Permaculture design course starts May 12

Permaculture classEarn your certification in permaculture design at The Blockhouse School Project and leave your mark on an exciting new project!

  • 72 hour intensive course
  • Course runs: May 12-27, 2012
  • Implementation (optional): May 28-June 2

The course, facilitated by Graham Calder, has a broad curriculum demonstrating the principles, patterns and practices of permaculture design. It utilizes a variety of perspectives from local self-sufficiency to international aid. The course is forged to give a foundation for restoring, rebuilding and reconnecting human ecosystems.

Course outline

The course follows Bill Mollison’s book,┬áPermaculture: A Designers Manual, which is generally considered the bible of permaculture.

  • Ch 1 Introduction
  • Ch 2&3 Concepts, methods and themes in design
  • Ch 4 Pattern observation in nature
  • Ch 5 Climate systems
  • Ch 6 Water systems
  • Ch 7 Trees and their energy transactions
  • Ch 8 Soil Systems
  • Ch 9 Earthworks and earth resources
  • Ch 10 Cool temperate climates
  • Ch 11 Drylands
  • Ch 12 Tropics
  • Ch 13 Aquaculture
  • Ch 14 Global strategies for an alternative nation

Read more and register for the course on Graham Calder’s website.

Proposed site plan

Early Days: It is early days in The Blockhouse School project. As a participant in this Permaculture course, you have a unique opportunity to birth the transformation of the old school property at the same time that you achieve your certification in permaculture design.

Browse this website for more information about the Blockhouse School Project. Become part of The Vision!


Permaculture design course starts May 12 — 2 Comments

  1. Great to hear the group’s been successful in leasing the school – hats off and good luck!