TAP INTO YOUR LOCAL ECOSYSTEM AND ITS INHERENT RESILIENCE!!!!!
Locations: Treasure Lake Regenerative Education Site, Permaculture Forest and Farm
****includes semi catered lunches ****
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This accelerated course is great for those who want to be ready for this growing season. It will be a weekend PDC spread out over five weekends with several online lecture videos to compliment the in person classroom and experiential learning. This format allows for extra time for students to digest the material during the week off making it a great format for a holistic learning experience. Students will also receive hands-on experience and also ample work time on the final design project and presentation. The course will be a certified through TreeYo Permaculture as we are guided by Bill Mollison’s curriculum that comprises the 14 chapters of his book “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”. Our schedule reflects this commitment and has a strong emphasis on how the design principles and process influence site develop and systems management. Sample online lecture below:
We will cover the following topics throughout the course:
The course will end with the required student design projects that will utilize a budding permaculture site in Northern Kentucky, Treasure Lake. By using an actual physical site for the design projects, students will gain the experience of completing a full design from walking the land during the initial assessment to mapping
and measuring to client interviews and final presentations. It’s a great opportunity to contribute to the local permaculture scene as often the projects are carried onward.
The design project process increases learner retention by allowing for immediate application and direct practice of learned skills while offering a means to evaluates students’ comprehension of the theory and lecture sections of the course. All of which are necessary to become successful, effective, and certified Permaculture designers.
The final design project is also considered to be a direct hands-on project because students will be engaged in a process that will yield a viable design proposal. Our commitment to practicing the design principles throughout the course process
itself reinforces the theory and lecture sessions. To bring the material alive we engage in facilitating the course so that numerous learning styles are supported. One of our teaching techniques is through design exercises that compliment the lecture material and add an element of fun to the atmosphere.
For more information about our past courses visit the following page: Previous TreeYo Courses.
Another integral part of the course is the hands-on segment because it integrates the techniques directly to your body. We hope to do some hands-on segments for the course but will be weather dependent during this season other than fermentation:
Food Forest/Tree Planting Weather permitting, we will have hands on experience with plotting out and planting a permaculture food forest/orchard expansion
Doug Crouch: With 30 PDC’s facilitated across the globe, TreeYo Permaculture facilitator Doug Crouch will be putting on this weekend PDC that
he has been apart of for years in Cincinnati. Doug will once again act as the main facilitator of this year’s course after years of being abroad. His formal background is in the ecology of the local forest type and has been practicing and teaching Permaculture for over seven years in different parts of the world covering all climatic zones. He holds a Diploma in Permaculture Education which demonstrates his commitment to crafting his creative facilitation style. Click on the following link to read more about this facilitation style and the resources we are happy to share. Furthermore, to view some of the presentation you can expect during the course via PowerPoint, please visit Doug’s slideshare account at the following: www.slideshare.net/DougeCrouch
A student of the originators of Permaculture, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, Braden has gone on to study with many other leaders in the field. He has been teaching and consulting with this knowledge since 2007 and has taught at places as varied as the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, the Earthship Academy, Haitian Farmers and the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture on behalf of USAID. He is the former Chairman of the City of Cincinnati’s Urban Agriculture Advisory Board for the City Council.
Treasure lake is local small business focused on recreation and education in nature which been in the Crouch family since 1983. It’s a wonderfully scenic place hidden in the hills of the Northwestern Corner of Northern Kentucky and Boone County only 22 miles from downtown Cincinnati. We have been hard at work developing the broad acre forest for bio-diversity and wild food abundance for nearly 20 years through active forest enhancement techniques pioneered by Doug. Furthermore, the following Permaculture elements and functions that can be experienced are:
We will be offering some staples and enjoy potluck style meals from all of us collectively bringing food.
Cincinnati and the tri-state region provides a wonderful backdrop for Permaculture in this unique Midwest context. Its uniqueness is defined by its topography, hilliest city in the Midwest, and the subsequent challenges with landslides because of our high rainfall totals on clay soils. We also are in a fairly conservative market, this isn’t Portland or Burlington where sustainability took off many years ago. Rather we have been pushing the envelope here to increase people’s consciousness around food security, social justice, and rebuilding a skill base that will take us into an abundant city scape. The city is dominated by many Fortune 500 companies but our grassroot organizations within the Cincinnati Permaculture Guild have allowed us to work with these giants and the local councils, not just against them.