Permaculture Design Course
(see the Schedule
The Permaculture Design Course is a 72 hours
intensive course combining theory with practical hands-on learning. The
participants will learn permaculture design principles &
techniques. The course includes lectures, discussions, hands-on, slide
shows, field trips & design projects.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
Permaculture techniques &
Soil fertility & microbiology
Herbs & medicinal plants
Nursery & propagation
Fruit & nut trees
Biological pest control
Cover crops & green manures
Seed propagation, seed sources, seed production.
Marketing & value-added
And much, much, more.
Gregoire Lamoureux is the director of the Kootenay
Permaculture Institute. He is a permaculture designer, consultant and
teacher. He has worked with permaculture systems for over 16 years and
taught courses in many parts of the country. Gregoire taught the
permaculture design course as a Summer Session at the University of
Manitoba in 2005. He is
on the Board of Directors of Slocan River Streamkeepers and has served
the Board of Directors of Seeds of Diversity Canada for seven years.
He is a founding member of Kootenay Organic Growers Society
and was on the Certifying Committee for three years.
His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production,
orcharding, ecological land restoration using bio-engineering
techniques, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture
and forestry work. He has written articles for Natural Life and Eco
Farm & Garden magazines, a contributor in The Organic
Companion, Gleanings from Canadian Organic Growers published in 2005.
Gregoire has also studied alternative building and
worked on straw-bale and cob house buildings. He has been a guest
lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture
the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference. He is a mentor for the
permaculture apprenticeship program.
Other qualified instructors will facilitate the different
topics of the course.
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