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Permaculture Design Class- Week 1


Join us for a two-week Permaculture Design Course intensive in Southwest Ohio at Agraria, our 128-acre farm, where we are developing a center for soil health education, regenerative land use practices, community business incubation, and sustainable agriculture. 

Combining lecture with facilitated discussion and hands-on practice, the course will be taught by Peter Bane and Rhonda Baird. Peter Bane serves as the coordinator of the Permaculture Institute of America and is the author of The Permaculture Handbook. Rhonda Baird uses her 25 years of organizing experience across social and environmental concerns, academic work, and a lifetime of living close to the land to inform her facilitation of the permaculture design course. Rhonda Baird and Peter Bane have been teaching together since 2005 and have been fortunate to facilitate dozens of courses together and with others all over the hemisphere. They will draw from decades of experience in practical permaculture design to teach us about soil, water, climate, and the carbon cycle; food production and nutrition; natural building; economics and finance; design process; and much more.

You can find out more about Peter Bane at www.permacultureactivist.netand about Rhonda Baird at www.shelteringhills.net. Both Peter and Rhonda hold diplomas in permaculture education. This course is recognized by the Permaculture Institute of North America.


Week one of the course will take place from Sunday, May 12th-Saturday the 18th, 2019, and the second week will be Sunday, June 16th-Saturday the 22nd, 2019. You may reserve your spot with a $250 deposit and pay the remainder up to one week before the course. Rustic camping accommodations available for free, or private accommodations available in town for additional cost. Spend two weeks with us in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and take home a lifetime of valuable skills and connections!

A limited number will be accepted, so get your tickets soon!


Earlier Event: May 11
Citizen Science Day: Stream Study
Later Event: May 25
Wild Edibles Workshop