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Presented by the Conscious Design Collective with support from the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm:

Please join us Aug. 23rd – Sept 11th for a dynamic, internationally recognized certificate course on the principles and practice of Permaculture Design.  We will guide you to finding practical applications of sustainable design in urban and rural contexts through dynamic media presentations, guest lecturers from UBC and the greater community, and applied hands-on sessions. Visit the Eventbrite page for full details and to register.

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Please join us for a dynamic, internationally recognized certificate course on the principles and practice of Permaculture Design.  We will guide you to finding practical applications of sustainable design in urban and rural contexts through dynamic media presentations, guest lecturers from UBC and the greater community, and applied hands-on sessions. Presented by the Conscious Design Collective with Support from the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm. For details, see the course overview (PDF) and the course registration page.

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Introduction to Permaculture: A two-day workshop exploring practical perspectives on sustainability

Join us for a dynamic two-day workshop on the essentials of Permaculture, incorporating interactive presentations and hands-on activities.

  • Ethics & Principles
  • Understanding Patterns
  • Broadscale site design
  • Urban Applications
  • Orchard and Crop Systems
  • Natural Building
  • Design strategies and philosophy

Date: Tuesday April 21st and Thurs April 23rd, 9am-5pm

Presenters: James Richardson (Lead) & Sarah Belanger (Guest)

Location: UBC Farm Centre Classroom

Cost: $80

What to Bring: Outside clothing, writing materials, potluck lunch item and curiosity!

Registration:      Please register online.  Registration is limited to 15 people.

**Please note that all UBC Farm Growing Season Workshops require advance payment.  Also,  our workshops sell out VERY quickly.  We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment.  There is great demand for our sustainability and food-focused workshops, and unfortunately we can’t accomodate everyone. If the website says the workshop is full, it really is full.**

Presenter Bios:

James Richardson is currently engaged in a Masters of Advance Studies of Landscape Architecture at UBC exploring urban form and sustainable food systems.  He has co-taught permaculture workshops at OUR Ecovillage, B.C., Lost Valley Education Centre, OR, University of Northern British Columbia and University of Victoria.  James brings an experiential flare to his teachings, following a teaching career in Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.  James has studied permaculture, natural building, biodynamic farming and community and brings to UBC Farm a deep understanding of the art and science of sustainability.

Sarah Belanger is entering her fourth season as UBC Farm Staff.  She is a graduate of the Linnaea Farm Ecological Gardenning Programme, a  certified Permaculture Design Consultant, a past apprentice of Dan Jason and Salt Spring Seeds, and an aspiring orchardist.  Sarah has wwoofed in Canada and internationally, and holds an undergraduate degree in Sustainable Agriculture from UBC.  Sarah currently coordinates the Sowing Seeds Apprenticeship at the UBC Farm, and established the UBC Farm Heritage Orchard in 2006.

Any questions? Contact:
Sarah Belanger
Sowing Seeds for the Future Apprenticeship Coordinator
Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm
t: 604.822.5092

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ubcfarm-permaculture

We’re kicking off the 2009 Growing Season workshop series on March 28th with an introduction to the principles of permaculture, led by James Richardson. Join us to learn about:

  • Ethics and principles of permaculture
  • Perceiving and understanding patterns
  • Site design strategies
  • Ecological connection
  • Natural building
  • Wildlife habitat and agro-ecology.

Registration is open now at http://ubcfarmpermaculture.eventbrite.com/

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