2013 Financial Permaculture Workshop

January 21-25, 2013 Miami Dade College Homestead Campus www.financialpermaculture.com

Free Talk on Biochar with Albert Bates, during Permaculture Design Course

Beyond Zero: The Biochar Solution

FREE TALK with Albert Bates

Location: Carothers Crossing, Nashville, TN
When: August 14, 2010
4-6:00 PM

How we can take the atmosphere from dangerously over-carbonated with greenhouse gas pollution back to safe, pre-industrial levels on decadal time scales? While conventional agriculture leads to deserts, blowing parched dirt across the oceans and melting ice caps, there is another, older style, that brings fertile soils, plant and animal diversity and birdsong. While the agriculture we use has been shifting Earth’s carbon balance from soil and living vegetation to atmosphere and ocean, an alternative style of agriculture moves carbon from sky to soil and crops. The needed shift, once embarked upon, can be profound and immediate. We could once more become a garden planet, with deep black earths and forests of fruit and nuts where deserts now stand.

Albert Bates

Albert Bates is author of The Biochar Solution: Carbon Farming and Climate Change, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook and numerous other books, films and new media on energy, environment and history. A former environmental rights lawyer, paramedic, brick mason, flour miller, and horse trainer, he shared the Right Livelihood Award in 1980 as part of the steering committee of Plenty, working to preserve the cultures of indigenous peoples, and board of directors of The Farm, a pioneering intentional community in Tennessee for the past 35 years. A co-founder and past president of the Global Ecovillage Network, he is presently GEN’s representative to the UN climate talks. When not tinkering with fuel wringers for algae, hemp cheeses, or pyrolizing cookstoves, he teaches permaculture, ecovillage design and natural building.

Permaculture Design Course and Intro

There are two parts to the course: a 3-day intro, and the continuing 8 days of the design course. Both are described on this page. You can also download this as a printable flyer.

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3-Day Intro to Permaculture

Location: Carothers Crossing, Nashville, TN
When: August 12- 14, 2010

This introduction, sponsored by the Financial Permaculture Institute and Design Recouse, lays the foundation for the full 72-hour design course, with introductions to ethics, principles, and tools for combining old country know how, natural patterns, and conscious design. Permaculture is a design science that takes a whole-ecosystem approach to sustainable development. The term, “Permaculture”, means “permanent agriculture” and “permanent culture”. Permaculture developed in Australia in the late 1970’s, by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, and has since spread throughout the world. Leaders of the sustainability movement are applying Permaculture principles and design methodologies to everything from gardens, home sites, village designs, businesses, and entire regional economies. Includes classes on creating healthy soils, and garden design. Check out the tentative schedule for more topics. Instructors include, Matthew English, Kevin Guenther, Cliff Davis and guests!
Price: $200 with early registration, $250 after July 23 2010
Registration: Register online at www.financialpermaculture.com (coming on June 25)
Contact: For questions contact info@financialpermaculture.com or 888-878-2434 ext.2
More details (in PDF format): LogisticsLocationLodgingScheduleRestaurants

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Full Permaculture Design Course

Location: Carothers Crossing, Nashville, TN
When: August 12- 24 2010 with Sundays off

Full Permaculture Design Course continues from the 3-day intro to the full 72 hour certification course.  Permaculture is a design science that takes a whole-ecosystem approach to sustainable development. The term, “Permaculture”, means “permanent agriculture” and “permanent culture”. Permaculture developed in Australia in the late 1970’s, by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, and has since spread throughout the world. Leaders of the sustainability movement are applying Permaculture principles and design methodologies to everything from gardens, home sites, village designs, businesses, and entire regional economies. Class participants will learn to use a unique tool that incorporates natural design systems into problem solving on multiple levels. This 72 hour course is vigorous and in depth. Students who complete all segments of the course and individual project assignments will receive an internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate. See tentative schedule for topics. Includes class lectures, interactive class participation, design exercises, field trips, and dynamic learning opportunities. Instructors include Matthew English, Kevin Guenther, Cliff Davis, and guests.

Location: Carothers Crossing
When: 9 am August 12 to 5 pm August 24, 2010, with Sundays off
Price: $700 with early registration, $800 after July 23 2010
Registration: Register online at www.financialpermaculture.com
Contact: For questions contact info@financialpermaculture.com or 888-878-2434 ext.2
More details (in PDF format): LogisticsLocationLodgingScheduleRestaurants

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