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6-Month Certified PDC (meets monthly) Asheville, NC

Michelle Van


Joined: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 14
Location: Asheville, NC
A Certified Program – Innovative and Time-Tested Solutions for a Global Future

–> PERFECT FOR LOCALS!

“Although the problems of the world are growing increasingly more complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple” - Bill Mollison

LOCATION
Asheville, NC

DATES
Meets 3rd weekend of every month, May-October; 10am-6pm daily
Dates: May 20-22 (extra Friday in May); June 18-19; July 16-17; August 20-21; September 17-18; October 15-16.

DESCRIPTION
In this Permaculture Design Course you will learn about solutions that can radically advance human well being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems. This transformational experience offers in-depth classes, field trips, hands-on experience, and small group design projects. Upon completion of this course, you will receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.

TOPICS
* Permaculture Design Principles & Processes
* Observation & Nature Awareness
* Pattern Design & Biomimicry
* Agroforestry & Forest Gardening
* Perennial Agriculture
* Organic Gardening
* Soil Ecology & Soil Building
* Mushrooms & Myco-Remediation
* Rainwater, Greywater, Bioremediation
* Swales, Keylines, Pond Building
* Aquaculture & Aquaponic Production
* Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology
* Natural Building Design & Technique
* Integrated Animal Systems
* Urban Permaculture
* Cooperative Economics, Money, Financial Systems
* Eco-Social Design

INSTRUCTORS
Read more about our instructors.
Brandy Hall and Keri Evjy, with guest teachers: Zev Friedman, Patricia Allison, Chuck Marsh, Chris Farmer, Brian Winslett, Janell Kapoor, and others.

TUITION
$1,250, includes tuition and all materials. Food and lodging are not included. Payment plans and some work trade positions may be available. A $450 deposit is due to reserve your seat, details below. Final tuition is due by Friday, May 6th, unless you have made other payment arrangements.

PAYMENT OPTION
After paying the $450 deposit, the remainder can be paid with NON-REFUNDABLE post-dated checks of $133.33 per month for the following six months. To discuss payment options, inquire within.

REGISTRATION
Registration is open for the 6-Month Permaculture Design Course until the program is full. To register, please complete the following:
1) Email janell@ashevillage.org with your name, phone, email, and address. Include: 1) How you heard about the PDC, 2) Why you want to participate, 3) What you plan to do with what you learn,  4) If you have any previous related experience – not necessary to attend! and 5) Anything else you’d like us to know.
2) Janell will contact you within 3-5 business days to confirm that there’s still availability.
3) Once you’ve been confirmed, a NON-REFUNDABLE registration deposit of $450 is needed to reserve your seat. Send a check or money order to: ’Ashevillage Institute’, 80 Buchanan Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801. Write: ‘2011: Monthly PDC’ in the memo line. Or pay online.
4) You will receive a packet with preparation details and directions by May 6th.
Note: This is a first-come, first-served registration process that will be open until we reach maximum capacity.

REFUNDS
The $450 deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. The remainder of the tuition is transferable (NOT refundable), less 25%, IF you notify us before May 6th, 2011. “Transferable” means you may use it as credit toward other Ashevillage Institute programs within one year of when the original course started. After May 6th, all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

LODGING
Lodging is NOT included in the tuition, but we can share information about lodging options, including rooms at our guest house. Inquiries may be sent to Lisa at gogoshoe@gmail.com.

CONTACT
Janell Kapoor: janell@ashevillage.org


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