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Grow Whidbey/South Whidbey School District Farm and Garden Program Curriculum Apprentice

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The Grow Whidbey/South Whidbey School District Farm and Garden Program is seeking two apprentices to work in their extensive school farm and garden system, and teach engaged garden-based curriculum. The apprentices will assist the farm manager in cultivating healthy productive growing sites as well as assist the curriculum coordinator in guiding students in farm and curriculum activities, preparing lessons and developing curriculum. The apprentices will take on a leadership role as the season progresses, taking increasing responsibility for planning, teaching, and nurturing relationships with students and teachers in garden and/or culinary arts classes as well as managing garden sites. They will also participate in Grow Whidbey community and educational opportunities.

The apprentices will learn about production farming in a school setting, as well as growing a farm for farm-based curriculum. They will gain skills in teaching garden-based curriculum to students K-12. The program delivers food to students during their garden classes, to the school cafeterias, culinary classes, school events and local non-profit and the food bank. In addition, they will participate in field trips, classes and hands-on demonstrations.

Stipend is $600/month, plus homestay, plus access to the Good Cheer Food Bank, and produce from our gardens.

Apprenticeship starts March 1 - November 17, 2017
Rolling application until position is filled.

For more details and application, go to https://cultivatingcommunitywhidbey.wordpress.com/leadership-training/apprenticeship/school-farmgarden-curriculum-apprentice/

or email cultivatingcommunitywhidbey@gmail.com

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Name:
Cary Peterson

Savory Landscaping

savorylandscaping.com Olympic Peninsula Edible Landscaping

We are a full service ecological company that designs, builds and maintains regenerative and resilient landscapes and settlements. We specialize in food production, water harvesting and restoration projects at all scales from broadacre farms and ranches to backyard landscapes
 

steve@savorylandscaping.com

360-302-1732

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Name:
steve baker
City:
port townsend
State/Province:
wa
Category:

17th Annual Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching

Date and Time:
Aug 1 2017 - 8:30am to Aug 8 2017 - 5:30pm

In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture principles and strategies in a wide variety of settings. This Teacher Training unfolds as a design methodology and advocates the Permaculture Design Course Curriculum. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and talents by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities such as lecture, facilitating class discussions, storytelling, utilizing visual aids and hands-on projects. In this setting of active learning, you will experience essential practice by preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations.  

Dates: August 1-8, 2017

Instructors: Jude Hobbs, with Guests including Andrew Millison, Tao Orion & Abel koester

Enrollment: limited to 15 participants

Cost: $1050.00  Includes course materials, camping & 3 deliciously local meals a day. Early registration & couples discount of $75 by 7/3/17.  Limited local work trades available.

Location: Wilson Creek Gardens demonstrates an evolving living canvas of Permaculture systems and offers multiple micro-climates for inspiration.

Contact: www.cascadiapermaculture.com or cascadiapc@gmail.com

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Name:
Jude Hobbs
City:
Cottage Grove
State/Province:
OR
Category:

Suprabha Seshan: Restoration and Resistance in India

Date and Time:
Nov 9 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

We are so pleased to welcome Suprabha Seshan to this country, and we hope that you will join us in Eugene this Wednesday (location and time are TBD) to hear her speak about her work and the pressing issues in India.

-- BIOGRAPHY --

Suprabha Seshan is director of the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary (GBS) in the Western Ghat Mountains [one of the 8 most biodiverse spots on the planet] in India, where a small team of rural women employ skills that place them among the world’s most advanced plant researchers and conservationists. She has lived and worked there for twenty-two years.

The Sanctuary is a centre for plant conservation, habitat restoration and environmental education and also a community. In 2006, on behalf of the Sanctuary she won the Whitley Award, UK’s top prize for nature conservation. She is an Ashoka Fellow. Her current focus is the restoration of one of India’s most endangered ecosystems: the high elevation shola grasslands.

Recent articles and interview with Suprabha:
- http://www.countercurrents.org/seshan150116.htm
- http://dgrnewsservice.org/civilization/colonialism/strangely-like-gulag/
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPR24vpIL48

-- ABOUT THE GURUKULA BOTANTICAL SANCTUARY --

The Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary is dedicated to the plants of the Western Ghats, a mountain range running down the western coastline of peninsular India. Founded in 1981 by Wolfgang Theuerkauf, the Sanctuary is a garden of wild plant species grown at the edge of a rainforest reserve. Our intention is to rehabilitate endangered species and restore habitats in a highly fragmented landscape, in which only a fraction of original forest remains and a high percentage of species are rare, vulnerable or threatened by imminent extinction.

"For forty years we have been observing how habitats and species of this mountain biome can be nurtured to health from conditions of devastation. It is clear to us that forests and grasslands and other habitats of the Western Ghats can return."

The long term vision of the Sanctuary revolves around the "Green Phoenix," the idea that current industrial and mass agricultural society must come to an end and be replaced by land-restoring ways of life. The three principles of the Green Phoenix movement are:

- maximising biodiversity
- recovering ecosystem processes.
- inclusion of human needs in such a way that the natural world benefits.

Their long term strategy includes the following :

- Protection of standing forest/natural habitat
- Natural forest recovery in degraded areas
- Gardening / farming "in nature's image" ; permaculture, perennial polycultures, agroforestry
- Pledging of yourself to the land, in posterity, for the above

Basic choices people need to make :

- from mono to poly-culture
- from annual to perennial
- from chemical to organic
- from exotic to native
- from pure extraction to supporting ecosystem recovery

There was a time when humans recognised the power of plants. It was common knowledge that environmental health depended on plant diversity. This awareness survives in a few places, mostly amongst traditional peoples.

The onslaught on planetary resilience requires every one of us to protect natural habitat, and to rehabilitate land as well as species. Plants, as the main constituent members of natural ecosystems, are inseparable from global environmental stability. The absolute need for this is now entering areas of public discourse.

At the Gurukula Botanical Sanctuary we work closely with the native plants of the Western Ghat mountains in India. Through them we nurture land, water, habitat and community.

In this sanctuary: plants, insects, birds, fish, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fungi, worms and humans, in other words, all living creatures: are sacred.

The whole earth, with its mountains, forests, rivers, soils, grasslands, glaciers, winds and oceans, is sacred.

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Name:
Max Wilbert
City:
Eugene
State/Province:
Oregon
Category:

Holistic Sustainability Semester @ Lost Valley Center in Dexter, OR.

This 12-week program introduces five spheres of sustainability — Personal, Social, Ecological, Economic, and Worldview — and integrates classroom learning with an immersion experience in Meadowsong Ecovillage, a 27-year-old intentional community.  Students earn two internationally recognized certificates:  the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), which is the standard foundation in permaculture education, and the Ecovillage Design Education Certificate (EDE), a holistic sustainability standard anchored by Gaia Education and recognized by UNESCO.

This program is a good fit for individuals who are:

  • aware of the ecological crisis on the planet and want to learn ways to be part of the solution
  • students taking time off to develop sustainable and environmental approaches on their career & life paths OR students who would like to set do an independent study program (credit to be arranged by student)
  • interested in learning fundamental skills to participate responsibly in a sustainable society
  • seeking to cultivate personal enrichment in a community context
  • pursuing a higher quality of life with a smaller ecological impact

Cost

$999/month as an Early Bird (by January 1 for spring, April 1 for summer, July 1 for fall).  The regular price is $1160/month.  This is an all-inclusive package covering housing (renovated dorm room or camping), full meal plan, all other site fees, and all instruction. If you are in need of financial aid, see the Financial Aid page for options.

For more information including teacher bios and class information, visit http://lostvalley.org/sustainability_semester/

Email Education Director Colin Doyle at programs@lostvalley.org or call 541-937-3351 x202.

Tva intra: tva-intracommunautaire.org

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Name:
Colin Doyle
City:
Dexter
State/Province:
OR

livelihood opportunities

Terra Linga Farms needs volunteers.  We are starting to grow a dry land 20 acre food forest in a desert in eastern Oregon.  we are doing this to mitigate climate change, to reverse desertification, to alleviate starvation, to help farmers earn a decent living from regenerating their soils.  We are offering a stipend of $200 a month.  The farm is isolated and beautiful.  It is 1.5 hours to a supermarket.  www.handsonpermaculture1.org.  please respond by email.  phone only works when i am in range.

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Name:
charlotte anthonisen
City:
Kimberly
State/Province:
Oregon

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE

Date and Time:
Aug 27 2016 -
9:30am to 4:30pm

 

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE 

7 hr certification course

SATURDAY AUGUST 27, 2016

9:30 AM-4:30 PM with lunch provided

We will also visit the Imagine Permaculture Food Forest during the course.

SLIDING SCALE $90

Scholarships are available

ADDRESS: 874 SE Jensen St., Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, 98277

For more information or to register contact: Netsah @ 360-675-3420

 

 

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Name:
Netsah Zylinsky
City:
Oak Harbor
State/Province:
Washington
Category:

Earthen Plaster & Natural Finishes Workshop

Date and Time:
Jul 22 2016 (All day) to Jul 24 2016 (All day)

Come study the art and practice of natural finishes. Learn how to utilize breathable, low impact, non-toxic materials to make protective, beautiful and durable finishes.

In this in-depth hands-on workshop you will be applying earthen plaster to the interior and exterior of a Tiny Home, the Cedar Nest, at Wilson Creek Gardens.

The Project

The Cedar Nest is an on going project that started in 2013 utilizing 95% repurposed materials from a 1920’s home and from the land at WCG. The structure is designed to اسماء أولاد demonstrate simple construction techniques in a small footprint, 11’x16’. It was in-filled with a straw clay slip last year and now is ready for the walls to receive the final plaster layer.

We will be utilizing mostly on-site materials.

What You Will Learn:

• Sourcing and processing materials for making your own healthy, low cost finishes!

• Proper methods for natural ingredients when preparing and applying clay based plaster.

• Practice making and applying other types of finishes which can be applied to other surfaces such as; cement, bricks, drywall and latex paint.

• The many advantages of constructing a tiny home with ecologically friendly building techniques.

Who will benefit from this workshop?

Builders, homesteaders, homeowners, interior decorators and artists enjoy being able to make and apply these healthy finishes successfully to both interior and exterior walls.

Class cost:

Three-day:

$320.00  Includes: meals and رسائل صباحيه camping: $20.00 Early bird discount (if register by 6/24)

Daily rate: $ 110.00   Includes lunch.

Location: Wilson Creek Gardens
Class will be held on the site of a 7-acre homestead and permaculture demonstration site located outside Cottage Grove, Oregon

Registration: Contact jessiecascadia@gmail.com

Instructor: Eva Edleson is a talented natural builder, cook, gardener, and craftswoman.  As a builder with over 15 years experience, she specializes in الوليد earthen wall systems, wood-fired ovens, retrofits utilizing natural materials, and natural plasters and paint. Eva has trained, taught and worked with many of the most-respected natural builders in North America and Argentina.  She has combined her own research and experiences into a successful natural building practice. See more of Eva's work at www.firespeaking.com

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Name:
Jude Hobbs
City:
Cottage Grove
State/Province:
Oregon
Category:

16th Annual Advanced Permaculture Course in Teaching

Date and Time:
Aug 7 2016 (All day) to Aug 13 2016 (All day)

Dates:  August 7 - 13, 2016

Instructors:  Jude Hobbs, with Guests including Andrew Millison and Others

Location: Wilson Creek Gardens, Cottage Grove, Oregon USA

Sharing information is Regenerative  ~  Be Part of the Permaculture Solution 

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems design and teaching! In this dynamic and interactive course, you learn significant teaching techniques to communicate and apply Permaculture principles and strategies to a wide variety of audiences and educational settings. Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and abilities by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities including effective use of lecture, storytelling, class discussions, interactive experiential activities, visual aids and hands-on skills.

As a group we facilitate a safe setting of active learning, building confidence by experiencing essential practice via preparing and co-teaching multiple presentations.

As with a Permaculture Design Course, in this teacher training we offer practical solutions for sharing information, which is essential in these current times. We have had great success teaching, and are advocates for the Mollisonian Standard Permaculture Design Course curriculum. We also believe each course taught needs to speak directly to local conditions and the specific skills of the presenters’ team.

Jude has taught this course almost thirty times and it is never the same way twice… As proactive educators we are constantly adjusting the way a workshop or course is presented…creating innovative experiences that address varied learning styles while moving from theory to practice.

We appreciate the unique skills and experiences of those attending and cultivate networking for future connections and support. A core part of Jude’s work is inspiring and training the next generation of Permaculture advocates.

Course Topics Include:

• Philosophy and Ethics of Instruction • Pedagogy, Teaching Systems, Principles and Patterns • Adult Learning Styles • Curriculum and Lesson Plan Building • Presenting • Facilitator Roles • Utilizing Media and Activities • Co-Instructing • Time Management • Planning, Marketing, and Budgets • Venue Logistics • Interns and Apprentices • Evaluations and Feedback • Tips from the Trade • Keeping Up The Spirit • Self-care •Extensive Resources and More • Where to From Here: Right Livelihood

This is a Certificate Course offered by the Permaculture Institute of North America and Cascadia Permaculture Institute

Prerequisite: Permaculture Design Course Certificate or Instructor’s approval.

Enrollment: limited to 15 participants 

Cost: $950.00  Includes course materials, camping & 3 deliciously local and organic meals a day

Early Registration discount of $50 by 7/11

Limited local work trades available

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Name:
Jude Hobbs
City:
Cottage Grove
State/Province:
Oregon
Category:

Ecovillage Design Education and Permaculture Design at OUR Ecovillage (Ecovillage Design Education (EDE), Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and Earth Activist Training (EAT) certification). 5 weeks: April 29th – June 2nd

Date and Time:
Apr 29 2016 (All day) to Jun 2 2016 (All day)

Ecovillage Design Education and Permaculture Design at OUR Ecovillage (Ecovillage Design Education (EDE),  Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and Earth Activist Training (EAT) certification).
5 weeks: April 29th – June 2nd

April 29 – May 15: Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and Earth Activist Training (EAT)
May 16-18: Personal integration time, connecting with community, individual meditation and spiritual work
May 19-June 2: Advanced Ecovillage Design Education (Skill-trade and need-based scholarships available, contact them).

Location:
OUR Ecovillage, 1565 Baldy Mountain Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC


Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) Course: Inspiration and Training for Being a Response-Able Catalyst for Regeneration
Special Offer: The Only Place in the World to Get PDC, EAT, and EDE Certifications in One Course!

*There are only a certain number of seats so please register soon! Contact communications@ourecovillage.org if you have any questions or want to arrange a skill-trade!

Vision:
Designing Ecovillages as ‘living community centres’ and as adaptation models for Climate Change and Social Justice in a new global paradigm.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) Course:

O.U.R. Ecovillage is proud to host the first ‘Ecovillage and Ecological Design’ (EDE) in the Pacific NorthWest! Join them to deepen your community frameworks to create healthier systems which foster models of resilience and regeneration.

The Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) Course (which includes the PDC and EAT trainings)
This special offering will run over five weeks from the end of April to the start of June. The full EDE course includes the entire contents of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and Earth Activist Training (EAT) in the first 16 days with Starhawk, which will be followed by 18 days of curriculum to complete the EDE with international Permaculture & Ecovillage Designer and Facilitator, Jillian Hovey.

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Name:
Cody Wicks
City:
Shawnigan Lake
State/Province:
British Columbia

Beautiful Loft Living Space In Trade To Work On Permaculture Homestead

 

Beautiful Loft Living Space In Trade To Work On Permaculture Homestead:

The loft at Wilson Creek Gardens is available and we are seeking a COUPLE to work in exchange for general permaculture homesteading. There is also the option to become involved with the apprenticeship program.
The living space is upstairs in a beautifully remodeled 650sq’ barn style building with kitchenette, wood floors and wood burning stove … set across the creek from the main house.
* Required Skills:
- Manage firewood: operate chain saw
- General gardening
- Experience with basic carpentry and maintenance- always on-going projects
- Chicken care
* Benefits
- Beautiful place to live (see below)
- Share in the Garden Harvest
- Learn from my 30 years of my Permaculture experience 

* Work Hours
*TBD when we connect
*Cost: Share internet and electric. Supply own food.
*No pets please 

The Site: Wilson Creek Gardens is nestled at the south end of the Willamette Valley in Cottage Grove, Oregon. We steward 7.5 acres with a wide variety of plants, wildlife and micro-climates from which to learn. There is a year round creek and over an acre of edible landscapes, vegetable gardens, orchards, forest gardens, northwest native plants and non-edible ornamentals. To the southwest and north there are mixed species forest. We live ¼ mile from Cottage Grove Reservoir and are surrounded by bike and hiking trails.
Location: 10 miles south of Cottage Grove, not near a bus line, so need own transportation.

Jude cascadiapc@gmail.com or call 541-942-9255 or 541-342-1160

 

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Name:
Jude Hobbs
Category:

Regrarians 10-day Integrated Farm Planning Course

Date and Time:
Jun 3 2016 (All day) to Jun 12 2016 (All day)

In the world of workshops & courses there is nothing quite like the #Regrarians' 10 day Integrated Farm Planning course or #REX, June 3 – June 12, 2016, 5871 NW Metge ave, Albany, Oregon 97321. Hosted by Andrew Millison of Permaculture Design International and presented by Darren J. Doherty, a widely recognised leader & pioneer in the Regenerative Agriculture movement.

A carefully crafted distillation of the world's greatest and most effective methodologies, the #REX is designed for nothing less than effective outcomes. People are participants, not 'attendees' or 'students' at a #REX such is the integrity of the course model for its inclusive approach. Following the Regrarians already renowned & highly respected #RegrariansPlatform, the #REX follows a subject a day, building layer by practical layer for the real client and real enterprise that is the basis for this unique 10 day experience.

Website: http://www.permaculturerising.com/#!REX-7-Oregon/ep7yp/56c543ef0cf2474324474784

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1663151647300973/

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Name:
Marisha Auerbach
Category:

Farmer

Farmer Full Bloom Community Applegate Valley, Oregon   Full Bloom Community has openings for farmers on our epic 270 acre property in the Siskiyou Mountain Wilderness! The property is mostly forested with 40 acres of pasture, 25 acres irrigated and deer fenced, 3 different isolated fields for veggies with setup irrigation (3 acres), some established orchards and some newly planted orchards, 3 ponds, gravity fed irrigation from a year round creek, a commercial kitchen, a walk-in cooler/freezer, processing station, propagation greenhouse, and barn with full shop.   Housing available.    At least 5 years experience farming expected.   There are tons of potential farm businesses. Market veggies, vegetable seed, Mark Shepard style perennial plantings, permaculture school, grass fed beef, pastured pigs and chickens, the list goes on. Come with your vision and manifest it. dicc dicc blog To learn more about the community visit our website www.fullbloomcommunity.com. Be sure to especially check out our visions and values page (http://fullbloomcommunity.com/vision-and-values/).   Read More Inquire with Ryan at soilgrower@gmail.com. http://www. http://www. http://www. http://www.

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Name:
Samuel Sullivan
City:
Jacksonville
State/Province:
OR
Category:

Seeking Permaculture-minded Market Gardener

Erik Blender and his partner manage a 90-acre developing farm, NGO and ecovillage on Orcas Island called Orcasong. They are preparing to head into year 2 and have turned over 2 acres of garden space. They need a permaculture-minded market gardener with some experience to head up soil and garden development.

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Name:
Erik Blender
City:
Orcas Island
State/Province:
WA