“Permaculture is more than just good gardening. It is a life long approach to analysis, action and social structures that results in better relationships, more functional systems and a clearer understanding of everything necessary for human communities to thrive.” ~C. Joseph
The Intro to Urban Permaculture Design is a 5 day intensive exploration of permaculture, meeting once a month in June and July, and three times in August. The Intro to UPD certificate verifies that you participated in a permaculture training course. Ten additional hours of field practice are required to earn the certificate.
Urban Permaculture is not only possible, but has been successful in a variety of municipalities in the U.S. and world. Why not here in North West Michigan, as we are one of THE most beautiful places in the United States of America, focusing on useful landscapes in public places. From Traverse City to Detroit oridinary and creative folks are re-thinking systems with the buzz-word of “urban renewal” being “tweaked” by permaculturists, addressing food security and the practicality of growing food inside or close to the city where it will be consumed.
Many of our schools are adjacent to City, State parks, or along the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore where even as little as five thousand square feet of land allocated to permaculture could yield year round produce and instruction opportunities to our children. The City could offer property tax incentives to associations that implement urban permaculture. With our abundant, fresh water lakes, and nutrient rich soils permaculture can be a reality here to the benefit of our environment, economic and consumable needs, cultural enrichment and the next generation.
With special guest instructors:
Peter Bane, editor of the Permaculture Activist,
and author of The Permaculture Handbook: For Town and Country info on ordering here: http://permaculturehandbook.com/
Keith D Johnson is co-editor of the Permaculture Activist, and a longtime permaculture teacher participating as a lead instructor in the recent Urban Permaculture courses in Detroit.
1. To introduce students to fundamentals for sustainability.
2. To teach cooperative dynamics and positivism.
3. To learn about useful plants and ecosystems design.
4. To relate our needs to our local and global resources.
5. To study homesteading skills and off-grid technologies.
Here are four ways to participate in the Traverse City Introduction to Urban Permaculture Design training, one weekend a month this summer, with 40 hours of training towards permaculture certification…
1. WORK EXCHANGE: Become a LLOOFer, and help grow food on four urban garden-farm sites for the Market Garden and O’k CSA, hours available May-Sept., and get a 40 hour Urban Permaculture training and CSA share in exchange…
2. TAKE A BREAK: Register for the training by June 6th and receive a %10 discount, rather than $650.00, you would pay $585.00.
3. DO WHAT YOU CAN: Register individually for the sessions on June 23, July 14th, August 11th @ $150 each, OR, for Peter Bane and Keith Johnson weekend, August 25 and 26th for $350.00.
(Individual session or weekend hours not applicable towards permaculture certification.)
4. BE THE CHANGE: Take the entire training course at the asked for fee, and join thousands of others, including those pictured here, who have encountered a life-changing experience, working towards the good of caring for the planet, all species–all people, and giving something back.
Intro. to Urban Permaculture Design held at O’k CSA Studio, in the Alley, 510 1/2 Second St., Traverse City, MI with hands-on projects at four various urban permaculture sites being developed.
A 5-day intensive exploration of permaculture. The Intro to UPD verifies that you participated in a permaculture training course. Ten additional hours of field practice are required to earn the certificate. Objectives: To introduce folks to fundamentals of sustainability; To teach cooperative dynamics and positivism: To learn about useful plants and ecosystems design; To relate our needs to our local and global resources; To study homesteading and off-grid technologies.
Instructors: Penny Krebiehl, Guest instructors: Peter Bane and Keith D. Johnson, along with local teachers tba.
Registration closes on June 15th.
Contact, Penny Krebiehl
This permaculture training and an upcoming permaculture design course, in 2013, supported by Little Artshram.
Updates at: www.littleartshram.org