Joined: Sep 04, 2007
Location: Portland, OR
Introduction to Permaculture series
with Leonard Barrett & Marisha Auerbach
Thursday evenings: January 26 - February 23
7:00 - 9:30 PM (Total of 12.5 hours over five sessions)
TaborSpace: 5441 SE Belmont St.
Want to learn more about Permaculture, but not ready for a full design course?
Permaculture principles and design tools can be utilized to re-envision just about any aspect of human settlements in new and exciting ways that not only meet our present needs, but actually enhance the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. In other words, Permaculture goes beyond mere sustainability (leaving things no worse than you found them), to regenerativity (leaving things much better than you found them.)
This workshop, taught over five 2 1/2 hour evening sessions, is intended to give participants a thorough overview of this whole systems approach to the design of human infrastructure, from gardens and housing to work and local economics. This is the perfect opportunity for folks who have not had the time or resources to invest in a 72-hour certificate course, but would like to obtain a firm understanding of the basic underpinnings of Permaculture.
Participants will learn about a wide range of permaculture strategies through lecture, slideshow, and interactive activities. The information taught in the course is, by nature, applicable across contexts and scales, from single urban lots and blocks, to regional planning, as well as many "invisible structures" such as local economies, community organizations, etc.
Topics will include:
Principles & Ethics in Design
Zone and Sector Analysis
Greywater & Rainwater Systems
Compost and Soil Building
And much more!