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Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9am through Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 5pm
9am through Saturday, May 19 at 5pm
Join us this spring for our 2 week comprehensive permaculture design course. This course will help you gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of ecological design through lecture, discussion, slideshows, design projects, and hands-on experience. May is the perfect time to deepen your understanding of natural systems and how they can inform design. Topics in our course include: Permaculture Ethics & Principles Mapping & Design Exercises Pattern Recognition Observation & Site Analysis Ecology & Natural Cycles Garden Design & Establishment Useful Plants & Planting Strategies Water Harvesting, Management, & Conservation Soils & Soil Building Strategies Animals in the System Forests, Agroforestry, & Tree Crops Ecological Building Appropriate Technology Urban Permaculture Village Design Cooperative Economics & more! Stay on an extra week or two for this year’s Permaculture Installation Project. Registration for the Installation is discounted $150 if you register for both at the same time!
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Monday, May 21, 2018 at 9am through Friday, June 1, 2018 at 5pm
9am through Friday, June 1 at 5pm
This 2 week program will pick up where our Spring PDC left off, by implementing designs created by students during the prior two weeks. This year’s project will focus on homestead design and retrofit and including garden and landscape installation and upkeep, forest garden planting, greywater installation, light straw clay and earthen plaster systems. Students will have the opportunity to gain skills that they can use in their home and professional lives while experiencing the real-world nuances of various systems; gaining experience that informs better system design and planning.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2pm
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Supporting pollinators is all the rage, but how do you do it? This workshop will help you get started. You’ll learn about pollinator forage and nesting needs, which plants are pollinator-friendly, using bee-safe strategies to manage pests, raising mason bees, and how to identify bees in your yard. We'll conclude with a 45-minute walk around the neighborhood, looking for examples of pollinator-attractive plants, good design and pollinators as we walk. With Andony Melathopoulos (Oregon State University), Sharon Selvaggio (Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides) and John Edwards (Brushy Mountain Bee Farm). Free but pre-registration is required.
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