Come learn with Wayne Weiseman, long-time Permaculture designer, teacher and co-author of Integrated Forest Gardening.
WHAT is it?
A 9-day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course that offers a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture principles, applications & design practices and meets the international standard as the 72+ hour foundational course for Permaculture practitioners and teachers.
The Kinstone PDC is unique. You will be learning at an active Permaculture site and agro-tourism destination that is visited by hundreds of people each year. You will have many opportunities to put theory into practice by doing hands-on, creative activities at Kinstone. We will also visit at least one regional site in an urban or rural setting where Permaculture principles are actively practiced and promoted. Special guests will share their expertise as well.
While learning about our habitat and our own relationship with the environment, we will take a look at how humans have been relating to Earth throughout history and into today’s modern urban times. The three main historical viewpoints we will study are:
Training in hunter-gatherer living and nature skills sharpens our ability to see life as it is. We develop hand and eye coordination, and become one with an environment where we must observe and create what we need in an immediate and balanced way.
- Agricultural Settlement
Exposure to various methods of sustainable agriculture, i.e. Permaculture, Biodynamic Agriculture, Bio-intensive gardening, the eco-agriculture movement, organic systems, the natural way of farming of Masanobu Fukuoka and indigenous systems of agriculture. You also learn about renewable energy systems (wind, water, solar), ecological building practices (straw bale, cob, cordwood, etc.) and everything from tool making to animal husbandry.
Studying the urban and suburban landscape and learning ways to live sustainably in the midst of concrete and close-quarters. Discover how permaculture design can help those living in urban and suburban areas meet their needs for nutrition, energy and community while maintaining meaningful work and upholding sustainable policies in towns and cities.
WHERE is this?
Right here at Kinstone in Fountain City, Wisconsin, USA. This is in Western Wisconsin about 30 miles north of LaCrosse, about 180 miles northwest of Madison, and only about 110 miles southeast of Minneapolis, MN!
WHEN is it?
Summer 2017: July 8 – 16