Mother Oak Permaculture

Space available for our 2015 Permaculture Design Course   

For more information, please visit the Mother Oak website at http://www.novascotiapermaculture.net/



Learn skills required for self-reliance, and you will become  much more helpful to yourself and others.


"The program will run May through August this year, though we do have an opportunity for someone to come in April and stay through September. The program will be limited to five participants, so please apply early.

Live, work, play, and learn in a permaculture setting–surrounded by the design principles in action. What we do here is integrate the PC design course into the growing season for our small scale(1 acre) market garden, along with the regular chores and projects and maintenance of a working and evolving permaculture garden farm. Some of what you can learn here, besides PC Design, includes working with a draft horse, caring for livestock, milking goats/ making milk products, how to grow, harvest, process and store many vegetables & herbs; making hay and using hand and small power tools for diverse human scale projects, and much more.

Approximately half our time will be spent studying permaculture and implementing small projects, while the other half will be doing farm and market garden work, which includes turns cooking and keeping house. My aim is that you leave here confident enough to begin your own design projects, have a reasonably clear sense of what it takes to live on and run a homestead ecologically(and in a lower energy future), and having had a jolly good time.

We will also look into the “inner landscape” of our own minds a bit through simple sitting meditation(optional), and explore through discussion why that may be even more important than the “outer landscape.”

Includes all meals and lodging, and some limited internet and phone time as well. Although we are open to flexible internship arrangements, Design Course Certificates are dependent upon your completion of the whole course, including a design project."


 

To apply or for more information please contact Alex