[permaculture] PDC in NYC w/ Andrew Faust: July-October

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Mon Jul 20 20:51:42 EDT 2009


Permaculture Design Certification
in New York City
with Andrew Faust and Guests

11 Sessions - July to October 2009

Presented by The Center for Bioregional Living and Andrew Faust

    This course will cover the core 72 hour Permaculture Design
curriculum, including additional hours of in class and out of class
activities to adapt this course to our region and to contemporary
ecological issues in the United States. You will learn how to apply
Permaculture principles to a diversity of settings and issues with an
emphasis on urban and temperate environments.

    This Permaculture design course provides a positive and empowering
vision for social and ecological transformation. Come be inspired by
the possibilities of today and not by the fear of tomorrow!

is an ecological design science that provides insights and practical
techniques for living a fruitful and abundant life.
is addressing the major issues of our day from a whole systems  
is a worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies  
is a solution oriented ecological approach to retrofitting our  

This course is perfect for a diversity of individuals who wish to use
Permaculture in Urban environments as well as a diversity of other

    Lectures, extensive and diverse handouts, field trips and hands-on
activities will explore: Methods for regenerating local economies and
regional self reliance, the economics of globalization, providing
individuals with practical tools for creating positive social change,
inner-city gardening techniques, indoor and apartment gardening,
making fermented foods, whole foods, Living Machines and natural
wastewater treatment, biogas generators, ecological niche market and
value added business ideas, passive integrated water systems, rain
gardens that alleviate flooding while addressing sewage treatment
plant overflows and clean water, living roofs, rooftop gardens and
regional energy systems.

Other topics include:
    The evolution of agriculture, Biodynamics, natural history of  
woodlands, passive solar and natural building techniques, Biodynamic
orchards, fruit and berry production, watershed health, the
integration of animals into cultivated ecosystems, indoor mushroom
cultivation and solar oven and portable rocket stove construction.

To receive a certificate students must attend all 11 classes and  
present a
final Permaculture site design. Students will be given the option to
present their final design individually which is a different approach  
most PDCs. In our experience, and from what our growing number of  
say, this contributes to a more practical, professional and  
stimulating learning experience. As a result a number of our students
final presentations have gone from paper (or Powerpoint Presentations)  
actualized, real-world designs.

View Syllabus

All classes are on either Saturday or Sunday from 9am to 5pm and will be
held in two locations:

July 25th and August 8th
will be held at:

Curious Pictures
440 Lafayette St. 6th floor

and the remaining days:

August 1st, 15th, 16th, 29th
October 3rd, 4th, 17th, 25th, 31st
will be at:

Sixth Street Community Center
Lower East Side Manhattan
638 E. 6th Street between Ave B and C

Andrew Faust is one of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers  
North America with 17 years of Permaculture experience, 10 years as a
certified alternative school teacher (Upattinas-Glenmoore, PA) and 8  
living off-the–grid in rural West Virginia. Living in Brooklyn since
August 2007 he has been applying his knowledge to urban needs and  
on the development of The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville,  
a pilot campus for his New York City students and clients. Andrew has
taught the PDC course over 13 times at Yestermorrow Design/Build  
school in
Warren,VT. This will be his fourth PDC course in New York City.

Guest speakers will include:

Keith Morris is an organic farmer, builder, and environmental educator.
For the past five years, he has been designing and establishing an  
forest garden and ecological homestead in Johnson, Vermont along the
Lamoille River. Prospect Rock Permaculture combines reforestation,
wildlife refuge, and ecological restoration with food production and
community building, while educating about and experimenting with
sustainable techniques and ways of building.

Lisa DePiano is a certified Permaculture designer and co-founder of the
Montview Neighborhood Farm, a human-powered farm and edible forest  
in the Connecticut River Valley. She has a Master's degree in Regional
Planning from the University of Massachusetts and likes to ride with the
worker owned Pedal People in Northampton, MA.

Rafter has been learning, teaching, and practicing Permaculture design  
since 2003.
His work as consultant, designer, and researcher, covers themes as  
diverse as ecological
waste and water treatment, homescale mushroom production, whole farm  
and urban agroforestry. This work has taken him from the northeastern  
US to Texas
to Peru. He is now studying ecological design and agroforestry at the  
graduate level
  in Vermont. He has been facilitating workshops on social project  
design, and developing
the Liberation Ecology curriculum, since 2004.

Bill Young of Young Environmental LLC is a recognized leader in the
environmental field with more than 25 years of experience as a project
manager, designer, and wetland specialist. His expertise includes  
restoration on disturbed lands, wetlands monitoring and construction,
botanical inventory, wildlife assessment, streambank restoration; and
erosion and sediment control.

Lars Chellberg of CENYC and Water Resources Group builds and maintains  
cost Rain Water Harvesting systems across the five boroughs and leads
educational workshops on sustainable water practices. He will be  
leading a
tour of one of the systems he designed for a community garden in the  
East Side.

Paula Hewitt Amram is the founder of Open Road Park and will be  
talking to
us about the transformation of a former bus depot/brownfield into the
thriving community garden it is today.

Adriana Magaña a certified Permaculture Designer and Horticulturist will
be leading the hands-on workshops. She is working with Andrew Faust to
create The Center for Bioregional Living upstate on their 14 acres of
property in Ellenville, NY.

Together this teaching team brings a wealth of wisdom and a diversity of
experience ranging from city to country, from forests to deserts and
beyond. Come and learn from the premier practitioners of ecological  
in the Northeast and be a part of the growing community of cutting edge
designers and community leaders!

Before July 10th $1000
After July 10th $1200
$100 paid in advance to reserve your spot
Register early for discount!

For more information or to register email andrew at homebiome.com

The Center for Bioiregional Living
Ellenville / Brookyn, NY

The Center for Bioregional Living
Ellenville / Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Bioregional Living
Ellenville / Brooklyn, NY

The Center for Bioregional Living
Ellenville / Brooklyn, NY

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