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Author Topic: Permaculture Design Certification Course
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  True Nature Farm
  Boulder
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Permaculture Design Certification Course    (Posted Sun, Dec 30 '12 at 11:24 UTC)

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a Permaculture Design Course next year here in Southern Utah! We are now offering an affordable EARLY BIRD RATE plus additional discounts.

WHAT IS A PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE?
Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a world-wide recognized course, training you to become a competent Permaculture designer of sustainable living environments & bountiful food systems.

True Nature Farm's 14-day hands-on intensive Permaculture Design Certification covers over 90 hours of practical experience and theoretical knowledge in natural farming, sustainable technologies, natural building and fostering a healthy community.

You will learn to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy.


WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology and sustainability principles, used to create resource efficient and productive human environments, and reduce our footprint on the earth.

Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature that provide diversity, stability, and resilience. These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs.

Permaculture uses both modern and traditional technologies & pragmatic solutions to meet today's challenges with a positive outlook, focusing on the solution rather than on the problem.

COURSE TOPICS:
~ Small-Scale Food Production - Garden, Grains, Animals
~ Composting & Natural Fertilizers
~ Rain-Water Harvesting
~ Natural Building & Passive Solar Heating
~ Earthworks - Dams, Swales & Gabions
~ Integrated Pest Management
~ Appropriate Technologies
~ Keyline Design - Farming on Contour
~ Beekeeping
~ Saving the Harvest & Seed Saving
~ Greywater Systems
~ Compost Toilet Systems
~ Watershed Restoration
~ Nature Awareness
~ Natural, Wholesome Nutrition
~ Tree Planting
~ Community Building
~ Bio-Engineering
~ Pastured Poultry
~ Bread Baking in a Home-Made Cob Oven
~ Alternative Economics
~AND MORE!

Course Tuition: $1,000
Early Registration: $900 (Register by March 1, 2013)
Family Discount: 10% off the second tuition for family members who take the course together

Cost includes instruction, organic vegetarian meals, and camping (with your own gear).

True Nature Farm - Sustainable Living & Wilderness School PO Box 1474, 4580 Hell's Backbone Rd, Boulder, Utah, 84716 Web: www.TrueNature.org Email: Eden@TrueNature.org Phone: (435) 335-7777
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