KC Urban Permaculture PDC course poster

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Michael Almon

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Jan 10, 2016, 6:18:45 PM1/10/16
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Kansas City Permaculture Education, Extension, and Research (KCPEER) will be teaching a 12 week Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course from 23 February to 14 May 2016.  Each week will have a Tuesday evening 3-hour lecture and a Saturday morning 3-hour field session as a non-residency 72-hour course, fulfilling Bill Mollison's criteria for gaining design certification.  The course is being taught by instructors who are certified in permaculture design, and will include group design exercises, self-study time, hands-on projects, visits to demonstration sites, and other learning activities.

This course is focused on the design and application of permaculture in urban areas of our northern temperate bioregion.  Issues in a city such as urban food deserts, soil contaminants, invasive plants, and socio-political inequities require a permaculture tailored to city living.  And cities have great potential as well, like neighborhood collaboration, reclaiming vacant land, and tapping into work trades and time banking.  Most notably, 75 % of the U.S. population lives in the suburbs but typically grows lawns rather than food.

The lead instructors will be Steve Mann, Hilary Noonan, Michael Almon, and Jeremy Rothe-Kushel.  They will be assisted by three support instructors, Nick Brown, Amber Lehrman, and Byron Wiley.  Each of them have extensive knowledge and experience in many facets of permaculture, particularly urban permaculture.  The course will be held at the Urban Farming Guys (& Gals) on East 12th St. in Kansas City MO. 

Every effort is being made to make this course affordable, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  There is an early bird rate by 29 January, a split-payment rate, and options for free will offering or work trade.  For course information, syllabus, cost, and registration materials, click on this link at Permaculture Extension - https://www.facebook.com/Permaculture-Extension-847199758690895/.

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KCPEER PDC poster_Feb-May 2016.pdf
KC Urban Permaculture_PDC description & syllabus_Feb-May2016.pdf
KC Urban Permaculture PDC_registration form_Feb-May2016.pdf
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