TAP INTO YOUR LOCAL ECOSYSTEM AND ITS INHERENT RESILIENCE!!!!!
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Locations: Treasure Lake and other tri-state host sites
****includes catered lunches ****
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The course will be a weekend PDC spread out over five weekends 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. 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 and other possible locations. The sites often come from the students themselves or apart of our local network. 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:
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
blend of established systems and exploratory projects to learn from. We will see larger scale production of both plant and animal life. In the urban areas, water harvesting and the development of biologically diverse landscape in and amongst unique social contexts will be present. With that the course will be both a great example of regenerative broad-acre practices and small-scale intensive Permaculture. The blend of the two produces learning opportunities of various scales, which will enhance the experience beyond just the beauty of our unique and extremely biologically diverse temperate climate and forest type. Below are a few examples of what can be seen on the sites:
We will be catering both Saturday and Sunday’s with delicious local or organic food furhter highlighting our regions movement within permaculture and local food production.
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.