25 Hour Online Course
Join the Resilience Hub and Midcoast Permaculture Design for a crash course in the essential aspects of a permaculture design process that has been developed and honed in Maine over the last decade of professional practice. We are excited to announce this streamlined, virtual Permaculture Design Intensive, during which students will be guided through the steps of the design process and given the tools to begin to design their own residential spaces. We will start with the basics of permaculture philosophy and work our way to practical design exercises that will be of immediate benefit, such as goal articulation, ecosystem observation skills, edible landscaping techniques, annual and perennial plant polycultures, base mapping, and a step by step system of layered design. We will mix it up with basic and advanced concepts and practice so that students feel supported in overcoming that feeling of “not knowing where to start.”
The Design Intensive will run from June 6 – June 21 and use a variety of online platforms, including Google Classroom, YouTube, and Zoom. Readings, exercises, videos, and webinars will be assigned over the span of the course and can be completed independently each week. There will be five LIVE Zoom chats consisting of discussion, Q&A, and Design Labs:
June 6 at 10 AM
June 13 at 10 AM and 1 PM
June 21 at 10 AM and 1 PM
While these will be recorded for later viewing, it is strongly recommended that participants attend live.
This is an intensive 2-week course – expect to spend approximately 12 hours per week on classwork. Participants will need a computer with fast internet and a minimal set of inexpensive design tools.
25 hour course. Investment: $225.