The Alchemical Nursery is teaming up with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County to bring Syracuse a 10-week class in Community Training for Ecological Design:
This class gives gardeners, landowners, farmers, and anyone interested in sustainable living, tools to get started on a wide range of projects to improve food production, conserve resources, and save money. We will meet once a week throughout the Fall to discuss the principles and techniques of permaculture and ecology that help us make better choices for our land, families, and communities.
September 10 & 11 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) then Wednesday evenings, September 14 through November 9 (6:00–8:30 p.m.)
September 10 & 11 – Permaculture Basics
September 14 – Plants & Niches
September 21 – Build a Guild
September 28 – Soil & Compost
October 5 – Water Management
October 12 – Earthworks
October 19 – Trees & Forests
October 26 – Community Design
November 2 – Design Lab
November 9 – Share Designs
Class work will include a self-selected design project; you can design your backyard, garden space, or an entire neighborhood. Examples and applications will be given in both an urban and rural context. Class will be a balance of lecture and hands-on learning.
Instructors include Steve Gabriel, Michael Burns, Frank Cetera, Kayleigh Burgess and regional guests.
Sliding Scale Tuition: $200 – $400 (based on what you can afford)
Scholarships may be available from generous local organizations. For more information on how you or your organization can become a sponsor, click here.
NOTE: This is not a Permaculture Design Certification course. However, your tuition to this series of classes can be applied to the summer PDC course tuition with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute.
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