WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE BELLINGHAM’s PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE for 2022!
THE COURSE IS HOSTED AT UNIQUE SITES, AND A WEEK INTENSIVE CAMP AT ONE OF WHATCOM’S PREMIER PERMACULTURE SITE ‘INSPIRATION FARM’.
DATES FOR THE 2022 COURSE ARE:
4 weekends, May – July and a 5 day Design Intensive Camp in July.
4 Weekends – May 21,22, June 4,5 & 18,19 July 9,10
Camp out Design Intensive – July 18,19,20,21,22
13 days total, 9am – 6pm Daily
Learn the skills to work with nature to create integrated Permaculture systems of abundance and productivity! Food, Soil, Shelter, Energy, Water and a lot more: Design strategies and methods for truly sustainable, regenerative human integration with that natural systems and our ecosystem.
Curriculum Includes: Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles, Pattern Recognition, Climate Factors and Weather, Water Management, Grey water, Soil, Trees, Earthworks, Bioremediation, Surveying and Mapping, Reading the Landscape. Class format includes lectures, discussions, hands-on activities and videos.
Permaculture Design Process camp out week:
Building on the foundation presented the first weekend sessions, knowledge and skills will be expanded and tied together. Leading to a final real life design exercise, mapping and placing elements within a holistic design. Including: Shelter Building, Solar Design, Climatic considerations, Community Structures, Urban Design, Animal Husbandry, Alternative Governance.
Design groups will present to the class for critique and comment. Optional on-site Camping with some meals will be available the last five days at Inspiration Farm. This will provide opportunities to immerse in the design process and partake in after hour activities.
Locations: Local Bellingham permaculture models Queen Mountain Homestead and Inspiration Farm, premier Northwest permaculture and biodynamic farms.
Audience tailored for: Students, landscapers, architects, developers, homesteaders, community planers, farmers, gardeners, or those seeking to be certified in Permaculture Design useful in a wide range of professions.
Brian Kerkvliet from Inspiration Farm. Brian has a wide breadth of practical knowledge on how to partner with natural systems to bring forth stability and abundance. He has been using biodynamic and Permaculture practices at inspiration Farm since 1997 and has taught permaculture at WWU and other PDC venues and events. Having completed three Permaculture Design Certifications, he consults, installs projects and teaches workshops. Inspiration Farm is a showcase for many aspects of designing a living resilient system that provides for most of the food fiber and medicine needed to live a happy healthy life while restoring the ecosystem. His enthusiasm to share this with a wider audience shows in all that he does.
Paul Kearsley from Tera Phoenix Design & Jane Campbell from Queen Mtn. Homestead. A young designer with a passion for art and nature, Paul has worked on both institutional- and residential-scale masterplanning with Terra Phoenix Design & Exos Design. He has also led presentations and workshops with high schools, colleges and community groups.
While working independently and in collaboration with fellow designers, Paul is interested in the development of educational tools and functioning models of sustainability. He has a B.S. in industrial design and is a LEED accredited professional.
from the Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead will be joining us in June! A true “jack of all trades,” Douglas Bullock has been a permaculture designer, implementer, and educator for over 30 years. He has consulted on numerous properties and helped hundreds of people learn the permaculture skills necessary to design their land themselves.
from the Regenerative Design Institute will be joining us in July!
Penny is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds a MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and 3 Diplomas in Permaculture Design. Penny has been studying the Hermetic Tradition of alchemy and herbal medicine making in Europe and the United States for 4 years. Penny has sat on the board of the Permaculture Institute of North America as well as the Building Appeals Board for the County of Marin, after being unanimously approved by the Marin County Supervisors. She has studied, taught with, hosted and learned directly Bill Mollison, and David Holmgren the co-founders of Permaculture and the developers of the Permaculture Design Certification Course curriculum.
More outstanding guest presenters still to be announced,
Cost: Full price $1800, after March 1st
Includes all materials, Camping, field trips and some amazing local meals. A few partial scholarships are available, contact us for more details.
We will be Covid Safe. Practicing all state protocols and guidelines for gatherings of our size. This may be adjusted as situations change.
The curriculum covers a wide variety of subjects. The weekends are stand-alone with the first 4 sessions being a broad overview of design principles and strategies and the last week focusing on their practical application. The two weeks constitute the 72-Hour Design Permaculture Certification Course as designed by Permaculture co-founder, Bill Mollison. Participants who complete the full two-week curriculum earn the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Consultant Certification. To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators and ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives, and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.
Questions? call Brian at 360-319-2029
Permafund is a funding initiative of Permaculture Australia that provides seed grants of up to AU$2000 to support permaculture projects in Australia and overseas.