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PDC in SE Mich: Community, Change & Creativity—Practicum
July 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014$650
Two Convenient Summer Sessions
Community, Change & Creativity
July 13-19 and July 27-August 1
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Help create a sustainable campus for the Motherhouse of the Adrian Dominican Sisters at this key location in Michigan’s agricultural heartland. Leaders for progressive social change, the Sisters are committed to making their 100-acre domain a demonstration of ecological health, community outreach, productivity, and best land use practices. This course will build on investments in water management and native plantings to influence students at the neighboring colleges, develop edible landscapes, and support the local, organic foods movement.
Two sessions cover the full PDC: Fundamentals (7/13) presents theory and examples of permaculture design, and is a prerequisite for the Design Practicum (7/27) where the learning is put into practice with team designs. Taken together for the international certificate, or separately to meet your schedule and learning needs. Graduates of other PDC courses can refresh their design skills in the 2nd session. Beginners can pause after the first course to “go home and garden,” letting the lessons sink in.
Air-conditioned rooms and full meal plan included.
Tuition: Fundamentals $775; Practicum $650 (only if you’ve completed the Fundamentals).
If you have wanted to “up your game” for resilient, self-reliant community living, please don’t let this opportunity go unconsidered. The skills and inspiration you will gain from the course will begin to pay dividends immediately and in myriad ways.
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