Course focus: Permaculture Education
Introduction to Permaculture
With Starhawk, Penny Livingston-Stark and Brandy Gallagher.
Another way to obtain all the basics of ecological design and the permaculture movement for those who can not make a full two-week course! Join us on-land or online by livestream, this Introduction to Permaculture will give you all the basics of design, ethics, and principles in the first 2.5 days. Jump in to join the first few days of OUR full 72 hr Permaculture Design course and meet many others who are on the journey of changing their way of thinking in the world!
This course is for you if you are ready to:
– Embark on new food/farm/life practices
– Find ways of dramatically reducing energy consumption
– Begin land-based ventures & small businesses
– Realize goals towards self-sufficiency
– Take action on Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
- Permaculture Design Certification
- Permaculture Teaching Assistant Training (for certified permaculture graduates only)
- Permaculture Design Upgrade (for certified permaculture graduates only)
In this introductory workshop OUR ECOVILLAGE will focus on organizing, activating, and educating through their real on the ground permaculture projects. Learn how we design human systems that mimic natural systems using a minimum of energy and resources and how to create real abundance and social/environmental justice. Explore the strategies and organizing tools we need to make our visions real, as well as the daily practice, magic, and processes that sustain our spirits.
This course is unique from almost all others in North America as you are stepping into OUR ECOVILLAGE – a 25 acre “Sustainable Living Demonstration, Research and Education Centre” and one of the most built-out permaculture projects. Since 1999 OUR ECOVILLAGE has been working towards “Lawful Permaculture”; with many innovative design and building projects that we have created (that are ALSO created with zoning/permits/approvals/etc and regulatory officials).
Through partnering with all 3 levels of government, business/corporate sponsors, academia, and the grassroots of the wider community projects/organizations, OUR ECOVILLAGE has managed to bring together a range of professionals, permaculture teachers, regulatory folks, and technical stakeholders ready to train others in the next stages of how permaculture projects can become fully legal.
On-land $310 / Online $195*
*Livestream or watch the live recording
- Camping $60
- Dorm – no linens $60
- Dorm with linens $90
- Meal package $110
Accommodations, Courses, Events and all other services
For cancellation with more than 30 days notice, guest will be fully refunded.
For cancellations with more than 21 days notice, guest will be 50% refunded.
For cancellations with less than 21 days notice, guest will be charged full amount.
Health and Safety
O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE adheres to the COVID-19 safety requirements set out by the British Columbia Provincial Health Authority as well as the Canadian Federal Health Authority. There are community/staff members at OUR ECOVILLAGE who are living with high levels of health concern. We ask that you are responsible and respectful with their health needs while onsite. The COVID-19 policies which are set out by O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE for the duration of your visit will be e-mailed to you at minimum four days prior to the start of the course. In the interim, we ask that you take responsibility for learning about the local health guidelines for our region here, purchase two rapid antigen COVID-19 tests to bring with you, plan to create conscious relationships with others while onsite, bring masks for your own use as needed, and create a response plan for any case in which you may fall ill.
If there are any additional communicable illness concerns, of any sort, which are specific to your health requirements then you must contact OUR ECOVILLAGE at email@example.com to make alternative arrangements at least four days prior to your visit.