September 15, 2014

Monthly Permaculture Design Course Dallas Texas

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A Permaculture Design Course That Works With You!
Come When You Can | Start When You Can | Pay When You Can

Many students express their deep desire to take a Permaculture Design Course but cannot due to limitations such as finances, time, and family obligations. We have listened and have designed a Permaculture Design Course that harmonizes with these hurdles and makes learning permaculture truly accessible.

We are rolling out an entirely new format for taking a Permaculture Design Course.  The new format makes this course very accessible for learning permaculture and in obtaining very valuable hands on permaculture experience, as well as getting your permaculture design certification.

SOME OF THE IMMEDIATE PERKS:

Come When You Can
This course will integrate into your daily life as it runs twice, continuously throughout the year. We aim for every second weekend of the month but may change which weekends in presence of a major event or holiday. This allows for a “Come When You Can” model where you are never under any pressure to feel rushed or crammed to fit the course into your daily life.

The course runs in it’s entirety 2 times a year. One starts in January and the other in July. Take as long as you want to finish the course (years if needed but not recommended) and come any day of the course. If you cannot start on day 1, then a Free Intro Into Permaculture Class (that is given every Friday evening before each weekend of the course – those dates are posted here) is necessary to start on any other day of the course.

Flexible Payment – Pay Course Entirety or Per Day
No longer will you HAVE to come up with all of the funds to pay for the Permaculture Design Course all at once. This Permaculture Design Course format lifts the burden off of us (on certain levels) which in turn will lift the financial burden off of you. If you have the funds all at once – great pay the course in full and get a considerable discount by doing so. If you would like to pay by the day that is great too!

Build Relationships
Most Permaculture Design Courses run for 2 weeks straight. This is a great submersion experience and we still offer these kinds of courses. However, what they lack is the long term relationships that are made with seeing the same faces and making strong connections with your peers and teachers. Permaculture IS about relationships and this format harnesses that power.

Kids Come Free
We would love to run day care but we just are not staffed to do so. But your child/children ages 12-17 can come for free. Our staff may interview your kid/s too to help in making our Permaculture for Orphans Program the best it can be. You never know they might learn something too.


Location &Times

Course Location
Saturdays 
City of Plano Sustainability & Environmental Education  (EEC Building)
4200 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093

Sundays
Time To Revive
660 International Parkway
Suite 140
Richardson, TX 75081

Course Times
Each course date starts at 9:00 am


 

Course Schedule:

2017

Spring Course Fall Course
Day 1
Jan 14
Introduction Day 1
Jul 8
Day 2
Jan 15
Principles, Concepts, and Themes Day 2
Jul 9
Day 3
Feb 11
Methods of Design Day 3
Aug 12
Day 4
Feb 12
Patterns Day 4
Aug 13
Day 5
Mar 11
Climate Factors, Strategies for Tropics, Arid, Temperate Day 5
Sep 9
Day 6
Mar 12
Trees and Their Energy Transactions, Water Day 6
Sep 10
Day 7
Apr 8
Water, Earthworks, Aquaculture Day 7
Oct 14
Day 8
Apr 9
Soils Day 8
Oct 15
Day 9
May 13
Architecture Day 9
Nov 11
Day 10
May 14
Strategies for an Alternative Nation, Start of design process Day 10
Nov 12
Day 11
Jun 10
Design Full Day Day 11
Dec 9
Day 12
Jun 11
Design Presentations, Graduation Ceremony, Party Day 12
Dec 10

REGISTRATION

PAY IN FULL AND GET 20% OFF OF ENROLLMENT

By making a payment you are registering. We will email you detailed information once we receive your registration


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Work days and field trips will be planned on days/weekends we are not running the course to give more hours involved in experiencing and learning permaculture.

We look forward to giving you the best permaculture learning experience offered in a city. We guarantee you will learn a breadth of very advanced and basic information. And aside from that you will have a lot of fun and meet some great people. If you have been waiting for the right opportunity to take your permaculture design course – here it is. See you in class!

*A diploma format that will follow this format which will have extra courses and hours on both rural and urban sites will be available for 2-3 year serious students that want to take their permaculture learning/career path to a whole new level. Let us know you are hungry!

Make sure to share this course with your friends or someone who is interested!


 

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture, is a design system that works with nature to provide for all human needs and benefits all life on the planet. Once established it creates a time-rich environment where people can go to a place of employment because they want to, not because they have to.

A vast array of different disciplines are learned through Permaculture. The myriad of topics are brought forth through a Permaculture Design Course and then a design is drawn up and implemented to make all the beneficial and harmonious connections. Since the range of topics are so vast we offer additional workshops and courses for very in-depth specialized education, experience, and training.

Topics and disciplines covered in Permaculture:

Making a Change
How to transition into a sustainable and regenerative lifestyle

Architecture
Natural and recycled building principles and techniques for new or already existing structures

Soil Biology
Creating life filled and nutrient rich sustainable soils. This topic is of extreme importance

Regenerative Gardening & Farming
Organic and beyond production using looped systems that yield nutrient dense food

Urban Permaculture
Living and designing in urban and suburban environments

Earthworks
Reading, surveying, and moving the land for drought resistant beneficial results

Animal Husbandry
Working with animal systems and humane care for them

Climatology
The reading and study of the major climates of the world and how to work within them

Aquaculture
Creating nutrition and life through water systems in both rural and urban settings

Nutrition and Natural Healing
Designing a lifestyle and nutrient dense food that truly support and heal the body

Community and Anthropology
Not only working with natural systems is important but with each other as well

Using the principles and methods of permaculture you will positively benefit your lifestyle and create a closed loop living system that produces no waste and benefits all living things.

An example of traditional design vs. permaculture design

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Monthly Permaculture Design Course Dallas Texas

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