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GET CERTIFIED in Permaculture Design on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC. in one of our six week hands-on Permaculture Courses.

2017 Spring Course | April 10th – May 19th

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Imagine being able to look at any given piece of land and being able to design a healthy, functioning eco system as well as productive edible landscape capable of feeding a community.This course is designed to enrich the student with the confidence to design and implement a complete permaculture system. It will include irrigation systems, greenhouse management, pruning grafting, propagation and tree nursery management. We will explore the forest and its relationship to the health of our planet, as well as highlighting the multitude of economic opportunities that present themselves through intensive, holistic forest management.

Student training is geared towards becoming teachers and practitioners of permaculture applicable to anywhere in the world, particularly North America as well as within developing nations. The students will receive a permaculture design certificate, as well as the skill set to become an inspiring teacher of permaculture.

Teachers Video Clips Click here to apply! Click here to find out more info. Or call us and we’ll tell you more about it: 250-653-9565

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6 weeks (210 hours) of instruction on:

  • Permaculture Design & Mapping
  • Green House Management
  • Water Harvesting Techniques
  • Tree Nursery Management & Economics
  • Tree Planting & Pruning
  • Establishing Espaliered Orchards
  • Medicinal Trees & Plants
  • Garden Planning & Layout
  • Planting & Rotation Systems
  • Market Crop Planning & Economics
  • Developing World Project Planning
  • Forest Management & Economics
  • Hugelkultur
  • Forest Products Value Adding
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Seed Crop Planting & Economics
  • Fruit & Nut Tree Grafting
  • Furniture Production & Sales
  • Composting & Soil Revitalization
  • Composting Toilet Construction
  • Micro Hydro & other Alternative Energy
  • Green Buildings
  • Tree Falling & Harvesting Techniques
  • Permaculture Certificate

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2017 Fall Course | Sept. 18th – November. 10th

This year we will be building our fourth of five Practical Permaculture Institutes in East Africa. We will be heading to the Southern Highlands of Tanzania close to Iringa. We will be working with local schools in the area to implement Permaculture projects to empower the students.

During our time in Tanzania we will be going to one of the national parks for a safari to see the wildlife.

This course will be geared to those students that will want to go into the field in the developing world as well as students who want to create their own permaculture future. The course will be split up between a month at Seven Ravens where we will have a crash course on all the major aspects of permaculture and then three and a half weeks in the field in East Africa.

This will offer a very rare opportunity for students to see what is involved in running a Permaculture Teacher Training Centre first hand, the opportunities, the successes and the challenges involved in developing projects overseas. For us it will be an important fact finding mission to evaluate the school and to help make changes that will guarantee it’s success into the future.

In addition we will work with the neighbouring school to initiate a long term permaculture project. We will be designing and implementing an installation that will be able to grow ample amounts of food for a feeding program for the school which will have an incredible impact on the schools academic and athletic future. Empowered by such knowledge, the students and teachers will join us to convert their school property into a permaculture farm, to teach the children and surrounding community about permaculture.

Get inspired to see how much can happen in such a short period of time whilst always adhering to organic principals. Complexity provides greater opportunities and our imaginations are the limiting factors, so we are always challenged to come up with better ways of doing things.

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8 weeks (240+ hours) of instruction on:

  • Permaculture Design & Mapping
  • Water Harvesting Techniques
  • Nursery Management
  • Furniture Production & Sales
  • Harvesting Seeds
  • Preserving, Dehydrating & Cider Making
  • Hugelkultur
  • Mushroom Cultivation
  • Wildcrafting Medicinals
  • Forest & Nursery Economics
  • Tree Planting & Transplanting Techniques
  • Planting & Rotation Systems
  • Composting, Compost Tea & Soil Revitalization
  • Seed Harvesting & Sales
  • Alternative Energy
  • Developing World Project Planning & Implementation
  • Permaculture Certificate
Included:
In addition to our first 4 weeks on Salt Spring Island, we’ll spend 3 1/2 weeks in East Africa.

  • Airfare
  • Room & Board
  • Wildlife Safari to local national park
  • Cultural exchange with Masai and Meru tribes
  • Visiting local permaculture initiatives
  • Opportunities to stay longer and be involved in permaculture projects in Tanzania, Uganda and/or Kenya.

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Looking for shorter courses on permaculture? Our friends at Permaculture BC offer 3 hour to 3 week courses that aim to fit a working person’s schedule. Be it food forestry, urban farming, or propagation Permaculture BC brings the very best in experienced instructors to meet the needs of students to know and apply these new skills for happier, healthier and wealthier lives.

Shelly Permaculture BC