Permaculture Essentials for the Pacific NW, 36-hour class, only $5 per hour — schedules vary by location.
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Permaculture is “Earth Care, People Care, and Return of Surplus,” combining traditional and innovative methods that are sustainable and energy saving, enriching to the soil and all life. Design a system to feed your family, or complete additional short classes to earn your certificate and work as a consultant.
Permaculture Essentials for the Pacific NW covers permaculture history and ethics and goes into depth on the core concepts for creating sustainable systems by observing connections and capturing energy. Explore the energy transactions of trees, the roles of fungi, and the many functions of living soil. Learn pH, mineral availability, and enriching your soil with worm beds, weeds as repair tools, and compost fixing strategies. Study landscape effects on climate and temperate climate design for your home and landscape from balcony or kitchen gardens to main crops and food forests. This course prepares you to design a sustainable system for your yard or small farm in the Pacific NW.
Let’s build resilience, save money and energy, save water, and feed our communities now. Come join one of our latest classes!
- Saturdays, starting Oct 4th, 2014, 10am to 2pm, @ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center St NE, Salem, Oregon. Instructor, L. June, call 503-449-8077 for questions or registration
- Two Tuesdays per month, Starting Oct 7th, 2014, 6:30-9:30pm, @ Pringle Creek Community, 3911 Village Center Drive SE, Salem, Oregon. Instructor, Diana Cason, call 941-735-0452
- Two Fridays per month, Starting Oct 10th, 2014, 6-9pm @ Silverton Grange #748, 201 DivisionStreet, Silverton, Oregon. Instructor, Diana Cason, call 941-735-0452
For more information call, 503-449-8077, or visit nwpermacultureinstitute.org
Presented by the NW Permaculture Institute. Our instructors and staff studied permaculture with world renowned permaculture designer & instructor, Geoff Lawton, of PRI, Australia, and his students. We present classes at low rates, as well as free film and lecture series to further educate our students and the community.