Date/TimeAug 12, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019
LEARN IT, LIVE IT
August 12th – August 26th, 2019
An Immersive Permaculture Design Course at Linnaea Farm, Cortes Island
Work with nature & principles of sustainability to make the most of your
personal, professional & play environments.
What You’ll Learn
Creating Resilient Systems During Climate Chaos
Permaculture Design begins and ends with profound observation of the natural world. It’s all about turning problems into solutions! We’re in a time of great transition and climate chaos – what an opportunity to ally ourselves with Nature and learn the skills of how to create positive, lasting, and fruitful change in our landscapes and communities.
Explore processes of ecological regeneration in the wake of human disturbance, and learn how to assess, design and implement systems that are truly sustainable.
Our teachers share results of their cutting-edge work and how they’ve embraced Nature’s unsurpassed ability to adapt and thrive in the most adverse circumstances.
Reading the landscape
Working with Water
Integrated livestock systems (for yards of all sizes!)
Design for climate change
Ecological food production
Food Forest Design
Soil Building and rehabilitation
Approaches to community living and cooperatives
And so much more…
Lead Instructor: Ron Berezan
Ron Berezan, aka “The Urban Farmer” (www.theurbanfarmer.ca) has been a permaculture teacher and practitioner for the past 15 years. He trained under Gregoire Lamoureaux (Kootenay Permaculture Institute) and Brock Dolman/Penny Livingston (OAEC) and is a certified designer and teacher through the Permaculture Institute of North America (www.pina.in). Ron has taught permaculture, organic gardening and urban agriculture and facilitated community food security projects throughout Canada. He has developed a very close working relationship with the agroecokogy and permaculture movements in Cuba and has taken 27 groups to learn from Cuban experts and practitioners. Ron is cofounder of the Sycamore Commons Community Permaculture project in Powell River (Tla’Amin Traditional Territory) – a permaculture demonstration project that provides an abundance of food, learning, and community connections for people in the region. He has been fostering a permaculture food security project at the Kanaka Bar First Nation in the Fraser Canyon for the past three years. Ron is also a cofounder of Blueberry Commons Farm Cooperative in Powell River – an emerging eco-village on 16 acres of land on the edge of Powell River. Ron also makes and sells biochar (see www.thegoodearth.co). Soils, plants, food forests, passive greenhouse design and social permaculture are some of the things that Ron is currently very excited about!
Why Choose Linnaea Farm for my PDC?
30 years of Educational Programs
Our Programs are built on 30 years of on-farm educational experience. The first Permaculture Design Course taught in Canada was here on Linnaea Farm in the 1980’s! Since then, hundreds of students have graduated from our Permaculture programs.
Our 2019 PDC instructors have, combined, over 50 years experience designing and implementing Permaculture Design projects as well as teaching students across North America!
Immerse yourself in a Functioning Ecological Farm
Linnaea Farm is a 314 acre organic land trust stewarded by five families dedicated to sustainable agriculture and education.
Come observe how a diverse group of people create and live Permaculture! You’ll definitely get your hands in some sweet Linnaea soil when you dig into some of the fascinating on-going projects we’ll be working with on the farm.
Stay by the Lake in our Farmhouse
Linnaea Farm has over 1000 feet of shoreline on pristine Gunflint Lake. Fabulous for swimming, or having a peaceful moment beside sparkling waters – you’ll have lots of time to chill and enjoy what Cortes Island has to offer during your Permaculture Design Course.
Relax in comfy furnished rooms in our heritage Farmhouse, or take advantage of tent camping options. You’ll receive accommodation details when you register.
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