Permaculture Design Course

Schedule 2017

Permaculture Design Courses in Canada

June 4 – 17, 2017
in Winlaw, BC
Early registration deadline: May 4, 2017

July 16 – 29, 2017 in Caledon, Ontario
Early registration deadline: June 16, 2017

August 13 – 26, 2017 in Winlaw, BC
Early registration deadline: July 13, 2017

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
Winlaw, BC
V0G 2J0
Email: spiralfarm@yahoo.com


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:

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 the Program Manager for the Slocan River 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 this 13 day Permaculture Design Course will include:

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!

http://cbeen.ca/cbeen-awards-of-excellence-winners/

Tuition Fee: Early Registration Fee is $990

Regular Fee: $1090

For more infos or to register:
spiralfarm@yahoo.com
Kootenay Permaculture

Faces & Places from Kootenay Conservation Program:
http://kootenayconservation.ca/faces-places-gregoire-lamoureux/

Permaculture Design Courses at Spiral Farm in Winlaw, BC:

https://kootenaypermaculture.wordpress.com/permaculture-bc/

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