[permaculture] Hopedance Magazine # 57 July/Aug 2006 Permaculture Natural Building Calendar

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue Jul 4 11:25:00 EDT 2006

hi everyone.
Another great permaculture and natural building calendar in Hopedance 
Magazine #57 for July/Aug Issue 2006, please consider subscribing to help 
support the magazine www.hopedance.org and their continual support of 
Permaculture/Natural Building and Permaculture Articles in the Magazine .
thanks wes
ps plus some last minute stuff that did not make it and will be in next 
calendar for Sept/Oct , due date for submission for next issue is Aug 10 
email lakinroe at silcom.com

Friday's, from 9-10am Sustainable World Radio on public radio station KCSB 
91.9fm Santa Barbara CA and continues to interview lot's of permaculture 
people, please tune in, also streaming live at www.kcsb.org. They welcome 
calls and questions during the show.
Contact for Sustainable World Radio sustainableworldradio at earthlink.net


May-June-July, 2006 Santa Barbara, CA - Permaculture Design Certificate 
Course Series with Larry Santoyo& guests
the first and second weekends of May-June-July, 2006.
Part One -May 6 & 7 and 13 & 14, Part Two - June 3 & 4 and 10 & 11, Part 
Three - July 1 & 2 and 8 & 9
TUITION COSTS- $90.00 per day, $175.00 per weekend, $950.00 for all six 
EarthFlow Design Works 805.459.0452 info at earthflow.com, www.earthflow.com/
Cosponsored Santa Barbara Permaculture Network


July 1 -6; Permaculture Design Course at the Portland Permaculture Institute.
Introduction to Permaculture, Healthy Soil, Water Collection and Greywater, 
Permaculture Food Production.
Geoff Lawton on July 3, 4, and 5. co teaching with Toby Hemenway, Pam 
Leitch, Joe Leitch and Karen Tillou.
$50 per day includes lunch. www.portlandpermaculture.com 
pam at portlandpermaculture.com 503.293.8004

Also, Geoff will be speaking Wednesday night July 5, 7 pm at the Portland 
Peak Oil meeting:
As Americans we have often thought of emergency disaster relief in terms of 
sending aid to other countries, after Hurricane Katrina we also see a need 
to know how to respond in a better way to our own natural disasters. 
Natural disasters, wars, famines, how does the human family respond to each 
other’s needs during these overwhelmingly stressful times? What new models 
can we create to assist each other better?
www.portlandpermaculture.com pam at portlandpermaculture.com 503.293.8004


SFBG Urban Permaculture Design Certification Course July 7 - 9, July 14 - 
16, Aug 11 - 13, Aug 18 - 20
July 7-9 Geoff Lawton with Kat Steele Fred Bove' and Kevin Bayuk
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Ninth Ave at Lincoln Way San 
Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-1316, ext 354 , contact Kat Steele <kat at steelemoon.com>

Saturday July 8 7:30-9:30 Geoff and Nadia Lawton, Evening SOULutionary 
Programs www.soulutioneers.org/
New College Creamery, 780 Valencia St. (between 18th & 19th) San Francisco

July 10 7:30 - 9 Lecture with Australian Geoff Lawton Santa Rosa California 
New College 99 6th Street (6th and Wilson) near Railroad Square.Santa Rosa
David Baker dbaker at newcollege.edu 707 568 2605
Geoff Lawton, one of the world's foremost experts in “permaculture,” 
providing consulting, designing, teaching and project implementation for 
clients that include private individuals, groups, communities, governments, 
aid organizations, non-government organizations and multi-national 
companies. Lawton has served clients in 17 different countries, including 
Jordan , Iraq , Egypt , USA , Mexico , Macedonia , Vietnam , Costa Rica , 
Brazil , Ecuador , Peru , England , Denmark , Australia and the South 
Pacific. Permaculture Research Institute (www.permaculture.org.au ).

July 10-August 4, 2006 .Drylands Permaculture and Water Systems Workshop 
Prescott AR
Learn how to install self sustaining, ecologically designed Permaculture 
systems in the high desert of Arizona, USA.
This 'hands-on' workshop will be taught by Brad Lancaster, author of "Rain 
Water Harvesting for Drylands", and Andrew Millison, landscape contractor 
Permaculture teacher of six years at Prescott College.
Cost: $1,500 Please visit for more information:http://ecosainstitute.org/

July 15 – 30, 2006 Permaculture Design Course Santa Cruz CA
Weston Miller ,Ken Foster and Guests
$1000 tuition ivegetarian catering by Feel Good Foods, and camping or 
dormitory housing.
For more info, call (831) 840-6045, email wmiller at sasquatch.com, 

July 22 - July 27, 2006. Biomimicry Workshop: Biologists at the Design Table
Join Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, 
and Dayna Baumeister, PhD biologist and Education Director of for an 
eye-opening, five-day intensive course to train biologists interested in 
applying biomimicry to design
Cost $600 for students; $700 for non-profit employees and university 
faculty and staff; $800 for government employees and
for-profit entities.
Rose Tocke PO Box 575 Helena, MT 59624 406.495.1858 roset at biomimicry.net

July 17 - August 6, 2006 Permaculture Design Course Orcas Island, Washington
Cost: $1,500 ($1,400 if paid by June 1st). A $250 non-refundable deposit is 
required for registration.
For info Samuel Bullock, PO Box 107 Deer Harbor Wa. 98243 (360) 376-2773 
,permaculture.sam at gmail.com

July 22 - 23, 9am - 5pm Cob construction Willits CA
Donations Camping gear, appropriate clothes, shoes and/or boots for work 
related activities, gloves, notebooks, camera, musicalinstruments, songs, etc.
Contact Maximillian Meyers (Director MELC), "Maximillian Meyers" 
<permimax at gmail.com> www.melc.us

July 23 - 27 Carbondale, Colorado Range and Field Restoration Course 
Carbondale, Colorado
$675 includes instruction, course materials, all meals, and limited free 
camping. Scott Pitman
Sustainable Settings 6107 Highway 133 Carbondale, CO 81723 950 963 6197 
info at sustainablesettings.org

July 27 ­ August 2, at The North American School of Natural Building, in 
Coquille, Oregon.
Make your spaces work and feel better. Develop analytical and practical 
tools; hone your ability to observe, and increase your awareness of, 
natural order. Practical exercises will include working with cob, earthen 
plasters, and local materials. Kiko Denzer & Bob Theis, architect
To register: Cob Cottage Co., 541-942-2005. (details at 

July 31 - August 25 2006 Ecovillage Design Education course Crystal Waters 
Ecovillage, Australia
Learn from world leaders in sustainable development - people who have not 
only designed ecovillages and other sustainable projects, but have over 25 
years of practical, hands-on development experience AU$3,250
EcoLogical Solutions - Consultancy & Education Services Australia Tel: +61 
(0)7 5494 4741, Fax: +61 (0)7 5494 4578 
info at ecologicalsolutions.com.au,www.ecologicalsolutions.com.au

Aug. 3rd-6th, 2006.Permaculture Gathering at Celo, N.C
The Permaculture Gathering every year is a reunion of friends-family, a 
time of retreat and rejuvenation, of fun, joy and magic.- Ceremonial 
village - Self-organizing open space agenda -
Info Jill, solealunadesigns at yahoo.com,478-932-5552, lbarnes2 at earthlink.net 
828-452-5716 http://se-permaculture.tripod.com/

August 4-6, 2006 10th annual Permaculture Design Course for Women on 
Sustainable Living Eugene Oregon.
Teacher Jude Hobbs : $165-$200 (sliding scale)
Contact Mischa Davis (541) 744-8140 permaculturerocks at yahoo.com, 

August 14 - 20 Natural Building & Meditation Workshop Sunburst Sanctuary 
near Buellton CA
7 days of playing, working and being in community on a 4,000 acre nature 
sanctuary as we hand-sculpt an earthen meditation studio (Cob) together. 
with Betty Seaman Early registration discount ($100 off)!
$600 enrollment fee includes all meals & BYO tent camping. Alternate 
housing options are available.
Contact Sunburst Sanctuary1-888-689-0352 www.solarlogos.org

August 12 and 13, August 19 and 20,September 2 ­ 4 (Sat., Sun & Mon. - 
Labor Day weekend) Advanced Permaculture Design Workshop Los Angeles with 
Scott Horton and Bill Roley
Design Challenge:
To design the park at the internationally renown Ambassador site in
Wilshire Center, Los Angeles Participants in the three-weekend intensive
workshop will design aspects of a 60,000 square-foot public park in
Wilshire Center/Koreatown near downtown Los Angeles on one of Los Angeles’
busiest and most visible transportation corridors, Wilshire Boulevard. The
park is adjacent to a new multi-school complex in the planning stages on
the historic site of the former Ambassador Hotel, world renown for its
celebrity and political stars. There are no urban public parks of this
size in the U.S. that we are aware of that are designed by permaculturists!
Participants will learn in-depth mapping and scale drawing, water
collection and management, native and useful plants for sustainable public
spaces, community and stakeholder processes. The majority of the workshop
time will be devoted to in-depth instruction on various aspects of creating
sustainable, integral permaculture designs in the context of actual design
Pre-requisite for participation:
You must have completed a permaculture design course
$550, including all materials and lunch each day.
Pre-regististration is required:
Send $100 deposit to CRSP by August 5. Mail to: 117 Bimini Pl., #221, Los 
Angeles CA 90004
For additional registration info, contact Lois Arkin crsp at igc.org 213/728-1254
For course content information, contact Scott at lasemillabesada at hotmail.com

Starts August 12th, 2006 4 Seasons Permaculture Design Certificate Course 
Bolinas CA
with Penny Livingston-Stark, James Stark, Erik Ohlsen, Jon Young, Michael 
Presley and others...
During this year-long course, you will learn how to observe and use the 
same principles that make ecological systems self-sustaining, and apply 
them to your designs for integrated homes and gardens, energy systems and 
water supplies, healthy communities, meaningful and fulfilling work, 
ecological economies and global political movements for change.
The curriculum and the hands-on aspect of the course will be integrated 
into the seasons and provide participants the experiences of winter 
pruning, spring planting, summer and fall harvesting, food preservation 
another activities that relate to the seasons.
The Regenerative Design Institute and The Permaculture Institute of Northern
P.O. Box 923 Bolinas California, 94924, 415-868 9681 
info at regenerativedesign.org

August 18-27 and Oct 13-15 Permaculture First Responder Course Carmel 
Valley, Big Sur, CA
Come gather the necessary tools for responding in times of natural 
disasters and technological shifts using Permaculture principles, ethics 
and practices. Cost $1125-$1550
CPR and First Aid. Students will develop skills to respond as communities 
undergo stress and extremes do to changes in the environment. These include 
eco-base camp design, organic gardening, soil building, water 
catchment,natural building, eco-forestry, mycorestoration, group 
facilitation and conflict resolution, appropriate technologies, herbal 
remedies, wilderness awareness, emergency response and much more!.
The RITES Team, Benjamin Fahrer, Kat Steele, Erik Ohlsen, Starhawk, Brock 
Dolman, Trathen Heckman and Wilderness Medical Institute Instructors
Contact The RITES project 707-360-7060 www.urbanpermacultureguild.org/pfr.

August 26 - September 9, 2006 Earth Activist Training Course Diana's Grove, 
Missouri Starhawk
Cost for US sessions: $1100-$1600 sliding scale, work-trade and loans 
mer at starhawk.org , voicemail: 707-583-2300, ext 119 

Aug. 27 -Sept. 2, Complete Shelter Workshop - Lakota Reservation. Pine 
Ridge, SD. $890.
Participants will learn how to build with cob and straw bale, as well as 
learn to build foundations, work with earthen plasters and install a 
composting toilet. We will also cover natural design, passive solar and 
small solar electric systems. About half the participants of the workshop 
will be from the reservation www.housealive.org/
Contact welcome at housealive.org 541-899-3751 House Alive 7540 Griffin Lane 
Jacksonville, OR 97530

September 11-24. Permaculture Design Course Otisfield, Maine
Andrew Jones will be teaching the class and Dave Jacke is tentatively 
scheduled for a couple of days in week two if we get enough
For more inf  MPA + E at 207-739-2409 or   info at moosepondarts.com. www. 

September 4-7th Working with Cultural Diversity Nimbin, Australia
Gain the skills required for working with diverse ethnic groups and 
indigenous communities within Australia and for volunteering on overseas 
projects in other cultures. COST: $355 ($305 AU)
The course deals with processes to identify & work with culturally diverse 
groups within Australia and overseas, including protocols, appropriate 
communications, community development issues, social, cultural and historic 
considerations. Includes basic principles of community facilitation and 
conflict resolution.
This course is a prerequisite for PART 2 Work in Overseas Permaculture 

September 11-15th Sustainable Aid & OS Development Nimbin, Australia $475 AU
This course is for people intending to work on overseas projects, 
especially in third world situations. It is recommended to first complete 
Part 1 Working in Other Cultures before doing this course. Topics include 
development issues, health, nutrition and food security, appropriate aid 
and technology, community consultation facilitation and community directed 
development, project management, strategies for tropical & drylands 
permaculture & sustainable traditional farming, disaster response and 
personal security.
Registration fee for both courses (Sep 4-15): $725 ($625 conc)
Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education & ERDA Institute Trust
PO Box 379 Nimbin NSW 2480 Australia www.earthwise.org.au , 
Contact: Robyn Francis robyn at permaculture.com.au

September 15 - September 29 Permaculture DEsign Course Frog Hill Farm, Port 
Townsend, Washington
Sliding Scale $1,000 - $600 (please pay as much as you can!), 
Jenny Pell, PO Box 485, Port Townsend, WA. 98365 (360) 385-1991 
jenny at permaculturenow.com

September 24 - October 1, 2006 International Straw Bale Building Conference 
(ISBBC) Camp Kawartha, Lakefield, Ontario
The International Straw Bale Building Conference is a bi-annual gathering 
of a world-wide community of straw bale building
practitioners, advocates and enthusiasts.
Contact info call 1-613-658-2404, 
vp at strawbalebuilding.ca.www.strawbalebuilding.ca/isbbc.shtml

Community, Golden Bay, Aotearoa/New Zealand
This is a very practical hands-on course where participants put directly 
into practice in-situ on Tui land what they learn theoretically. Teaching 
style is interactive, energizing and fun. It is a balance of head, heart 
and hands! The main tutors are Tui Community residents, Robina McCurdy and 
Huckleberry Leonard.
.For information, contact Robina McCurdy: robina at win.co.nz Phone (New 
Zealand) 03 5258399

Regenerative Design & Nature Awareness (RDNA) September 2006
Training The tuition for the full year program is $8500.
This advanced year-long program is a hands-on skill based training devoted 
to helping students develop leadership skills necessary to further 
sustainable & regenerative practices in their personal and professional 
lives. Weaving together the teachings of permaculture design, art of 
mentoring, peacemaking and the power of holistic tracking, the Regenerative 
Design and Nature Awareness Program offers a comprehensive exploration of 
where we came from, where we are now and where we are going. With an 
emphasis on building meaningful relationships we move into understanding 
our role within our community as an integral part of the natural world.
The Regenerative Design Institute and The Permaculture Institute of Northern
P.O. Box 923 Bolinas California, 94924, 415-868 9681 
info at regenerativedesign.org

Internship Opportunities PERMACULTURE DESIGN: Sustainable Landscaping & 
Natural Building N. Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo County CA Temporary, 
part-time landscape/construction laborers wanted. Permaculture Design 
On-the-Job Training
Current Projects include:
Straw Bale Building, Natural Plasters, Earthen Floors, Water-Harvesting, 
Grey Water Systems, Drip Irrigation, Earth-Bag Construction, Pond 
Ecosystems, Erosion Control, Flagstone Patios, FoodForestry, Vegetable 
Gardens and More...
Larry Santoyo, Director at <landscaping at earthflow.com> EarthFlow Design 
Works 805.459.0452 www.earthflow.com

May 2007 International Permaculture Convergence, Conference Brazil www.ipc8.org
More info. and Website as details get organized, You will need to have a 
PDC to attend the Convergence


Jan 8-20 2007  Melbourne Australia PDC with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton

Dates: Monday 8th - Saturday 20th January 2007

Venue: Melbourne University


“This course has already changed a lot of the world – come help us finish 
the job!” ~ Bill Mollison April 27, 2005

BILL MOLLISON, the legendary Permaculture teacher, promoter and designer - 
who, over 26 years of non-stop travelling and writing, personally planted 
the seeds of Permaculture in over 120 countries. Bill is the founding 
director of The Permaculture Institute, the first and longest running 
Permaculture Institute in existence.

GEOFF LAWTON, is world renowned for field expertise and extensive teaching 
experience in the ecological “badlands” of Earth, areas of extreme cultural 
conflicts, as well as more friendly environments. Founding director of the 
acclaimed Permaculture Research Institute, Geoff is working in more 
countries and co-ordinating more projects on the ground than any other 
Permaculture Institute today.

Earth’s ecosystems are in crisis. Permaculture offers practical, 
sustainable solutions. You can be part
of the exciting adventure of positive world change.

To book and for further details visit the web pages below or contact:

Ph: 61 (0)3 6445 0945 • Fax: 61 (0)3 6445 0944
Email: sales at tagari.com
Web pages: www.tagari.com & www.permaculture.org.au

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