[permaculture] Costa Rica Summer Permaculture Design Course

Jackie Pitts jackie.pitts13 at gmail.com
Sat May 7 18:51:12 EDT 2011


*Permaculture Design Course, RanchoMastatal, Costa Rica, 2011:*

Join us this July 17-31 for a 2-week intensive Permaculture Design
Course at beautiful RanchoMastatal. The course covers the core
Permaculture Design curriculum including applications of Permaculture
in diverse settings and techniques for meeting human needs that
harmonize with ecological patterns. Lectures and hands-on work will
explore bioregional designs, natural building, renewable energy
choices in North America and the Tropics, agroforestry, composting
toilets, methane biodigesters, watershed management, community
development, tropical and temperate garden and orchard design, energy
and nutrient cycling, and the integration of animals into cultivated
ecosystems. Local experts on organic production and goat management
will make guest appearances. The course will conclude with students
doing their own Permaculture site design. Permaculture design benefits
community leaders and professionals in the fields of architecture,
planning, ecology and education.


*Instructors:* Chris Shanks (co-director, Project Bonafide) and guests

*Cost: *$1250, including accommodations on site and delicious meals.

*Contact: *Jackie Pitts at jackie.pitts13 at gmail.com
*Website:* www.ranchomastatal.com (look under "Events Calendar")


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