Earthflow Permaculture Design Certificate Course
San Luis Obispo County - September 2nd-15th, 2012
Tuition: $1600 includes meals & campsite
An experiential education program. The curriculum includes inspiring examples of sustainable land use and human ingenuity from around the world...
We begin the training with the ethics of earthcare and and in-depth look at the natural world. We move from natural patterns to learning innovative techniques to solve local and global issues of food, water, shelter, energy and more. Hands-on training will include many facets of sustainable farming & gardening and also construction of a cob oven. The course concludes with the patterns & principles applied to EcoVillage Design and Economic Development. Final Design work is presented before the Course culminates with a community celebration.
The teaching team is led by Larry Santoyo and includes other leaders in the world-wide sustainability movement, such as:
Toby Hemingway, author of Gaia's Garden
Brock Dolman, watershed ecology expert from Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
John Valenzuela, Chairperson, California Rare Fruit Growers, Golden Gate Chapter
Scott Pittman, Permaculture Institue
Nestled amidst the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo County and surrounded by national forest, the farm's location features wonderful living and working examples of permaculture design, including three orchards, a biointensive garden, rare herb garden, straw-bale greenhouse, composting toilets, bio-diesel production station, and several types of habitations. Farm-fresh meals from here and other local farms will be included.