Permaculture Design Certification Course & Permaculture Community Retreat in Maine
The Permaculture Institute (PI) and the Center for Ecological & Cultural Living Arts (CECLA) invite you to attend a unique “Permaculture Immersion” experience in the Merrymeeting Bay region of Maine from Saturday August 10th - Saturday August 24st.
Earn an internationally-recognized certificate in the 72-hr Permaculture Design Course and for two solid weeks be part of a community of budding and experienced “Permies”. We will be immersed in lessons, food, discussion, practice, and celebrations of a sustainable lifestyle patterned after the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.
The class will be held at the CECLA farmstead, which includes organic vegetable, medicinal and culinary herb gardens. We utilize pigs, sheep, and chickens to support our permaculture based garden designs. There are newly planted fruit tree guilds, a food forest, and a wonderfully diverse array of natural areas. Additional programs may include yoga, meditation in nature, and evening and weekend sessions on traditional arts that may include blacksmithing, soap making, medicinal plant preparations, wine making, and more. The course fee covers all certification lessons & associated materials, meals, and residence.
This class is for educators, homesteaders, small scale farmers, people involved with small scale diverse agricultural and just anyone wishing to apply permaculture principles to their own lifestyle. PI classes attract students from all corners of the country, providing a wonderful opportunity to meet and exchange insights and ideas from a broad range of backgrounds and settings.
Instructor: Scott Pitman, founder of the Permaculture Institute, has been teaching permaculture since 1985 in over 20 countries on four continents. For six years Scott taught with the founder of permaculture, Bill Mollison. Scott will also be joined by other instructors from the permaculture community throughout the two weeks
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