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Thursday, 22 August 2013 00:00

2012 Urban-Rural : Southern British Columbia Permaculture Design Certification Course

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  • Country: Canada
  • State: British Columbia
  • Start date: Tuesday, 19 June 2012
  • End date: Tuesday, 06 August 2013
  • Offered By: Gaiacraft Elphinstone Rainforest
  • Contact Person: Delvin Solkinson
  • E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Course Fee: $555
  • Course Format: One meeting a month for 14 months
  • Course Location: Greater Vancouver and Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
  • Course Instructor(s): Delvin Solkinson

A short ferry from Vancouver in the tiny village of Roberts Creek comes a unique, low-cost, flexibly scheduled Permaculture Design Course. Meeting once a month over fourteen months in locations on the Sunshine Coast and Greater Vancouver area, the class caters to lower-income people, students, youth, and anyone who wants to learn permaculture but cannot afford the cost or intensive time commitment of other courses.


The course is very flexible with busy lives and organized modularly. If you miss a class you can jump in on the the same module in a different class at no extra cost. I am run two courses staggered by a month to allow for even more flowing make up classes. 


Join this adventure in learning as it journeys to eco-locations like the Heart Gardens, UBC Farm, The Frogs Hollow, Rolling Earth, Country Haven, Strathcona and Cottonwood Gardens, Compost Education Center, Loutet Farm, Sole Food, Old Growth Forest sites and the properties of students who want to host. 


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2012 Urban-Rural : Southern British Columbia

Permaculture Design Certification Course


A small ring of learners will meet up once a month in the Greater Vancouver and Elphinstone Rainforest to learn about how nature designs itself and how we can become sustainable designers ourselves. Together we will learn how to map and design our land and our lives, plan for emergency, grow organic food in all four seasons and work to build a more sustainable future. The certification granted upon completion of the course will empower participants as  permaculture designers, consultants and beginner teachers able to use the word permaculture legally in their practice, business or project. This sustainability education eco-training certificate is a practical path for greening your life, resume and portfolio. 


Course Topics include:

design methods * patterns in nature * soils and composting * water * trees * design for cool , tropical and arid climates * social permaculture * native food and medicine plants of the Coastal First Peoples and much much more. We have worksheets, permaculture design gaming tools, an online social networking and educational support platform, as well as hundreds of gardens as our living classroom.


All proceeds go towards space rentals, guest teachers, printing, teaching tools and to pay for Delvin's permaculture education. 


Delvin Solkinson has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree in

Permaculture Education through Bill Mollison in Tasmania and done

advanced trainings with David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Robin Clayfield and Rosemary Morrow. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute. Currently he is taking a PDC with Toby Hemenway and working on a second diploma through Permaculture Institute USA.


to register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details


the dates for this tuesday class are :


june 19 

july 17

august 21

september 18

october 16

november 20

december 18

wednesday january 9

wednesday february 6 

march 12

april 9

may 7


july 9

august 6

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