|6-Day Hands-on Training – May 22-28, 2011|
Next Week –At Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL
Last fall, at the request of our host following one of our full PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) Courses, I stayed on for an additional week to lead another group of beginning students for a hands-on permaculture training that included some classroom time on the foundations of permaculture. I’ll have to admit, I thought it would end up being a fine week but nothing like the excitement of our full PDC trainings. I was wrong.
If seeing is believing, then doing is knowing. We had a wonderful week tackling all sorts of projects during the day and exploring permaculture design ideas and principles in the evenings. The students loved it. I loved it. Everyone learned a tremendous amount and came away with many useful and practical skills to begin their own permaculture projects.
From this experience we have created our new 6-day Hands-on Training that we intend to be offering for years to come. And student who take this training, earn partial credit toward a PDC certificate.
|Indigenous Permaculture with Winona LaDuke |
Unique 3-Day Workshop/Seminar – April 29 – May 1White Earth Indian Reservation – Callaway, MN
Winona is many, many things besides the Green Party’s VP Candidate in 1996 and 2000 with Ralph Nader. She is a strong advocate for Native Peoples everywhere and equally passionate about the environment.
We are working on a permaculture design with her for one of their centers in Callaway, MN and will begin the hands-on implementation of it on this weekend. For those participating in the weekend, they will also receive training in the indigenous aspects of permaculture and given a rich look into the life and wisdom of the Anishinaabeg people, Winona’s lineage.
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