May 16-19, 2017,
Cricket Cove Farm, Victoria, Virginia, USA
Official course page: http://www.cricketscove.net/permaculture-design-certification
This course is designed to be both a Hands-on project focused course, as well as one for deepening your design skills and understanding of how to create truly Regenerative Designs. It is a dense experience rich environment for learning by doing.
Get your hands dirty. Do a project from conception to completion. Understand a design by actually installing each of its components parts. The more you know by doing, the better your designing will become. As with teaching, the best designers are ones with the most hands-on experience. In this course we seek to give you a strong start on this essential foundation with a variety of projects on a functioning farm. These are not make-busy projects; but rather, projects that will help evolve this growing and diverse Permaculture farm. About two-thirds of our time will be used installing various land systems at Cricket Cove Farms. Possible Systems include
• A Modified French Drain Greywater system • A Spiral Garden Bed • Hugelkulture beds • A Passive Solar Water Heater • Haybox
For these projects we will start from a design brief, discuss and explore the options, design the system, install it, and watch what happens.
How do designs move from just being functional to regenerative? This course looks at and offers insights and techniques for this most challenging quality of design. Utilizing a variety of learning modalities, and backed by years of hands-on design experience in varied environments and diverse cultures around the world, Jenny and Rico will facilitate a rich and deep learning experience. Through discussions, exercises and hands-on work, you will expand your toolbox of Design strategies, techniques, tools, and experience with real life design challenges.
The following are some possible topics and exercises for this part of our course. Sadly we will not have the time to cover all of them. As such, we will have a degree of self-selection as a group.
• Techniques and Strategies for regenerative designing • Deeping your understanding of site • Bio-mimicry and how Nature designs • Empathy, Altered Perspectives, and Anthropocentrism • Culture, Personality, and Assumptions • Designing as a team • Team card puzzle • Egg drop challenge • Design Reports • The Business of Design • Being a professional designer
This is a rare and rich opportunity to learn from world class Permaculture Designers with 20 years of real world experience.
Contact: Marianne Cicala
Official Course Page: http://www.cricketscove.net/permaculture-design-certification
Registration Form: Click Here