Warren Brush will be teaching a two day Introduction to Permaculture course at the ranch in March 2013






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This Introduction to Permaculture course is designed to give the participant a basic understanding of the principles and applications of permaculture in their lives and communities. Permaculture provides a tangible foothold in developing your next best steps toward living a sustainable lifestyle. Topics for the course may include: intensive and sustainable home gardening, rainwater harvesting, compost toilets, greywater, working with natural systems,and integrated design among many other topics. This course is relevant for home-dwellers, those interested in sustenance security, gardeners, farmers, students, design professionals, entrepreneurs,community activists, business owners and developers, and sustainability consultants.

Warren Brush Bio:

Warren Brush is a certified Permaculture designer and teacher as well as a mentor and storyteller. He has worked for over 25 years in inspiring people of all ages to discover, nurture and express their inherent gifts while living in a sustainable manner. He is cofounder of Quail Springs Permaculture, Sustainable Vocations, Wilderness Youth Project, Trees for Children and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design. He works extensively in Permaculture education and sustainable systems design in North America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Australia. He has devoted many years to mentoring youth and adults to inspire and equip them to live in a sustainable manner with integrity and a hopeful outlook. His mentoring includes working with those who are former child soldiers, orphans, indigenous peoples, youth from troubled families and situations as well as those youth from other varied and privileged backgrounds. He teaches courses including: Permaculture Design Certification, Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Ferro- Cement Tank Building, Compost Toilet Systems, Greywater Solutions, Water for Every Farm, Drought Proofing, Cultural Mentoring, Introduction to Permaculture Systems, Corporation Sole Formation, Food Forestry, and origins skills among other offerings.

www.quailsprings.org
www.sustainablevocations.org
www.permaculturedesign.us


Course Outline

Day I

8:30am Arrival, housekeeping, tea and coffee

9:00 – 11:00am Introductions, evidence for the need to act, ethic and principles of Permaculture, strategies and understandings for sustainability

11:15am – 12:30pm Building a thermophyllic 21-day compost system

12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch

2:00 – 3:30pm Trees and water in landscape and a short walk around convener’s site.

3:45 – 5:45pm Permaculture design basics including: integrated design, micro-climate strategies, zone and sector analysis, and energy efficiency

5:45 – 7:00pm Dinner

7:00 – 9:00pm Movie: Global Gardner with Bill Mollison a co-founder of the Permaculture movement

Day II

8:30am Arrival, tea and coffee

9:00 – 10:30am Introduction to earthworks

10:45am – 12:30pm Building soil in urban, suburban and broad acre contexts

12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch (check the compost with thermometer)

2:00 – 3:15pm Greywater, rainwater and waste cycling

3:30 – 5:00pm Creating Food Independence: Lawn to food, herb spiral, planting guilds

5:15 - 6:00pm Relocalization strategies and your next best steps

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