IBS schedule '95
Inst. for Bioreg. Studies
pferraro at bud.peinet.pe.ca
Wed Nov 2 19:02:58 EST 1994
Permaculture Design Course:
A two-week intensive in sustainable systems design
July 6-20, 1995
at Shades of Harmony Farm, Kingston, Nova Scotia, Canada
Michael Pilarski, author of, Restoration Forestry, and founder of
Friends of the Trees, has been teaching permaculture world
wide since 1981.
Garry Lean, permaculture designer and professor of Integrated
Resource Management at Sir Sandford Fleming College, Lindsay,
David Jacke, landscape designer, land use planner
Plus: Guest Speakers involved in sustainable agricultural,
renewable energy, ecological planning and green economics.
Through lecture, discussion, observation and hands-on
experiential learning, permaculture students will develop the
practical skills and knowledge to design and implement
sustainable systems that are in harmony with the natural world.
Permaculture, has become known as the system of choice for
ecological planning and restoration. The term was patented by, Bill
Mollison in the early 1970's to describe a system of permanent
habitations. With roots in agricultural systems it has evolved into
a program for designing ecological communities and restoring
urban centers. It is about self-reliance, growing food, and building
creative, beautiful, energy-efficient structures from local
*Local self-reliance, networking, research and site analysis
*Urban permaculture, bioregional planning and mapping
*Village development, land trusts, intentional communities
*Organic agriculture, aquaculture, greenhouses, and herbs
*Agroforestry, edible landscaping and sustainable forestry
*Erosion control, soil microbiology, livestock and wildlife
*Strawbale Construction-efficient, low-cost and renewable!
Certification: Course graduates will be certified as
Permaculture Design Trainees. Graduates are entitled to use the
term "Permaculture" in the pursuit of livelihood, and for
Course Tuition: We plan to host this course as one of the least
expensive permaculture design courses offered in years. Early
registration (prior to May '95) is $650.00. After May 1, 1995
tuition is $750.00. (Fees are in Canadian funds.)
Course will be limited to 40 participants.
For more information send $5.00 to the Institute for
Bioregional Studies, 449 University Ave., Suite 126,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada C1A 8K3.
Summer Programs on Ecological Planning at:
The Institute for Bioregional Studies
The Institute for Bioregional Studies (IBS), is commited to the
design and management of sustainable communities.
Our programs are aimed at people whose curiosities may lead
them to seek careers in ecological planning, teachers who wish to
better inform their students and others desiring to pursue
ecologically responsible lifestyles.
Each of our programs is planned to study the potential of
humanity to create an ecological society. We will examine the
current implications of "globalization and "sustainable
development" as well as the continual destruction of our
ecosystems. From this we will develop a reconstructive
perspective that empowers us to not only preserve what is still
intact but to also restore what has been damaged.
While focusing on a bioregional perspective that supports
community health and self-reliance the Institute is making an
important contribution towards the evolution of a truly
Students seeking college credit may do so by special
arrangement through their home institution.
Permaculture Design Course (July 6-20)
With: Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees; Garry Lean, Sir
Sandford Fleming College; David Jacke, Native Harvest Designs
Reconstructing Sustainable Communities (July 26-31).
With: Dr. William Rees, Dean, Urban and Rural Planing University of
BC; Dr. Doug Aberely, editor, Futures by Design: The Practice of
Ecological Planning; Dr. Ray Cote, Dean, Environmental Planning,
Awakening Community Resourcefulness (July 28-30)
With: Dr. Wayne Roberts, co-chair Coalition for a Green Economic
Recovery, author of Get a Life: Canada's Green Cure for Economic
Blues; Carla Conrad, Regional Atlantic Trading Note Association
Spirit of the Region:
Celebrating Nature, Culture, and Community (August 4-6)
With: Kirkpatrick Sale, Secretary Schumaker Society, author of
Dwellers of the Land: The Bioregional Vision; Judith and
Christopher Plant, editors, New Society Publishers, New Catalyst
Education Foundation; John Joe Sark, Captain Miq-Mak Grand
Council. Plus regional musicians and entertainers.
For more information on our programs please show your
support by sending $5.00 when requesting a catalogue.
Institute for Bioregional Studies
449 University Avenue, Suite 126, Charlottetown,
Prince Edward Island, Canada, C1A 8K3
Phone: (902) 892-9578; e-mail: pferraro at peinet.pe.ca
Phil Ferraro, Director
Institute for Bioregional Studies
449 University Avenue Suite 126 "Developing Local Solutions to
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Global Problems"
Canada C1A 8K3
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