[permaculture] Permaculture in Houston

Golden Love goldenlove at cruzio.com
Thu Sep 16 14:23:36 EDT 2004

The piece of paper only certifies that you took the course. To become
qualified--since Permaculture is a vast subject area--takes years of
experience actually doing it. 

Golden Love
Love's Gardens
Creating and Maintaining Sustainable Urban Landscapes
California Licensed Contractor C27 363672
127 National St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone  (831) 471-9100
Fax  ( 831) 471-9200
goldenlove at cruzio.com
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 I think this is a fair question:  what do your students do with the
"Permaculture Designer Certification"?  Also, what are the requirements for
getting this Certification?

paul at largocreekfarms.com

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On 9/15/2004 at 10:48 PM McFarlandAIA at aol.com wrote:

>To all,
>It is in Austin that the Permaculture Designer Certification series is
>currently offered on the weekends. There are also some weekend classes I
>seen listed in Northern California. In the classes I took about 5 years
>the Permaculture Guild of Houston offered the class in 10 Saturdays over
>months at a rural location - Animal Farm. We had hands-on experience, but
>real powerpoint (slides) with handouts that we have now. We found that the

>Saturday courses were hard for people to commit to, so we switched to 2 
>Wednesdays a month and kept the prices really low because Urban Harvest
>umbrellaed us 
>into their hierarchy, the teachers were many and could teach after their
>job and we intentionally wanted to keep the classes affordable. We feel
>that we 
>are an urban area with specific urban problems and the classes are
>towards urban solutions. We have been very fortunate to find a vast
>reservoir of intentional students wanting this information and can share
>nurture Permaculture in an urban setting. Our prime goal is to grow the
>within Houston. We are not the best city for environmental sensitivities,
>teaching Permaculture will make a difference, one student at a time. We
>11 students this coming Sunday.
>If anyone is interested in how we made this transition from an
>intensive class to a more fragmented allotment of core teaching modules
>can transfered to any available teacher (assuming you have many), please
>let me 
>know and I will share or post an article written by Dr. Bob Randall of
>Harvest about the evolution of our group and its teaching approach.
>Shawn McFarland, AIA, LEED
>Permaculture Guild of Houston
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