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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Permaculture Design Course for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship
“My learning journey at Quail Springs helped to nurture my presence of mind to be a better and more active listener – a vital trait for the international development professional. The coursework was incredibly pertinent to my work in Uganda and without a doubt made me more aware, more compassionate, and more focused in my role as a project manager and human being.” - Grant Buhr, Project Focus, Quail Springs’ PDC graduate
Permaculture is an integrated design system that provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that provide diversity, stability, and resiliencefor individuals and communities. Permaculture is in 160 countries with many thousands of grassroots projects on-the-ground.
This course will assist you and your organization with integrating into your projects:
During this specialized course we will be offering the participants direct hands-on learning experiences that include:
Making a simple and effective solar cooker
Creating a thermophyllic compost system
Building a BioSand water filter
Building a water harvesting bio swale
Constructing an earthen rocket stove
This course is designed for people who work with non-government organizations or government agencies, community organizers working in international development and/or social entrepreneurship, as well as volunteers and students with dedicated interest in the subject matter.
Joseph Lentunyoi is from the Maasai tribe, and is co-founder of the Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya, to which he brings extensive practical knowledge of sustainable farming as well as teaching experience. Josephis the Sustainability Director for Nyumbani Village, where over 900 children live who have been orphaned by HIV related diseases, alongside teaching and designing with permaculture techniques extensively in East Africa.
Cost includes instruction, certification, catered meals, and camping accommodations. Cost: $1,650 (a deposit of $300 reserves your space with the full balance due by June 10) Early Bird: $1,450 for payment in full by April 15
Discounts Early Bird – $200 discount, course payment in full by April 15, 2013 PDC Refresher – $200 discount, participants with a previous 72-hr Permaculture Design Certification Couples – $300 discount, applies to your joint total for couples registering, paying and traveling together Check or Money Order – $25 discount, payment by check or money order