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Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce, Florida is holding a one day hand-on Permaculture class with Tia Meer and Adina Lehrman on July 21 from 9am to 3pm. The fee is $50. You can reserve a spot by calling 772-464-4672 or emailing: info [at] heathcotebotanicalgardens [dot] org.
Daily Acts PDC Taught by Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia’s Garden. Guest instructors include: Penny Livingston, Larry Santoyo, Brock Dolman, Erik Ohlsen, John Valenzuela, and others. The course takes place over 6 weekends over 6 months, starting September 1st, 2012, and ending February 16-17, 2013. This PDC is certified by the Permaculture Institute USA. The Cost is $950 if you pay a non-refundable deposit of $250 by July 15th, 2012, after that the full cost for the course is $1100. Find out more by going to dailyacts.org.
P3Permaculture PDC Quebec Oct 13-27, 2012, followed by an optional Advcanced Permaculture course running October 29-Nov 2nd. IThe instructors look to be Graham Calder, Wen Rolland, France Bedard Robert, and Claudi Latulippe. Pre-booking is $304.35 CAD, with the full course either 1190 or 1400 CAD. Contact them for more information:
http://www.p3permaculture.ca/ and scroll about halfway down the page for more information.
Or: booking [at] p3permaculture [dot] ca.
Cascadia Permaculture Teacher Training Cottage Grove, Oregon. July 29th – August 4th, 2012, with Jude Hobbs and Andrew Millison. As some of you know, I attended this course in 2011 and enjoyed it. If an advanced certificate in teaching: Go! Meet Jude and Andrew, and learn, learn, learn! With 40, or more, hours of class room time and evening lectures and presentations, you get plenty of information and practice time in the week while you are there. The cost is $900 and includes camping in a Permie-wonderland and some delicious food. You can read more about it by going to cascadiapermaculture.com and clicking on courses.
If you’d like to see what I look like, download the brochure and you can see a picture of my graduating class. I’m the guy in the back right.
The Permaculture Institute USA is again offering Permaculture Diplomas.
Or send them an email: info [at] permaculture [dot] org.
8th Annual Northeast Permaculture Convergence is going to be held at the Soule Homestead Education center in Middleborough, MA, July 13th-15th. Ticket prices are sliding scale from as little as $90 for the whole weekend if you are commuting, $10 for children, or between $120-180 if camping onsite. Day passes are $35 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. The website and schedule have been updated with copious amounts of information. Looks to be a good one. If you are anywhere near MA, get yourself to this convergence. northeastconvergence.wordpress.com
Western Canada Permaculture Convergence is planned for August 24th, 25th, and 26th in Millarville, Alberta. A full pass is $125Canadian, with a non-camping pass at $75. Also Canadian. Right now they have Jeff and Julilynn Gilles of Rancho Relaxo presenting on How to Create Permaculture Awareness in Your Community. abconvergence2012.blogspot.com
Regional Permaculture Convergence 2012 in Izmir, Turkey to be held at the Marmaric Permaculture Village from the 17th-21st of July. Camping spaces will be provided or you can rent space in a yurt, dormitory, or bungalow for an additional fee of 4 or 10 Euros a night depending on the accommodations. Three vegetarian meals as well as tea and coffee breaks are provided in the overall fee of 150 Euros.
Something Odd (and Amazing!)
In North Kohala, Hawai’i, there is a Permaculture Farm for sale. Located on 15 gorgeous acres, with an incredible view it includes 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, plus three additional small cottages and other outbuildings. The current asking price is $2.6 million. If there is a non-profit permaculture group that would consider buying this place to turn it into an educational space, let me know so I can come visit in person.
Books and DVDS
There is a new book out, well at least new to me, on Permaculture Design. Permaculture Design: A step-by-step guide to the Process by the UK permaculture instructor Aranya. I’ve read some of his blog posts and articles the past and enjoyed them, so give his book a read and let me know what you think.
Permaculture.co.uk is now carrying the Animate Earth DVD, a 45 minute film that takes it’s title from Stephan Harding’s book of the same name. Stephen Harding is an ecologist at Schumacher college and holds a doctorate in behavioral ecology and since that time has developed the ideas of holistic science.
Hope for a New Era: Before/After Examples of Permaculture Earth Restoration
A photolog and article showing the transformation of permaculture in the landscape. If you have someone asking you for “what will permaculture look like?” , show them this article.
Live Local. Live Small.
An introductory article on permaculture and Gwenyfar Rohler’s thoughts on it, including some issues with the pre-dominance of source material focusing on the climates of Australia, the UK, or Pacific Northwest.
Another overview of permaculture comes from the blog “8 acres”, that includes several nice videos with Penny Livingston, Bill Mollison, and David Holmgren.
Wolf Gulch Farm and the work of Tom Ward. The 10 minutes video provides a virtual tour of the property.
Home Grown Help
From the Fraser Coast Chronicle in Australia, about Tim Lang’s work with some basic tips on building your own garden of eden for foodies. If you’ve been involved in Permaculture for a while, the content is familiar, but I’m always looking for new voices to share this information and here’s a good one to send to that friend or local gardening club member who shakes their head at you when you bring up Permaculture.
Practicing Permaculture In Los Angeles
Covering the work of the Edendale Farm CSA and Learning Center where a farmer named David, and others, are practicing urban permaculture to build community with food and alternative economics at the core.