Of course its late, you must contact Jo Miller at 540-665-5442 by this monday the 10th to reserve a space. Class starts the 11th and She must have 10 people signed up by end of day(?) monday the 10th to get the class going we have 3 and need 7….
This won't get you the classic PDC that normally costs 1000$ but you will get an introduction to permaculture, and get access to someone actively doing permaculture and food forest design for $89.00. This includes five classes running every tuesday from 6-8pm starting this tuesday the 11th. Hope this helps those of you looking for an affordable intro to permaculture class, Read on for details…..
Caring for the Earth: Making Useful Connections
Learning about sustainability or permaculture (permanent agriculture) work is minimized, "waste" becomes resources, “productivity” yields increase, and the environment is restored. This five-week class will help you learn how to manage land, our lives and our livelihoods in a world of energy descent.
We will explore many ways to make useful connections buy using the same methods that Mother Nature does. We will discuss cooperation between different people, elements and communities. We will brainstorm on ways to connect the right people together in the right ways to create a healthy and harmonic system.
Who will benefit?
People involved in permaculture, transition towns, urban farms, community gardens, environmental studies and social change. We will use a combination of free flowing lectures, video presentations and structured group discussions that stress positivism and cooperation globally and locally.
Your instructor, Mary Margaret Cave, inherited a passion for farming from her Grandparents who lived and farmed in Clarke County. She received her BA in English and then began teaching. In 1997, while teaching on the border of Mexico, she lived "off the Grid", homesteading and raising livestock. Continuing her interest in permaculture, she then moved back to Virginia, taught Special education, and was involved in a small farm operation in Berryville. She has taught children of all ages in techniques such as seeding, propagation, no till gardening, worm composting and building soil. She currently owns a small edible forest in Clarke County and enjoys enhancing soils with vermicomposting for local businesses and friends.
Her special interests include: soil development, earthworks, crops, designing community gardens and edible forestry. She is a member of the American Association of Permaculture and has studied with Bill Morrison, Geoff Lawton and Larry Korn. She is currently finishing her certification in Permaculture design with Oregon State University. She still enjoys her lifelong service to children with special needs and enjoys using ASL.
When: Tuesday 2/11-3/1/2014
Time: 6-8 pm
Where: Shenandoah U. main campus in Winchester Va.