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Saturday 22-Jun-2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (More Dates)


Environmental Education Centre
2363A Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC

Event Description

Come be a part of Kelowna’s first Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Spring 2019! Permaculture is an approach to design modelled on natural ecosystems. It is rooted in both traditional and modern approaches to land management and environmental stewardship. Above all, it stems from an ethics of care for people and the Earth. As a response to the destructive forces that put Earth’s soils, critters, and peoples at risk, permaculture asks designers to understand how the patterns found in nature can be used to design regenerative landscapes and communities. Over the past few decades, the permaculture approach has blossomed and branched out, with instructors and practitioners contributing ever new viewpoints and innovations. This Spring, Kelowna will be home to its first 72-hour Community Permaculture Design Certificate Course! Who is this course for? This course is perfect for anyone concerned about the current state of our local & global ecosystems, food systems and social systems, and who is wishing to make a positive difference in their community. It is geared towards those who agree that many of the current issues facing our communities today could be improved by implementing a design system that is in tune with the patterns and cycles found in nature. What will you get out of the course? You will walk away from this course with a Permaculture Design Certificate signifying that you have completed a curriculum based on the work of Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, and the many amazing teachers who have expanded and developed Permaculture over the last few decades. You will also walk away with a completed Permaculture Design for the site of your choice! Finally, over the 3-month course duration, you will build community and develop positive relationships with like-minded people in your area. The course includes both theoretical and interactive hands-on activities that will work for many kinds of learners. Key details about the course can be found at Topics Covered Include but are not limited to: Permaculture Ethics & Principles Pattern Literacy The Permaculture Design Process Climates, Biogeography, and Ecology Soils Water Systems Food Forests Composting Urban Permaculture and Waste Reduction Invisible Structures and Social Permaculture The course will also include a: Hands-On Community Project Work Day Developed Permaculture Site Tour and Hands-On Project Day Where and when? Apart from our field days, this PDC will be hosted out of the Mission Creek EECO Centre and will run every Saturday (except the May and July long weekends) between April 27 - July 27th. Who is Teaching the Course? This course will be collaboratively facilitated by local “permie” and community worker, Lucie Bardos, and will feature guest teachers, including Elana Westers, Haruko Kagami, Gabe Cipes, and Shayne Meechan who are professionals in their respective fields of ecological landscape design, civil engineering, biodynamic farming, zero waste living and much more! Can't take the course? No worries, maybe next year! If you'd like to help make this a recurring thing, feel free to invite anyone you think might be interested to this FB event! For more info, or to sign up please visit:

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Available Dates:

Saturday 22-Jun-2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 29-Jun-2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 06-Jul-2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 13-Jul-2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 20-Jul-2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 27-Jul-2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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