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Learning to build food systems

newspaper-headerShenandoah Permaculture in partnership with Greenfire Institute and Dancing Star Farms has announced a comprehensive 72-hour course in permaculture design.

The course will take place on Feb. 22-24, March 2-3, April 6-7, with the final weekend being April 20-21.

Learning to build food systems to mimic healthy natural systems allows us to produce our food with increasing productivity AND increasing fertility, without working ourselves to the bone.  With thoughtful planning and design, your garden can do the work, while you reap the benefits.

Aside from earning certification in Permaculture Design, students will gain experience in…

· Significant reskilling and hands-on work to gain confidence moving forward towards a more sustainable future.

· Medicinal Herbs: your pharmacy in the back yard, or a lucrative crop

· Water harvesting/restoration

· Design tools for sustainable building

· Tools for productive interpersonal relationships and community building

· Organic gardening techniques

· Principles for thoughtful design of property and productive community system

 

The instructors:

Ted Butchart: Physician, Herbalist, Homeopath, Straw Bale Construction Expert

Ryan Blosser: Permaculture Farmer, Coordinator of Project GROWS, Co-Owner Dancing Star Farms, Individual and Family Therapist

Dave O’Neill:  Permaculture Farmer, Owner Radical Roots Community Farm

Meghan Williamson: Director of h(OUR) Economy; The Valley’s Community Time Bank, Former Executive Director of Staunton Creative Community Fund

Trevor Piersol: Senior Fellow and Farm Manager, Allegheny Mountain School

And other Shenandoah Valley Permaculture experts as we explore the possibility of radical culture change through gardening.

The course is being offered on a sliding scale from 750$ -1050$.  You can reserve your seat in the course with a 200$ deposit.

 

For more information:

Visit www.facebook.com/events/290861541030436 or email Dr. Ted Butchart or Ryan Blosser at shenandoapdc@gmail.com.


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