Marsha Hanzi | 2 Apr 21:03 2004
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Immersion Courses in Brazil

Immersion Courses at Marizá, Drylands Bahia, Brazil
Marsha Hanzi

We offer real-life courses in Permaculture Design,
Agroecology,  Intuitive Agriculture, and Life Design. 
These courses occur in the context of a working
Permaculture farm, and the participants are involved
in the day-to-day business of working towards a
pleasurable , ethical, and sustainable form of
occupying our Mother Earth.

Each course is specifically tailored to a particular
group of 5-6 people.  The small numbers permit that
the rythms of the farm continue to unfold without
interruption.  The early mornings are personal quiet
time, to enjoy the sunrise and the birds. After
breakfast we dedicate ourselves to   (sometimes
strenuous!) bread labor ( the fields, planting,
building, also maintenance, housecleaning and
preparing food for all).  The afternoons ( after a
long noon break during the hot hours of the day, which
can be dedicated to study) are dedicated to classtime,
and the early evenings to “putting the farm to bed”
(watering the garden, caring for the animals, etc.).
Nights are flexible and creative, time for sharing,
looking at the stars, videos, bonfires,  celebrations
etc.

Weekends are free in order to participate in the local
markets, explore the region, or just rest, breathe,
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David Orgain | 3 Apr 19:07 2004
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Bahamas Permaculture Project Manager Needed


JOB OPPORTUNITY

Permaculture Project Manager

The Cape Eleuthera Island School, Eleuthera, BAHAMAS

The Island School is a semester abroad program for high-school students focused on  place-based
education. Our organization is currently experimenting with alternative models for living in this
sub-tropical climate.  On-site examples include the largest renewable energy system in The Bahamas
(hybrid wind-solar), constructed wetlands for black water processing, solar hot water production,
bio-fuels research, and applying principles of permaculture design to our challenging site.

The Permaculture Project Manager will oversee the further expansion of our food systems, will continue
our overall site design, will continue building relationships with local farmers, and will direct a
student research project in permaculture. A strong science background is a requirement for the
position. Responsibilities will also include the management and expansion of our tropical plant
nursery, seeding and harvest scheduling of our vegetables, personnel management, tropical fruit
orchard management and expansion, and plant and technical research. 

The ideal candidate will have experience in tropical agriculture, vegetable farming, permaculture
systems, and will have a permaculture design certificate. Advanced plant propagation skills,
including grafting, are also great asset for the position. Seed saving and collection is an important
part of our project. Experience in site design using permaculture design principles is also requested.
Organization skills are a must, as there are extensive systems requiring management. 

Futher commitments involve work in developing and coordinating outreach programs and internship
programs, as well as maintaining and expanding relationships with the Bahamian government and local
agricultural extension agents.

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Graham Burnett | 4 Apr 02:11 2004
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Wahay! Our course is listed on the official Crass website!

Permaculture weekend workshop at Dial House
http://www.southern.com/southern/band/CRASS/

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Kelly Lockamy | 4 Apr 14:06 2004
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Re: Wahay! Our course is listed on the official Crasswebsite!

Punk and Permaculture?  how Crass   ;-)
who would'a thunk it???
jdalbow | 4 Apr 15:24 2004
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Re: Re: Wahay! Our course is listed on the official Crasswebsite!


> 
> From: "Kelly Lockamy" <garden_muse@...>
> Date: 2004/04/04 Sun PM 12:06:46 GMT
> To: "permaculture" <permaculture@...>
> Subject: Re: [permaculture] Wahay! Our course is listed on the official
> 	Crasswebsite!
> 
> Punk and Permaculture?  how Crass   ;-)
> who would'a thunk it???
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You have no idea!
Graham Burnett | 5 Apr 12:31 2004
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Essex Permaculture Introductory weekend- places still available

We still have some places available our Permaculture Introductory Course
being held at Dial House (near Epping) on the weekend of 30 April to 2 May.
For more details about this event (including reviews and photos from past
courses), see our webpage at
http://www.gb0063551.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/course/index.htm

Cheers Graham Burnett

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Harold Waldock | 5 Apr 19:07 2004
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RE: Durable alternative to asphalt?


I know of two opportunities:
1) There is a porous asphalt much used in Mexico that allows water to
perculate through it.  I'm not sure it is 
2) Grass Crete: Like breeze blocks but laid on the side. The grass grows
through it and it does not suffer from frost.  It can be made to sit flat
and is used for fire truck access in multi family dewelling complexes. Lance
Thompson at enviroscape@... showed a picture of it to me at a workshop
recently.  

He also showed examples of parking lot/swale combo at schools and
institutions here in wet, occasionally snowy Vancouver BC Canada.

At my local community swimming pool, they put the ground source heat pump
pipes in the soil beneith the parking lot - If you can't avoid it make much
use of it. Other dual uses that come to mind are tennis courts, roller
hockey, volley ball and basket ball.

Harold Waldock

-----Original Message-----
From: permaculture-bounces@...
[mailto:permaculture-bounces@...]On Behalf Of
mIEKAL aND
Sent: March 19, 2004 2:41 PM
To: permaculture@...
Subject: [permaculture] Durable alternative to asphalt?

I'm working on the permaculture & landscape design to a new 40 acre 
campus being built by Organic Valley.  We're putting in employee 
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Re: Appropriate road surfacing

Picking up on discussion about asphalt.. I live in a small village in 
southern Spain.  We have a smallholding on a track serving about 50 
other farmers.  The track is in really bad repair and the local town 
hall have refused to maintain it.  I want to help organise those of us 
served by the road to club together to pay for a suitable solution.  
The track is approx 1 km long, 5 meters wide and of varying gradient - 
some flatish(~ 40%) and other parts sloping quite steeply.  Much of the 
track is bordered on the lower side by an irrigation channel.  The road 
has, over time, become very heavily pot-holed through heavy rain and 
poor drainage.  With this sketchy information can anyone point me 
towards appropriate ways of making sustainable repairs to the road.  I 
envisage that we could use local contractors who have the kit but may 
not have the knowledge - e.g. someone said "lets concrete the whole 
road" which I assume is not the best way forward?  I'm happy to provide 
any other info that may help to formulate a response.
Thanks in anticipation.
Dominic
Tel:  0034 952 15 32 92

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De: "Harold Waldock" <hwaldock@...>
Fecha: Lunes, Abril 5, 2004 7:07 pm
Asunto: RE: [permaculture] Durable alternative to asphalt?

> 
> I know of two opportunities:
> 1) There is a porous asphalt much used in Mexico that allows water to
> perculate through it.  I'm not sure it is 
> 2) Grass Crete: Like breeze blocks but laid on the side. The grass 
> growsthrough it and it does not suffer from frost.  It can be made 
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Andy Fischer | 6 Apr 07:20 2004

Advanced permaculture courses offered in Southern Oregon

Sacred Earth Institute based in Ashland Oregon is offering two Advanced
Permaculture Courses this summer.

1) Water Development in Permaculture Systems: This course will include
Yoemans Keyline Plan, Pond Building, Keyline system principals: Keeping
water in the landscape  Contours: Reading the land, On the ground: Site
evaluation
Integrating agroforestry systems with keylines
Hands on: Implementing the design
Using a keyline plow to increase soil fertility
Course dates: May 29th to May 31st
Location: Heaven and Earth Farm, Ashland Oregon

2) Forest Garden Design and Multifunctional Hedgerows: This course will
include designing productive and beautiful forest gardens based on ecology
and sustainable traditional systems
Learn to design hedgerows and shelterbelts that create wildlife habitat,
grow fruit and nuts, medicine and fiber
Learn to select plants specific to your forest garden ecology
Learn to integrate paths and borders, nitrogen fixing plants and water
within your design
Learn about plant propagation techniques and sources for forest garden
plants
Learn to design plant guilds that increase your diversity and abundance
Course dates:June 11th to 13th
Location: Heaven and Earth Farm, Ashland Oregon

Please see our website for more information: www.sacredearthinstitute.org
or contact andy@...
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Andy Fischer | 6 Apr 07:40 2004

Advanced permaculture courses offered in Southern Oregon


-----Original Message-----
From: Andy Fischer [mailto:afischer@...]
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 10:20 PM
To: permaculture@...
Subject: Advanced permaculture courses offered in Southern Oregon

Sacred Earth Institute based in Ashland Oregon is offering two Advanced
Permaculture Courses this summer.

The courses will be taught by Tom Ward and Andy Fischer at a beautiful  75
acre permaculture demonstration site just south of Ashland Oregon.

1) Water Development in Permaculture Systems: This course will include
Yoemans Keyline Plan, Pond Building, Keyline system principals: Keeping
water in the landscape  Contours: Reading the land, On the ground: Site
evaluation
Integrating agroforestry systems with keylines
Hands on: Implementing the design
Using a keyline plow to increase soil fertility
Course dates: May 29th to May 31st
Location: Heaven and Earth Farm, Ashland Oregon

2) Forest Garden Design and Multifunctional Hedgerows: This course will
include designing productive and beautiful forest gardens based on ecology
and sustainable traditional systems
Learn to design hedgerows and shelterbelts that create wildlife habitat,
grow fruit and nuts, medicine and fiber
Learn to select plants specific to your forest garden ecology
Learn to integrate paths and borders, nitrogen fixing plants and water
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