Tacoma's First Permaculture Design Course
Free Introductory Event:
“What on Earth is Permaculture? An introduction to sustainable human habitats in Tacoma”
When: January 28th 2010. 6:30-9pm
Where: First Methodist Church of Tacoma, 621 Tacoma Ave S.
It will be in lower level of the church. Enter through Court E (Alley between 6th and 7th)
Cost: Free! Donations accepted
Permaculture Design Course Details:
Dates: 2/20-21, 3/13-14, 4/17-18, 5/8-9, 6/19-20, 7/17-18, 8/21-22, 9/11-12
Cost: $800-$650 sliding scale
Friday Evening Lectures, Open to the Public
Dates: 2/19, 3/12, 4/16, 5/7, 6/18, 7/16, 8/20, 9/10
Cost: each talk is $10-$5 sliding scaleTopics Description
Permaculture Ethics & Principles are the basis of the design system.
You'll learn what this foundation is, how these principles are observed in
nature, and how they apply to our lives and designs.
Reading the Landscape, Mapmaking are first steps in understanding the
earth we live on and finding clues to how to best interact with it. We'll
be teaching a plethora of observation techniques that open the senses to
important details and show you how to read a landscape's history. You'll
learn how to visually portray nature's patterns by learning map-making
skills and doing base maps of different areas.
Permaculture Design organizes information into different methodologies
that help you plan, place, and prioritize elements into most efficient
uses. Many playful games teach how to connect resources and expand
creative possibilities within our designs and our lives.
Soils, Compost, Nutrients, Mycology. Broken, contaminated soils are all
around us and affect the food we eat and the abundance of our ecosystems.
You'll learn soil analysis and many soil-building and remediation
strategies that are the first step in building your permaculture
ecosystem. There'll be a strong focus on mycoremediation and in
cultivating mushrooms, as fungi do incredible work in the soil.