Wilson Creek Gardens (Wilson Creek Rd, Cottage Grove, OR)



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Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 10am through Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 10am
10am through Saturday, August 13 at 10am
Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems design and teaching! In this dynamic and interactive course, you learn significant teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and abilities by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities including effective use of lecture, storytelling, class discussions, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on skills. As a group we facilitate a safe setting of active learning, building confidence by experiencing essential practice via preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations. As with a Permaculture Design Course, in this teacher training we offer practical solutions for sharing information, which is essential in these current times.We have had great success teaching, and are advocates for the Mollisonian Standard Permaculture Design Course curriculum. We also believe each course taught needs to speak directly to local conditions and the specific skills of the presenters’ team. Jude has taught this course almost thirty times and it is never the same way twice… As proactive educators we are constantly adjusting the way a workshop or course is presented…creating innovative experiences that address varied learning styles while moving from theory to practice. We appreciate the unique skills and experiences of those attending and cultivate networking for future connections and support. A core part of Jude’s work is inspiring and training the next generation of Permaculture advocates. Course Topics Include: • Philosophy and Ethics of Instruction • Pedagogy, Teaching Systems, Principles and Patterns • Adult Learning Styles • Curriculum and Lesson Plan Building • Presenting • Facilitator Roles • Utilizing Media and Activities • Co-Instructing • Time Management • Planning, Marketing, and Budgets • Venue Logistics • Interns and Apprentices • Evaluations and Feedback • Tips from the Trade • Keeping Up The Spirit • Self-care •Extensive Resources and More • Where to From Here: Right Livelihood This is a Certificate Course offered by the Permaculture Institute of North America and Cascadia Permaculture Institute Prerequisite: Permaculture Design Course Certificate or Instructor’s approval. Enrollment: limited to 15 participants Cost: $950.00 Includes course materials, camping & 3 deliciously local and organic meals a day Early Registration discount of $50 by 7/11 Limited local work trades available Contact: www.cascadiapermaculture.com or jessiecascadia@gmail.com Instructors: Jude Hobbs is a nationally recognized land consultant, designer, educator, and co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA). With over 30 years’ experience, she utilizes whole-system techniques in urban and rural settings to co-design environmentally sound solutions that encourage sustainable actions. Jude offers courses and workshops throughout the US and Canada and has developed curricula that encompass diverse learning styles with techniques that are fun, inspiring and information rich. This course is modeled after the advanced course in Teaching and Design which she attended with world renowned Permaculture Instructors, Max Lindeggar and Lea Harrison in 1990. Andrew Millison has been studying, teaching and practicing Permaculture since he took his first design course in 1996. He is an instructor at Oregon State University where teaches the Permaculture Design Course and the Advanced Permaculture Design Practicum, on campus and online. Andrew's focus is more on broad scale farm planning, Permaculture housing developments, and obtaining water rights. He founded Permaculture Design International, a collaborative design firm for working on large scale projects globally. Andrew brings his rich experience to his teaching, and seeks to impart real world experience to his students. beaverstatepermaculture.com
Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10am through Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 10am
10am through Sunday, July 24 at 10am
Come study the art and practice of natural finishes. Learn how to utilize breathable, low impact, non-toxic materials to make protective, beautiful and durable finishes. In this in-depth hands-on workshop you will be applying earthen plaster to the interior and exterior of a Tiny Home, the Cedar Nest, at Wilson Creek Gardens. The Project The Cedar Nest is an on going project that started in 2013 utilizing 95% repurposed materials from a 1920’s home and from the land at WCG. The structure is designed to demonstrate simple construction techniques in a small footprint, 11’x16’. It was in-filled with a straw clay slip last year and now is ready for the walls to receive the final plaster layer. We will be utilizing mostly on-site materials. What You Will Learn: • Sourcing and processing materials for making your own healthy, low cost finishes! • Proper methods for natural ingredients when preparing and applying clay based plaster. • Practice making and applying other types of finishes which can be applied to other surfaces such as; cement, bricks, drywall and latex paint. • The many advantages of constructing a tiny home with ecologically friendly building techniques. Who will benefit from this workshop? Builders, homesteaders, homeowners, interior decorators and artists enjoy being able to make and apply these healthy finishes successfully to both interior and exterior walls. Class cost: Three-day: $320.00 Includes: meals and camping: $20.00 Early bird discount (if register by 6/24) Daily rate: $ 110.00 Includes lunch. Registration: Contact jessiecascadia@gmail.com Instructor Eva Edleson is a talented natural builder, cook, gardener, and craftswoman. As a builder with over 15 years experience, she specializes in earthen wall systems, wood-fired ovens, retrofits utilizing natural materials, and natural plasters and paint. Eva has trained, taught and worked with many of the most-respected natural builders in North America and Argentina. She has combined her own research and experiences into a successful natural building practice. See more of Eva's work at www.firespeaking.com
Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 1pm through Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 6pm
1pm through Saturday, August 1 at 6pm
PDX Permaculture Sunday, July 26 at 1:00 PM With Jude Hobbs and Guests Andrew Millison & Others Tuition: $950 (Includes workshop materials, camping & meals) $50.00 discount if registered by 6/26... Details: http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Permaculture-Meetup/events/223342731/