Gaiacraft : Advanced Permaculture Course : All Seasons
Permaculture design is a system of assembling conceptual, material and strategic components in a pattern which functions to benefit life in all its forms
– Bill Mollison
Already have your Permaculture Design Certificate and ready to take the next step in your Permaculture Education? Join an advanced permaculture learning guild in a uniquely creative, flexible and ultra low cost program. Share your permaculture life and work with a supportive group of permies. Earn a Gaiacraft advanced permaculture certificate. This program also stacks to support those doing a Permaculture Diploma.
This is a uniquely creative and flexible advanced permaculture design course. Our participant driven, self-directed program can be done from a distance and includes optional in person meet ups in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia every season for 30 months.
As a social permaculture vehicle for carrying us through this time of transition, the course offers a dynamic learning pathway which will evolve your ability to design, practice, consult and teach using the permaculture toolkit.
FLEXIBLE ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE :
* Begin or continue to make a permaculture map of your home or land of your choice including elements, plant and animal lists, zone and sector analysis on your own or along with family, friends or allies.
* Begin or continue to make a permaculture design of your home or land of your choice including reference to ethics, principles, design methods, strategies, techniques and reference to any other aspects of the permaculture toolkit on your own or along with family, friends or allies.
* Begin or continue to apply your site design to your home or land of your choice and document that work with photographs and small bits of text
* Begin or continue to document your permaculture life with a short, low impact journal that includes media, photographs and mini write-ups about what you did, what you learned doing it and how it was permaculture
* Begin or continue to make a permaculture map for of your neighbourhood, community or region
as part of a resilience assessment including a listing of conscious local goods and services on your own, or with a group of locals.
Includes four books a year.
* An advanced permaculture textbook
* A four season organic gardening or enthnobotany or medicine making or food preservation book
* A first nations land practices or ethnobotany or native plant book
* A community design or transition or economics or governance book
There are optional seasonal in-person meet ups in Roberts Creek, BC and includes tours of gardens, farms and forest locations in all seasons. People will have a chance to share with the group what they are up to and have teaching practice to lead an activity if they choose.
Facilitator : Delvin Solkinson is community gardener and plant poet dedicated to bringing creativity to the permaculture movement by creating free open source learning and teaching tools. He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Larry Santoyo, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Starhawk, Looby Macnamara, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia), Permaculture Association (UK) and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute. Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute. Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara.