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Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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Naperville, Suburbs
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
At McDonald Farm
Naperville, Illinois 60565
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this horticulture class:

The Permaculture Design Certificate course is a training program that utilizes the teachings of Bill Mollison’s
Permaculture Design System. The goal is for you to achieve a basic working understanding in ecologically-based planning, site design, and management.

Over three weekends (4-4-3) you will be taught the core permaculture ethics, principles, and practices. In your time, you will be begin to appreciate, understand, and be able to replicate natural processes that not only heal the land, but provide rich contexts for restoring a permanent culture. We will introduce you to good design through classroom experiences, field trips, and hands-on activities.

Permaculture is an ecological design system for resiliency 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, build communities, take care of waste and much more.

The philosophy within permaculture is one of working with rather than against nature, and of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than premature and thoughtless action. Permaculture design techniques
encourage land use which integrates principles of ecology and applies lessons from nature. It teaches us to create settings and construct ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and the resilience of natural ecosystems. It also teaches us to allow natural and designed ecosystems to demonstrate their own evolutions.

Tuition includes instruction, supplies, lunch, snacks, and tea served daily. Food is home cooked using locally sourced fruits and vegetables, pastured eggs and meats.  Meals will follow a Paleo and vegetarian diet.
You may bring your own food if you are on a special diet. We do have a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, oven and microwave.

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A full refund will be given for any classes that TRI cancels. For 2-3 hour classes a full refund will be given if a cancellation request is made up to 48 hours prior to the class. A refund for full day or weekend courses will be offered up to 1 week prior. Please email us at [email protected] to let us know of your cancellation request.

If you have registered for the class, do not show up, and do not communicate your absence prior to the class, then you will be charged the full class fee. Instructors are compensated for teaching so it is important that we respect their preparation and teaching time.

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We are located on The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm in south Naperville. There is a long driveway on the north side of Knoch Knolls Road a 1/2 mile from Ring Road. Entrance to the parking area is to the right of the driveway just before the driveway circles.

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The Resiliency Institute is a non-profit educational organization transforming the suburbs into resilient permaculture communities prepared for economic, social and environmental change. We are using permaculture education and design to grow food security, build the local economy, increase biodiversity,...

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