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Free lecture - Introduction to Permaculture, July 8, Ft Lauderdale

Want to get a better idea of what permaculture really is and what it can do?

Permaculture design is an effective tool to help you really make a difference, whether by growing healthy food, reducing pollution, healing the earth, creating more financial stability, or building stronger and healthier communities.  Explore what permaculture can do for you and your life. Be the change you want to see!

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Design Your Own Permaculture Food Forest, Garden or Farm - July 8-9, Ft Lauderdale

Learn strategies for designing food forests, gardens and farms using permaculture techniques. We'll learn about a variety of Florida friendly perennial edible plants, how to grow abundant food in your yard with less work,  and no-chemical pest and disease management. This workshop will start with a one hour Introduction to Permaculture overview.

Location: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Date: July 8-9, Saturday and Sunday

Time: 9 AM-5 PM, both days

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Permaculture Day Tour, Oct 28, 2017


Visiting regenerative sites with a veteran permaculture designer as the  tour guide can be a rich and deep experience. See the elements of permaculture in action while having them explained, and getting your questions answered about them. We will tour three different regenerative sites in Pinellas County to get a good overview of what is being done in our area to create sustainable landscapes and human systems. 


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Intensive Permaculture Design Course, Florida - Oct 25-Nov 5, 2017

Our fall Intensive Permaculture Design Course will be held Oct 25-Nov 5, 2017.  It is our 19th design course. 

This is an intensive two week course held at our permaculture farm north of Tampa about 20 minutes from Weeki Wachee, FL. Students will have the opportunity to participate with and observe permaculture systems installation and operate in an immersive environment, including appropriate tech, innovative greenhouse solutions, perennial food systems, animals, solar and more.

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Advanced Permaculture Design Studio - Nov 8-12, 2017

A five-day permaculture design intensive focused on the creation of a local food hub, local food resilience, and abundant healthy local food

Tampa Florida, Nov 8-12, 2017

Instructors: Peter Bane, Jono Neiger, Koreen Brennan

This course qualifies for the Diploma Program offered by the Permaculture Institute of North America.

The course will take those who want to increase their skill level as a permaculture designer to a new level in a challenging but supportive setting. In this course we’ll take on real projects and in a mentored design studio atmosphere, create, envision, and communicate design solutions. This is an opportunity to refine and deepen your design and planning skills. Learn to approach complex, multi-stakeholder projects and apply permaculture perspective and design approaches to projects.

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Urban Permaculture Design Course Tampa Bay - Jan 6 - June 3, 2018

This is Grow Permaculture’s 20th internationally recognized Permaculture Design Course, based on Bill Mollison’s work. This course will unfold 1 weekend per month over five months, from Jan 6 to June 3, 2018, held at Moccasin Lake Nature Preserve in Clearwater, FL and other nearby locations. Carpools and housing may be available if you are coming from other parts of Florida, please check with us.

By cooperating with nature and her energies, we are able to design our lives, from backyard gardens and food forests to neighborhoods, farms or even cities to be more abundant, more sustainable, healthier, and more enjoyable. It is a cutting edge approach to living that helps both people and the environment. This course is life changing for many people.

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