Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Maine

Newforest Instititure presents their 2012 Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Maine

Permaculture Garden PictureDesign for True Resilience in Maine; Course Includes: Edible Landscapes & Food Forests; Energy-Efficiency & Green Building; Food Preservation & Storage; City/ Suburbs/Rural Applications; Hands-On Projects & Design Practica; and more…

When: June 23 – July 1 and August 26 – September 2, 2012

This in-depth, comprehensive course takes place over two week-long sessions allowing students to experience permaculture in practice over a whole season.  Tuition includes accommodations & delicious, home-cooked meals straight from the garden.  Students will create their own permaculture designs and graduate as certified permaculture designers.

Permaculture: (n)  a set of skills & techniques for creating sustainable human environments. Offers positive solutions to the problems facing the world by using ecology as the basis of designing interconnected systems for food production, housing, technology & community.

When: Unique split-week course, Saturday June 23-Sunday, July 1 & Sunday August 26- Sunday September 2to enjoy the bounty of our garden harvest during early & late summer
Where: Newforest Institute, 66 Monroe Highway in Brooks, Maine  and field trips to nearby permaculture demonstration sites including home-scale forest gardens & school gardens.
Cost: $1,350 includes all course sessions, handouts, lunches & refreshments, field trips, guest speakers & certification.$250 deposit required to hold your spot (space is limited to 18).   $100 discount for early registration by April 22.
Who: Charles & Julia Yelton, of Humastacia Permaculture Gardens in Sicily. Formerly of Crystal Waters Permaculture Village in Queensland, Australia, the Yeltons have traveled & lectured throughout the world for the last 17 years.

Register today! Contact Newforest at 207-722-3625,

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