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Workshop

Oregon State University Online PDC SPRING

Date/Time

March 29, 2021 - June 6, 2021
All Day

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How to Guide for a Community Food Forest

This handbook is designed to help you build a micro food forest tied to your community. It is the culmination of a program put together by the Cowichan Green Community to design a community food forest on a steep, underutilized space around their urban building.

This publication was produced by Cowichan Green Community.

50% of the proceeds from the sale of this publication goes directly back to Cowichan Green Community's efforts.

Learn more and purchase this guide.

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  • Understanding and Working with Living Soils
    • November 2020
    • Date/Time

      March 29, 2021 - June 6, 2021
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      How to Guide for a Community Food Forest

      This handbook is designed to help you build a micro food forest tied to your community. It is the culmination of a program put together by the Cowichan Green Community to design a community food forest on a steep, underutilized space around their urban building.

      This publication was produced by Cowichan Green Community.

      50% of the proceeds from the sale of this publication goes directly back to Cowichan Green Community’s efforts.

      Learn more and purchase this guide.

      Date/Time

      March 29, 2021 - June 6, 2021
      All Day Register

      Workshop introduction

      This 12-week workshop series will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to adapt and transition towards regenerative practices conducive to soil life.

      Each week, you will cultivate a new understanding of how your land management practices impact your soil’s production capacity. Throughout the series, we will support you in developing a platform to help you make better decisions on restoring and nurturing the living soil community using ecological-based principles. Workshop sessions will be held via video conference software on Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 8 pm PST (UTC -8)  for lecture/presentation followed by 30 minutes (until 8:30 pm) for Q and A.  There will be a three-week break for the holidays.

      Additional value available for 3 participants

      We will be working with three participants during the course as examples of how to assess, diagnose and implement Regenerative Agriculture concepts and practices. These three participants will work with Jo and Javan to assess and use their site as an example during the course.

      Interested participants will be contacted by Jo or Javan if they are eligible.

      The participants who work with Jo and Javan will be provided with the following additional value:

      One soil and one compost biological analysis, including report interpretation and recommendation from the landscape you are currently managing. ** Regenerative land-design Analysis and Simple Consultation. ** NOTE: At this point, soil and compost samples can only be accepted from within Canada.

       

      Who this workshop is for

      • Commercial farmers (small-medium scale production);
      • Ranchers;
      • Park board commissioners (members of a municipality in charge of managing city parks);
      • Municipal Employees or Consultants in charge of land management (could include park board commissioners, road works, engineers, landscape architects, technicians and others);
      • Greenhouse operators;
      • Cannabis producers;
      • Backyard gardeners;
      • Individuals with a general interest in soil ecology, regenerative agriculture, permaculture and agroecology.

       

      Workshop educators

      Javan Kerby Bernakevitch, Regenerative Land Designer and Educator

      All Points Land Design

       

      Jo Tobias, Regenerative Soils Consultant and Soil FoodWeb Advisor

      RootShoot Soils

       

      Workshop curriculum

      1.5 – 2hr Video Conference Session – Tuesdays Presentation – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  Q&A – 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm PST (UTC -8)

      Week 1 – November 17th, 2020 – Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture Week 2 – November 24th, 2020 – Making Holistic Decisions Week 3 – December 1st, 2020 – Introducing Living Soils and the Rhizosphere Discovering the Rhizosphere – an intimate relationship between roots and soil Week 4 – December 8th, 2020 – The Rhizosphere Microbiome; Theory & Practical – Under the Microscope Week 5 – January 5th, 2021 – Introduction to The Keyline Plan for Full Farm/Garden Design Week 6 – January 12th, 2021 – Ecological Processes in the Soil – Decomposition & Nutrient Cycling Week 7 – January 19th, 2021 – Practical Visual Soil Assay Week 8 – January 26th, 2021 – Creating Viable Biological Amendments – Compost Week 9 – February 2nd, 2021 – Creating Viable Biological Amendments – Compost Tea & Compost Extract Week 10 – February 9th, 2021 – Application of Biological Amendments Week 11 – February 16th, 2021 – Managing Soil Health Week 12 – February 23rd, 2021 – Regenerative Agriculture and Living Soils Next Steps

       

      Cancellation and Refund Policy

      This is a non-refundable event.

      If you cannot attend the workshop before it begins, you are permitted to find another participant to take your seat and manage the value exchange. Please send an email to jo@rootshootdesign.com to inform us of this exchange.

      If you are dissatisfied with the workshop after attending all sessions and feel you didnt receive what was laid out in the workshop description please contact us.

       

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Overview

Online PDC vs In-person PDC?

I get it.

Not everyone can attend a Permaculture Design Course in person.

Schedule's clash. Locations are too far away and sometimes it just doesn't work out.

When people ask:

"Should I take an in person PDC or an online course?"

My answer is:

"Absolutely yes!"

But if you are chomping at the bit for an permaculture education and can't wait...

This is the PDC for you.

I've looked through Geoff Lawton's PDC and it's great. Good information, good communiy, a little heavy on the swale dogma but good context.

Then I looked at Oregon State University's PDC and I was blown away at the level of education offered including:

  • in depth information sourced from practitioners across the world,
  • serving an international student body (France, Sweden, New Zealand, all cross continental USA including Hawaii, Austria, Portugal, Canada (coast to coast), Switzerland, Tanzania, Denmark, Kenya, Uganda, and more),
  • 21 Assignments, based on your site, each getting one on one feedback from instructors who are not only educators, but first and foremost practitioners,
  • all from where ever you are in the world.

Not bad.

I wanted to see if folks who followed my work could get a discount.

The university said yes.

So one of most financially accessible PDC's I've seen charging $840 + $60 OSU registration fee, with a 5% discount drops the course to $788 USD.

Not bad for your first PDC.

Did I say first?

Yup, I did.

As David Shaw said, "A PDC is a great place to start, but a terrible place to STOP." Your first PDC lays the foundation for your second PDC and a life of education that serves you and a values based life.

Hope this helps folks.

Almost forgot, here's the 5% discount code.

 

BCPerm5%

Here's where to sign up:

Oregon State University Permaculture Design Certificate Online

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