[permaculture] Geoff Lawton PDC course - upstate New York end of October
greenman124 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 4 18:15:17 EDT 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 5, 2005
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Green Phoenix Sustainable Communities
archiduck at verizon.net
DETAILS AT www.hancockpermaculture.org
Geoff Lawton To Conduct Permaculture Course in New
World-renowned permaculture teacher and practitioner
Geoff Lawton of
Permaculture Research Institute in Australia,
will conduct the popular Permaculture Design
Certificate Course in High
Falls, New York, October 31 through November 12, 2005.
The 2-week course is a cooperative effort of the
Camp and Retreat Center in High Falls
(www.epworthcenter.com), site of
the course; the Hancock Permaculture Center of
Hancock, New York
(www.hancockpermaculture.org); and Green Phoenix
(www.green-phoenix.org) based in New York City.
Geoff will arrive in High Falls right after
co-teaching the same course
in October in Melbourne, Australia with permaculture
The 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course is
acclaimed introduction to permaculture as set forth by
are invited to bring details of their own sites or
potential sites and
explore site-specific permaculture solutions in a
Geoff has been asked to apply permaculture solutions
to the Epworth
site as part of the course, in line with the camp's
vision and mission
create a fully sustainable facility.
The 160-acre camping and retreat site is located 90
miles north of New
York City, just off the NYS Thruway and overlooking
the Rondout Creek.
The PDC course serves as the foundation for further
study and is a
prerequisite for a Diploma in Permaculture Design,
awarded by the
Permaculture Research Institute. Course credit is
accepted by a growing
number of universities here and abroad.
Tuition for the course is $1,000, plus $300 for
approximately $360 for meals for the 12 days.
Onsite accommodations include an all-season dormitory
that sleeps 28,
with separate baths and sleeping quarters for men and
women. The course
will be taught in the camp's conference center, with
meals served in
adjacent dining area. Insofar as possible, all food
will be in season
Camping accommodations, including electric, toilet and
are available for $120 for 12 nights. A number of
motels and B&B's can
also be found in the High Falls area.
The course is being organized by the Hancock
in Delaware County, New York, and dedicated to the
practice of permaculture in the upper Delaware and
bioregion. Founded in 2004, the center actively
based businesses and lifestyles through its support of
education and outreach. This is its first major event.
The course is co-sponsored by Green Phoenix
which works to help individuals and communities
residing in the Hudson
Valley bioregion to live and work in a more
sustainable manner. The
defines the bioregion as the Hudson River watershed
and all areas
a 100-mile of midtown Manhattan.
Based in New York City, Green Phoenix uses the
education, land use, and economic activity to
contribute to the
well-being of society and the environment. The group
classes, seminars, and community outreach on
farming, ecologically friendly housing, nonviolent
decision-making skills and other topics related to
For more information, or to register for the course,
www.hancockpermaculture.org. Or contact Wilton
Duckworth of Green
at 212-996-1830. Email: archiduck at verizon.net.
NOTE: A reception will be held Sunday 30th October in
afternoon into evening to meet Geoff. There will be a
presentation - a great opportunity to learn about
permaculture and this course.
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