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  • $500.00 – Program Price
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Permaculture Design – Online Class Series (25 hours)

with Spencer Nielsen

January 12 - April 28, 2022

Course Format

This is an online class series totaling 10 Online Classes totaling 25 hours.

If you complete all the online classes you are then eligible to participate in the Onsite PDC (Permaculture Design Certification) training in April.

ONLINE: Wednesdays, 6-8:30pm
FOUNDATIONS OF PERMACULTURE & VEDIC SCIENCES
TBD: Intro to Permaculture, Site analysis, Vedic Sciences
TBD: Permaculture Design, Working with climate and microclimates, Vastu Shastra

SOIL & WATER CARE
Jan 12: Soil Science and Soil Care Strategies
Jan 26: Hydrology & Water harvesting Strategies

AYURVEDIC AGRICULTURE: Plants and Prana
Feb 2: Ayurveda & Agroforestry, Orcharding and tree care
Feb 16: Medicinal food and herbs

SOCIAL PERMACULTURE
Mar 9: Social Permaculture and Ecovillage Design
Mar 23: Economics and Land Access

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
April 6: Natural Building and Passive Solar Design
April 20: Renewable Energy

Recordings will be made available for all Online classes.  So if you register after the classes or have to miss a class you can catch up with the materials.

Course Content

Earth:

  • Soil Science & Soil Food Web
  • Fertility management including Composting, Compost tea
  • Earthworks
  • Natural Building
  • Agroforestry and agriculture
  • Ayurvedic herbalism – growing and using medicinals
  • Bio-remediation
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Land access

Water:

  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Grey water design
  • Irrigation basics
  • Storing water in the landscape
  • Aquaculture
  • Alternative currencies

Fire:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Fire ecology
  • Ayurvedic diet and cooking
  • Animals in the landscape

Air:

  • Site Analysis & Self Analysis (Ayurvedic Doshas, constitution)
  • Reading the landscape
  • Climatic strategies (Ayurvedic concepts of Desha, land)
  • Creating and working with microclimates
  • Mapping and map reading

Ether:

  • History of Permaculture and it’s roots in traditional cultures worldwide
  • Permaculture Ethics & Yoga Ethics: Yama & Niyama
  • Permaculture Principles
  • Design strategies and Ayurvedic elemental design
  • Social permaculture
  • Community organizing and governance
  • Urban permaculture
  • International applications & opportunities
  • Permaculture connection to Yoga, Ayurveda, Vastu, Jyotish (Vedic Astrology)

 

Teacher

Spencer Nielsen
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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