing our site according to
principles of permaculture design. As part of course work students will
participate in planning and design to bring our site closer to the ideal of
sustainability. Specific areas of concern include our pond and gardens,
appropriate technologies for the bioshelter, and further addition of
perennials to our landscape. This certificate course uses hands on training
and team learning. Students participate in the evaluation and design of our
bioshelter and permaculture farm after thirteen years of development. A
nearby 10 acre woodland homestead will also be used for course study.
Course leader Darrell Frey has been studying and practicing permaculture
design since 1980. Principle designer of Three Sisters' bioshelter,
co-designer of Three Sisters Farm and consultant to the Harmony Homestead
at Slippery Rock University, he has over forteen years experience teaching
PC. Additional instructors are planned.
Costs: $800 includes food, camping and course materials. Textbook,
Permaculture:A Designers Manual required reading. (not included in fee).
Please pre register with $100 deposit by July 1.
Three Sisters Farm 134 Obitz Road, Sandy Lake, Pa. 16145
724-376-2797 Fax: 724-376-4171
defrey at .bioshelter.com www.bioshelter.com
August 10 - 11, 2002 Mushrooms and Permaculture Weekend Workshop
Davis Bynum Permaculture Gardens at Bynum's Vineyards, Healdsburg, Sonoma
Cost: $275 Information: 707-874-1244 <> www.sonic.net/permashroom
August 11 Sustainable Forestry Workshop
This workshop is for landowners, land managers or those interested in
sustainable forestry practices. Topics will include: scale appropriate
timber harvesting; non-timber forest products; stand thinning; fuel load
management; forest health; wildlife habitat enhancement; road and upland
erosion control strategies; relationship of forests to salmonid restoration
and overall watershed health; and the process of restoration forestry
property planning. This course will be an informative and stimulating
experience that will change the way you think about your forests and
challenge you to reevaluate your participation in their regenerative
restoration. Instructors: Tim Metz & Brock Dolman. $110 ($95), 9am-5pm,
TO REGISTER FOR A COURSE
OAEC at: 15290 Coleman Valley Road, Occidental, CA 95465
http://www.oaec.org. Occidental Arts and Ecology Center <oaec at oaec.org>
August 19 to September 1, 2002 Permaculture Design Course Basalt, Colorado
The CRMPI Annual Permaculture Design Course (APDC) is designed to give the
participant an understanding of the essential parts of permaculture so that
they can better design and engineer forest gardens, greenhouses, and other
permaculture endeavors. During the first week you will learn about the
essential elements of permacutlure. Then in the second week you will be
putting the knowledge in action with a full spectrum design project.
Whether you're a designer, a veteran Permaculturist, or a gardener CRMPI's
APDC has something to offer due to it's wide variety of material.
The curriculum includes a variety of classes and workshops essential to the
development of becoming a permaculturist. Everything from the invisible
structures of our economy and social structures, to the structures of the
soil and how that can be used or modified to create a better planting bed.
Instructors: Peter Bane, Earthhaven,Jerome Osentowski, Director CRMPI, John
Cruickshank, Appropriate Technologies, Sunrise Ranch and others
Location - The course is held at our high altitude demonstration site, one
of the most mature forest gardens in North America. It is located on Basalt
Mountain, surrounded by ridgelines covered with forests and red sandstone.
This site makes a beautiful and inspiring location for teaching and
learning. All ideas covered in the Course can be wittnessed on site with a
stroll through the garden. It helps create immediate learning connections
when everything learned can be seen working in action.
Cost: $1000, sliding scale, $100 non-refundable deposit
$50 discount for registration by June 30, $100 couples discount
Contact: The Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
PO Box 631, Basalt, Co 81621 Ph/Fx: 970-927-4158
jerome at crmpi.org --- www.crmpi.org
Aug 22 Thurs. 7pm SB Permaculture ECO-Film Night featuring The NEXT
Santa Barbara Main Library Faulkner Gallery
Guest Speaker Owen Dell Landscape Architect , Watershed Activist
A new film for business, environmentalists, educators, and designers about
the Birth of the Sustainable Economy, narrated by Susan Sarandon.
with Architect William McDonough and Chemist Micheal Braungrad
While some environmental observers predict doomsday scenarios in which a
rapidly increasing human population is forced to compete for ever scarcer
natural resources, Bill McDonough sees a more exciting and hopeful future.
In his vision, humanity takes nature itself as our guide, reinventing
technical enterprises to be as safe and ever-renewing as natural processes.
Can't happen? It's already happening with companies like Ford Motor
Company, Nike, Herman Miller Furniture factory and others, and it's a part
of what McDonough and his partner, chemist Michael Braungart call The Next
For more info go to www.thenextindustrialrevolution.org
Contact SB Permaculture Network 805-962-2571 sbpcnet at silcom.com
August 22 August 24, 2002 La Rosa Blanca Workshop Collegio La Esperanza,
Hands on building,tiling,permaculture gardening, orchard gardening and
management and water harvesting
Cost $200 includes breakfast & lunch and helps offset the cost of workshop
Bring sleeping bag, mat, hat , gloves and drinking water and appropriate tools
Call: (760) 765.3427 or email lael at abac.com
Aug 28- Sept 4 World Summit on Sustainability Johannesburg South Africa
Workshops and Ecovillage Tours www.ecovillage.org/wssd/ for details
September14 -October 5 2002 Permaculture Design Course Findhorn Scotland
Lesley Bradley and Jane Hera
Are you ready to change the world? To move towards sustainability and
Do you want to bring yourself into alignment with the rhythm of natural
beneficial relationships with yourself and others? Then this permaculture
course is for
you. It blends training in technical design for sustainability with
strategies for bringing
about visions of world change.
The learning process is creative and dynamic, we will learn from
experiential exercises, practical sessions and the wisdom within the group.
'classroom' extends to our emerging ecovillage where we will encounter a
initiatives including: ecological housing, solar and wind power, biological
treatment, community supported agriculture and visionary projects such as
Community Store and Trees for Life.
Cost: £1,050 includes meals and accommodation for 21 nights (£785 for
Booking/Reservation queries, please contact bookings at findhorn.org
Sept.14-28 PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSES Australia
SUSTAINABLE FUTURES / CRYSTAL WATERS COLLEGE
Venue: Crystal Waters College, Crystal Waters Permaculture Village - the
award-winning Australian ecovillage.
Cost: AU$950 (includes all meals, field trips, materials, comprehensive
Focus on community food systems, community gardens, local economics and
Accredited, international permaculture teachers - Morag Gamble, Evan
Raymond plus guests
Practical, participatory and holistic programs. Internationally attended
SUSTAINABLE FUTURES / CRYSTAL WATERS COLLEGE
Morag Gamble and Evan Raymond
50 Crystal Waters Kilcoy Lane
Conondale, QLD 4552 AUSTRALIA
PHONE AND FAX: +61 (0) 7 5494 4833
EMAILS: info at permaculture.au.com info at crystalwaterscollege.org.au
WEBSITES: www.permaculture.au.com www.crystalwaterscollege.org.au
September 9-14 Permaculture for Third World & Indigenous Peoples Course
preparing to work with other cultures & in developing countries
with Robyn Francis & guests
September 23-28 Ecovillage and Sustainable Community Design
In-depth and inspiring with innovative insights into integrated
ecological social planning for human settlements, urban and rural.
Advanced course with Robyn Francis, Peter Cuming, Wendy Sarkissian &
October 26-Nov 8 Permaculture Design Course
with Robyn Francis, Janelle Schafer, Peter Harwick & other guests
Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre
ERDA Institute Trust
Nimbin Eco-Village Project Office
Robyn Francis - permaculture designer & educator
PO Box 379, Nimbin NSW 2480 Australia
Ph 02-6689 1755 Fax 02-6689 1225
permed at nor.com.au www.earthwise.org.au
Nov 4-8 2002 Ecovillage Design Course - Module 1 Crystal Waters Ecovillage
AU$1025. BOOK BY AUGUST 31 AND SAVE $50!
For those interested in design and development of ecologically designed
settlements - rural or urban. Includes eco-design principles and processes,
project assessment and management, financing options, legal possibilities
and structures, demographics and density, clusters, meeting places, energy,
sustainable building, water and wastewater, working with Council, community
building, skills required in starting such a project, in depth tours of
Crystal Waters Ecovillage, presentation - and much more! Examples of
sustainable building, design, waste water treatment systems, road design
etc etc can be seen throughout the 640 acre, 200+ person community.
Includes all tuition, notes, tours, materials, meals.
Nov 11-14 2002 Ecovillage Design Practicum - Module 2 Crystal Waters
A hands on design workshop including field work, using the skills obtained
in Module 1. (Note: Module 1 is a prerequisite for Module 2) AU$300.
Includes all tuition, notes, tours, materials, meals.
Ecovillage & Permaculture Internships Two internships in 2003 - April
14-May 12 and Sept 28-Oct 26th.
Experiential learning combined with a full permaculture course in an
established ecovillage of 200+ people.
Places limited to 12 to allow individual attention. 4 days a week formal
tuition and extensive hands on work, 1 day community service/interaction,
weekends free. Includes all tuition, notes, tours, materials, food,
Crystal Waters EcoCentre
All courses will be based in the new, award-winning EcoCentre at Crystal
Waters. The EcoCentre is an example of sustainable building in itself, and
is very comfortable and well equipped. See
More details and photos can be seen on www.crystalwaterscollege.org.au or
by contacting us at study at crystalwaterscollege.org.au
12 to 25 November, 2002. Permaculture Design Courses with co creator of
Permaculture Bill Mollison
BILL MOLLISON presents PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE in Tasmania, Australia.
Brochures available on request
tagariadmin at southcom.com.au
Tagari Publications - Permaculture Institute
31 Rulla Road
Sisters Creek Tasmania 7325
Australia Ph: 61 (0)3 6445 0945 Fax: 61 (0)3 6445 0944
Hours 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Mon, Tues & Wed Eastern Standard Time
Dec 6-20 2002 Earth Activist Training at Institute of Noetic Sciences in
With Penny Livingston and Starhawk
For more info contact Capra J'neva at: 415·663·9583 voicemail
eat at sonicinema.com
Earth Activist Training P.O. Box 341 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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