22nd Annual December PDC

22nd Annual Lost Valley Educational Center

Permaculture Design Course

with Jude Hobbs, Rick Valley & Marisha Auerbach

certified by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA)

December 3 – 16, 2012

Permaculture offers a positive response to the uncertainties of the future.  It is a method of design that offers ways for you to create permanent culture by conscious, sustainable use of resources in all aspects of living.  The time to plan for a resilient and prosperous future is now.

Course Topics Include:

* Permaculture Ethics & Principles

* Mapping & Design Exercises

* Natural Cycles & Pattern Recognition

* Observation & Site Analysis

* Garden Design & Establishment

* Useful Plants & Planting Strategies

* Water Harvesting, Management & Conservation

* Soil Building & Ecology

* Animals in the System

* Forests, Agroforestry & Tree Crops

* Eco-Building & Appropriate Technology

* Urban Permaculture & Village Design

* Cooperative Economics


Jude Hobbs has 30 years experience in the design & teaching fields, utilizing whole systems design to generate environmentally sound solutions that inspire sustainable actions.  She leads workshops & courses in the US & Canada and has developed curricula for diverse learning styles with techniques that are inspiring and information rich.  Jude is a founding member of PINA and co-tends 7 acres in Cottage Grove, OR.   www.cascadiapermaculture.com



Rick Valley is Lost Valley’s land steward, and a licensed landscape contractor, designer & nurseryman. He has consulted for communities such as CoHo Cohousing in Corvallis, OR and Linnea Farm in British Columbia. During 30 years of permaculture teaching & design experience, Rick has co-taught the first design courses in Oregon, Canada, Belize and Alaska. His favorite parts of the permaculture whole are food forests and shaping earth to enhance wetlands & store water. www.lostvalley.org


Marisha Auerbach has been actively teaching permaculture for the past 13 years with experience in both rural and urban areas.  As a food security activist, Marisha’s international permaculture work has taken her to Vietnam, Nicaragua, and Haiti.  Marisha currently lives in Portland, OR and focused on replicable systems of urban food production. www.herbnwisdom.com





Cost: $1325 including accommodations and prepared organic meals.

Reserve your space in this inspiring and informative course!


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