The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is a training program that utilizes the teachings of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Design System based on the study of nature and design systems implemented by indigenous and land based communities over thousands of years. The goal is to achieve a basic working understanding in ecologically-based planning, site design and management. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture principles, applications and design practices.
Key skills and proficiencies learned include: composting, soil management, animal systems, natural building, implementation planning, concept and detail drawings, botany, propagation, food forests and orchards, native plants, integrated pest and weed management, planning food security, small crop production, storing and preserving crops, wild foods and restoration ecology, seed saving, biochar, and much more!
Who should take this course: everyone! Urban and rural homesteaders, gardeners, farmers, those interested in integrating permaculture into their careers, real estate, construction and development professionals, teachers and educators, planners and public officials, and all those interested in more sustainable holistic system designs.
Teacher of this PDC course is Eric Kelly, a lifelong, avid naturalist and outdoorsman, and certified Permaculture designer and PDC course instructor. He is the founder of Charm City Farms, LLC, an initiative in Baltimore to turn unused urban spaces and vacant lots into productive, food bearing gardens which both serve and engage local communities while bridging food gaps. Eric also founded Foragers of Baltimore, and Baltimore Bushcraft and Primitive Skills, through which he regularly teaches a variety of local workshops and classes.
Dates: August 13-15, September 3-5, October 8-10, 2016
Location: Centro Ashé Farm, Bryans Road, MD
For prices, work trade options and to register, visit: http://www.centroashe.org/maryland-permaculture-design-course.html