Hey everyone, this is really late notice but there is an excellent permaculture course that is going to be offered here in the city. I took my permaculture design certificate with this same instructor (Jesse Lemieux) last August and was blown away by his wealth of knowledge. A student of both Geoff Lawton and Bill Mollison, in my opinion, Jesse is the who's-who of Canadian permaculture. The early-bird cost has passed but I still think that $275 is a pretty good deal, especially considering that Bill Mollison's book is included, $100 value. Here's the write up from idlehands.ca (host of the course):
Permaculture is a holistic, systems approach to designing sustainableRegister For Course
human habitat that meets the needs of humans while enhancing local
ecosystems. It is a positive, enabling approach to designing for our
current and future realities.
This 12-hour course will cover the basics of Permaculture design. A
combination of theory and creative design exercises will introduce you
* ethics and principles of Permaculture
* eco-friendly house placement and design
* renewable energy systems
* organic food production
* waste management
* water harvesting and flow
* soil rehabilitation
* ...and much more!
Date: January 15 & 16, 2010
9am-5pm each day
Location: Stanley Milner Library, Edmonton
Cost: Early-bird $250 (received prior to January 1, 2010); $275
Registration deadline: January 14, 2010
Includes Bill Mollison's "Introduction to Permaculture" textbook,
snacks and a vegetarian lunch both days.
Space is limited! Please register early to avoid disappointment.
Instructor: Jesse Lemieux
Jesse holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of
Victoria. His training in Permaculture includes two permaculture
design certificates (PDCs), under the instruction of both Geoff Lawton
and Bill Mollison. Jesse had taught PDCs and Intro courses in Western
Canada, has worked on aid projects in the Middle East, and was
employed at the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia.