Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014
We are pleased to present a rare opportunity to attend a Permaculture Design Workshop by Dan Hemenway, veteran permaculturist with more than 30 years of experience teaching and applying permaculture in Florida and around the world. Dan will take students through the design process at a typical suburban home. This is an opportunity to gain valuable insights from the top veteran permaculture designer in Florida in an infrequently offered in-person workshop. Take your design skills to the next level!
The Friday evening lecture that launches the workshop will be open to the general public for $20.
In the workshop, Dan will cover some basic and important aspects and tools of design and walk you through the site to go over specifics about the potentials of that site. You will get to participate in the process of a design, and will be exposed to tools and ideas that you will be able to use on your own property.
Friday, January 31, 2014
7 PM – 10 PM
Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Clearwater, FL
(open to the general public, cost is $20)
Saturday, February 1, 2014
8:30 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, February 2, 2014
8:30 AM – 5 PM
7:30-10 Introductory slide presentation. Discussion, time permitting.
8:30-9 am Questions. Discuss format. Form design teams.
9-10 Permaculture design principles.
10:30-11 Zone Systems
11-noon Succession (slides), time permitting
noon-1 p.m Lunch.
1-1:30 Presentation by host about design goals.
1:30-2:30 Site walk & talk.
3-4 Discuss walk.
4-6 Teams meet, discuss design project, begin design work.
7-8 Break. Teams can meet again.
8-10 Social time or optional evening presentation (instructor’s choice).
8:30-10 am Questions. Discussion on design project.
10-noon Teams work on design.
noon-1 pm Lunch.
1-2:30 Teams present design recommendations.
3-4 Instructor critiques team design reports.
4-4:15 Presentation on resources for further work in permaculture.
4:15-5 Open clinic and discussion period.
5 Workshop ends.
The workshop will remain intimate and has limited enrollment so please register early to reserve your spot. This workshop is expected to sell out early.
Friday Lecture: $20
Weekend Workshop (includes Friday lecture): $249.
Early bird workshop fee: If paid in full before December 25, 2013, at midnight, the cost is $230.
Organic, fair trade coffee and tea, a mostly vegan lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and mostly vegan supper on Saturday evening are included in the price.
We accept payment plans. Please contact us early for more info.
It is suggested that students purchase study materials 3 months ahead of the workshop, so that you can read them before the workshop begins. You will get a lot more out of the workshop if you study these materials first. You will receive a list of suggested reading materials upon registration or RSVP.
If childcare is needed, please contact us four weeks in advance to arrange.
You may pay with PayPal at our web site (www.growpermaculture.com) or by check to:
411 Cleveland St, #238,
Clearwater, FL, 33755
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cathy at 727-495-6145, or email@example.com.
Dan Hemenway is the principal instructor and developer of the workshop. He received permaculture training from Bill Mollison in 1981. As a homesteader, he previously developed systems similar to permaculture. He taught food-production to disadvantaged teenagers from 1978-81. During three years teaching permaculture and sustainable horticulture to prison inmates (1981-1983), he founded what became The International Permaculture Solutions Journal (1983). From 1978-83 he was a leader in the Massachusetts food self-reliance movement. In 1983. Mollison named him one of three North Americans then certified to teach the full Permaculture Design Course. In 1984, Dan taught the first such course given in Mexico.
Since then, he has conducted hundreds of permaculture programs worldwide, often introducing permaculture to new regions. In 1983, he received the Conservation Award from Friends of Nature and in 1984, the Community Service Award from International Permaculture Institute, which awarded him five advanced diplomas the next year. In 1987, he founded the Permaculture Education Project and taught permaculture around the world. In 1991, Dan accepted an invitation to the Roots of the Future NGO conference in Paris, that contributed suggestions to the Earth Summit later held in Brazil. In 1996, Permaculture Foundation/Network Kenya, named him honorary chairman. And, in 1996, he was listed in the 1996-97 edition ofWho’s Who in America. Dan has also founded the Forest Ecosystem Rescue Network, published dozens of permaculture publications, authored many permaculture articles, served on boards of several related groups, and given talks, courses, and keynote addresses worldwide. At present, he teaches a permaculture course on the Internet, is implementing his designfor his home, is studying chinampas by building some, and working with collaborators in far flung regions.
Learn more about Dan Hemenway and his programs at www.barkingfrogspermaculture.com
Want to get a better idea of what permaculture really is and what it can do?
Permaculture design is an effective tool to help you really make a difference, whether by gaining access to healthier food, reducing pollution, healing the earth, creating more economic stability, or building stronger and healthier communities. We are offering several free lectures and a day long workshop at the end of July. Attend one or all to explore what permaculture can do for you and your life. Be the change you want to see!
At our free Introduction to Permaculture lecture, you will learn specific permaculture techniques you can apply immediately to increase abundance for yourself and loved ones while helping the environment. Permaculture design gives you the tools to:
- Grow healthy food with little work
- Reduce energy needs and costs inexpensively
- Build strong community networks
- Achieve more economic stability
WHEN: Thursday, July 25, from 7-8:30 PM.
WHERE: Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Lane
Clearwater, FL 33755
For more info or to RSVP email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Cathy at 727-495-6145
ONE DAY INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE WORKSHOP
9AM – 5PM
28 July 2013
1379 Hibiscus St.
Clearwater, Florida 33755
Our one day Introduction to Permaculture Workshop is jam packed with useful information that you can use to design your life to be more regenerative, healthy, and abundant. There will be lots of hands on and practical information as well as background and theory of the subject. You will receive hand outs to take home that will provide a guide for further study.
If you are interested in our professional level Permaculture Design Certificate Course, this workshop will enable you to join the current six month course that ends in December of 2013. Get in depth, clearly presented knowledge of how to live more regeneratively in all aspects of life – food, water, shelter, energy, community, health, finance, and culture.
This workshop is only $50.
This fee can be applied to the professional course for students who register for the full course.
For more information email: email@example.com or call Cathy at 727-495-6145
Register immediately and reserve your place by paying with PayPal on this web site (the paypal button is located on the right hand side of this page toward the top) or mail a check to: Grow Permaculture, 411 Cleveland St, #238, Clearwater, FL, 33755
Eric is one of the more dedicated and enthusiastic designers we have met. He didn’t wait to finish the course, but got one project started during the PDC itself, creating a food garden at a Habitat for Humanity site in Pasco County. He has shown many other people the advantages of permaculture through personal contact and an active permaculture web site, Codegreencommunity.org, that provides support and information to permaculturists in the greater Tampa Bay area. And most recently, he has become co-founder and one of the driving forces of a local food co-op in Pasco – Suncoast Food Co-op. https://www.facebook.com/groups/264378686981983/?ref=ts&fref=ts
He has transformed his yard into a food forest jungle complete with a pond ecosystem and much more – showing his neighborhood how to make food, not lawns. And he is selling the food he grows to the cooperative. How much carbon is he reducing by growing and selling food locally, eliminating thousands of miles of travel and the energy and pollution associated with pesticide and herbicide use, and by setting the example, influencing others to do the same?
This is a wonderful example of the type of design solution we are interested in accomplishing with permaculture. Working with nature, rather than against her, the people of Meghalaya in India have created a beautiful design for a bridge that will survive heavy flooding. This is an exquisitely aesthetic and informative 5 minute video that you won’t regret viewing, or forget! How could we incorporate the lessons of this amazing design solution?
We are offering apprenticeship or “shadowing” opportunities to course students in several exciting projects we have ongoing. We are working on all of these from the Tampa Bay area, Florida. There is a lot happening, a lot that needs to be done and if we work together, the sky is the limit!
- Plan and implement a permaculture design for a city park.
- Plan and stage multiple food forests designs for Pine Ridge reservation.
- Work with Greenwood neighborhood on planning a permaculture community garden, and get it created.
- Help with fall planting and ongoing care for an expanding permaculture edible perennials nursery.
- Work on creating and expanding financial permaculture models, including innovative urban farming cooperative ventures, link-up, beneficial connection and integration of permaculture energies around the Bay for mutual benefit, start up businesses that get support from the existing community, time banking, etc.
- Work on community projects, including art gardens, neighborhood place-making, etc.
We are changing our name to more closely reflect our mission. We are focused on spreading the knowledge and practice of permaculture everywhere, to create more abundance, resilience, quality of life, and healing of both people and the earth.
Our projects include using permaculture to improve conditions in high poverty urban and rural areas with degraded lands, and working with schools, governments and organizations to educate people on the regenerative possibilities of conscious design. We create demonstration sites so people can see, feel, taste and smell what that is like.
These are non-profit activities that are supported by our for-profit education and design business. We offer high-quality education and aesthetic edible landscaping and other permaculture services via this service.
We feel that a Permaculture Guild has a very specific function of coordinating permaculture activities in an area and providing support and resources for professional permaculture designers and those who want to become professionals. While we do provide support to the permaculture community in a number of ways through volunteering and other resources, we feel a better way to describe the relationship is as a sponsor of Guild activities. It is not our main function to coordinate or facilitate all of the permaculture activities in our area, as a guild would do.
We love the abundance and regeneration inherent in the word “Grow” and we feel there is nothing more appropriate or needed than nurturing and growing the concept and practice of conscious design – far and wide!
We consult, design and install sustainable systems in your home, business, or farm, that can help you save money and live healthier, all in environmentally friendly ways. We address the four necessities – food, water, shelter and energy. We can consult in just one of these areas, or all of them – we offer a full range of services, from advice, to design, to installation.
Many of our clients benefit from a 1-3 hour consultation that helps them focus on how they should set up an edible garden. “What soil should I use? What plants should I plant when? What plants will work together? How should I water and feed them?” We go beyond organic gardening by working with nature, not against her. Our plant palette includes many highly nutritious and unique plant species that are easy to grow in Florida, need little care, are drought tolerant, and provide abundant food in a short period of time. We will bring unique solutions to your gardening challenges that will make your garden easier to care for, more productive and more attractive.
After a one hour consultation with Koreen, I put in a fantastic vegetable garden using waist high containers over the summer and am hooked on growing my own veggies now. Also I am using the Bokashi method of composting and LOVE it! I then got a grant from our local water and power company to convert my lawn in front to native garden and I’m doing that now! I’m having SOOO much fun with this new game. So, I owe Koreen a big thanks for turning me onto a whole new world. My plant kingdom is truly flourishing! Barb Dakin
We were impressed with the amount of useful information Koreen was able to impart to us in one day of design consulting. We had some ideas and plans for our 5 acre homestead but also a lot of questions. She was able to answer all of them and shared a lot more with us that we did not know was possible or would not have thought of. We love the integrated cob bench design, the detailed plant information, the energy savings ideas, and the water systems suggestions. We are excited about moving forward and can’t wait to try out some of these ideas. Scott and Leslie Brown
Edible landscape or garden design and installation
We design landscapes to be both beautiful and functional. An edible landscape is:
- Natural – we design gardens to work with natural systems, rather than fighting them
- Easy to care for – less work than conventional gardens
- Beautiful and interesting – flowers, colors and textures
- Healthy, providing nutritious food year around
- Economical – skip the fertilizer, and reduce your grocery bill with fresh, healthy food you grew yourself
Our sister company, The Edible Garden (theediblegarden.us) offers an unusual selection of attractive plants, both native and non-native, that grow well in Florida conditions and can provide abundant food in small spaces. We can also give you great advice on what to plant, when, and how, if you want to do it yourself but need some help getting started. We routinely save clients at least the amount of our consulting fee and can provide you with a lot of quality information in a short period of time. Interested in selling your food? We can help with that too.
We focus on increasing your yields in unexpected ways; we look for the edge, find ways to stack functions on your farm, save energy, and tie it all together. We recommend gradient changes that make sense and will create resiliency. We guarantee that our recommendations, if implemented, will save you more than our consultant fee.
Rain catchment, irrigation and water filtration systems
We help you design your irrigation needs via rainwater catchment, so that your plants are getting the purest water available to them.
Enjoy the aesthetics of a backyard pond that is a naturally balanced system. When you have all the elements of nature present, there is very little care needed. Let us help you ensure those elements are there.
SHELTER and ENERGY
Solutions for more sustainable living in your home – we offer energy reduction analysis, consultations on planned renovations, and partnerships with green architects and builders to maximum energy savings, aesthetics and integration of the built environment with the food systems and water catchment.
1 hour gardening consult – $65. Travel additional if site is more than 15 miles. Client receives a short questionnaire to narrow down interests and priorities. I will walk your site with you and give you specific plant, design and structural recommendations. This is great for people who want to design their yard themselves but would like to get some feedback.
3 hour consultation – $175 – Client will receive a questionnaire which is filled out ahead of time. This allows me to spend maximum time assessing the site and providing more in depth feedback. I will discuss your options with you, and prepare a short written report that will summarize the key points. This is recommended for people who want to go more in depth, but are not yet prepared to do a full design implementation on their site, or who already have much of the design work done but would like to go in depth on plant selection or other details.
Full day consultation – $400 – Client fills out a questionnaire ahead of time, and I will walk the site with the client and go over detailed options, point by point. A full day allows us to delve into the design process, integration elements on the site, key elements and their likely placement, and specific details such as plant selection, sequences (what not to do first), and other time and money saving input . It doesn’t give you a full permaculture design which takes 3-5 days. It does give you a great start on your project and can save significant time and money. I will submit a several page report summarizing key factors, and including further recommendations, after the visit.
These services routinely prevent costly errors and provide clients with options that they were unaware of that allow them to achieve something closer to their ideal, reduce costs and time, and provide more abundance.