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Permaculture Design Course near Ft. Collins

Marisha Auerbach

Joined: Sep 04, 2007
Posts: 32
Location: Portland, OR
permaculture design course
With Kelly Simmons, Marisha Auerbach, and guests
March 12 - 20th & 15 - 27th
8:30 am - 6 pm
Raindrop Retreat Center, Bellevue, CO (near Ft. Collins)

$950 non-residential, $1200 residential

Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association and Home Grown Food are thrilled to offer a 12‐day, intensive Permaculture Design Course certification near Fort Collins.

This well‐rounded permaculture course is an excellent opportunity to build community and get your heart, hands and head engaged in learning how to design sustainable communities and systems
through permaculture ‐‐ an ecological design system inherently rooted in nature and applicable virtually everywhere: gardens, homes, businesses, communities, and relationships.

Permaculture teaches the language of nature, how to communicate within the systems we depend on, and how to redesign them with innate intelligence that supports life and abundance. The full certificate course, led by seasoned permaculture instructors, is offered over 12 days in northern Colorado at the mouth of the Poudre River Canyon. This site is located on 30 acres, offering numerous hands‐on, practical how‐to’s, for course participants. A greater consciousness of the interconnectedness of human life with the environment is the next great learning curve that we are all a part of.
Raindrop Retreat Bellvue

Raindrop Retreat Permaculture Project 

Course Program broadly covers:

    * Permaculture design principles & installation
    * Organic growing methods (vegetable gardens, herbs, animals, fruit)
    * Rural land management (orchards, pastures, trees, water systems)
    * Ecological building, ‘waste’ recycling & renewable energy systems
    * Sustainable community design
    * Wildlife habitat & degraded land restoration
    * Wild craft & nature connection

Registration in advance at
Cost: $950 non-residential (includes lunch),  ‐ $1200 residential (includes room & board)

"...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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