Date(s) - 06/12/2017 - 06/30/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
- Community Building
- Earthen Floors
- Energy Efficiency
- Green/Sustainable Building
- Ground Source Heating/Cooling
- Monthly Presentation
- Passive Solar
- Rain Collection
- rainwater harvesting
- Rammed Earth
- Solar Hot Water
- Water - Treatment and Filtration
- Water - Waste Systems
Gain experience in systems-thinking and practical tools that deepen your leadership and strengthen your ability to help address the complex bio-cultural challenges facing the world.[120 hours] The Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course at Earthaven Ecovillage is a residential intensive. This course will provide a unique exploration of regenerative, nature-based design, grounded in the 22-year community-scale permaculture experiment and living demonstration site that is Earthaven.
Permaculture design principles train us to design any kind of system- land use, business, personal relationships or organizational endeavors- which mimic ecosystem dynamics and generate measurable ecological regeneration while taking care of people and empowering marginalized communities.
Through a combination of lecture, discussion, hands-on activities at Earthaven’s 330-acre site, visits to local permaculture examples, and a group design project, you will have the chance to integrate and apply the concepts of permaculture over 18 days. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Certiﬁcate of Permaculture Design.