Adaptive Humans Permaculture Design Course | August 11 - 24, 2019

Adaptive Humans Permaculture Design Course | August 11 - 24, 2019

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$150 OFF - First 5 Registrants
$100 OFF - Second 5 Registrants
$50 OFF - Third 5 Registrants
$100 OFF - Community Partner Discounts (EPG, SAUA, NAIT, et al)


Ready to take the next step in plotting you and your family's path to a thriving future?

Adaptive Humans is a transformative human learning experience making you, your land, and your future, resilient.

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Course Overview

Taking responsibility for our existence and that of future generations entails getting our homes and landscapes in order. In this two week, Intensive Permaculture Design Course students will learn the methods and principles through which sustainable patterns may be applied to their own lives, properties, and communities.

 

Skills you will learn:

Organic gardening
Composting & soil science
Agroforestry & tree planting
Chainsaw operation
Earthworks
Heavy equipment
Renewable energy
Green home design

Rainwater collection
Animal systems
Disaster preparation
Ethical design
Landscape consulting
Surveying
Top down mapping
Three-legged Dingo Wrasslin'

 

Key Outcomes

Two weeks of the most fun, engaging, and transformative human learning experiences available in Alberta in 2019.

  • Increase your understanding of human history and human potential as individuals and collectives

  • Review the characteristics, ethics, and principles of permaculture

  • Develop skills and knowledge for growing food: intensive gardens, long-term productive agroforestry, food forestry

  • Understand property design, house placement, and climate appropriate housing solutions

  • Learn whole-house design solutions that reduce your energy load requirements and integrate renewable (nutrient) energy systems that generate electricity and heat water.

  • Appreciate the importance of understanding pattern theory and improving our abilities to see, hear, and recognize patterns in nature

  • Discover how to work with nature, design out the waste, and design in resilience

  • Learn and practice water and soil management techniques, cycles and solutions for the home and farm

  • Learn and demonstrate the values, principles, and strategies for developing healthy, functional communities

  • Understand how to incorporate Permaculture into business ventures


 

What is Permaculture?

REAL LIFE SKILLS FOR MAKING YOU, YOUR LAND, AND YOUR FUTURE RESILIENT.

Permaculture is a design methodology for creating integrated systems of resource, food, housing, and community sustainability. It offers a practical creative approach to the environmental and economic challenges facing our local communities and global society.

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Teachers

Learn from experienced professionals in the field of Permaculture.  

Kurtis Ewanchuk and Kenton Zerbin are active Permaculture teachers, designers and consultants, both with self built off-grid resilient houses and abundant landscapes... passionate and experienced, prepare to be inspired! This course is further augmented with a line-up of guest speakers unlike anything this province has seen.

Kenton Zerbin  (587) 988-8714 kjzerbin@gmail.com  Kenton is an inspirational speaker, teacher & consultant who empowers others to repair degraded landscapes, grow food and build community. A government teacher by training, Kenton's specialty now is in facilitating a quality education as a professionally certified Permaculture teacher. He has designed multiple properties, started a Permaculture Research Institute in Barbados, and been a guest speaker for gardening groups, education conferences and Universities alike. Kenton now resides and teaches in central Alberta.   KZPERMACULTURE.CA

Kenton Zerbin
(587) 988-8714
kjzerbin@gmail.com

Kenton is an inspirational speaker, teacher & consultant who empowers others to repair degraded landscapes, grow food and build community. A government teacher by training, Kenton's specialty now is in facilitating a quality education as a professionally certified Permaculture teacher. He has designed multiple properties, started a Permaculture Research Institute in Barbados, and been a guest speaker for gardening groups, education conferences and Universities alike. Kenton now resides and teaches in central Alberta.

KZPERMACULTURE.CA

 
Kurtis Ewanchuk  (780) 236-3630 kurtis@expandingedge.ca  Kurtis Ewanchuk is an arborist, permaculture designer, and builder. With over a decade of applied ecology experience in the non-profit sector and landscape management, he is the principal of Expanding Edge Permaculture. Actively engaged in the process and politics of regenerative praxis, he lives in a self-built net-zero shelter upon a reafforesting landbase within the Sturgeon watershed of Alberta, Canada.   EXPANDINGEDGE.CA

Kurtis Ewanchuk
(780) 236-3630
kurtis@expandingedge.ca

Kurtis Ewanchuk is an arborist, permaculture designer, and builder. With over a decade of applied ecology experience in the non-profit sector and landscape management, he is the principal of Expanding Edge Permaculture. Actively engaged in the process and politics of regenerative praxis, he lives in a self-built net-zero shelter upon a reafforesting landbase within the Sturgeon watershed of Alberta, Canada.

EXPANDINGEDGE.CA

 

Food

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HAPPY, NOURISHED PEOPLE ARE THE KEY TO SUCCESS.

We want you to taste the learning! So we are pulling out all the stops, and are going to have food that will inspire you. Local, vegetarian, and prepared by professionals, be prepared to be happy nourished. Three square meals and tea/coffee will be provided on all the teaching days.

Sunday, August 18, not included

 

Venue

Expanding Edge Homestead

Learn and live on a mature Permaculture Homestead.

Seeing is believing. This course is on a mature Permaculture property, so every day you will see what you are learning, and then you get to do, and apply your knowledge and skills on this beautiful, resilient, Permaculture demonstration site.

Located 30 minutes to the Northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, this 10 Acre homestead has two options for lodging: tenting and shared cabins. Shower facilities, composting toilets, and a common recreational space are all provided. Please note that cabin accommodations are limited, so reserve early.