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5 Day Applied Permaculture Practicum

October 16-21, 2012




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1 - The intrinsic nature of water

*Creating and installing flowforms to connect, energize and oxygenate the four-pond reticulation system installed during the last two Permaculture Design courses.
*Why add water into the ecosystem design?
*Adding edible perennial plants and aquaculture.
*Stirring and spraying Biodynamic preps.
*Taking the mystery out of the water we drink.

Day 2 - Four Seasons  Food Production for Cold Climates (small and large scale growing)

*Creating a  movable, walk-in, unheated winter greenhouse
*Creating smaller hoop houses and cold frames
*Food security in urban communities
*Plants to grow during the winter season
*Rotation gardening and green manure crops
*Healthy, easy care winter gardening
*Herbal compost teas for greenhouse production

Days 3, 4 and 5 - Creating beautiful and affordable hand built Hobbit homes with a goal of net-zero energy consumption

*During this three day segment the class will design and create models for the home locations at the Yoga Ranch
*Together we will source materials from the site for the future hobbit home construction segments and incorporate a hands-on cob building session along with discussion of foundation layout and construction techniques and whole log post and beam construction. The designs will  include radiant floor heating along with trombe’ windows.

 

Pricing:

$45.00 for a single day (day one or two) plus accommodation
Or
$125.00 for the three day Hobbit home segment plus accommodation
Or
$200.00 for all 5 days plus accommodation