Course Format - lectures, hands-on projects, field trips, and team design projects Course Location - Kootenay Permaculture, Winlaw, BC Course Instructor(s) - Gregoire Lamoureux & guests
Course Description -
This is the basic two week (13 days) permaculture design course. The course topics includes permaculture techniques & principles, site analysis, soil fertility, fruit & nut trees, agroforestry, water uses, wildcrafting, ecological buildings, alternative energy, ecovillage design, urban permaculture & more. It presents a good balance between theory & hands-on projects. The course will also include slide shows, lectures, discussions, design exercises, & field trips to see local examples of ecological design. Some local guest speakers will present some of the topics during the course. The Kootenays is well-known for the diversity & creativity of the local residents.
This Permaculture Design Course is presented by Kootenay Permaculture & Selkirk College in Nelson. It has been running for 9 consecutive years at the farm in Winlaw, BC where a forest garden has been evolving since 1993.
The main instructor Gregoire Lamoureux is one of the most experienced Permaculture teacher in Canada and has worked with permaculture systems for over 18 years and taught courses in many parts of the country. He taught the permaculture design course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. And has taught the Permaculture Design Course with Selkirk College since 2002. Gregoire has served on the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years and has also been on the Board of Directors of Slocan River Streamkeepers. He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.
This course brings participants from many parts of the country and often from other countries. The early registration deadline is July 8.