Permaculture Design

Learn how to create sustainable communities through the process of permaculture design.  During this two-week intensive study you will complete a variety of outdoor activities, lectures, visits to field sites, and explore how the creative design process of permaculture can provide an organizing framework for

Permaculture is the conscious design of landscapes which mimic the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems and the relationships found in nature while yielding an abundance of food, fiber and energy for the provision of local needs.

This field school will be taught by Ken Shaw who has trained with many leading permaculture teachers including, Geoff Lawton, Toby Hemenway, Dave Jacke, Owen Hablutzel, and Jesse Lemieux as well many years of farming in rural and urban settings.

The course will also include guest lecturer Delvin Solkinson, Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute (USA) and certified teacher with Permaculture Association (UK) and Permaculture Research Institute (AU).

Students will also receive a Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion.

Course | 3 credits:

  • SUST 120 - Introduction to Permaculture

Admission requirements

  • Successful admission to the University Credit program
  • English 12
  • Permission of the Instructor

To contact the instructor email kshaw@coastmountaincollege.ca


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Dates and locations

June 11-27, 2018

  • Prince Rupert campus

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