"Permaculture is more than just good gardening. It is a lifelong approach to analysis, action and social structures that results in better relationships, more functional systems and a clearer understanding of everything necessary for human communities to thrive." - CJ|
5 Saturdays - April 13, 20, May 11, 18, June 1
9 am to 4 pm
40 Hour Training Course (30 hours classroom, 10 hours field practice)
at the Old Stone House & Washington Park
Instructors: Claudia Joseph* and guest instructors
Course Fee: $650
Register before March 1: $550
Some work-trade available. 'Accepted students must work in advance of the course.
Held at the site of the first battle of the Revolutionary War, this model at a park and middle school is pioneering useful landscapes in public spaces in NYC. The UPAT course offers an approachable format for those who are new to permaculture and a comfortable re-entry for those who seek further practice. Ten hours of field practice are mandatory. A UPAT certificate will be awarded upon completion.
Urban soil repair and bioremediation techniques are at the base of our historically referenced gardens, showcasing plants for food, medicine, craft and wildlife support. Raising our quality of life, improving the commons, analysis of global outlooks, business ideas and healthy lifestyles will all be included in class discussions.
Permaculture topics such as energy use, buildings, food, waste streams and water systems will be presented along with current information in the media and traditional wisdom from voices of experience. With emphasis on social change and cooperative structures, lots of field models and hands-on learning opportunities, this course speaks to the rapid transitions we are experiencing culturally, politically and ecologically.
-To introduce students to the fundamentals of sustainability
-To teach cooperative dynamics and positive action
-To learn about useful plants and ecosystem design
-To relate our needs to our local and global resources
-To study homesteading skills and off-grid techniques
For questions about the program and to apply for work-exchange/scholarship assistance, contact Claudia Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit permaculture-exchange.org.
*Claudia Joseph is an Urban Permaculture specialist with public projects at the Garden of Union, The Old Stone House and MS 51. She has been a resident of Park Slope, BK since 2001 and previously taught at the Berkeley Ecology Center, Merritt College and the Oakland Botanical Demonstration Gardens in CA. Two Permaculture Design Certificates and a Diploma of Permaculture from PIUSA underlie her many years of practice.
|Saturday Apr 13, 2013 9:00 AM - Saturday Jun 01, 2013 4:00 PM | $20.00 - $650.00
Old Stone House of Brooklyn & Washington Park (View)
336 Third Street, bet. 4th & 5th Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11215
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|