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Permaculture Design Course Gaining Popularity in Portland, OR

Toby Hemenway and guests will offer a weekend intensive certificate program for Permaculture Design in Portland, OR starting May 2010. A variety of permaculture design principles, soil ecology, community economics and more will be the focus of this program.

Toby Hemenway and guests will offer a weekend intensive certificate program for Permaculture Design in Portland, OR starting in May 2010.  A  variety of permaculture design principles, soil ecology, community economics and more will be the focus of this program.

Permaculture uses ecological principles to design integrated systems of food production, housing appropriate technology, and community development.  Its aim is to the creation of a sustainable human settlements that are harmoniously woven int the environment and have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.

Expert guest instructors will assist at the course, which is adapted toa a variety of learning styles and is taught via lecture, images, video, group discussion, exercises and design projects.  It is appropriate for homeowners, educators, planners, architects, landscape professionals, farmers and gardeners.

Course graduates will receive a permaculture design certificate from the Permaculture Institute (USA), an increasingly desirable professional credential.

For registration information call 503.548.8459 or email patternliteracy@gmail.com

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