[act-ma] 9/15 & 9/16 : "Introduction to Permaculture" in Boston

Patrick Keaney pkeaney at netway.com
Fri Aug 31 04:31:56 PDT 2007

"Introduction to Permaculture" Weekend Course

When:  Saturday/Sunday, September 15-16, 2007

Where:  58 Hobart St., Brighton, MA 02135


Carol Steinfeld, a local expert on composting toilets, will be
presenting a workshop.  More info at http://www.carol-steinfeld.com/.

"The Wild Edibles" will be hosting an open mic acoustic jam session on
Saturday night after dinner - bring instruments!

What:  A 2-day introductory course led by noted Permaculture instructor
Dick Pierce and local experts, offering practical training and skills in
sustainable living. We will cover design principles, techniques, and
mind-sets that can easily be applied to your home, workplace, and
community to help you live well and joyously, in the city, suburbs, or
country, but with less energy, less consumption, and a smaller/kinder
ecological footprint.  Classes are from 9a-6p both days, with lunch

Who: Basics for those starting out and new material for experienced
hands - homeowners, renters, apartment dwellers; gardeners,  organic
consumers; land developers, city planners, architects, teachers

Why: To learn techniques, tools, and ideas to…

- Mimic Nature – starting with Nature’s patterns/strategies, incorporate
in your designs
- Tools for patient, long-term observation of your unique local habitat
- Solutions/designs for Urban/Suburban New England: climate, soil,
water, trees, biomass, etc.
- Manage and effectively use/re-use water
- Build an herb spiral
- Learn about soils, build a compost pile, see a composting toilet
- Buying and growing food locally in small spaces, with little
- Encourage natural cycles: plants, animals, etc.
- Homes and landscapes that serve people, attract wildlife, and create
restorative habitat.
- Implement landscapes that are self-tending.
- Alternate/renewable energy: biofuels, solar, etc.

Additional topics include:

· Ecosystems
· Ecology
· Microclimates
· Edible landscape
· Waste
· Wastewater
· Trees & Forests
· Soil
· Erosion Control
· Water harvesting
· Aquaculture/Animals
· Gardening
· Urban strategies
· Chickens
· A culture of cooperation

Sign up soon – space is limited.
$20 non-refundable deposit required

For more information, visit http://www.austinprogressivecalendar.com and
then click on "Permaculture" or e-mail DickPierceDesigns at gmail.com or
patkeaney at gmail.com.

To register, send a check for $20 to:

Pat Keaney
58 Hobart St.
Boston, MA 02135

Cost: for two-day course = $120, which includes vegetarian/vegan lunch
both days

Contact us for info on:

Family Plan – 2 or More
Student/Teacher Discount
Low-income scholarships

patkeaney at gmail.com

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