Creating Abundance Together - A Community Development PDC


  • Edmonton, AB 11135 - 65 Avenue Edmonton, AB, T6H 1W3 Canada

Come discover practical solutions to make a difference in your community and help make the planet more livable, sustainable and green through permaculture design. Connect with a unique group of incredible community leaders and citizens in exploring possibilities for solutions to seemingly intractable contemporary problems such as climate change, species extinction, loss of control over our food and financial systems, and much more.

What students get.

In this course you will be introduced to permaculture design principles, ethics and methods, and their application to growing food and designing landscapes. You will also explore creative and local solutions for building regenerative communities by combining wholistic design and community development. Through lectures, discussion, hands-on activities, tours, and networking you will be introduced to new ideas and techniques for reconnecting people to the natural world, enhancing cultural and ecological diversity, and finding ways to meet needs in your community through local resources and collaboration. This course will inspire, stimulate and challenge you to engage in the world in a new way, and upon successful completion of the course you will earn a Permaculture Design Certificate.

 

Instructional Team

Ron Berezan, TheUrbanFarmer.ca An urban permaculture pioneer in Edmonton, Ron has extensive experience with urban permaculture in Canada and Cuba, in-depth training in bio-intensive organic gardening and three decades experience undertaking social justice and collaborative work to build whole, sustainable communities. Ron is a fountain of guidance about what to do and what not to do in building regenerative systems and communities, and a passionate and inspiring teacher whose fun and dynamic approach stimulates his students to become effective agents of change. Javan K. Bernakevitch, PermacultureBC.com An urban and broad-scale permaculture designer and teacher with experience in Canada, Kenya, Uganda, the United States and Cuba, Javan has a wealth of knowledge and experience in natural building systems, organic gardening, food forests, environmental education and facilitation. Drawing from this diverse experience, he shares with his students resources, techniques and innovative approaches to finding solutions to even the most complex problems. Javan is driven in his teaching to provide the right balance of theory, practical experience and integration of community to ensure students retain, use and leave his courses prepared and inspired to take positive action.

Guest speakers and teaching assistants from the local community also will join the group throughout the course to enhance student learning and facilitate community networking.

 

Cost

Really Early Bird Tuition

May 12 - June 8, 2014 - $999

This registration price includes:

  • 72 hrs Class Room Instruction
  • Resource Library (Digital) (Value $100)
  • Master Perennial and Annual Plant Lists for Edmonton Area (Digital) (Value $75)
  • Food Forests Gardening for 1000 Years: Resources Recipes and Riches - Alberta (Hardcopy) (Value $15)
  • Permaculture Design Certificate Course Recipes Cookbook (Hardcopy) (Value $10)
  • In My Permaculture Garden - A tour of Ron Berezan's Edmonton Permaculture Garden (DVD) (Value $25)
  • $200 in savings off the Regular Tuition

The total value for this course package is $1424. If you sign up for this package before June 8th, you'll save $425 in value.

 

Early Bird Tuition

June 9 - July 9, 2014 - $1099

This registration price includes:

  • 72 hrs Class Room Instruction
  • Resource Library (Digital) (Value $100)
  • Master Perennial and Annual Plant Lists for Edmonton Area (Digital) (Value $75)
  •  Food Forests Gardening for 1000 Years: Resources Recipes and Riches - Alberta (Hardcopy) (Value $15)

The total value for this course package is $1289. If you sign up for this package before July 9th, you'll save $290 in value.

 

Regular Tuition

July 10 - August 5, 2014 - $1199 (Regular Price)

This registration price includes:

  • 72 hrs Class Room Instruction
  • Resource Library (Digital) (Value $100)
  • Master Perennial and Annual Plant Lists for Edmonton Area (Digital) (Value $75)

The total value for this course package is $1374. If you sign up for this package before you'll receive $175 in additional value.


Refund Policy:
Regular Tuition and Early Bird Tuition can be refunded minus a 10% non-refundable processing fee up to 14 days before the course. If we receive communication less than 14 days before a course begins there is no refund provided however you can send someone in your place.
 
Really Early Bird Tuition is not refundable but you can send someone in your place to the course.