Permaculture Design Certification Course NYC 2020

Begins Feb 22 ends Apr 4 -- 11 Weekend Sessions

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!

 

Payment Plans and Paypal

 

• Flexible Scheduling

 

• Experienced Teaching Team

 

• Continued Mentoring

 

• Excellent Field Trips


• Learn to Apply Permaculture to Properties, Business Models, Social Structures and Regional Scale Designs.

One-Day Permaculture Classes in Brooklyn

Introduction to Permaculture with Adriana Magaña

The Brooklyn Commons - 

Saturday February 1st - 10-5pm - $40

What is Permaculture?

  • Interdisciplinary practice for creating sustainable human settlements

  • Grounded in the ethics of Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share

  • A scalable tool for designing homes, regions, business models

  • Provides practical solutions for the problems we presently face

Curious about our Permaculture Design Certification course, but not sure if it’s right for you? Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned design professional, our Introduction to Permaculture one day class is the perfect way to understand and be inspired by the strategies and solutions that Permaculture has to offer.

In this Introduction to Permaculture we will discuss the basic framework of Permaculture Design and why it is such a powerful design tool. We will then look at designs to help you fully understand the entire process from problems to solutions!

Urban Permaculture with Andrew Faust

The Brooklyn Commons - 

Saturday - February 8th - 10am-5pm  - $40 

  • Cleaning indoor air with plants

  • Ways to clean up contaminated sites

  • Gardening in the city with Permaculture design

  • Site analysis & design for gardens and businesses

  • Working with bees, chickens and micro-livestock

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.

Permaculture Design Certification Course NYC 2020

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Begins Feb 22 ends Apr 4

11 Weekend Sessions

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!

 

Payment Plans and Paypal

 

• Flexible Scheduling

 

• Experienced Teaching Team

 

• Continued Mentoring

 

• Excellent Field Trips


• Learn to Apply Permaculture to Properties, Business Models, Social Structures and Regional Scale Designs.

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Introduction to Permaculture with Andrew Faust

The Brooklyn Commons - 

Saturday February 1st - 10-5pm - $40

  • Healing Yourself With Vital Foods and Conscious Living

  • Eating Locally And In Season

  • Doing More with Less-Making Your Own Ferments

  • Choosing Healthy Products For Your Home and Family

  • Holistic Solutions For City and Country Living

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.

Permaculture One Day Courses Ellenville NY 2020

Edible Forest Gardens and Tree Crops 

Saturday April 18th - 10-5pm - $80 - BYOL

  • How to Create Your Own Permaculture Landscape

  • Learn What Nut Trees Thrive in Cold Climates

  • How to Grow your own Coppicing Woodlot

  • Improve Biodiversity and Flood Issues with Valuable Tree Crops

This course will focus on gardening with nature through the creation of edible forest gardens, as well as the design and management of multi-functional woodlots.

Permaculture Farm Tours

Starting April 19th to Fall 2020 - For families and any unbelievers - $100

  • See a working Permaculture Educational Farm

  • Learn How to Set Up Big rain Tanks

  • See Our Straw bale Cabin, Outhouses and Natural Classroom

  • See How create Ponds and to Find and Develop Springs

Visit our Dwarf Nigerian Goats, heritage chickens, Nut trees natural buildings Biodigestor and more.

Introduction to Permaculture and Biodynamic Gardening

Saturday April 25th - 10-5 pm - $80 - BYOL

  • Show you amendments that we use in our garden

  • Discuss preferred seed sources

  • Explain the Biodynamic Calendar & how we use it

  • Prep and plant beds in our garden

  • Discuss permaculture in the fruit & vegetable garden layout

We will explain when we use the tractor and when we use hand tools

You will get a chance to plant seed and prep beds and learn experientially about some key biodynamic and permaculture gardening insights and approaches to take home to your family and farm.


Come and join us at our one of a kind of Permaculture farm in Ellenville.The Center for Bioregional Living is an off grid market scale demonstration farm designed specifically, as our example to the regional food movement  Offering opportunities and approaches for addressing our food needs with more of an integrated, ecological, permaculture approach.

Naturally Built Tiny House

Saturday & Sunday - May 2-3 - 10-5pm
$120 plus $20 for meals

  • Passive Solar Siting for Buildings

  • Mix and apply earthen plasters onto straw bales, interior and exterior.

  • Put in windows and doors, finish a sleeping loft, put up siding and
    install flooring

  • Using On-site Materials

  • Healthy Buildings = Healthy People

Natural, local and bioregional buildings contribute to ecologically sound local economies and create beautiful, healthy homes and villages to live our lives in.

JOIN OUR MONTHLY PERMACULTURE MEETUP

New Paltz -  EVERY THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH - Jan 16th

Brooklyn -  EVERY THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH - Jan 17th

Some of our graduate testimonials

Feeling trapped in a corporate job and seeking a new path, I discovered this thing called permaculture that seemed to resonate with my deepest yearnings for myself and the world. That is, a lifestyle that is ecologically and ethically sound and fulfilling. Thankfully, I answered the call and participated in Andrew Faust’s Urban Permaculture Design Certification in 2009. Those permaculture goggles Andrew gave us expanded my view, allowing me to see a bigger picture of how to approach just about everything. It launched me in the direction of my current and ongoing path as an herbalist, healer, earth lover, dreamer, and spirit-being-in-human-form. Thank you, Andrew and Adriana for your openness, kindness, and wisdom. You are a living, thriving model of a truly fulfilling, beneficial, and regenerative culture. - Liz Neves

 

While taking this class, I found myself describing it to people as Sustainability 101. Before getting into permaculture / taking this class, I knew about various eco friendly practices - organic/local food, composting, gardening, less driving - but this course united all these practices under one broad coherent philosophy underpinned by a set of ethics. One way to frame the ethics, in the words of Bill McDonough, is "how can we love all of the children of all species for all time?" Yes, this may feel ambitious, but it is also hopeful and inspirational. Can we truly respect and protect the land which gives us so much while happily satisfying our various needs? Can we leave the land in better shape after having engaged with it? To both these questions this course answers a resounding 'yes', then quickly proceeds to the practicalities of how to do so, delving into the growing of food, energy systems, water management, the concept of appropriate technology, and more. This course is the real deal and it is refreshing. - Boris Kerzner

I arrived at my first permaculture class with Andrew Faust in the spring of 2014, only a few months after receiving the worst news any parent could ever hear. Learning that the medical issues that our 7 year old daughter was experiencing were due to the “toxic world that we live in” was more than I could begin to cope with because I knew that it would not be an easy fix.  As a parent, it was not enough to find the best therapists, doctors, and teachers because I had to find a way to address the “toxic world” in order to help my child.   The weened classes in Brooklyn were a break for myself to relax my mind, reconnect to childhood memories on my family’s farm, and discover new patterns for living.  As a mom of a child with special needs, talking with other students taught me that I have so much more capacity to receive and give beyond getting ready for another appointment.  I learned that I am still creative, have the capacity to learn something new, and I’m really good at building biodigesters (who knew?!). As I worked through my design for my capstone project, I struggled a lot with designing for my own home because in my mind I wanted to have walls around the property to protect my family from a neighbor.  I told Andrew about my idea of the walls and he told me “no.”  Instead, he taught our class about softening the landscape instead of hardening it and growing boundaries that could feed my family while creating a sanctuary and feeling of safety. 5 years have passed since my PDC and I’ve completed my design that I started in Andrew’s class.  Our homestead includes overlapping systems  of water, energy, and ecology which makes living in peace with ourselves and our neighbors (animals and people) easy.  I grow our own herbs, use biodigesters to recycle our food waste and produce fuel for cooking, keep bees, raise chickens, compost, and have managed to craft our sandy landscape into soil for our fruit trees.  The gift that I never expected to receive from my PDC was learning how to reclaim the safety and well being of my family.  Thank you Andrew and Adriana for encouraging me to work through the process of learning when I had so much doubt and worry. Your class is priceless.

 - Kathy Puffer - Co-Founder & Board Secretary - Solar CITIES, Inc. Member United Religions Initiative since 2016

The Evolution of Ecological Consciousness

Permaculture designer Andrew Faust of Center for Bioregional Living gives us an inspiring and heady narrative about the evolution of all life and human consciousness on Mother Earth. This is a brilliant condensation of the core of the scientific worldview with the metaphysical implications highlighted along the way.

Center for Bioregional Living courses educate and inform our students  to create true health, wealth and regional self-sufficiency through cooperating with nature. We offer permaculture design courses and consultation services, inspiring hundreds of  graduates in the northeast, and New York’s Five Boroughs.   With over 20 years of experience in design for a wide range of clients, we are your source for permaculture design education and consultation.

 

Permaculture is an ecological design science based on the resilient patterns found in nature.  It  is a vision of what we would rather see in the world and how to achieve it in a step by step manner.  The ethics, tools and techniques of Permaculture are focused on creating vibrant bioregional cultures and economies providing long term comfort and security for our families, communities and future generations.

 

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