Susquehanna Permaculture presents
An Urban Permaculture Design Course
with Benjamin Weiss, Melissa Miles, and Wilson Alvarez
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
An 11-day course in ecological design, community-building, & sustainable living for the 21st century city & suburb.
Location: Heritage Farm, 4300 Monument Rd, Philadelphia, PA, http://
Schedule: March 21st & 22nd*, April 18th & 19th, May 16th & 17th @Fairmount Park, June 13th & 14th, July 19th, August 16th, September 19th & 20th
(Students must attend either 9/19 or 9/20, but do not have to attend both.)
Classes run 10am-5pm with a 45-minute lunch break. Students must provide their own lunch.
*The first two days of the course can be taken as an Intro to Permaculture workshop for just $200. See below for details.
This class covers the basic concepts of the permaculture design system, demonstrated through techniques for sustainable living in densely populated areas. Students will acquire a tool-kit for living in the urban and suburban environment in a way that supports themselves and their community, independent from the toxic products of big corporations and government handouts. The class will emphasize self-reliance and local, community-based resilience.
What to Expect:
This is a rigorous academic course with standards that exceed those of most college-level classes. Students will be expected to complete numerous homework assignments including readings, observation & design exercises, and a final design project. Each student will work regularly with a mentor between classes who will tailor the curriculum to meet the individual interests & goals of the student. Students should not miss more than 1 day of class, and absolutely must be present during the first two classes, as well as the final three (7/19, 8/16 & either 9/19 or 20). Students who complete the course in a satisfactory manner will receive an internationally recognized certification in permaculture design.
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