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Workshop: Intro to Permaculture

Jun 09, 2009 -

At Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply
Presented by Paul Racko
Sierra Permaculture Design
Call 272-4769 x106 to REGISTER TODAY!
Fee: $10 (Participants will also receive a 10% coupon for Peaceful Valley)

Permaculture provides positive, sustainable solutions to the looming crises of climate change, peak oil, and economic descent. Minimize inputs and maximize abundance, whether you live in an urban apartment, a suburban home, or on a multi-acre ranch.

Learn the basics to permaculture from a professional! Topics will include:
*The ethics of Permaculture
*Designing for Sustainability
*Pattern
*Methodology of Design
*Holmgren’s Permaculture Design Principles
*Zones and Sectors
*Garden consulting, education, design & installation services

Workshop presented by Paul Racko, Sierra Permaculture Design

Paul is a Certified Permaculture Designer (Regenerative Design Institute) and has been an avid organic gardener for over 15 years. He has lived in the Sierra Foothills since 2006, and co-owns The Sacred Bee in Grass Valley with his wife Andrea.

In the autumn of 2007, he founded the Sierra Permaculture Guild , an education and networking venue for those interested in applying Permaculture to their landscapes. In January 2008, he started his own design firm Sierra Permaculture Design, through which he offers Permaculture consulting, site evaluations and design services.



Autumn @ Peaceful Valley Says:
Jun 9th, 2009 at 8:24 am

I’m really looking forward to this workshop! Here’s an excerpt from Paul’s notes:

The philosophy behind permaculture is one of working with rather than against nature; protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless action; of looking at systems in all their functions rather than asking only one yield of them; and of allowing systems to demonstrate their own evolutions.

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