Prepare, Sustain, Thrive and Survive Simply
Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild
2015 Permaculture Design Course with a special emphasis on Earth Restoration
A two-week, residential intensive course
May 23 (Saturday) 10:00 am to June 7 (Sunday) 12:00 noon
At the Heartsong Retreat Center, Tumtum, Washington ½ hour northwest of Spokane
Instructed by Michael Pilarski & guest speakers
Permaculture design can be applied to any property large or small … urban or rural. Learn permaculture design from the region’s most experienced permaculture teacher.
100’s of useful plants/crops
100’s of ideas for income generation,
100’s of techniques for earth healing,
100’s of ways to improve our social & economic systems.
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Course Fees: $850 full course fee. Couple rate of $750 each. Single Days: $80.
The course fee covers instruction, meals, permaculture design certificate and curriculum materials. A limited number of partial work-trades are available. Inquire for particulars. Two scholarships will be awarded. To register send a $250 down payment or the full payment. Make checks out to Inland Northwest Permaculture Guild and mail to: INPG, PO Box 165, Hot Springs, MT 59845. Refund policy. $100 non-refundable.
CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of the course, participants receive a Certiﬁcate of Permaculture Design issued by the Permaculture Institute of North America as well as the Permaculture Institute USA. Course graduates are expected to attend all sessions or complete homework assignments to make up missed sessions.
FACILITIES: The 2014 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence was held at Heartsong and it worked out well as a venue. We are glad to be back for this pdc. There is a large lodge with a kitchen and dining area downstairs and a large room upstairs for teaching. There are a number of other buildings which will provide housing for 6 or so people. Most people will tent camp, RVs or live in vans are also welcome. Some locals will commute. There is a sauna next to a small pond. There are gardens, forest, riparian zone, and fields for our outdoor activities. We will set up a large sky lodge outside for outside teaching activities. There is a small lake a short walk away.
ACCOMODATIONS: No extra fee for camping or RVs (no hookups). Indoor accommodations are limited and will be an extra charge. Some people will commute.
MEALS: We will be hiring a cook. The menu will include vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Local food and organic food is our priority. Everyone is requested to lend a hand in the kitchen on a rotating basis.
MICHAEL PILARSKI has been a farmer and gardener since 1972. He is a wildcrafter, educator and event organizer. Plants are his specialty, particularly medicinal plants, and he has worked with over 1,000 species. He is the founder of Friends of the Trees Society (1978) and the author of books on agriculture, agroforestry, forestry and ethnobotany. He has lived in the Inland Northwest since 1972 and is the most active permaculture teacher and networker in the region. Since 1988 he has taught 35 permaculture courses in the US and abroad.
GUEST SPEAKERS will include local and regional experts in their fields. Stay tuned to the INPG website for developments. Course participants will also bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to share. We are all students. We are all teachers.
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