Join us at Project Bona Fide on the amazing Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua this winter for a Permaculture Design Course! If you've been thinking about doing something to make the world a better place and having some fun in the tropics while you're at it, here's your chance! The course will cover a wide range of topics including:
[li]Principles and Ethics of Permaculture Design[/li] [li]Site analysis and design, from the tropics to temperate regions[/li] [li]Landscape master planning and microclimate design[/li] [li]Reading the landscape and pattern recognition[/li] [li]Resiliency building[/li] [li]Design for climate change[/li] [li]Water catchment, storage, filtration, and distribution[/li] [li]Natural building techniques and vernacular architecture[/li] [li]Plant propagation and grafting[/li] [li]Renewable energies and biofuels[/li] [li]Local and Regenerative economics[/li] [li]Urban and suburban permaculture strategies[/li] [li]Ecovillage design and community building strategies[/li] [li]Networking within the permaculture community and beyond[/li]
(For a full list see the weblink below)
The folks at Project Bona Fide have worked hard to create an excellent site where you can see living examples of many of the techniques we will address in the course. There will be a mix of classroom and hands-on components so you can pack away tons of information and have a chance to put some of it into practice. This is sure to be an incredibly valuable experience. If you're interested in sustainability, resiliency building, or grassroots world changing this is the course for you!
Location: Project Bona Fide, Isla Ometepe, Nicaragua
Dates: February 3-17, 2012
Instructors: Chris Shanks, Douglas Bullock, Dave Boehnlein & a cast of local instructors including Evelio Hernandez, Nevis Ortiz Mairena & Hector Ortiz.
Cost: US$1250 (A $400 non-refundable deposit is required for registration)