An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until April 7, 2019
The Permaculture Action Course facilitates an educational experience in ecological design science, community organizing, and the many facets of permaculture, teaching both hands-on techniques and social tools that participants can use to catalyze long-term transformative impact on the land and in their communities.
This course is being offered to everyone who wants to learn more about regenerative design, permaculture systems, and community organizing. Beginners are welcome and will be taken through an introduction to permaculture design science and its many facets. Folks already involved or skilled in permaculture will learn advanced techniques and a plethora of tools and skills in regard to social permaculture, alternative economies, community building, and action planning.
We make a special invitation to all those in the Mid-Appalachia BioRegion who want to up their organizing skills, get involved with Permaculture Action Network, and organize toward more Permaculture Action Days and regenerative community events in the region!
The Permaculture Action Course combines foundational theory with meaningful practical applications and hands-on experience, introducing participants to the permaculture movement. This course will thoroughly educate on the ethics and design principles. as well as present theories and strategies of effective and direct community organizing. We’ll dive into social permaculture, understanding the balance and function of ecological relationships as they apply to the collective energy of a group of people working towards a common goal. This method is practiced by the Permaculture Action Network through Permaculture Action Days, catalyzing the energy at concerts and cultural events by mobilizing people to create real change with local grassroots projects that has directly affected over 11,000 people in 25 different states.
With experienced practitioners in their respective fields teaching natural building, regenerative agriculture, social dynamics and more, this course will leave you with the practical tools to actually start building the world you want to live in. The Permaculture Action Course combines a social transformation and action-focused curriculum with hands-on skills building to truly equip you with a well-rounded tool set for engaging with the land and the communities around you.
You will learn:
– permaculture design processes and principles
– rainwater harvesting and earthworks
– permaculture landscape design and food forestry
– natural building and appropriate technology
– social transformation and community organizing methods
– practical tools and techniques for regenerating ecology
Three organic, local meals a day and camping at the beautiful Seven Springs Holistic Retreat Center are included in your registration fee. Yoga classes will be offered throughout the week. Upgraded accommodations are also available.