Permaculture Concepts Series 1- Introduction to Design, or How to Make Sense of It All

Do you want to be part of the solution to global challenges, but struggle to find sensible alternatives to daily living? Has information about permaculture and sustainability piqued your interest but left you wanting to know more? This 6-hour tutorial will take you deeper into sustainability concepts and empower you to use this information right away.

In this first of three 6-hour courses, Michael Oliver and Kasey Mire will draw on the disciplines of Permaculture, Holistic Management, Radical Mycology, and more to give students a refreshing approach to ethical design and decision-making. While subjects are geared toward food sustainability and self-reliance, class will discuss how sensible ethics can be applied in virtually any decision-making scenario.

Specific topics discussed will include:

• Permaculture ethics
• holistic decision-making
• zoning concepts
• resource management
• stacking time and functions
• biomimicry
• sustainable v. regenerative
• climate awareness
• adaptability and preparedness
• economic ecology
• design integration and application.

Students are asked to bring a print-out of their backyard, land plot, or any other space they would like to design using permaculture concepts. Class will participate in a design exercise and will receive one-on-one support from instructors.

As a student, you will learn: how to make practical decisions that integrate individual, societal, and planetary health. You will take away: a course outline, resource handout, and individualized design sketch-up created by you with aid from instructors.



Date: January 9, 9 am to 4 pm.
Class Size: Limited to 12
Location: The Herban Path – Centrally located near SAC (San Antonio College) * Directions and additional information will be sent out to registered students the Wednesday before class.
* Directions and additional information will be sent out to registered students the Wednesday before class.
*There will be a 1-hour break for lunch. Bring a sack lunch if you wish, or there are restaurants within a 15 minute drive
Tuition: $75
Tuition Discount: Enroll in all 3 Permaculture classes in this series for $200 (saves $25)



Course #2: Permaculture Concepts Series 2: Gardens and Soils, or How to Create Regenerative Productivity, February 6th, 2016.

Course #3: Permaculture Concepts Series 3: Integrated Animal Management, or How to Have Happy, Healthy Animals Do Your Work for You, March 12th, 2016.


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