Permaculture Zones by Felix Muller courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Permaculture Zones by Felix Muller courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

What:  Free online permaculture class

When: October 31 – November 27, 2016

Oregon State University is launching a huge public education project – Intro to Permaculture – a free permaculture design course that covers the foundations of the permaculture design system in 4 weeks.  Participants need to plan on 12-16 hours of engagement in this class.  This free class is taught by Andrew Millison, who has been involved in permaculture design, practice and education for 20 years, is an instructor in OSU’s horticulture department, and started Permaculture Design International.

The Paris Climate Agreement has the world admitting it needs to turn civilization onto a different road.  Permaculture design has been scouting that path for nearly 40 years, and now it’s time that the world sees what we’ve learned about living in cooperation with nature.” – OSU Intro to Permaculture Website.

I introduced permaculture in a previous post, intrigued by the ideas of living in cooperation with nature, using nature as your guide, and building & preserving biodiversity. The creator of the above diagram, Felix Muller writes: “Zoning is an important part of permaculture design.  It helps to arrange all elements in a system by the level of care needed and their interrelations.  In a well designed system the user has to put little effort into maintenance.”

Imagine….

Lawn by Peter Kaminski; Abundant garden by Ruth and Dave,

Lawn by Peter Kaminski; Abundant garden by Ruth and Dave

If you’ve had an interest in learning more about permaculture, here’s your opportunity.  Is it a more ecofriendly way to live on your land?  I intend to find out through this free class!

 

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