Permaculture and Vedic Wisdom
with Spencer Nielsen
March 9 - April 6, 2021
This course will be an exploration of ecological gardening techniques, strategies, and permaculture design principles & practices to create abundance. From food and medicine to habitat and sanctuary, we’ll draw upon Vedic wisdom traditions to augment our permaculture perspectives. We’ll weave Vastu into our overview of permaculture design principles and practices. We’ll explore foundational Ayurveda in the context of growing food and herbal medicine for our own constitution, as well as applying Ayurvedic concepts to land care.
An introduction to the science of Vrikshayurveda (sometimes translated as “Ayurveda for trees”) will serve as an inspiration to the ancient art of caring for plants and invite exploration into your own place-based applications. We will touch upon some concepts of Jyotish in the context of soil care, and the interface of soil, water, and plants. There will be a combination of theory and tips for hands-on practices, a mixture of presentations and discussion.
Future courses will allow for hands-on practice.
Earth – Soil science and soil care (composting, compost tea, ferments, worm composting, mulch, and more)
Water – Water harvesting (rain catch, rain gardens, swales, greywater)
Fire – Agroforestry (food forests, guilds, tree selection, pruning & grafting, medicinals)
Air – Site analysis (zone/sector analysis, site assessment, base mapping)
Space – Permaculture design principles, process, and methodologies)
All times are pacific time-zone
Classes meet 5 Tuesdays in a row – March 9, 16, 23, 30 & Apr. 6
@ 6 – 8 pm
$108 – 250 sliding scale
There are no prerequisites other than a sincere desire to learn permaculture.
Spencer Nielsen is a guide to Nature inside and out, in the wild lands, gardens, and consciousness. He is a permaculture designer and educator based in Fairfax, California. He has studied Ecology, Environmental Education, and Eco-Social Design, as well as Permaculture, Yoga, Qigong, Ayurveda, Daoist medicine, and Planetary…
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