2-Week In-resident Permaculture Design Course

This is an in-residence two-week course which takes place at the Sehale Learning Center, near Belfair, Washington, west of Olympia.  The intensive course will teach permaculture design principles and a methodology which can be applied to any environment, rural or urban. If you are interested in increasing food production and local resilience in your community and bioregion, this course is for you. Strategies for local food security, energy conservation, sustainability and restoring the health of native ecosystems are synthesized.

Through lecture, slide shows, discussion, observation, field trips and hands-on activities, permaculture design students will develop the practical skills and knowledge necessary to design and implement sustainable systems that are in harmony with the natural world. The course will cover hundreds of crops which can provide family needs or cash income. The course will focus on the Maritime Northwest but the principles can be applied to any region

Course instructors are Larry Korn, Marisha Auerbach, and Laura Sweany. The course fee is $800 plus $450 – $195, depending on accommodations for room and board; please visit www.sahalepermaculture.com for more information and registration.

Just 20 minutes from Belfair, Washington, Sahale is an easy drive from Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and the Olympic Peninsula.  For further information contact: Laura Sweany, 206-369-7590. lauraflora@msn.com


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  1. Leah Reuben-Werner
    Leah Reuben-Werner says:

    Sustainable Seattle would like to invite you to create a 2-3 part workshop through our STARS program of varied
    adult education classes, workshop, and info-series. A brief suggestion: 2 interactive classroom sessions at our conference rm in the Vance Bldg–in Seattle, then a “Hands-on” workshop on a Sat. at Sustainable Seattle’s
    country workshop facility on 7 acres at Hood Canal in Lofall (Kitsap side, but not far from Belfair). Two years ago a successfully atended mini-permaculture workshop, was conducted by Bainbridge permaculturist Chuck Elsin, which was totally hands-on. We had potluck alfresco lunch, with lots of delicious organic food, and excellent talk & walk-through directions for all participants. We agreed on an affordable charge per person: $50 per class or $120 for all three + bring something for the potluck lunch. Please contact me and Eldan Goldenberg(eldan@sustainableseattle.org) to discuss possibilities for actualizing our partnership(s).

    Best, Leah L+/


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