For the fourth year in a row, the Urban Permaculture Guild is producing a summer Permaculture Design Certification training in San Francisco. Fred Bove, Kevin Bayuk, David Cody, Kat Steele and other guest presenters will facilitate the internationally recognized certification curriculum with additional hours included to focus on urban applications of permaculture design principles. In total, the course will run 84 hours (plus 14 additional optional hours) spread across 6 weekends this summer (see dates and times below).
Our intention is to make this training accessible to all so we will be offering the course for $750 which is roughly half of some other courses. Each student will also be supplied with the Permaculture Designers Manual (Bill Mollison), a $100 value. We do not intend to make the cost of the course to be a barrier to your participation. Some work trade and payment plan options are available. Please contact us if you have any questions about payment.
Learners will be committed to presenting a final design project to receive their certification. This design project will require time outside of class sessions and will be focused on actual projects here in San Francisco and learners are expected to apply professional level effort on these projects. All the essential tools and methods for design will be provided. The goal is to equip each learner with the skills they need to produce quality designs.
We will be covering a wide variety of topics in the course. While the PDC does cover a lot of material about interacting with vegetation, if what you are seeking is an in-depth gardening training, this is probably not for you. We will employ a mix of learning methods, including lecture, hands on, and multimedia/video.
Join us for an opportunity to meet like-minded people, create community and have a great time!
Class days and times are:
Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 4pm
Classroom sessions will be held at the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
Hands on sessions will take place at various locations throughout the city and one field trip outside the city
http://nabe.potrerohillsf.com/ ; 824B Caroline St., San Francisco
Saturday 6, Sunday 7
Saturday 13, Sunday 14
Saturday 11, Sunday 12
Saturday 18, Sunday 19
Saturday 1, Sunday 2
Saturday 8, Sunday 9
Course Synopsis :
Some content may shift to a different weekend
* Introduction, Ethics, and Principles of Permaculture
* Functional Design Development & Methods of Design
* Succession, Evolution, Establishment, and Maintenance
* Patterns and their urban applications
* Memory and pattern recognition
* Companion planting and guilds
* Trees and their energy transactions
* Earth Works
* Green Building and Passive Solar Design
* Temperate, Drylands and Tropics
* Sustainable Economics
* Sustainable Global Governance
* Design Presentations