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Permaculture Design Through the Seasons
« on: November 30, 2011, 02:09:16 pm »

Anyone looking to send their kids to school? This'll be a lot more useful than a college degree….

Permaculture Design Through the Seasons
Permaculture Through the Seasons

Certification Course at D Acres of New Hampshire

7 Weekends from April to November 2012

This course is especially useful for homeowners, planners, design professionals, community organizers, farmers, and gardeners. It is adapted to a wide variety of learning styles and is presented via lecture, images, video, group discussion, hands on experiences, exercises, and design projects.  Throughout the course each student will be working on a design project for their own property. The course will meet on Saturday and Sunday of the identified weekends, and tuition includes 4 nourishing organic meals and simple accommodations for one night each weekend.
Course graduates will receive a Permaculture design certificate.
If you are working toward a sustainable future and want practical tools and applicable methodologies, then this course is for you!
The course will meet at D Acres Organic Farm & Educational Homestead in Dorchester, New Hampshire.
Tuition is $1200 which includes Saturday lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch as well as overnite accommodations. Course starts in April and meets one weekend each month for 8 months with the July North Permaculture Convergence optional.
The weekends of the course are April 21-12, May 12-13, June 23-24, July Convergence, August 18-19, September 15-16, October 21-22, November 17-18.
The Instructors:

Steve Whitman has been teaching courses in sustainability and Permaculture in the northeast and internationally for seven years, and began practicing Permaculture years before.
Josh Trought, Regina Rinaldo & Beth Weick comprise the D Acres staff teaching cadre. We provide hands-on practical systems study & implementation of rural farm & community scale permaculture.
And guests!
Topics covered will include:
·         Permaculture ethics and principles
·         The Design Process
·         Food and Energy Security
·         Natural Systems and biodiversity
·         Site Analysis and assessment
·         Backyard Gardening and Sustainable Agriculture
·         Natural Building and Appropriate Technology
·         Sustainable Forestry and Creating Food Forests
·         Animals in the Permaculture System                   
·         Solar Greenhouse Design
·         Village Design and  local economics                   
·         Preserving the Harvest
·         A Design Project for your site!
For details contact or call Steve at 603-381-1798 or email
This year in conjunction with the Permaculture class we made a movie. The 40 minute video documents practical applications of Permaculture utilized at D Acres. We are showing the movie at regional theaters, co-ops and education centers. The video is available to be shown on your local public access channel. Please request it in your area! Here's a link to the video online and the schedule of public showings:
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