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A Certificate Course for Design Professionals, Land Managers & Homeowners

The Los Angeles Permaculture

Design Course Certificate Series

PART ONE  October 4 & 5  continued November 1 & 2, 2014

PART TWO  December 6 & 7, 2014  continued January 3 & 4, 2015

PART THREE  February 7 & 8  culminates on March 7 & 8, 2015



THE PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE EXPERIENCE

The Permaculture Design Course has truly transformed the lives and enhanced the careers of thousands of people around the world, including architects, developers, social workers, city planners, teachers, students, gardeners, landscapers, homeowners, business owners and others.


• Designers are able to add new qualifications to their resumes and to their firms' ability to offer ecological services to their clients. 

• Real estate and development companies are able to better meet the public's growing concern for the environment. 

• Homeowners learn to increase the value of their property. 

• Couples enjoy creating home retreats that enrich their families' lives. 

• Teachers find new ways of integrating the art & science of Permaculture Design into their curriculum. 

• College students are better able to direct their education. 

• Many people change careers to create their own right livelihood.


THE CURRICULUM
Our text book, Permaculture: A Designer's Manual, by Bill Mollison, was once reviewed by Whole Earth saying:

"If information had density... this book would be a black hole!..."

The learning focus of the course will be in the design team exercises and extracurricular hands-on opportunities. Team projects are showcased on the final weekend of the course. Course work includes 12 days of classes (be prepared for intensive note taking!), monthly hands-on workshop opportunities, a team design project, final presentation and the infamous class Talent Show & Community Celebration!

Note: • Certification requires addition extra curricular hours for hands-on practicum and design team assignments. 

• Course may be attended for less rigorous non-certification w/ no extra-curricular activities required.

WEEKEND DATES & TOPICS










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PART ONE  

Fire, Water, Earth & Air... Introduction to Permaculture and Natural Pattern Understanding.











PART TWO  

Food, Water, Shelter & Energy... Designing & Building the Complete Home Ecosystem.










PART THREE 

Green Business... Local Economics, Community Development    |     Design Presentations and  Celebration.



TIMES
10am to 5pm: the first Saturday and Sunday of October-March.


​LOCATIONS
Venues will take us in and around Los Angeles County, including The Permaculture Academy at the Cafe | Club Fais Do Do.

CAFE/CLUB : FAIS DO DO  |  5253 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA  90016

Additional Field trips & Hands-On Trainings will also be announced.


TEACHING TEAM 
Instructors include Internationally Acclaimed Leaders in the Worldwide Sustainability Movement:
     •  LARRY SANTOYO, Director, EarthFlow Design Works
     •  SCOTT PITTMAN, President, The Permaculture Institute
     •  TOBY HEMENWAY, Author, Gaia's Garden: A Home Scale Guide to Permaculture
     •  JOHN VALENZUELA, Permaculture Designer, Rare Fruit Grower, Horticultural Consultant
     •  PLUS other local experts and guest speakers will be announced...

REQUIRED READING
Permaculture: a Designers Manual  by Bill Mollison
Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture  by Toby Hemenway


CERTIFICATION 
Upon successful completion of the course a Certificate of Completion the Permaculture Design Course is awarded through EarthFlow Design Works & the Permaculture Institute USA.  Additional certificate fee $25.00 


TUITION
SPECIAL
PRICE -INTRODUCTORY WEEKEND -OCT 4&5 -ONLY $25 per Day !
     • $95.00 per day
     • $180.00 per weekend
     • $1050.00 for all six weekends
     • $795.00 Early Registration Discount (must be paid in full, BEFORE SEPT 15th)
       note: 
other lab fees may apply


REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Be sure to include your name, address, email and phone numbers
Contact us to pay by cash or check 


QUESTIONS?
email: Info@CityOfAngelsPermaculture.com   -or call: (310) 383-5495

Programs and Certification are in Cooperation with 

EarthFlow Design Works and The Permaculture Institute


"Permaculture is : Design protocols for critical thinking,

decision making and

problem solving

- all based on the patterns of nature"


Larry Santoyo

NOTE: 


Whenever possible, we offer Teachers' Scholarships, Group Discounts, Work Trades & Payment Plans:


Teacher's Scholarship Fund: 

 • Educators get up to a $250 scholarship (balance must be pre-paid in-full). 

 • All educators are encouraged to apply; please include your bio and description of your project and/or school with your request for discount.

 • Candidates must also agree to report on their use of this training in an educational setting.


Group Discounts: 2 or more students registering together, can each receive a $200 discount off the full course price; Must be pre-paid, in-full.



Payment Plan: Three monthly payments. Credit card on file is required.


Pay as you go:  We also have single day and weekend rates  (space is not guaranteed).


DISCOUNTS CAN NOT BE COMBINED 

To apply please ​contact us at: Info@CityOfAngelsPermaculture.com




WorkTrade: 

 • Limited WorkTrade positions are available for up to 50% of full tuition costs. (more than 50% with special arrangement). 

 • WorkTrade is on an hour-for-hour basis. The course is $1050.00 for 84 hrs of training. e.g. Worktraders agree to pay $525.00 -PLUS- commit to 42 hours of work. 

 • Duties may include light, medium and heavy labor. computer and other administrative work, landscape installation, construction, domestic chores and other duties as required...  

 • Send in a brief bio with headshot, please include your contact, interests and skillsets.



• Elegant & Ecological Home & Garden Design 

• Modern Homesteading with Style

• Healthy Building & Natural Property Development 

• Celebrating Community 

• Green Business Models of Success

•  The Economics of a Sustainable Society