In this course, you will learn: regenerative design studies, full loop waste systems, food forest design and implementation, community scale fruit and vegetable production, plant propagation, greenhouse operations, home/community scale composting, fractal patterning application, water harvesting, pasture management, rotational grazing strategies and implementation, home scale permaculture, food preservation and storage, social permaculture and much more. This course will be teaching the permaculture curriculum originally established by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Click here to see a manual developed by the Permaculture Institute based in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a snap shot of what the course content will be like. To see an example course syllabus, click here: 2012 PDC Agenda
Facilitators (Additional facilitators pending):
Patrick Padden, a graduate of Colorado State University, studied natural systems building design in Namibia and urban food forest implementation in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2007. Patrick received his design certificate from the International Permaculture Design Course in Harare, Zimbabwe, and attended the International Permaculture Convergence in Malawi in 2009. After five seasons of producing naturally grown food for 80+ people at Sunrise Ranch, Patrick is now co-manager of the garden and a practicing permaculturalist and permaculture educator.
Dates and Times
April 2-April 11, 2014
Classes run daily from 8:45am- 5:30pm except on days with evening sessions when we end at 9:00pm. Lunch is served from 12:15 -1pm. (There will be some night sessions from 7:30-9pm, in which case dinner will be provided from 6:15-7pm. TBA)
There will be a combination of class time, field work and design work.
Tuition and Registration
Tuition is $1050. Tuition includes lunch daily during the course, official design course T-shirt, and an internationally recognized certificate of completion. Accommodation fees are: $400 for camping (including all meals), and $550 for a bed in a dorm room and all meals. Commuter fees (if you choose to partake in all meals during course) are $300. Register online or call 970-679-4200 or 877-786-0078
For more information contact Keahi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-679-4349.
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Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, Colorado
About Sunrise Ranch:
Sunrise Ranch, Loveland, Colorado. Since 1945, Sunrise has lovingly stewarded the land and water as a ranch, farm, and intentional community. Nestled in a valley between red sandstone and pine-covered granite hills, Sunrise Ranch has diverse ecologies, mature food forests, and an enduring integrative eco-social design. As an intentional, spiritually minded community of 70+ people, Sunrise values practical solutions for addressing issues of food and water security unique to this climate. In addition to the annual production garden, Sunrise has many established perennials as well as rotationally grazed grass fed beef, pastured chickens, goats, horses, and pigs.