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Schedule 2016





Permaculture Design Courses in Canada

June 5 – 18, 2016 in Winlaw, BC
Early registration deadline: May 5, 2016

July 24 – August 6, 2016 in Caledon, Ontario
Early registration deadline: June 24, 2016

August 14 – 27, 2016 in Winlaw, BC
Early registration deadline: July 14, 2016


Description: This intensive 13 day course combines theory with practical hands-on learning & design exercises.
The participants who complete the course will receive the Permaculture Design Course Certificate.
Topics includes: permaculture design techniques & principles, site analysis, soil fertility, organic gardening techniques, fruit & nut trees, water uses, ecological buildings & urban permaculture.
Instructors: Gregoire Lamoureux & guests


For more information or to register contact:
Kootenay Permaculture
S12, C2, RR#1
Winlaw, BC
V0G 2J0
Email: spiralfarm@yahoo.com
http://kootenaypermaculture.com









Permaculture Design Course

June 5 – 18, 2016 in Winlaw, BC
Early registration deadline: May 5, 2016

Summer Course:

August 14 – 27, 2016 in Winlaw, BC
Early registration deadline: July 14, 2016


at Spiral Farm

in Winlaw, British Columbia

This 13 day intensive course is the basic Permaculture Design Course covering the principles & techniques of permaculture design. The course includes lectures, discussions, hands-on, slide shows, field trips & design projects. 

This course is presented in partnership with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC

Topics:

Permaculture principles & techniques
Pattern understanding
Soils
Water
Microclimate
Organic Gardening
Plant diversity
Forest Garden
Fruit & Nut trees
Animals
Plant Propagation
Agroforestry
Forests
Earthworks
Building Design
Alternative Energy
Waste treatment
Tools
Urban Permaculture
Alternative economics
& more.

Instructor:

Grégoire Lamoureux:

Gregoire Lamoureux is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He is one of the most experience permaculture teacher & consultant in Canada.

Gregoire Lamoureux holds a Permaculture Diploma in Education, Design, Site Development and Community Service from the Permaculture Institute USA.

Gregoire has been actively working with permaculture systems for over 25 years and teaching permaculture courses in many parts of the country since 1991. He taught the first Permaculture Design Course in French in Québec in 1995. He taught the Permaculture Design Course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. He has been teaching the Permaculture Design Course in Ontario since 2001 and with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC since 2002.


He has served on 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.

Gregoire is also a founding member of Slocan River Streamkeepers Society. He is now the organization’s coordinator for the Riparian Restoration Program, and is on both the Executive & the Steering Committee for the Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP).

His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture, forestry work & carpentry 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 studied ecological & green building and worked on straw-bale, cob house buildings & Mandala Homes (locally built round houses). 

He has been a guest lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture Conference and the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference.



Guest Speakers for the 13 day Permaculture Design Course in June will include:

Richard Walker

Richards work spans forty plus years of experience as a farmer, herbalist and food forester. He spent his early years as an organic farmer in Alberta, Canada, where he and his parents grew specialty crops and practiced animal husbandry. In 1985 he moved to Grand Forks, British Columbia and, over the next twenty years, transformed a degraded three-acre property into the first food forest in Canada.

Now known as Filbelly Forest, this mix of fruit and nut trees and medicinal plants continues to serve as a cold-climate edible botanical repository of note. Walker is a founding member of the Boundary Organic Producers Association as well as the Food Foresters of Canada Society. He is passionate and deeply informed about soil health and its link to nutritious, diverse food, human health and sound economics.

Both optimist and pragmatist, he enjoys passing on the studied art and skill of forest gardening to those who strive for food stability. There are a number of small and large scale food forests spanning diverse climatic zones in Canada as a result of his expertise.

Presently, Richard lives with Karin in Osoyoos, British Columbia where he grows an arid-zone food forest and continues to make herbal tinctures. His way of living underscores the joy of a simple and connected life and his food forests reflect this.

Richard Walker is the author of Food Forestry North of the 49th

Shanoon Bennett
Shanoon is an environmental educator and founder of Huckleberry Adventures (since 1989), which is a program dedicated to instilling appreciation for the wonders found in the wilds of our backyards.
She is also an avid wildcrafter and loves to share her knowledge, passion and experience of the botanical treasures found from valley bottom to mountain top.
Shanoon has been involved with our Permaculture Design Courses in Winlaw since 2001 and everyone always enjoy going for a walk in the forest with Shanoon!

Tuition Fee: Early Registration Fee is $990 (Early registration deadline is May 5, 2016 for the June course and July 14, 2016 for the August course)

Regular Fee: $1090

Some bursaries might be available to participants who qualify.

Email spiralfarm@yahoo.com for all the details.




Guest Speakers in the past have included:

Herb Hammond

Herb has university degrees in forest management and forest ecology, and has worked in scientific research, the timber industry, and higher education. As a problem solver, activist, and consultant, for the past 25 years Herb has focused on the development of ecosystem-based conservation planning. Together with his wife Susan, he founded the Silva Forest Foundation, a charitable society dedicated to research and education in ecosystem-based conservation planning. Herb has worked cooperatively with Indigenous Nations and rural communities to develop more than 20 ecosystem-based plans across Canada, and in Russia, the United States, and Indonesia. Herb’s earlier award winning book, Seeing the Forest Among the Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use, continues to be used by a wide audience in planning forest protection and use. Herb was given the Sustainable Living—Gold Award at the 2003 Canadian Environment Awards. He is a frequent workshop leader and keynote speaker.

Herb is the authot of Maintaining Whole Systems on Earth’s Crown, Ecosystem-Based Conservation Planning for the Boreal Forest

www.silvafor.org/


Richard Walker

Richards work spans forty plus years of experience as a farmer, herbalist and food forester. He spent his early years as an organic farmer in Alberta, Canada, where he and his parents grew specialty crops and practiced animal husbandry. In 1985 he moved to Grand Forks, British Columbia and, over the next twenty years, transformed a degraded three-acre property into the first food forest in Canada.

Now known as Filbelly Forest, this mix of fruit and nut trees and medicinal plants continues to serve as a cold-climate edible botanical repository of note. Walker is a founding member of the Boundary Organic Producers Association as well as the Food Foresters of Canada Society. He is passionate and deeply informed about soil health and its link to nutritious, diverse food, human health and sound economics.

Both optimist and pragmatist, he enjoys passing on the studied art and skill of forest gardening to those who strive for food stability. There are a number of small and large scale food forests spanning diverse climatic zones in Canada as a result of his expertise.

Presently, Richard lives with Karin in Osoyoos, British Columbia where he grows an arid-zone food forest and continues to make herbal tinctures. His way of living underscores the joy of a simple and connected life and his food forests reflect this.

Richard Walker is the author of Food Forestry North of the 49th


Barb Hazenveld:


Barb grew up in Alberta and traveled to Australia where she learned permaculture with Bill Mollison.
Barb holds a horticulture diploma from Olds College, a Permaculture diploma from the Permaculture Institute of Australia, a Bachelor of Music and a post-graduate Education diploma. Barb has taught Permaculture in Australia, Canada, Palestine & China. She has been living in Alberta since 2008 with her husband and two children.

Barb’s resume:
http://barbha9.wix.com/horticulturebarb#!info/c161y


Don Gayton:

Don Gayton is an ecologist with a wide background in grassland and dry forest ecosystems.  He obtained his B.Sc. in Agronomy from Washington State University and an M.Sc. in Plant Ecology from the University of Saskatchewan.  Don has travelled and worked extensively in Western North America. He and his family live in Nelson, British Columbia, where he works as an Ecosystem Management Specialist for the Forest Research Extension Partnership (FORREX).

Gayton’s writing includes award-winning books of popular non-fiction (Kokanee, Landscapes of the Interior and The Wheatgrass Mechanism). His recent FORREX technical publications include Ground Work: Basic Concepts in Ecological Restoration, and British Columbia Grasslands: Monitoring Vegetation Change. Gayton has a decade of involvement with fire-maintained ecoystem restoration issues in British Columbia’s southern interior.

http://dongayton.ca/


Shanoon Bennett: 

Shanoon Bennett is an environmental educator and founder of Huckleberry Adventures (since 1989), which is a program  dedicated to instilling appreciation for the wonders found in the wilds of our backyards. This school program has literally warmed the hearts of thousands of youth throughout the Kootenays. This program includes adventure snowshoe treks into local forests and marshes, pond ecology, high alpine hikes, and extensive wild botanical studies. Along with 7 years of park naturalist experience in both Alberta and BC, she has a BSc in Earth Sciences from the University of Calgary as well as extensive wilderness First Aid training for Leaders.

She has a love of children and the great outdoors and her greatest passion is bringing the two together naturally. She is also an avid wildcrafter and loves to share her knowledge and experience of the botanical treasures found from valley bottom to mountain top.


Rabi'a:

Rabi'a has over 20 years of experience homesteading in Northwest BC. She also has 5 years of experience in permaculture design and implementation on 37 acres of land on Maui growing a diversity of tropical & subtropical fruits, veggies & other useful plants. This project was followed by a one-year stay on a farm in Australia where she was using permaculture principles to grow some commercial crops of organic medicinal Echinacea.

Rabi'a is now using permaculture principles in the Kootenays. She grows many fruits, berries, veggies and a diversity of trees, using mulching & composting methods to restore and reforest a 5 acre piece of land in the Slocan Valley. Rabi'a has also created some beautiful strawbale buildings on her land. She loves to integrate functional art in her small-scale permaculture. Her recent activities include sand sculpture, snow sculpture & metal sculpture. 


Shemmaho:
 "In 1970 I moved to the bush in the interior of Southern British Columbia.  I wanted to homestead and be as self-sufficient as possible.  My husband was a logger and lived in camps, so I spent weeks on end with my goats, dogs, and horse for company.  When we arrived the forest was an undifferentiated blur, and I began the engrossing task of learning the names and characteristics of the plants around me.  My neighbors were very willing to share what they knew about the uses of the herbs in our area, and I started drying herbs for teas along with drying vegetables for winter stews.  I spent many long days in the summer with no human contact, and soon noticed that the plant life around me was asking for my attention.  I entered the privileged realm of interspecies communication, and have been learning to understand messages delivered without language ever since."
     "Having a child brought me into a social context, and we moved into a village where I did carpentry work for cash.  By the end of the eighty’s I had carpel tunnel, sciatica, and fibral myalgia and needed another livelihood.  My knowledge and experience of herbs had continued over the years, so it was a natural thing for me to turn to herbalism as a business.  In 1990 I went to the Alpine Herbal College in Salmon Arm and became a certified herbalist.  I have developed a business based on the local herbs, some which I grow, some I wildcraft.  Along with creating herbal products, I give consultations to help people improve their health, and teach aspects of herbalism to classes and individuals."


Phil Larstone: Phil has a wealth of knowledge and experience in many aspects of alternative energy. He lives in an off-the-grid home powered by solar energy where he makes flutes and plays & records music.


For more information please contact:

Kootenay Permaculture Institute
S12, C2
RR#1
Winlaw, British Columbia,
Canada
V0G 2J0 
spiralfarm@yahoo.com

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Permaculture Design Course

July 24 – August 6, 2016
Early registration deadline: June 24

at the Whole Village Ecovillage

in Caledon, Ontario

This 13 day intensive course is the basic Permaculture Design Course covering the principles & techniques of permaculture design. The course includes lectures, discussions, hands-on, slide shows, field trips & design projects. 

Topics:

Permaculture principles & techniques
Pattern understanding
Soils
Water
Microclimate
Organic Gardening
Plant diversity
Forest Garden
Fruit & Nut trees
Animals
Plant Propagation
Agroforestry
Forests
Earthworks
Building Design
Alternative Energy
Waste treatment
Tools
Urban Permaculture
Alternative economics
& more.

Instructor:

Grégoire Lamoureux:

Gregoire Lamoureux is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher. He is one of the most experience permaculture teacher & consultant in Canada.

Gregoire Lamoureux holds a Permaculture Diploma in Education, Design, Site Development and Community Service from the Permaculture Institute USA.

Gregoire has been actively working with permaculture systems for over 25 years and teaching permaculture courses in many parts of the country since 1991. He taught the first Permaculture Design Course in French in Québec in 1995. He taught the Permaculture Design Course as a Summer Session at the University of Manitoba in 2005. He has been teaching the Permaculture Design Course in Ontario since 2001 and with Selkirk College in Nelson, BC since 2002.


He has served on 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.

Gregoire is also a founding member of Slocan River Streamkeepers Society. He is now the organization’s coordinator for the Riparian Restoration Program, and is on both the Executive & the Steering Committee for the Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP).

His work experience includes market gardening, greenhouse production, orcharding, ecological land restoration, small-scale nursery management, landscaping, aquaculture, forestry work & carpentry 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 studied ecological & green building and worked on straw-bale, cob house buildings & Mandala Homes (locally built round houses). 

He has been a guest lecturer at many conferences including the BC Organic Agriculture Conference and the Guelph Organic Agriculture Conference.

Co-instructor:

Brenda Dolling

www.wholevillage.org

Guest speakers:

Jane Hayes
Jane is a permaculture designer, gardener, community developer, educator and coach. She founded Garden Jane in 2007 to help people learn how to grow and connect to healthy food, gardens and each other. She brings 20 years of healthy food program and design experience with municipalities, non-profits and, more lately socially responsible businesses. Jane's experience in the area of social permaculture design influences her approach to helping people of all ages learn to grow and enjoy healthy food in a sustainable way. Her main interest is working with clients and communities interested in healthy food, and helping grow the scope and depth of urban agriculture and permaculture practices in the GTA. Jane's accomplishments include establishing the City of Toronto Children's Garden Program and High Park Children's Garden. The award-winning program still reaches thousands every year and has expanded to include 22 sites. Jane also worked with FoodShare, the City of Toronto's Community Garden program and Evergreen, helping set the stage for the growth of community gardening, school gardens and urban agriculture in Toronto and across Canada. Jane's Bean Keeper program shares seed knowledge across ages, bioregions, schools and organizations. She contributed to Food Not Lawns in Oregon, a group that now works internationally. Jane has a B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies (U of T), a Masters in Environmental Studies (York U) and certificates in Permaculture Design and Teaching Permaculture. Jane is a mom to Chloe and River and is loving being involved in the Canopy Co-housing Community.

www.gardenjane.com/





For more information please contact:

Kootenay Permaculture Institute
S12, C2
RR#1
Winlaw, British Columbia,
Canada
V0G 2J0
spiralfarm@yahoo.com 

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