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Online Permaculture Design Course .This is the most rigorous Permaculture Design Course available anywhere in the world. This PDC is a "distance learning" experience, which utilizes online discussions via email together with directed readings and experiential learning. This course will be useful to people who want to become professional permaculture designers and to people who want to learn how to design their own properties and help create local permaculture communities. The 15th cycle begins Jan. 8, 2012. Elfin Permaculture offers a variety of ways to take this course.
The Purpose of Permaculture Training
Permaculture design integrates people into Nature's design for the bioregion as a whole so that it is respected, enhanced and strengthened. People receive shelter, energy, food, water, income, community and aesthetic as well as spiritual fulfillment as part of the permaculture design, all within a balanced biological community.
Permaculture design students learn to make practical recommendations to develop the natural potential of a site. They also learn to identify the source and availability of every resource required to implement the permaculture design. A time table for orchestrating the unfolding of the design and using each stage of implementation to prepare for the next helps to assure practical and efficient results. Thus the design integrates the goals of the Earth and the people in that place.
Workshops, Courses And Other Training
Elfin Permaculture offers a variety of formats as
learning experiences in permaculture. Workshops include
weekends in which participants begin a permaculture design
and intensive 10-day and two-week programs where the group
develops a draft permaculture design for the site at hand.
The three-week Permaculture Design Course includes more
than 100 hours of instruction and field work and a very
intensive group design project. We certify graduates of
the courses as Permaculture Trainees. Further training is
available through Elfin Permaculture's Advanced
Permaculture Training (APT) individualized program in
which the student uses permaculture principles to design
his/her educational experience. Elfin Permaculture offers
a Permaculture Design Correspondence Course online for
individuals, couples or groups. The course runs up to six
months and involves reading assignments, student reports,
class discussions, and a set of instructors posts. You can
get more information from the course protocol. The online
course is suited for people who want a particularly
thorough grounding in permaculture and for those who
cannot attend a live course for various reasons. The
Definition of key permaculture education terms, as used by Barking Frogs Permaculture. Please read this before booking a course or a workshop.
Information about Elfin Permaculture
Courses and Fees , information
about 1 day and weekend workshops, and a schedule of
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What host should provide, responsibilities of the host for weekend workshops presented by Dan and Cynthia Hemenway
INTERNSHIPS AT BARKING FROGS PERMACULTURE
Complete Internship Package about BFPC internship programs. An "all in one" PDF with all the info on internships.