Permaculture Design Course

DETAILS

​Sustainable Kashi is proud to announce the 2016 Permaculture Design Course has been scheduled. This years course will be held at Sustainable Kashi in beautiful Sebastian, Florida. Sustainable Kashi is an 80-acre community on the Saint Sebastian River. This abundant land has all the systems in place to demonstrate hand-on training of Permaculture in action. A permaculture design course (PDC) is a life changing internationally recognized curriculum, teaching people around the world methods of environmental stewardship and community-based self-reliance. The permaculture philosophy teaches the harmonio relationship between people and the earth, advocating a healthy future for both. The course teaches people to employ the earth’s regenerative ecosystems systems without exploiting and depleting its finite natural resources. This course is for people who want to work as professional designers, obtain practical, hands-on experience to live a more sustainable life, build a more resilient community, increase self-sufficiency in food production and energy needs, and for anyone interested in meeting human needs by turning our surroundings into abundant ecosystems. This class will change your life.

Fee: $1,250

What is included: Internationally recognized certification course, healthy vegetarian meals, and camping.

What is not included: Course textbook

Early Registration price of $1,150 if you register before February 15th.

You can also come for one day or two day intensives. Details of the course are below (food included, no certificate included)

1-day intensive – $135

2-day intensive – $260 (camping included)

Early Registration – register in full before February 15st and receive $100 discount.



A permaculture design course (PDC) is an internationally recognized curriculum, teaching people around the world methods of environmental stewardship and community-based self-reliance. The permaculture philosophy teaches a system of co-habitation between people and the earth, advocating a healthy future for both.  The course teaches people to employ the earth’s regenerative ecosystems services without exploiting and depleting its finite natural resources.

 Meet the Instructors

Soo Se Cho is a certified permaculturalist that grew up on Kashi. He has a deep connection to the land and community. He is a year round educator, farmer, and co-founder of Sustainable Kashi. He is passionate about finding local resources to build systems that will feed the generations to come.

Terry Meer plants and nurtures seeds of change to create community. He was born on a sailboat in Miami, Florida in 1974. Growing up on boats, he learned the importance of our valuable natural resources. Terry moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1989, where he began studying alternative energies and sustainability. He has taught classes on permaculture and closed loop eco-systems around the world including Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, and Panama and has studied withPermaculture experts including John Jeavons, Eric Toensmeier, and David Jackie.

Andy Firk loves dealing with plants as well Human systems such as gift economies, barter networks, frugal living, primitive skills, and guerrila fruit tree planting.  He has been compiling amass collection of 15,000 wild plant, gardening, and wildlife photos (you can view some at https://www.flickr.com/photos/andyfirk/ »).  Since 1993, he has stewarded a two acre food forest homestead, named Bamboo Grove, in Arcadia, Florida.  The property is home to over 200 heirloom fruits, 35 clumping bamboo species, medicinals, natives, a great collection of perennial vegetables and herbs, and more. and is also home to our little permaculture plants nursery.  He specializes in true yams and culinary gingers and will travel anywhere in the state to obtain new and rare useful plants, in fact, he have visited almost 200 homesteads and farms in recent years to do so.  It is a true honor to have Andy on board this Permaculture teaching team.

 


TESTIMONIALS FROM Previous PDC

“If you are tired of life in the fast lane, and want to slow down and be in an incredibly beautiful and scenic outdoor setting, Kashi is the place to visit. learn what life can be like when you are surrounded by kindness, generosity, and caring people. Working with earth and caring for its needs in a beautiful setting is what Sustainable Kashi can offer as it seeks to educate people on a better way to grow food and care for the earth” – Susan K.

” Kashi is a lovely welcoming place to visit. The grounds, woodlands, and gardens vibrate with spirit. The meals served were healthy, delicious, and provided adequate variety over the course of my 12 day stay.”   -Adina L.

” I had a most wonderful stay at Sustainable Kashi these past 2 weeks. What a Gem! So peaceful, so rejuvenating, so friendly. A sanctuary of serenity has been created by Ma, its spiritual leader for 35 years. I had the chance to be part of a permaculture class here given by Koreen, and I want to thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone who values what nature gives us.”  -JP

 

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