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Montana Permaculture Design Course

Marisha Auerbach

Joined: Sep 04, 2007
Posts: 32
Location: Portland, OR
Montana permaculture design course

April 21 - May 5, 2012
Location:  'Place of Gathering', Dayton, Montana
SW end of Flathead Lake

Instructors:  Michael "Skeeter" Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Society
Marisha Auerbach, Herb'n Wisdom
With special guest sepp holzer, The Krameterhof, Austria
Plus local guest instructors

A two-week immersion course which will cover the standard permaculture design course curriculum with a special emphasis on the Inland Northwest as well as sepp holzer's permaculture techniques.  Graduates are entitled to use the word "Permaculture" in pursuit of livelihood or for educational purposes.

sepp holzer will be consulting on the development of the land where the course will be held.  Holzer will give the class a presentation on this thinking/recommendations during the 2nd week of the course.  Course participants are also encouraged to attend Sepp's two public lectures on May 3 in Whitefish and on May 5 in Missoula.  Both places are about an hour's drive from the course.

Michael Pilarski is a farmer, wildcrafter, educator, and the founder of Friends of the Trees Society in 1978.  He has lived in the Inland Northwest since 1972 and is the most active permaculture teacher in the region.  He has taught 22 permaculture courses in the US and abroad.

Marisha Auerbach is one of the Northwest's most active permaculture teachers and has taught 22 permaculture courses within and outside the region.  She is most familiar with the Maritime Northwest climate with a specialty in food security, forest gardens, and home-scale food production.

Tuition for the 15 day permaculture design course is $1495 or a daily rate of $150/day.
Early Registration Bonus:
Payment received by December 31, 2011 is $1295 or a daily rate of $130/day.
Paypal payment can be made at:
Tuition includes instruction, permaculture design course certificate, camping, meals, and curriculum materials.  Indoor accommodations available for extra cost.

For more information about the course, contact
Michael Pilarski
Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild
PO Box 826
Tonasket, WA  98855
(509) 486-4056 or

"...the greatest change we need to make is from consumption to
production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of
us do this, there is enough for everyone.

Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on
the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food
and shelter." - Bill Mollison
Kate Nudd

Joined: Dec 09, 2010
Posts: 115
Is there a course outline and if so can I obtain a copy,please?
I hope to attend for a few days,just need to decide which ones.
Zach Jones

Joined: Feb 12, 2012
Posts: 4
Location: Weed Heights NV
Excellent! I will be attending the PDC and Sepp's advanced training. Very excited, just saying Hi!

“When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
Mary James

Joined: Mar 18, 2011
Posts: 145
Location: NW MT Zones 4/5 Rollins Mt
Just a note to this.The drive to Whitefish is about one hour.A reminder as well Whitefish has a no use of cell phone policy which if caught is an instant 100 buck fine..
The drive to Missoula from the site is about an hour and a half drive.Pending traffic when you hit Missoula.If your staying North towards Lakeside at Deep Bay plan on close to a 2 hour drive.
Just thought I would mention this since we drive both drive frequently from our location which is in between the site and Deep Bay.
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