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Permaculture Design Certificate Course
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is an environmental design philosophy which develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.
Permaculture design seeks to minimize waste, human labor, and energy input by building systems with maximal benefits between design elements to achieve a high level of synergy.
Through this Permaculture Design Certificate Course, students become immersed in the principles and practices of systems design and how to integrate these systems. In order to earn the certificate, a person must participate in creating a design over a “72” hour training. The space of focus for this course will be Patterson School property, just outside Lenoir NC, in Happy Valley.
Students will develop a comprehensive overview plan for Patterson with a focus on land use and systems based in permaculture principles.
Dates: Friday July 19 – Saturday July 27
The usual price of the course is $850 and includes 11 teachers and 25 meals with a minimum of 10 full participants. Patterson has arranged for a special course to be taught on Patterson School campus.
$600 per student for full 72 hour course
$70 per day for students who cannot commit to the full 72 hours – No certification
The goal is to have created and presented actual maps and designs for Patterson, by the end of the course.
to reserve a space and ensure that we prepare enough materials.
A limited number of dorm rooms at Patterson School may be available at a nominal cost of $10 for over-night guests. Guests will need to bring their own bedding (sheets/cover/pillow), and comfortable, casual clothes.