[permaculture] Permaculture Design Certification Intensive, August, Ithaca, NY

Michael Burns michael at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Thu Jul 6 19:24:51 EDT 2006

“The course has been by far one of the most
useful and inspiring educational experiences
I have ever had the benefit of."
- FLPCI Design course student


presented by

AUGUST 10 - 26, 2006

held at the Cayuga Nature Center
5 miles north of Ithaca, NY

Karryn Olson–Ramanujan
Steve Gabriel, and Andrew Jones

Ethics - Principles - Ecology - Whole Systems
Water - Soils - Trees - Pattern - Climate
Earthworks - Economics - Gardening
Waste Treatment - Buildings - Tools
Appropiate Technology - Design

$1075 includes food and camping (with facilities)
in the Cayuga Nature Center's woods.

Spend two weeks immersed in the language of nature;
looking at natural systems and how we can mimic
them in our own lives.

We will use the backdrop of the Finger Lakes bioregion
to consider specific local issues of energy use,
water catchment, season extension, and food forests.

There'll be plenty of hands-on design projects at the
Cayuga Nature Center's historic White Farm, our new
demonstration site.

Here's what some of our past students had to say:

"The Permaculture Design course with FLPCI has been
both a quantitatively and qualitatively rich experience
in sustainable living design. The teachers (Steve
Gabriel and Karryn Olson-Ramanujan) are dedicated and
organized with the material, as well as responsive to
their students."

"The material we covered encompasses an enormous amount
of information, but due to the well-prepared presentation
offered by the FLPCI staff, it has always felt easy to
grasp... I feel they have prepared me to take what I’ve
learned and begin applying it in ways that will make my
own life and the land I steward far more rewarding and

A Permaculture certificate demonstrates to others that
you have earned the right to use the word "permaculture"
for design practice and further personal study by
completing an internationally recognized curriculum.

As is with most education, the importance is not in the
paper, but in the process. Finger Lakes Permaculture
Institute Design Certificate graduates walk away with
a better understanding of systems and how they can observe,
design and work toward positive change in their environments.
An in-depth look at the theories, best-practices, and
methodologies combined with day-long study, collaboration
and practice create an intense and inspirational learning event.

For more information:
info at fingerlakespermaculture.org
Steve Gabriel: 303-815-3535
Michael Burns: 607-227-0316
P.O. Box 54
Ithaca, NY 14851
FLPCI is a project of the Cayuga Nature Center

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