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Permaculture Skills Workshops

Marisha Auerbach


Joined: Sep 04, 2007
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Location: Portland, OR
The following workshops are part of the PERMACULTURE SKILLS WORKSHOPS series....

Join in the Great Re-Skilling!

One weekend per month, March - October, in Seattle or Olympia,

Take one, take them all! Discounts for bulk registration...

Instructors:  Jenny Pell, Marisha Auerbach, and special guests.

In this 7 month weekend workshop series, you will learn valuable skills that will provide the foundation for sustainable abundance in your homes and neighborhoods.

We are experiencing rapidly changing global economic and environmental shifts that impact our everyday lives.  Each of these workshops showcase design elements that create decentralized, resilient, income-generating, and biodiverse systems that provide for our most basic needs.

Cost:  * One workshop - $195
            work/trade available

Course details and registration: www.permaculturenow.com
Or contact Jenny Pell:  (206) 949-0496,  jennypell@gmail.com

The Only Constant is Change – Get Ready

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Eat Your Yard:  Transform an Urban Yard to Permaculture Garden
with Marisha Auerbach and Jenny Pell

April 17 - 18 in Seattle
or
April 24 - 25 in Olympia
10 am – 4 pm
$195

Imagine transforming an urban lawn into an abundant garden in a weekend!  This weekend, we will design an average urban yard to a diverse garden that meets the needs of the inhabitants.  We will discuss soil preparation, plant selection, strategies for growing food in small spaces, and water saving strategies.  We will be planting annual vegetables as well as perennial berries, edible flowers, medicinal herbs, and fruit trees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBMpaWq4EKE&NR=1

Course details and registration: www.permaculturenow.com
Or contact Jenny Pell:  (206) 949-0496,  jennypell@gmail.com

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Design and Plant a Multi-functional Rain Garden
with Marisha Auerbach and Jenny Pell and special guests

May 15 - 16 in Seattle
or
May 22 - 23 in Olympia
10 am – 5 pm
$195

In Western Washington, we get abundant rainfall in the winter and scarce rainfall in summer when we need it most. In the winter, the excess water is directed from impermeable surfaces, like roads, to the stormdrains.  In this workshop, we will reroute stormwater into an intentionally designed garden with select plants that produce a yield and enjoy lots of water in the winter as well as tolerate dry summers.  We will inoculate our raingarden with mycelium to remediate any contaminants from the roadside.  This workshop includes a discussion on working with the city for sustainable retrofits.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0r4weoUSgI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7Xfa1rXwVQ

Course details and registration: www.permaculturenow.com
Or contact Jenny Pell:  (206) 949-0496,  jennypell@gmail.com

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Design and Install a Legal Graywater Filtration System
with Jenny Pell and special guests

June 12 - 13 in Seattle
or
June 26 -27 in Olympia
10 am – 5 pm
$195

Everyday, each household dismisses slightly used water from sinks, laundry, and showers (called graywater) to the sewer.  This valuable water can be diverted and re-used to water the garden. Graywater may have cleansers and/or food particles in it: with intentional planning, these can be turned into a resource for watering and feeding our gardens.  We will design and install a legal graywater system during this workshop, calculate the outflow of water, discuss permits and legal issues, practice plumbing as we install the system, and test it out!  During this workshop, we will explore different strategies to install a graywater system in your own home or workplace. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBMpaWq4EKE&NR=1 ; (same video as urban yard)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWB9DQLhIsY

Course details and registration: www.permaculturenow.com
Or contact Jenny Pell:  (206) 949-0496,  jennypell@gmail.com

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Build and Install a Solar Hot Water Heater
with Marisha Auerbach, Jenny Pell, and special guests

July 24 - 25 in Seattle
or
July 31 - August 1 in Olympia
10 am – 5 pm
$195

In this workshop, you will learn how to build and install a solar hot water heater suited for our climate.  Solar hot water demands minimal sunlight to heat water, making it a useful energy saving strategy for our climate.  As the costs of energy increase, solar hot water technologies become more attractive.  During this workshop, we will discuss the different options available for incorporating solar hot water in your home in Western Washington.  We will design and build a low-tech solar hot water heater and install it on-site.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTO4aQZ9LI8
http://www.dr-stinky.com/solar.htm

Course details and registration: www.permaculturenow.com
Or contact Jenny Pell:  (206) 949-0496,  jennypell@gmail.com

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Design and Install a Solar Air Heater
with Marisha Auerbach, Jenny Pell, and special guests

August 21 - 22 in Seattle
or
August 28 - 29 in Olympia
10 am – 5 pm
$195

Home Heating costs are increasing.  This workshop draws on the availability of sunlight to heat our homes.  Solar hot air heaters circulate air from inside your home to a compartment outside oriented to the sun where the air is passively heated and circulated back inside your home.  These very simple technologies are easy to make and require minimum sunlight to provide a significant increase in indoor heat, as well as a significant decrease in your heating bill.  In this workshop, we will design, build, and install a solar air heater together.  We will have an in-depth discussion on how this technology works and the variety of alternatives currently available.

Course details and registration: www.permaculturenow.com
Or contact Jenny Pell:  (206) 949-0496,  jennypell@gmail.com

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Winterizing Your Home: From Energy Audit to Installation of Energy-Saving Strategies.  For homeowners and renters.
With Marisha Auerbach, Jenny Pell and special guests

September 18 - 19 in Seattle
or
September 25 - 26 in Olympia
10 am – 5 pm.
$195

This workshop will provide you with the step by step process for saving energy in your home.  On Saturday, we will begin with a full Washington State Energy Audit revealing air leaks, phantom loads, un-insulated pipes, and more.  We will explore the many ways our site can save on energy costs.  You will learn how to use the tools of the trade to tighten up your home. On Sunday, we will install the prescribed changes.  This workshop will include simple low-cost adaptations for the home owner or renter to reduce your energy footprint and your energy bill.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta89apfz2gw

Course details and registration: www.permaculturenow.com
Or contact Jenny Pell:  (206) 949-0496,  jennypell@gmail.com

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Putting up the Harvest: Food Preservation and Herbal Medicines
with Marisha Auerbach, Jenny Pell and special guests

October 9 - 10 in Seattle
or
October 23 - 24 in Olympia
10 am – 5 pm
$195

Ah, the abundance of autumn in Western Washington!  This weekend we will address the diverse options for storing your abundant harvest throughout the winter.  We will discuss and try our hands at canning, drying, and freezing your fruits and vegetables.  Our herbal allies are included in this workshop too!  We will look at the various herbal preparations that you may want in your home medicine chest, highlighting those herbs that grow generously in our bioregion.  You will receive a diverse collection of recipes and formulas to keep you and your family nourished and healthy during the winter.

Course details and registration: www.permaculturenow.com
Or contact Jenny Pell:  (206) 949-0496,  jennypell@gmail.com

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"...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
 
 
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