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This is Grow Permaculture’s internationally recognized In-Person Permaculture Design Course, based on Bill Mollison’s work. This course will be held in St Petersburg, FL, and at (to be announced dates) our farm in Brooksville, giving people an opportunity to see and study permaculture in action in both urban and farm environments.

The course is designed to offer multiple opportunities including career mentoring and pathways, community building opportunities, resource networking, and skill building. It is extended over six months with one weekend class per month to give students maximum time to absorb the information and put it into practice. This also allows people with busy schedules to take the course. It is possible to make up classes if one cannot make every weekend; we work with students to get you through the materials.

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Many requests have come in asking us to offer an online version from people whose schedules don’t match up with our in-person courses or who prefer to study online. This course can be studied at your own pace, with a focus on your own site design. Creating the opportunity for a participatory and hands-on experience is important to us, so we include practical exercises that you perform on your own site. In addition we will have live Q and A sessions and personal mentoring with instructors and you will be able to share your experience with instructors and other students via photos, essays or videos.

We have added some exciting learning modules to the online version and other extras, including units with experts covering various topics. The course will address strategies for drylands, temperate, tropical and other climates based on the significant knowledge and experience of our instructors working in those climates and will also have bonus sections focused specifically on Florida/subtropical climate because of how unique the ecosystem is in Florida. Many of these techniques are very useful in multiple climates and we explain how and why.

Students will have an opportunity to self-test their knowledge, to join discussion groups with other students, to participate in question and answer sessions on Zoom (online video conference software) with instructors, and to get feedback from a personal mentor. In addition there are in-person modules for those who want that, and special sessions we normally can’t offer in person because of time and site constraints. We feel this exceeds the learning experience from an in-person course alone.

Sunday the 16th is a welcome meeting for Q&A at 1pm (EST), the first Zoom call is on the 18th at 7pm and once a month for a year, and is recorded.

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What is it? How can it help improve your quality of life, and to be more resilient and live more abundantly? We’ll share examples of permaculture design that you can apply to your own life.

Koreen Brennan has engaged in master planning, business incubation and holistic economics using whole systems strategy and design, grown hundreds of species of edibles in a variety of conditions and climates, run edible nurseries, facilitated community development and facilitation, organized events, and has been a passionate educator for over 20 years, as well as a life coach and mentor, so finds herself taking on diverse projects at times. She currently sits on the Board of Permaculture Institute of North America.

She manages a permaculture medicinal herb and orchard demonstration farm in West Central Florida where she gets to dance with the natural world. She strives to live a balanced life, to walk her talk, and to make decisions in the interest of the next seven generations.
 

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    What is it? How can it help improve your quality of life, and to be more resilient and live more abundantly? We’ll share examples of permaculture design that you can apply to your own life.

    Koreen Brennan has engaged in master planning, business incubation and holistic economics using whole systems strategy and design, grown hundreds of species of edibles in a variety of conditions and climates, run edible nurseries, facilitated community development and facilitation, organized events, and has been a passionate educator for over 20 years, as well as a life coach and mentor, so finds herself taking on diverse projects at times. She currently sits on the Board of Permaculture Institute of North America.

    She manages a permaculture medicinal herb and orchard demonstration farm in West Central Florida where she gets to dance with the natural world. She strives to live a balanced life, to walk her talk, and to make decisions in the interest of the next seven generations.

    Please register here.

    This is Grow Permaculture’s 31st internationally recognized In-Person Permaculture Design Course, based on Bill Mollison’s work. This course will be held in St Petersburg, FL, and at (to be announced dates) our farm in Brooksville, giving people an opportunity to see and study permaculture in action in both urban and farm environments.

    The course is designed to offer multiple opportunities including career mentoring and pathways, community building opportunities, resource networking, and skill building. It is extended over six months with one weekend class per month to give students maximum time to absorb the information and put it into practice. This also allows people with busy schedules to take the course. It is possible to make up classes if one cannot make every weekend; we work with students to get you through the materials.

    See the full description with the schedule...

    Go here to sign up.

     

    Endorsed by:

    Many requests have come in asking us to offer an online version from people whose schedules don’t match up with our in-person courses or who prefer to study online. This course can be studied at your own pace, with a focus on your own site design. Creating the opportunity for a participatory and hands-on experience is important to us, so we include practical exercises that you perform on your own site. In addition we will have live Q and A sessions and personal mentoring with instructors and you will be able to share your experience with instructors and other students via photos, essays or videos.

    We have added some exciting learning modules to the online version and other extras, including units with experts covering various topics. The course will address strategies for drylands, temperate, tropical and other climates based on the significant knowledge and experience of our instructors working in those climates and will also have bonus sections focused specifically on Florida/subtropical climate because of how unique the ecosystem is in Florida. Many of these techniques are very useful in multiple climates and we explain how and why.

    Students will have an opportunity to self-test their knowledge, to join discussion groups with other students, to participate in question and answer sessions on Zoom (online video conference software) with instructors, and to get feedback from a personal mentor. In addition there are in-person modules for those who want that, and special sessions we normally can’t offer in person because of time and site constraints. We feel this exceeds the learning experience from an in-person course alone.

    See the full description...

    You can sign up here.

    What is it? How can it help improve your quality of life, and to be more resilient and live more abundantly? We’ll share examples of permaculture design that you can apply to your own life.

    Koreen Brennan has engaged in master planning, business incubation and holistic economics using whole systems strategy and design, grown hundreds of species of edibles in a variety of conditions and climates, run edible nurseries, facilitated community development and facilitation, organized events, and has been a passionate educator for over 20 years, as well as a life coach and mentor, so finds herself taking on diverse projects at times. She currently sits on the Board of Permaculture Institute of North America.

    She manages a permaculture medicinal herb and orchard demonstration farm in West Central Florida where she gets to dance with the natural world. She strives to live a balanced life, to walk her talk, and to make decisions in the interest of the next seven generations.

    Please register here, an email will be sent with the Zoom link.

    Introducing the internationally recognized Grow Permaculture Full Online Permaculture Design Course with hands-on learning and mentoring.

    Now more than ever, people have attention on creating more choices and resilience in their lives. We want healthy food, a clean environment, and security for us, our children and future generations. This course offers practical steps to achieving these things in your own life, regardless of your circumstances.

    In this course you will learn:

    How to apply permaculture techniques to design your life.
    How to grow your own food abundantly and sustainably.
    How to increase your own abundance and quality of life while helping to heal the planet.
    How to create and deepen beneficial connections with nature and with other people.
    How to create a career using permaculture.

    We have gotten many requests to offer an online version from people whose schedules don’t match up with our in-person courses or who prefer to study online. This course can be studied at your own pace, with a focus on your own site design. Creating the opportunity for a participatory and hands-on experience is important to us, so we include practical exercises that you perform on your own site. In addition we will have live Q and A sessions and personal mentoring with instructors and you will be able to share your experience with instructors and other students via photos, essays or videos.

    We have added some exciting learning modules to the online version and other extras, including units with experts covering various topics. The course will address strategies for drylands, temperate, tropical and other climates based on the significant knowledge and experience of our instructors working in those climates and will also have bonus sections focused specifically on Florida/subtropical climate because of how unique the ecosystem is in Florida. Many of these techniques are very useful in multiple climates and we explain how and why.

    Students will have an opportunity to self-test their knowledge, to join discussion groups with other students, to participate in question and answer sessions on Zoom (online video conference software) with instructors, and to get feedback from a personal mentor. In addition there are in-person modules for those who want that, and special sessions we normally can’t offer in person because of time and site constraints. We feel this exceeds the learning experience from an in-person course alone.

    There are additional in-depth materials offered for each section of the course as well as a resource list where you can find more information on that topic and explore areas of interest more deeply.

    Each student will complete a permaculture design of the site of their choice, working through it step-by-step to ensure you have an understanding of each step of the process. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, you will be awarded an internationally recognized certificate for the course.

    Online Course Includes (minimum 72 hours of):

    We are offering an early bird discount of $100 for the first 100 students, or until March 30, with a full price of $595 for this comprehensive online course.

    The online course material will remain accessible to you.

    If you want to get a head start on the Syllabus order the book:
    Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay (Available online).

    Optional In-Person Classes

    Pick one or more days of in-person class on our farm.
    Cost: $125 per day, $500 for five days.
    Camping and food available with some schedules for an extra cost.
    Schedules for these classes to be announced.For those who already have a certificate or do not want a certificate but would like to access the course content, we offer a special price for this access of $195. You will not receive personal services such as mentoring or a certificate, but will be given full access to the course materials.You may also purchase additional focused one-on-one mentoring in phone or Zoom consultation for a discounted price as a Grow Permaculture student. $70 per hour or $195 for 3 hours.We offer special scholarships to attend this course for people in the 2/3 world countries who are doing community work. We have done this throughout our careers, and have volunteered thousands of hours to endeavor to share as many resources as we can with individuals striving to implement permaculture in areas hard hit by climate change, political unrest, and other severe challenges. When you contribute to our scholarship fund, we will be able to spend more time on this work and reach more people. We also accept scholarship and partial pay applications from people in developed countries; we strive to give first priority to ⅔ world countries.Coming soon here: Continuing education after the PDC including Advanced Courses, Mentoring for the Permaculture Institute of North America diploma, and other opportunities.

    Subjects covered in the course:

    Who benefits from this course:

    We are going to have the GP graduates event on the first weekend of December (4 & 5).

    This weekend opened up and it is a time when most of you could come. It is also slightly less likely to be cold that weekend than later.

    It will be the entire weekend, but we'll focus on Saturday for those who can only come one day. We would like your input on co-creation (see below)!

    You can camp on-site, we have compost toilets and showers (which most of you have seen). Please, bring your own food, dishes, pots and pans, ice, and prepare to be fully self-sufficient. We won't have room to store cold foods for everybody. We will have an outdoor stove, coffee and tea maker, things like that. If you want to bring enough to share with some others, please do! We'll have a central area for camping stoves, etc. We plan on having a fire Saturday evening in the fire pit.

    We would really appreciate some volunteers to help with things such as the compost toilets, and cleaning up after the event. We can also use some people who could come up a day or two early to help us set up. That will help us want to do this and other events regularly (as much as we love to see you guys, cleaning up after a crowd can be quite a task)!

    If you have a special skill you'd like to share, let us know.
    If you have ideas for group actions, let us know.
    We want to make this a co-create!

    We are really excited to see you again and catch up!! And have ya'll meet those you haven't met yet, network, etc.

    And please feel free to bring others with you, the vast majority of those who responded to our survey were fine with bringing others. You can bring kids but will have to be fully responsible for them. We won't have any capacity to watch out for them or help watch them, and there are aspects of our space that are not kid friendly. All we ask is that you let me know that you plan on coming and how many in your party?

    ** Use my email (steve at growpermaculture dot com) to communicate on this subject, and if you want to coordinate with others I will forward emails as needed to those of you who volunteer to help.

    ** If you can help out please notify me via email and I'll do the coordinating.

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