[permaculture] Manhattan and Hancock, New York course info
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RISING ENERGY COSTS CLIMATE CHANGE UNSTABLE OIL
FOOD AND WATER INSECURITY
PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSES
Manhattan - 5 weekends: October-November
Hancock (New York) 5 weekends: August-December.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE - HANCOCK, NEW
Following severe flooding in Delaware county and
beyond we hope that applying permaculture priniciples
may mitigate flood damage in future - this will be the
thrust of the Hancock Course.
Learn how to obtain energy, food and shelter by
following natures patterns. Soft energy alternatives,
grow food, harvest water, turn waste into profit,
become part of the world-wide permaculture community.
First weekend of month: August-December, 2004
Hancock Permaculture Center, Hancock NY.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE - MANHATTAN
Just Food and Hancock Permaculture Center. Manhattan,
Just Food, a non-profit organization working to
develop a just and sustainable food system in the New
York City region by fostering new marketing and
food-growing opportunities http://www.justfood.org/jf/
and the Hancock
Permaculture Center, an educational
outreach organization dedicated to developing
sustainable solutions as we enter peak oil and climate
change http://www.hancockpermaculture.org/ are
collaborating on a modular permaculture design
certificate course this fall.
The course will be held at Just Food in Manhattan over
five weekends (Saturday, Sunday - 9am-5:30pm): October
14, 21, 28 and November 11,18. The course will take
place at Just Food, 210 East 51st Street, Manhattan.
There will also be local urban field visits.
Permaculture is one of the fastest growing
environmental movements on the planet and is an
integrated method of using land and resources in ways
that sustain the environment while providing economic
and lifestyle benefits to individuals and communities.
The Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)
presents an introduction to permaculture as set forth
by Australian legend Bill Mollison, founder of the
permaculture movement. www.tagari.com. Graduates
receive the official permaculture design certificate.
The course comprises five week-end units covering the
official permaculture curriculum including application
of permaculture principles to habitat, energy,
landscape, water harvesting and flood control,
gardening and food production, alternative economic
structures and legal strategies supporting
permaculture solutions. Dwindling oil reserves,
climate change, food and health issues in current
political context will be examined. Permaculture
offers positive solutions in an uncertain world.
Credit for the 72-hour course is accepted by a growing
number of universities in the U.S. and abroad.
Cost: $200 per weekend. Total cost of course is $1,000
(72 hours instruction). A deposit of $200 is required
to ensure a place in the course. Checks should be made
out to Hancock Permaculture Center. Couples receive
25% discount - so find someone to bring and pay less!
Additionally, Just Food will be offering 2 scholarship
positions for this course, please contact Kathleen
McTigue for more information: kathleen at justfood.org or
212.645.9880, ext. 229.
Andrew Jones: Specialist in international disaster
relief applying permaculture principles.
Claudia Joseph: Consultant,
educator and permaculture
activist working in Brooklyn, NY. Her diploma in
Permaculture is based on her work at Oakland Botanical
Ethan Roland: Specializes in designing and planting
locally adapted Food Forests, especially to
reinvigorate aging or abandoned fruit orchards. Ethan
spent a year traveling the world studying the global
diversity of apples.
Andrew Leslie Phillips:
Journalist, garden designer
specializing in natural stone, permaculture
practitioner and founder HPC.
Albert Bates: Director of the
Global Village Institute
for Appropriate Technology since 1984 and the
Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm in Tennessee
since 1994, where he has taught sustainable design,
natural building, permaculture and restoration ecology
to students from more than 50 nations.
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