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Instructor: Toby Hemenway� Director of�The Center for Pattern Literacy Learn to�create sustainable living In Urban and�Suburban Environment�The Center for Urban Agriculture�at Fairview Gardens

�PERMACULTURE�Urban Sustainablilty �

72 hour certification course + lectures + tours + films + guest speakers + workshops + lunches

Six Weekends�Six Months �

Starts May 26 & 27, 2012�

Fairview Gardens, 598 N. Fairview Ave �Goleta, Ca 93117�1-805-967-7369�

PRESENTERS�Toby Hemenway� Special Guests: Warren Brush, Larry Santoyo,�Brock Dolman, John Valenzuela and Michael Becker

The Instructor�Toby Hemenway:� the author of Gaia�s Garden: A Guide�to Home-Scale Permaculture, which for the last seven years has�been the best-selling permaculture book in the world. He has�been an adjunct professor at Portland State University, Schol-�ar-in-Residence at Pacific University, and is currently a field�director at the Permaculture Institute (USA). Toby has presented lectures and workshops at major sustainability conferences�such as Bioneers, SolFest, and EcoFarm, and at Duke University, Tufts University, University of Minnesota, University of�Delaware and many other educational venues. His writing has�appeared in magazines such as Whole Earth Review, Natural�Home, and Kitchen Gardener. He has contributed book chapters for WorldWatch Institute and to several publications on�ecological design programs.

Course Will Cover
* Plant Guilds, Polycultures and Succession Planting�*Aquaculture and Micro Livestock
*Urban Animal Husbandry
*Water Use & Reuse, Swales, Ponds, Rainwater Collection�*Pattern Understanding and Observation
*Climatic Factors and Climate and Microclimates
*Sustainable Building & Retrofitting Energy Conservation�*Trees and their Energy Transactions
*Guilds, Polycultures, Succession
*Various Climatic Factors: Focus on the Temperate Climate *Practical Work on Design
*Permaculture�Ethics, Principles
*The Business of Permaculture: creating an urban livelihood

During the course we will have site work and visit urban farms, Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) farms, Green and natural building sites and eco-homesteads.

What is Permaculture?�Permaculture co-founder, Bill Mollison states:��Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted & thoughtful �observation rather than protracted & thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions rather than asking only one yield of them & of allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.� Derived�from Permanent and Culture, as follows: Permanent: From the Latin permanens, to remain to� the end,�to persist throughout (per = through, manere = to continue) – Culture: From the Latin cultura -� cultivation�of land, or the intellect. Now generalized to mean all those habits, beliefs, or activities than� sustain human societies.

Permaculture is applied observation of nature and a� design process for creating sustainable living� systems on your land.� It matters not if your land happens to be a suburban home in Santa Barbara, Ca, a�rural farm in the Imo State of Nigeria or the second story of a three-flat on the south side of� Chicago.

Permaculture is sustainability by design before sustainability by device. � Observing patterns in nature is �really no more than common sense.� If we apply this common sense to our post modern lives we will save time and money and be better informed on which appropriate technologies we really need.


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