[Announce] Fw: [okfoodret] last call for scholarship applications

Bob Waldrop bwaldrop at cox.net
Thu Jun 30 14:56:51 PDT 2011


For those in the OKC area. . . I am one of the instructors in this 
certification-level Permaculture Design Course.

Bob Waldrop, Romero House, Okie City.

From: Shauna Struby
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 3:59 PM
To: SOKC list serv ; OSN list serv
Subject: [okfoodret] last call for scholarship applications




Today is the deadline to apply for a half-tuition scholarship to Oklahoma's
first full-scale Permaculture Design Course.

We're pleased to announce the course is available, along with reduced
tuition rates and scholarships via the generosity of the City of OKC Office
of Sustainability and Sustainable OKC. If you cannot attend, please consider
forwarding this info to others who might be interested in your networks of
work colleagues, friends and family. Thank you.

"Though the problems of the world are increasingly more complex, the
solutions remain embarrassingly simple ." -- Bill Mollison, co-founder of
the world-wide Permaculture movement

Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all
aspects of our lives. Permaculture teaches us how to build natural homes,
grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch
rainwater, design and build communities, take care of waste and much, much
more.

Instead of paying $1,000 or more for an out-of-state course with hefty
travel, food and lodging expenses, enroll in Oklahoma's first full, 72-hour,
certificate level, Permaculture Design Course, taught by nationally renowned
Permaculture instructor Scott Pittman, Permaculture Institute, Santa Fe,
N.M., and his team, including Oklahoma Permaculture practitioner, Bob
Waldrop for only $750. We are able to offer this reduced rate thanks to a
grant from the City of Oklahoma City Office of Sustainability.

Who should consider attending

Design-oriented land-based professionals, including landscape design and
landscape architecture; urban, community and regional planners; architects;
home builders; those in the fields of developing municipal, regional and
state policies; farmers; ranchers; urban and rural gardener; sustainability
volunteers, advocates and leaders; green businesses; holistic medicine
practitioners; human rights advocates; legal and financial professionals.
Permaculture draws people of all ages and walks of life - and offers
solutions and inspiration in professional and personal lives alike.

Registration and payment

Register now here <http://www.permaculture.org/nm/index.php/site/class-4/>
(the Permaculture Institute is handling registration/payment); limited
spaces available on a first come, first serve basis. Enrollment deadline:
Aug 2. Details about the course and syllabus are online at the Permaculture
Institute as well. * Lodging & meals not included in tuition.

Scholarships

A limited number of half-tuition scholarships are available ($375 value),
sponsored by Sustainable OKC <http://www.sustainableokc.org/> . To apply for
a scholarship, please download the application
<http://www.sustainableokc.org/green/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/scholarship-
application1.doc> , fill it out and email to 
mailto:tokcworkparty%40gmail.com.
Scholarship application deadline: Thurs., June 30.

Course dates

Four-weekend sessions will cover the principles, techniques and application
of Permaculture design and sustainable living. First session is at Turtle
Rock Farm near Red Rock, with the remaining three sessions in Oklahoma City,
Okla.

Thurs., Aug. 4 - Sun., Aug. 7 (held at Turtle Rock Farm)
Thurs., Sept. 8 - Sun., Sept. 11 (OKC)
Sat., Oct. 15 - Sun., Oct. 16 (OKC)
Sat., Nov. 12- Sun., Nov. 13 (OKC)

* Classes run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Course topics include

* Principles of Natural Systems
* Sustainable Design Methodologies
* Patterns in Nature, Culture and Society
* Reading the Land & Understanding Natural Processes
* Large Scale Land Restoration Techniques
* Water Harvesting Techniques
* Design Principles of Sustainable Human Settlements
* Grey Water Recycling
* Natural Building Strategies
* Food Forests, Plant Guilds, Gardens for Self-Sufficiency
* Energy Conservation Technologies
* Appropriate Technologies and Renewable Energies
* Urban Environment Permaculture
* Wildlife Management and Biological Pest Control
* Invisible Structures: EcoVillages & Credit Unions
* Community Supported Agriculture
* At the end of the class, students engage in a group design project.

Questions? Email mailto:tokcworkparty%40gmail.com. Organized by Transition 
OKC
<http://www.goinglocalokc.org> , a program of SOKC.

Shauna Lawyer Struby

imagine, innovate, collaborate, transition

Co-chair, Transition OKC

Past-president, Sustainable OKC

www.goinglocalokc.org <http://www.goinglocalokc.org/>

www.sustainableokc.org <http://www.sustainableokc.org/>

Fresh Greens blog <http://freshgreens.typepad.com/>

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