From Lori Brewer:
Registration is now open for the online course Permaculture Design: Ecosystem Mimicry, offered Jan. 16 through March 2, 2017 through the Horticulture Section’s distance learning program. Space is limited to 15 participants. Registration closes when limit is reached. Registration fee is $675 and to be paid via credit card at registration. See registration link at course info website.
The study of permaculture helps gardeners, landowners, and farmers combine knowledge of ecology combined with its application to supporting healthy soil, water conservation, and biodiversity. Permaculture systems meet human needs while restoring ecosystem health. Common practices include no-till gardening, rainwater catchment, forest gardening, and agroforestry.
View the full syllabus for the course and find registration information at the course info website.
The Horticulture Section’s distance learning program offers two other online permaculture design courses:
- Permaculture: Fundamentals of Ecological Design (offered next in Fall 2017)
- Permaculture Design: Design Practicum (offered next March 13 to April 6, 2017 )
Completion of a single class gives students a certificate of completion from the Horticulture Section and continuing education units. Completion of all three courses gives students the portfolio necessary to apply for an internationally recognized certification in Permaculture Design though the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. Registration opens about six weeks before courses begins.