Permaculture Design Certification

- May 17th - May 30th, 2020 -

Greetings,

While we finalize the curriculum to make this next class the best one yet, here is a list of some of the topics we will be covering along with the chapter overview of Bill Mollison's Permaculture Designer's Manual: 

  • Permaculture Ethics, Patterns & Principles

  • PDC uses and limitations - applications for small and large scale projects

  • Fields of expertise & small business opportunities

  • Stacking Functions for optimal efficiency 

  • Making Biochar & other soil building mechanisms

  • Restoration agriculture techniques with livestock

  • Earthworks - pond & swale construction

  • Natural Building techniques 

  • Reforestation 

  • Turning lawns into gardens - sheet mulching and other techniques

  • Composting toilets, priveys, and methane digesters + humanure composting

  • Greywater systems

  • Solar Azimuth - knowing where the sun will be at different times of the year for proper structure and landscaping planning

  • The magnificent life of a tree

  • Rainwater catchment & hard surface runoff calculations

  • Integrated pest management

  • Growing low to no maintenance crop systems

  • Dealing with Invasives

  • Regulations, requirements, loopholes, and working with the system. 

You may want to get the Permaculture Designer's Manual, by Bill Mollison before the course, and I always recommend Gaia's Garden, by Toby Hemengway as a great starter, which is easier to read than the manual.  If you get your books from Amazon, you can get them from our page, or just check out what other books we suggest at https://www.senecatreehouse.org/booksuggestions 

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.  Below are the links to the course and the course plus housing.  As always, my goal is to make this one of the best and most useful courses you have ever taken.

Your PDC instructor,

Scott Allen Bunn

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864-710-7584

Scott@SenecaTreehouse.org

403 Coneross Ave.

Seneca, SC 29678

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