2014 Permaculture Design Course in Kittery

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Be part of creating a better future! A one-weekend-per-month format for the internationally-recognized full Permaculture Design Certificate Course, running February through June 2014 in Kittery, Maine. This course is recommended for home-owners and renters, educators, school garden organizers, farmers and gardeners, landscape professionals, planners, architects, engineers, tradespeople, community activists and anyone interested in charting a new course for themselves and their communities. Register by December 16th for a $100 discount; work-study positions also available:

2013 Permaculture Design Course (Weekend Format)
The Resilience Hub, Portland Maine Permaculture
One weekend per month, February 15 – June 8, 2014
9 am – 5 pm

This course consists of the traditional 72-hour PDC course + approx 40 additional hours (+ homework and self-directed study) to ensure we cover hands-on activities, regional examples and timely developments. You will participate in this course through a combination of lecture, hands-on exercises, guest speakers, field trips, homework, video, discussion and a group student design project. There will be pre-work before the course and 2-3 hours of “homework” between course weekends. Students must attend all sessions and complete the group design project in order to receive their certificates of completion.

Expected Outcomes:
• Gain a thorough understanding of permaculture origins, ethics, principles and design methodologies.
• Enhance your ability to build soil, capture water, reduce energy consumption, generate energy, grow and store food, read the landscape and create edible perennial ecosystems.
• Become a resource for your family and neighborhood, building resilience at the personal, household, enterprise and community levels.
• Be able to approach any property and apply a permaculture design methodology and set of applied techniques to achieve increased resilience and true sustainability.
• Learn how to start transforming even challenging properties into healthy, high-yielding systems of abundance that require little to no fossil fuels.
• Change the way you view the challenges around you.

Cost: $1095 ($995 early registration). Payment plans can be arranged. Course fee includes full course materials and certification, coffee, tea + am/pm snacks and refreshments, handouts, over 30 gigabytes of course reference materials (digital format), access to the 200+ volume physical permaculture library, field trips, guest instructors and camping on-site during course weekends. One evening meal per weekend is provided and lunches potluck/BYO. $250 Deposit holds your spot in this course.

For more information: www.meetup.com/portlandpermaculture/

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