Current Courses and Events


Permaculture Design 101
Spokane Conservation District
Mar 9, 2019More Info

Introduction to Permaculture
Bullocks Permaculture Homestead, Orcas Island, WA
May 24 - 26, 2019More Info

Permaculture Design Course
Bullocks Permaculture Homestead, Orcas Island, WA
July 13 - 27, 2019More Info

Advanced Permaculture Design Course
Bullock's Permaculture Homestead
August 10-17 2019More Info


Permaculture Design 101

Mar 9, 2019

At Spokane Conservation District

Instructor: Dave Boehnlein

Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. This permaculture course will explore the practice of designing sustainable human habitats by following nature’s patterns. Permaculture draws on a wide variety of fields (e.g. natural building, alternative energy, agroforestry, alternative economics, etc.) and seeks to ensure that pieces from each of those areas of expertise relate to each other in beneficial ways.

Bring a bag lunch.

Cost: $40

Register at: http://sccd.org/permaculture-101

Co-Hosted by: Zinnia Designs & the Spokane Conservation District

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Introduction to Permaculture

May 24 - 26, 2019

At Bullocks Permaculture Homestead, Orcas Island, WA

Instructors: Douglas Bullock, Sam Bullock & Dave Boehnlein

Includes:

Tour, lecture, hand-on projects, presentations, group discussion, and networking. We will cover Permaculture design theory & practice, forest gardening, perennial food systems, plant propagation, efficient water & energy systems, fertility management - beneficial plants/healthy soils, and ecological systems as a model for human communities.

Course Tuition: $200; includes delicious, mostly organic meals & materials. Camping space is provided. Payment is due upon course registration. Course is limited to 50 participants.

Register through the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead Website.


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Permaculture Design Course

July 13 - 27, 2019

At Bullocks Permaculture Homestead, Orcas Island, WA

Instructors: Douglas Bullock, Sam Bullock, John Valenzuela & Dave Boehnlein

Course Will Cover:

Full Permaculture Design Certificate Course including over 72 hours of lecture, hands-on activities, and exercises. The course will start by covering the basic nuts & bolts of permaculture design (principles, process, methods, etc.) and provide you with the tools you need to see the world through holistic lenses. Then the course will provide you with a variety tools that you can use when creating your own designs. These tools include:

Finally, you will practice using what you've learned by working with a group to design a piece of property. Please note that this course is intensive! If you're looking for a dawn to dusk, information-loaded Design Course, this is the one for you!

Course Tuition: $1535 ($1435 if paid in full by May 1st, 2019); includes delicious, mostly organic meals, materials, and certificate of completion. Camping space is provided. Also includes a copy of Practical Permaculture by Jessi Bloom and Dave Boehnlein. We'll send it to you ahead of the course so you can read up!. Course is limited to 30 participants.

For full details or to register:

See the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead website.


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Advanced Permaculture Design Course

August 10-17 2019

At Bullock's Permaculture Homestead

Instructors: Douglas Bullock, Sam Bullock, Dave Boehnlein & Paul Kearsley

Course Description: Do you want to gain more permaculture design experience? This 8-day Advanced Design Course is an excellent follow-up to a Permaculture Design Course. Join the team of Terra Phoenix Design and the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead while we practice together and share what we've learned over the years.

During this course you can expect to run through the design process several times to build competence and confidence. Each design will feature a new and different context to help drive home the patterns to details approach we advocate. In addition to working on a wide variety of designs we will also have "choose-your-own-adventure" sessions where you select an educational experience that matches your specific interests. Examples of sessions include: software for design, the business end of running a design consultancy, plant species deep-dive, landscape graphics primer, etc. We will also offer topic specific design sessions on major components that are necessary for almost any design (i.e. water systems, workshops, nurseries, etc.). Finally, we will walk you through projects we have worked on over the years so you can see what finished designs look like and how to assemble a quality package of deliverables for your client.

This advanced course will jump in assuming you are familiar with the basic permaculture concepts and ideas.  We will not be rehashing the permaculture design course basics, therefore, you may want to brush up on the foundational concepts and vocabulary etc. before you come.

Come join a professional team on an outstanding site for a week of in-depth skill development.

Course Tuition: $1200 ($1100 if paid in full by May 1st, 2018); includes delicious, mostly organic meals, materials, and certificate of completion. Camping space is provided. Course is limited to 30 participants.

For full details or to register:

See the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead website.

 

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