Skookum Partners with The Urban Farmer to Offer Local Permaculture Course

Permaculture Design Course – Creating Community Abundance
Join us for the first ever Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) to be offered in the community of Powell River!

Based on the international 72-hour permaculture design curriculum, this course will be spread out over four seasons, with four 3-day weekends beginning November 18 – 20, 2011. This intense and inspiring program will provide the knowledge and the tools for you, your family and your community to move boldly down the path towards self-sufficiency, resilience, and community abundance.

Included in this adventure of discovery will be:

  • Permaculture design ethics and principles
  • Methods of design and ecological patterns
  • Annual and perennial food growing and preserving strategies
  • Animals in rural and urban areas
  • Soil, water and energy systems
  • Appropriate technologies and green building
  • Ecosystems and ecological restoration
  • Settlement design and community strategies
  • Alternative economies and resilience
  • And much more … !

The course will be taught by Ron Berezan (The Urban Farmer, www.theurbanfarmer.ca) and Erin Innes (Passionate Permaculture, (www.passionatepermaculture.ca) who collectively bring many years of permaculture teaching and experience to the table. We will be hosted by St. David and St. Paul Anglican church in Townsite, Powell River. All participants will have the opportunity to participate in the design and implementation of a permaculture garden on the church grounds, providing a community resource for years to come! This initiative is also being undertaken with the support of Transition Town Powell River and Skookum Food Provisioners Cooperative.

All Skookum members will receive $100 off the cost of registration.

Please download the brochure at: http://theurbanfarmer.ca/education/upcoming-workshops-events-new/.

For more information please contact:

Ron Berezan, theurbanfarmer@shaw.ca, 604 223 4800 or

Erin Innes, rin@passionatepermaculture.ca, 778 707 4848.

About Gianni

Giovanni Spezzacatena is a Powell River artist working in graphic design, animation, web design and development, and education, and more. He has been a board member of Skookum Food Provisioners' Cooperative from pretty much the start, and now acts as communications/fundraising director. His website is www.rabideye.com; his own blog is at rabideye.wordpress.com.
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