Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges. She is a senior visiting research associate and advisory board member at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and teaches in its masters program for Environmental Change and Management. She is also senior associate of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a member of the Club of Rome. Over the past 20 years Raworth has been a senior researcher at Oxfam, a co-author of UNDP’s annual Human Development Reports and a fellow of the Overseas Development Institute, working in the villages of Zanzibar. She is also on the advisory board of the Stockholm School of Economics’ Global Challenges Programme and Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Resource Observatory. Kate lives in Oxford, England.
Location: Kinstone, Fountain City, WI, 54629 | Authors: Wayne Weiseman
Come learn with Wayne Weiseman at a 9-day Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course that offers a comprehensive introduction to Permaculture principles, applications & design practices and meets the international standard as the 72+ hour foundational course for Permaculture practitioners and teachers.
Location: Omega Center for Sustainable Living, Rhinebeck, NY, 12572 | Authors: Dave Jacke
Ecological design pioneer Dave Jacke draws out the fundamentals of ecological design as we engage with ecological principles and practices, and review case studies from around the world.
July 14-16, 2017
The Wild Plant Permaculture and Practices of Sacred Ecology Course is a 8 day intensive with hands-on instruction focusing on an integration of wild edible and medicinal plants and holistic health as part of the daily practices. These practices assist in the alignment of harmony between our internal landscape and our external environment. This course highlights cultural transformation through the power of community.
We will begin with reviewing the permaculture basics, and then dive in to learning about how wild plants embody permaculture and cooperate to enhance the environment for the benefit of all. We will experience hands-on projects and deepen our understanding of permaculture design through explorations of sacred ecological practices and social permaculture. We will look to the wild wisdom for inspiration and support while we re-design own rhythmic patterns and community engagement. Realizing the power of awareness, gratitude, and intention, as well as the power of cooperative community, we will find ways we can each participate more powerfully in a regenerative transformation of the world.
Suggested Donation $1111 (includes all lodging, food and instruction)
The Art of Fermentation: August 5-6
Come learn from Sandor how simple it is to make your own kraut, kimchi and other fermented delicacies. Learn about the healing qualities and nutritional importance of live-culture ferments, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Find out all the ways you are already enjoying the products of fermentation in your regular daily life. Then empower yourself further with simple techniques for fermenting many healthful foods in your home. Be part of the fermentation revival!
Tuition is $185 if you register super early (before May 10), $200 if you register early (after May 10 and before June 24), or $225 regular tuition (after June 24). This includes all materials as well as lunch on both days.
9 AM to 5 PM each day
Location: S3439 Cole Bluff Ln, Fountain City, WI, 54629 | Authors: Wayne Weiseman
Whole House Agriculture: August 11-13
In this intensive three (3) day class you will that farming can be defined in a much broader sense that what we are used to. Farming is not just something that is done on large tracts of land out in the country! You can farm in your own windowsills, under grow lights in your basement, in containers on your deck, in your front and back yards, on your hobby farm or larger homestead. It works ANYWHERE!
You will learn techniques to help you engage in creating your own food and medicine from a variety of sources in and around your own home. Techniques and methods that work on any environment and in various seasons will be discussed and demonstrated. Learn how to contribute to fresh, ready nutrition for yourself and your family. Learn how plants can provide you with many medicines that strengthen the body and the soul.
Registered students who attend the course receive lunch on each class day.
Daily Schedule: 8:30am 5:00pm
Early bird: $225
After June 30: $275
Location: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY | Authors: Dave Jacke
Designing Educational Ecoystems:
A 9-Day Permaculture Educator Training
Seasoned educator Dave Jacke and his team guide you to: assess and design for students learning niches; create effective learning environments; plan for, budget, and market an event; and devise multifunctional, functionally interconnected courses where the whole experience is greater than the sum of the sessions.
Peg will lead a one day intensive program giving an in depth look at the managing a medicinal plant nursery and/or farming operation with the goal of producing efficacious medicine. This program is for both growers with some agricultural experience and experienced gardeners. Growers will garner information to build or refine their operation to produce these sought after qualities.
For registration and/or questions contact Peg: [email protected]