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  • $500.00 – Program Price

Date & Time Details: Live web classes will be held on Feb 15, Mar 1, March 15, and April 12 at 6pm-8pm, Pacific Standard Time

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Permaculture Design – Online Class Series

with Spencer Nielsen

February 15 - April 12, 2023

Course Format: Introduction to Permaculture

This is a hybrid synchronous/asynchronous online class.  Upon registration, you will receive a link to the 10 class recordings from last year’s PDC.  We’ll also have 4 calls together, where we’ll cover more content as well as have plenty of time for Q&A and any clarifications.

We will also begin by building the class container as a group for this hybrid course, knowing that some students will be coming for the April immersion to complete their Permaculture Design Certificate.

Live web classes will be held on Feb 15, March 1, March 15, and April 12 at 6pm-8pm, Pacific Standard Time (required for the Permaculture Design Certification).  There are 10 Online Classes Recordings totaling 25 hours before the Onsite training in April.

FOUNDATIONS OF PERMACULTURE & VEDIC SCIENCES
– Intro to Permaculture, Site analysis, Vedic Sciences
– Permaculture Design, Working with climate and microclimates, Vastu Shastra

SOIL & WATER CARE
– Soil Science and Soil Care Strategies
– Hydrology & Water harvesting Strategies

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

SOCIAL PERMACULTURE
– Social Permaculture and Ecovillage Design
– Economics and Land Access

APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
– Natural Building and Passive Solar Design
– Renewable Energy

Recordings are available for all Online classes.  So after you register you will have access to the materials.  PDF’s of presentations will be provided, though personal note-taking is highly recommended for maximizing learning.  Recommended reading and additional resources will be provided during/after our first online class together.

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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