Permaculture in Action 2012

Permaculture in Action 2012 – 10 Day Course: Skills for Thriving After Petroleum.

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As we’ve been talking to people across the Southeast we’ve heard from just about everyone a desire for permaculture training that is

  Hands on training with skilled leaders
#1 – more hands-on and less classroom style teaching.   Experiential, kinetic learning seemsto be  a great way to really get those permaculture design principals integrated into our thinking and doing.

#2 – Lower cost – Practical permaculture training has been out of reach for many people with a passionate interest in learning and applying systems thinking.

Accessible and affordable with top teachers

We’ve also heard from permaculture enthusiasts, and we agree, that there is a need to expedite the demonstration of functioning permaculture systems throughout the Asheville area.  We’re hearing from you a sense of both urgency and excitement about the potential role for leadership we can play for our bioregional village to transition towards a widespread network of self reliant, community-scale economies.

“I know from the response of my neighbors and friends that our project here on Choctaw St. has created a great interest in the concept of permaculture, not to mentioned helped build warm relationships.”  — Michelle Smith, Site host for Permaculture in Action 2011 Intro Day. LinkingWaters first demonstration and Founder of Peace & Fun Gardens, Asheville, NC

Meaningful results show the power of permaculture!

In a creative approach to meeting these multiple needs we have  created a unique format by which we are able to offer more affordable training.

We’re teaming up with local landowners who are partially funding the class, thereby lowering student tuition to a sliding scale of $275-325 for the entire 10-day class.

In return, we will be installing expertly designed permaculture systems on the properties of the participating landowners.  The majority of the 10 days of class will be entirely hands-on, spent learning the nuances of practical systems thinking and the installation of elements such as dovecotes, pond building, mushroom logs, duck yards, rainwater cisterns and soldier fly larvae bins.

There are only 25 spaces in the class so participants will have close access to the expertise of top teachers in permaculture design and implementation.

The 10 day Skills for Thriving After Petroleum class is perfect for people who want to get the fullest value from this training.

Participants must agree to full engagement in all of the hands-on projects. That’s both so you will get the full value of the class and so that the projects end up being a meaningful example of the power of permaculture to create resilient, regenerative human communities that are beautiful.

So, if you have been wishing for affordable hands-on permaculture training that still lets you learn with the most highly skilled permaculture teachers and practitioners in the region —

Call Dylan Ryals-Hamilton at 828-989-9030 or email   He’ll be glad to answer your questions and tell you how you can register for the course.

Property Owners:  We have space for one or two more projects in the curriculum.  If you are a property owner with a permaculture plan in place and a project that could be knocked out or substantially moved forward with the help of a team of permaculture students and some skilled leadership, then please click here to find out how to be considered for Permaculture in Action.  Just put in  your name, email and phone number and  you will receive a brief questionnaire to help us determine if the project you have in mind is a good match for our Permaculture in Action class.

Thanks sincerely,

Zev and Dylan.

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