May 26, 2017

Permaculture Design Certificate 2017

Date/Time
Date(s) - 26/05/2017 - 24/09/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location
Tilson Homestead

Permaculture Design Certificate 2017

For those interested in living and breathing a sustainable life, Manitoulin Permaculture’s 5-month, 100 hour Permaculture Design Certificate provides an introduction to fundamental permaculture knowledge and skills. Join us through the warmer months of 2017 for a expansive dose of reading landscapes, working with water, building soil, composting, installing solar panels, designing food forests, working on design projects and much more!

The most common format of a permaculture design certificate is a two-week, 72-hour course. While adequate to cover the required material, this format limits time for hands-on learning and leaves little chance to catch one’s breath or integrate the material covered. Manitoulin Permaculture’s extended PDC is designed to give more time for: observing through the seasons, hands-on learning, Q & A, going further with the subject material and connecting with others.

Each weekend runs from Friday at 1pm to Sunday at 3pm. Attendance is mandatory every weekend if you wish to receive a permaculture design certificate.


May 26 – 28: Introduction to Permaculture, Perennials, and Animal Husbandry


Introduction
  • Ethics
  • Principles
  • Zones (mapping)
  • Sectors (mapping)
  • Patterns
  • Design Projects
Perennials
  • Guilds
  • Forests
  • Propagation
  • Food Forests
Animal Husbandry
  • Integrating Animals into the Landscape
  • Everything About Chickens


PDC Instructor - Justin TilsonPDC Instructor - Rachael NeallyPDC Instructor - Mary YettPDC Instructor - Neil Lawrence



June 23 – 25: Landscapes, Soil, Climate, and Weather


Landscapes
  • Reading Terrain
  • Mapping
  • Earthworks
  • Keyline
  • Terraces
  • Raised beds
  • Swales
Soil
  • Types
  • Biology
  • Compost
  • Biochar
Climate & Weather
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Microclimates
  • Site analysis


PDC Instructor - Justin TilsonPDC Instructor - Rachael NeallyPDC Instructor - Shane O'DonnellPDC Instructor - Connor Davis



July 28 – 30: Water & Natural Building


All About Water!
  • Catchment
  • Storage
  • Grey water
  • Ponds
  • Aquaculture
  • Aquifers
  • Ground water
  • Wells
  • Treatment
Natural Building
  • Strawbale
  • Light clay
  • Cob
  • Earthen plasters and finishes
  • Cob Ovens
Winter Growing
  • All-season greenhouses & climate batteries


PDC Instructor - Mark HamalainenPDC Instructor - Roland AeschilmannPDC Instructor - Justin TilsonPDC Instructor - Rachael Neally



August 25 – 27: Everything about Renewable Energy


Energy
  • Basic physics
  • Emergy
  • Biofuels
  • Electricity
  • Solar Installation
  • Storage


PDC Instructor - Shane O'DonnellPDC Instructor - Mike Murray



September 22 – 24: Sustainable Society


Permaculture Beyond the Homestead
  • Alternative Economics
  • Transition Towns
  • Urban Permaculture
  • Where To Go From Here?
Design Projects
  • Presentations
  • Celebrate!


PDC Instructor - Justin TilsonPDC Instructor - Rachael Neally



Registration

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