Permaculture Courses

2013 Urban Permaculture Design Course at Langara College with Sara Dent & Erin Innes 

Photo montage images from L.A. Farm Lab

72-Hour Vancouver Urban Permaculture Design Certificate Course 

March 1 – July 14, 2013 (see details below)

Learn How to Grow Your Own Food & Permaculture Design in the City!
Location: Langara College, Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver, BC
Course work + hands-on – organic gardening & permaculture techniques

Permaculture Educators: Sara Dent and Erin Innes

Course Schedule:

Introductory Weekend: March 1: 6-9pm, March 2-3: 10am-5:30pm
Course Sessions: 10am-5:30pm: March 23, April 6, April 20, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22
Wrap Weekend: July 12: 6-9pm, July 13-14: 10am-5:30pm
Cost: $225 Introductory Weekend, $900 Full Course

ABOUT: Dive into the fundamentals of ecological design theory and practice and earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. From growing food and creating healthy soil to building community capacity and re-visioning the urban environment, this 72-hour course will give you the skills and experience you need to live abundantly in our changing times and be a regenerative force for the planet and your community.

As a learning community, we will study the design philosophy of permaculture and its application within an urban setting. We will focus on urban gardening, from design to plant propagation, building soil, composting and more. Vancouver will be our classroom. Guest teachers will demo: bee keeping, backyard chickens, aquaponics and more.

The permaculture topics this course will cover include:

  • Permaculture Ethics & Principles
  • Observation & Site Analysis
  • Energy Conservation
  • Natural Cycles & Pattern Recognition
  • Urban Permaculture & Social Ecology
  • Mapping & Design Exercises
  • Aquaphonics, Bees & Chickens in the System
  • Trees & Food Forests
  • Soil Building & Ecology, Bioremediation
  • Plants, Propagation & Planting Strategies
  • Eco-Building & Appropriate Technology
  • Water Management & Conservation

What is PERMACULTURE?
Permaculture is the ancient art of studying Natures principles and applying her gardening techniques through systems design to human habitats. In a natural ecological system there is no waste and no external inputs. In cities, we have the opportunity to put these ideas into practice to create more sustainable living environments that are less dependent on fossil fuels for food production and energy. The term “permaculture” was coined by Bill Mollison of the Australia Permaculture Research Institute (PRI). This course will follow Mollison’s curriculum, with a focus on permaculture applications within an urban environment.

Course Registration:  604.323.5322 (Course Reg. No: 50769)

For information please contact Leslie Kemp at lkemp@langara.bc.ca /604.323.5981

Lead Facilitators / Permaculture Teachers:
Sara Dent is a trained organic farmer and Certified Permaculture Designer through the Linnaea Ecological Garden Programme (Cortes, BC), as well as a Permaculture Teacher with the Urban Permaculture Guild. She has farmed across BC and in Mexico. She brings her enthusiasm for organic matter and growing local, along with her training as a facilitator to permaculture education. She is the co-founder of Young Agrarians. For more information see:http://saradent.ca  and  http://farmlove.org

Erin Innes is a Certified Permaculture Designer and a recognized Permaculture Teacher with the Urban Permaculture Guild. She has a long history in community activism and collective organizing, focusing on popular education and un-schooling. She is deeply involved in grassroots food justice work, founded the Farmhouse Farm Bike-Powered Urban Farm, and is currently living and teaching in Powell River.  For more information see:http://passionatepermaculture.wordpress.com

Guest Teachers (more to be announced):

Leila Darwish is a community organizer, grassroots bioremediator, urban gardener and permaculture designer with a feisty commitment to environmental justice and sweet DIT (doing it together) earth repair and community care. She is the author of the upcoming book “Earth Repair: A Grassroots Guide to Healing Toxic and Damaged Landscapes”, which will be released by New Society Publishers in May 2013. For more information about the book, please check out:www.newsociety.com/Books/E/Earth-Repair.

http://www.langara.bc.ca/continuing-studies/programs-and-courses/programs/social-ecology/Permaculture.html

Photo by: Jonathan Dy

 

Learn How to Grow Your Own Food & Permaculture Design in the City!

Downtown Eastside / Strathcona, Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Classroom Location: Strathcona Community Garden Eco-Pavilion Map Link Here

Course work + hands-on, organic gardening & permaculture techniques

Course Schedule: Introductory Weekend April 13: 6-9pm, 14-15: 11am-6pm

11am-6pm: May 5-6, May 19, June 9-10, July 14-15

Wrap Weekend August 17: 6-9pm, 18-19: 11am-6pm

Cost: $225 Introductory Weekend, $900 – $1,100 Full Course

Sliding Scale / Payment Plans and Scholarships Available

ABOUT: Dive into the fundamentals of ecological design theory and practice and earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. From growing food and creating healthy soil to building community capacity and re-visioning the urban environment, this 72-hour course will give you the skills and experience you need to live abundantly in our changing times and be a regenerative force for the planet and your community.

As a learning community, we will study the design philosophy of permaculture and its application within an urban setting. We will focus on urban gardening, from design to plant propagation, building soil, composting and more. Vancouver’s Eastside will be our main classroom. Guest teachers will demo: bee keeping, backyard chickens, aquaponics and more.

The permaculture topics this course will cover include:

Permaculture Ethics & Principles

Observation & Site Analysis

Energy Conservation

Natural Cycles & Pattern Recognition

Mapping & Design Exercises

Animal Husbandry

Trees & Food Forests

Soil Building & Ecology

Plants, Propagation & Planting Strategies

Eco-Building & Appropriate Technology

Aquaculture, Water Harvesting, Management & Conservation

Urban Permaculture & Social Ecology

What is PERMACULTURE?

Permaculture is the ancient art of studying Natures principles and applying her gardening techniques through systems design to human habitats. In a natural ecological system there is no waste and no external inputs. In cities, we have the opportunity to put these ideas into practice to create more sustainable living environments that are less dependent on fossil fuels for food production and energy. The term permaculture was coined by Bill Mollison of the Australia Permaculture Research Institute (PRI). This course will follow Mollisons curriculum, with a focus on permaculture applications within an urban environment.

Information and Course Registration: sara@farmlove.org, 778-968-5518

Lead Facilitators / Permaculture Teachers:

Sara Dent is a trained organic farmer and Certified Permaculture Designer through the Linnaea Ecological Garden Programme (Cortes, BC), and Permaculture Teacher with the Urban Permaculture Guild. She has farmed across B.C. and in Mexico. She brings her enthusiasm for organic matter and growing local, along with her training as a facilitator to permaculture education.  Sara is a member of Village Vancouver.  http://saradent.ca http://farmlove.org

Erin Innes is a Certified Permaculture Designer and a recognized Permaculture Teacher with the Urban Permaculture Guild. She has a long history in community activism and collective organizing, focusing on popular education and un-schooling. She is deeply involved in grassroots food justice work, is a member of VIllage Vancouver, and founded the Farmhouse Farm Bike-Powered Urban Farm.  http://passionatepermaculture.wordpress.com/

Guest Teachers:

Delvin Solkinson is a passionate permie inspired by creativity in education. He facilitates a small community garden on the Sunshine Coast celebrating food-medicine plants of the Coastal First Peoples. Delvin has a Masters in Permaculture and Education, and is a student of Bill Mollison and Rowe Morrow, as well as a certified teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute.  www.gaiacraft.com

www.permacultureglobal.com/users/707-delvin-solkinson

Jodi Peters has a passion for empowering people to re-connect to the natural cycles that support life on this earth. She works with people of all ages in schools, community gardens and backyards, to help them learn how to grow nourishing food for themselves and their community in a way that enhances the surrounding ecology. She also adores fermenting just about anything! She currently works with the Environmental Youth Alliance (www.eya.ca) and teaches for Gaia College (www.gaiacollege.ca).

Oliver Kellhammer is a guerilla forest gardener, botanical artist, and one of the great permaculture visionaries of Canada. He has worked as a land artist and permaculture designer for over 25 years in British Columbia, and has trained a generation of permaculturalist at Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island BC. Oliver established the Cottonwood Community Garden, using permaculture principles to regenerate the land and open up space for community to grow food!  www.oliverk.org

www.oliverk.org/weblog

Vancouver Urban Permaculture Design Course is sponsored by: Village Vancouver

Village Vancouver inspires individuals and organizations to take actions that build resilient and sustainable communities. We are one of several hundred official Transition Town Initiatives spreading across the globe, the first in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and pleased to join our fellow sustainability pioneers in Victoria, Nelson, Salt Spring Island, and Powell River.  http://www.villagevancouver.ca

http://www.transitionnetwork.org

Vancouver Urban Permaculture Design Certificate Course with:

Dent & Innes

Learn How to Grow Your Own Food & Permaculture Design in the City!

Downtown Eastside / Strathcona

Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver, BC, Canada

In association with SOLEFood Farm

72-Hour course work + hands-on organic gardening & urban farming techniques

Facilitators/Educators: Sara Dent and Erin Innes

Course Schedule: Introductory Weekend April 8: 6-9pm, 9 & 10: 10am-5pm

10am-5pm: April 30, May 21, June 25, July 23, August 13, 27, September 24

Wrap Weekend October 21: 6-9pm, 22 & 23: 10am-5pm

Cost: $225 Introductory Weekend, $900 – $1,100 Full Course

Sliding Scale / Scholarships Potentially Available / Payment Plans Possible

Dive into the fundamentals of ecological design theory and practice and earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.  From growing food and creating healthy soil to building community capacity and re-visioning the urban environment, this 72-hour course will give you the skills and experience you need to live abundantly in our changing times and be a regenerative force for the planet and your community.

As a learning community, we will look at all aspects of urban gardening, from garden designing, plant propagation, composting, seed saving, to starting the winter garden and more.  We will study the design philosophy of permaculture and its application within an urban setting.  The DTES will be our classroom, from SOLEFood Farm, to Cottonwood Gardens and in between.  Guest teachers will demo: bee keeping, aquaponics, backyard chickens, and more.

The permaculture topics this course will cover include:

Permaculture Ethics & Principles

Observation & Site Analysis

Energy Conservation

Natural Cycles & Pattern Recognition

Mapping & Design Exercises

Animal Husbandry

Trees & Food Forests

Soil Building & Ecology

Plants, Propagation & Planting Strategies

Eco-Building & Appropriate Technology

Aquaculture, Water Harvesting, Management & Conservation

Urban Permaculture & Social Ecology

What is PERMACULTURE?

Permaculture is the ancient art of studying Natures principles and applying her gardening techniques through systems design to human habitats.  In a natural ecological system there is no waste and no external inputs.  In cities, we have the opportunity to put these ideas into practice to create more sustainable living environments that are less dependent on fossil fuels for food production and energy.   The term permaculture was coined by Bill Mollison of the Australia Permaculture Research Institute (PRI).  This course will follow Mollisons curriculum, with a focus on permaculture applications within an urban environment.

About the teachers:

Sara Dent is a trained organic farmer and Certified Permaculture Designer through theLinnaea Ecological Garden Programme (Cortes, BC), and Teacher with the Urban Permaculture Guild.  She has farmed across B.C. and in Mexico.  She brings her enthusiasm for organic matter and growing local, along with her training as an arts facilitator to permaculture education.

Erin Innes is a Certified Permaculture Designer and a recognized Permaculture Teacher with the Urban Permaculture Guild. She has a long history in community activism and collective organizing, focusing on popular education and un-schooling. She is deeply involved in grassroots food justice work and founded the Farmhouse Farm Bike-Powered Urban Farm.  Erin currently sits on the Steering Committee for the Main Street Village of Village Vancouver Transition Initiative.

Information / Registration: sara@farmlove.org, 778-968-5518

www.farmlove.org


2 Responses to Permaculture Courses

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  2. Martin Dooney says:

    Hi.

    I will be in your area from late August to mid-October and am wondering if you are planning to run any more Permaculture Design courses. If so, please let me know more about it. Thanks.

    Martin Dooney

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