This course is the foundational 72 hour Permaculture Design Certification program, endorsed by PINA the Permaculture Institute of North America.We adapt our course to the northeastern corridor and to contemporary social and ecological issues in the United States and the world.
Our Permaculture design certification course imparts a positive and empowering vision for social and ecological transformation. We will train you to be a permaculture consultant who can apply the permaculture principles to a diversity of landscapes, scales and issues from rural to urban, and temperate to tropical environments.
Come be inspired by the possibilities of today and not by the fear of tomorrow!
Permaculture Design is :
A design science that provides a new model for economic development.
Addressing the major social justice and environmental issues of our times from a whole systems perspective.
A worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies.
The certification connects you to an international world of designer’s, architects, organic farmers, and communities who all recognize it as a legitimate passport to another level of knowledge.
We look forward to working with the next group of amazing humans ready to transform the world!
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• Flexible Scheduling
• Experienced Teaching Team
• Continued Mentoring
• Excellent Field Trips
• Learn to Apply Permaculture to Properties, Business Models, Social Structures and Regional Scale Designs.
The Brooklyn Commons - Saturday February 1st - 10-5pm - $40
Permaculture is an ecological design science that offers insights and practical techniques for living fruitful and abundant lives.
Permaculture is addressing the major issues of our day from a whole systems view. It is a worldwide movement that is helping to regenerate local ecologies and economies.
Permaculture incorporates traditional methods, intuition, and in-depth site analysis. Learn how to create beneficial interrelationships in landscapes and infrastructures,create microclimates and design cultivated ecosystems.
Come and learn how to design an ecologically integrated and highly self sufficient Community Supported Farm, ecovillage, homestead, town or region. The confluence of climate change, economic collapse, peak oil and wide spread pollution are all pointing to a need for an articulate and comprehensive alternative.
Learn to live well with the earth!
Andrew Faust, one of New York City’s leading Ecological Design teachers, will describe a beautifully simple and effective way to transition from an inherently inefficient and polluting economy to a healthy and prosperous economy and infrastructure.
Andrew Faust is one of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with nearly two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and visionary presentation and curriculum has been inspiring and motivating students since his days as an alternative school teacher at Upattinas in Glenmoore, PA.
Andrew lived off the grid in West Virginia for 8 years where he designed and built a Permaculture inspired homestead including a 1600 sq ft strawbale house.
He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape culminating in a
Permaculture Design Certification course many consider life changing.
He is developing The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY with his partner Adriana Magaña as a pilot campus for his students, clients and their daughter Juniper.
The Brooklyn Commons - Saturday - February 9th - 10am-5pm - $40
Applying Permaculture Design to retrofit NYC to be a healthier and happier place for people to live in. You will learn permaculture principles and applications in the Urban environment and how to create mutually beneficial city to country economic connections.
We will explore the foundations of this design discipline and give many examples of how it translates and yields many benefits when applied to our lives and the dynamics of the city. Renewable energy solutions and approaches for the 5 boroughs and the region. Retrofitting NYC to be more self reliant and a healthier environment to live in.
Cleaning indoor air with plants.
Ways to clean up contaminated sites.
Creating beautiful natural areas to connect people with healthy ecosystems in the midst of the city landscape.
Gardening in the city with Permaculture design.
Site analysis and design techniques for rooftop farms, city gardens and business models.
Working with bees, chickens and other micro-livestock in urban settings.
"In 1953, J. Russell Smith called it “America’s No. 1 Tree Crop Farm.” Bill Mollison used it as a model for temperate permaculture. John Hershey’s Nut Tree Nursery in Downingtown, PA - less than an hour outside Philadelphia - is perhaps the most important collection of fruit and nut trees ever assembled on this continent, and though it was shuttered and subdivided after Hershey’s untimely death in 1967, its surviving trees still stand amidst the suburban sprawl of southeastern
Pennsylvania. In medians, back yards, parking lots, and overgrown vacant lots you can find towering pecans, blight resistant grafted chestnuts, old nursery rows of grafted black walnuts, the sweetest persimmons, pawpaws, hazelnuts, hickories, sugary pod honey locusts, tannin-free edible acorns, and unsprayed bountiful apples - all of which bear prolifically without any maintenance or care. This treasure trove of trees is North America’s oldest living food forest - a thriving ecosystem, up to a century old in some parts, comprised of the best fruit and nut trees that can be grown here."
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P.O. Box 302 Bedford Ave. #22
Brooklyn, NY 11211