The focus of this year’s 72 hour Catskill Delaware Permaculture Design Certification Course is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculture productivity in the Northeastern portion of the United States. Working with the existing elements of nature, students will learn to develop a long range plan to design a harmonious integration of landscape, human activity and farming using Channery Hill Farm in Callicoon Center New York as a subject.
Guest speakers and instructors will include Andrew Leslie Phillips of Hancock Permaculture and local environmental and sustainable food activists.
Field trips will include Jeff Hydro and Apple Pond Farm Solar and Wind Energy Projects local farms and apiaries.
Educational films are shown on Saturday evening after dinner.
Location: Hills Inn and Conference Center, 6 Bethlehem Road, Callicoon Center, New York
Schedule and Content:
August 4 and 5
Introduction to Permaculture Design Concepts. Elements and Methods of Design and Presentation.
Workshop: Crtical observations and random assignment of elements to a design Team development and learning to think “out of the box.”
September 8 and 9
Patterns of Understanding, Harmonics, Boundaries and Access
Models in nature, Climatic factors, Radiation, Trees and their Energy Transactions. Forest farming and Guilds
Workshop: Client Interview, Analysis of the project. Designing a Guild and applying it to a problem
October 6 and 7 Catch and Store
Water, Soil, Energy Harvests and Earth Resources
Workshop: Brainstorming solutions
October 27 and 28
Harvesting from nature. Yields, Balance, Aquaculture, Aquaponics, Traditional and New
November 10 and 11
Strategies and plans for personal development and redesigning present systems.
Presentation of Designs————-Presentation of Certificates
Course begins on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. includes breakfast, lunch and adjourns after dinner at around 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30a.m.-4 p.m. Includes breakfast and lunch
Cost: Includes all meals, organic, and locally sourced (inform us of any dietary restrictions), snacks, and beverages. $875.00 for NOFA-NY members $975.00 for non-members
Payment schedule is as follows:
$100. non-refundable deposit when application is accepted.
Balance due in three equal payments on or before August 4, October 6 and November 10.
Credit and Debit payments are accepted through Paypal for deposit to hold your place in the course.
Do not hesitate to call Maria 845 482-4164 or email [email protected] for more information and interview before deciding if this is for you.
NOTE:Overnight accommodations are not included, but hightly recommended if you do not live nearby. Hills Inn will provide discount rates for those wishing to stay at the Inn.