Permaculture Design Certificate Course - March 24th to April 6th 2014 - Solscape, Raglan

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course - March 24th to April 6th 2014 - Solscape, Raglan

Permaculture Design Certificate Course*

Permaculture is the harmonious integration of landscape and people — providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.

The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with, rather than against, nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions, rather than asking only one yield of them; and allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.

This 2 week intensive learning experience will deliver participants their Permaculture Design Certificates while exploring the ideas of Designing For Change. We acknowledge that change is upon us. Where it leads we do not know but a willingness to begin the transition and consciously design resilience into our lives will put us in good stead.

-DESIGNING FOR ABUNDANCE AND ADAPTABILITY-
Two Week Intensive: March 24th- April 6th 2014

Course Topics Include:
- Permaculture Ethics and Principles
- Urban Design methods and strategies, Ecological Footprint, Urban Waste Cycles
- Organic Food Production, Urban Farming, Large Animals and Forests, Plantations

- Small Animals & Orchards, Bees, Poultry, Pigs, Plant and Animal Ecology
- Social Permaculture, Indigenous Resource Concepts, Cooperative Decision making
- Soil & Garden Fertility, Soil Testing, Composting, Worm Farms, Gardening Techniques
- Built Environment, Building Biology and Ecology, Passive Solar Design, Natural Materials

- Renewable Energy, Energy Analysis & Efficiency, Community Based Systems
- Water Harvesting and Storage, Hydrological Cycle, Water Treatment Techniques
- Financial Permaculture, Community Enterprise, Social Capital, Transition Towns
- Climate, Global & Local Patterns, Climate Change, Micro-climates, Urban Weather Patterns

- Aquaculture, Fish Farming,Natural Pond Systems, Nutrient Cycling, Restorative Harvest Systems

- Landscape Site Assessment, Natural Ecosystems, Wildlife & Land Restoration
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*Residential Rates from NZ$1645 – rate includes accommodation, 3 meals per day, and tuition.

*Non-Residential Rates from NZ$1145 – includes 1 meal per day and tuition.

* 10% Early Bird discount - Expires 20/1/2014
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SOLSCAPE is a 10 acre property nestled at the foot of Mt Karioi overlooking the Tasman sea, a short bush walk away from Ngaranui beach and world famous surf break Manu bay.

We are an Eco Retreat offering diverse accommodations consciously designed to fit within our primary goals of minimizing our ecological footprint and inspiring visitors with working models of sustainable living and a Progressive Learning Centre hosting and delivering learning opportunities in Sustainability arts, Permaculture and Holistic Living.

Tutors:

Rick Thorpe, Liz Stanway, Finn Mackesey, Maxine Fraser, Nandor Tanczos, Ngahuia Baker, Simon Thompson, Ian Mayes

Location / Venue:

Solscape Eco Retreat & Progressive Learning Centre.

611 Wainui Rd, Raglan

Contact Details:

*Email: info@solscape.co.nz *Phone: 07 8258268 *Web: www.solscape.co.nz