Permaculture: The Path of Regenerative Design
Do you want to learn how to grow a food-producing landscape?
Are you interested in positive and practical ways of addressing today's environmental challenges?
At its simplist, permaculture is an eco-logical approach to design. It can be described as a way of thinking, making decisions and designing things based on observing nature. Permaculture has a set of ethics and design principles which can be applied to all areas of our lives, including gardens, energy systems, business, economy and social structures.
In this workshop you will learn the basics of permaculture. Permaculture is a design science for creating regenerative human habitat. Whether you're heavy into gardening, want to learn about renewable energy, or determined to clean water is freely available, this introductory experience is for you! There's something in this presentation for everybody.
Informative, inspiring and practical! This experience contains a healthy mixture of theory and engaging hands-on exercises that will equip you with the fundamentals of permaculture. This workshop will inspire you with methods and strategies to have a positive impact on the environment, boosting food productivity on you own yard, (re)designing to maximize water efficiency, and reducing energy usage and costs at home.
A Special Weekend Workshop
Through a combination of theory and hands-on exercises, the workshop will cover such topics as:
• Designing for Organic Food Production for Your Backyard
• Creating A Food Forest
• Building Soil Fertility
• Permaculture Ethics
• Concepts and Methods in Sustainable Design
• Pattern Understanding
• Ecologically-Friendly Property Design
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Permaculture is a synthesis of all disciplines; permaculture design will help you frame challenges in a new way whether you're an aspiring backyard gardener, a farmer, or a member of a environmental group. This presentation is applicable to anyone interested and concerned with acquiring practical strategies for sustainable food production, resilient design, and making lasting positive change.
WHAT WILL I GET FROM THIS WORKSHOP/TRAINING?
After this weekend, you will have a basic understanding of the fundamentals of permaculture, and you will be able to start applying them to your home, your garden or professional studies. While the outcomes you'll experience from this evening will be limitless, you will be ready to:
• Design and implement a beautiful food forest in your yard that meets your fruit and vegetable needs with a minimum of effort, right outside your door.
• Make the right design choices that maximize the use of rain water to meet your garden's water needs.
• If you are a farmer, you will be able to make simple design. modifications to your farmland that increases your yield while keeping it green during dry periods.
• Overall, you will be able to conceive, design and implement basic resilient systems for your backyard.
Shantree Kacera, D.N., Ph.D. and Lorenna Kacera are founders and directors of The Living Centre and Living Arts Institute. Together they blend their over 35 years each, of experience to offer programs that support individuals in the practice of conscious living.
Through The Sevenfold Path of Peace, Ayurvedic Teachings, and a Local-Live-Plant-Food-based lifestyle they support those with a passion to live healthier, happier and more spiritually fulfilled lives.
Lorenna and Shantree are internationally celebrated visionaries, authors, educators, nutritional researchers and world peace workers.
Shantree is an certified Permaculture Educator, Ayurvedic Live-Food Nutritionist, Therapeutic & Shamanic Herbalist and Constitutional Iridology Educator with 35 years experience in the Natural Healing Arts. He is the founder and co-director of The Living Centre (1983) and Living Arts Institute.
Since the mid 1980's Shantree has been applying permaculture practices. Creating his own unique approach to how does Permaculture work in Canada. After 25 years he is now sharing this with his students and apprentices who come to study Forest Gardening and Permaculture.
Shantree's laboratory ~ spiritually, emotionally, and physically ~ is the forest garden, from which spring ideas about shifting world paradigm through rethinking how we live our lives and how to regenerate our gardens. To learn how to live intimately with all our relations that live in our bioregion.
Lorenna Bousquet-Kacera is a Certified Permaculture Educator with a specialty in evolutionary regeneration at the personal, ecological and spiritual levels. She is the founder of Shamanu: Earth Wisdom Teachings, practices that support an earth-based cosmology, teaching visionary and practical solutions for personal and social change.
Her 30 years of training in the field of inner permaculture and deep ecology provides individuals with the skills to reconnect with the 'original instructions' revealed to us from nature.
To accommodate individual needs a person can attend our teachings as a One-Day or Two-Day Workshop
March 16 - $150.00
March 16 & 17 - $250.00
Saturday & Sunday 9-5 pm.
Register for Introduction to Permaculture
Saturday - March 16 - $150.00
Full Weekend Workshop - $250.00
- 12 hours of quality instruction from qualified teachers
- Inspiring and Engaging Instructions, Demonstrations and Visual Presentations
- A copy of Bill Mollison's "An Introduction To Permaculture" An Edited Transcript of a PDC
Nutritious organic live-food lunches
The hours and cost for this introductory workshop can be applied as credit towards the full Permaculture Design Course or the Four-Season Permaculture Course offered through The Living Centre.
Does not include Transportation, tax and accommodations in the pricing above.
Payment can be made through 'PayPal' below or by certified check. Please made checks payable and send to:
The Living Centre,
5871 Bells Rd., London, ON., Canada, N6P 1P3
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