Learning to build food systems
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
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.
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