Green Friends Workshops

Permaculture Theory & Practicums with Darren Doherty

Workshops in San Ramon, CA, Chicago, IL and Ann Arbor, MI

 
Here is an opportunity to practice sustainable living in your daily life, and do something to protect the planet. 
 
Permaculture “create(s) systems that are ecologically-sound and economically viable, which provide for their own needs, do not exploit or pollute, and are therefore sustainable in the long term” - Bill Mollison, the founder of Permaculture.  Of course, Permaculture is Organic, but it goes beyond Organic since it is a way to design your garden, orchard, or farm so that it is in harmony with nature.
 
The class is designed in such a manner that both novices and experts will benefit from the practical application of Permaculture Design.
 
Darren Doherty is internationally recognized as a leader and pioneer in permaculture and regenerative agriculture.  A prolific and accomplished designer, Darren has completed more than 1,600 property development plans since 1993 in 47 countries.  He has made his knowledge and experience accessible to over 12,000 students with 180 courses and seminars since 2001.
 

MA CENTER SAN RAMON, CA

AUGUST 9-11, 2014
DAILY: OPEN CONSULTANCY
AUG 9: DROUGHT-PROOFING FARMS IN CALIFORNIA
AUG 10: REFORESTATION FOR PROFIT
AUG 11: FROM ORCHARD TO STACKED ENTERPRISE
Cost for three days: $450
Cost per day: $160
 

MA CENTER CHICAGO, IL

AUGUST 16-19, 2014
AUG 16-17: 2 DAY PERMACULTURE THEORY WORKSHOP
AUG 18-19: 2 DAY PERMACULTURE PRACTICUM WORKSHOP
Cost for 2 days: $260 before July 19 ($300 after July 19)
Cost for 4 days: $520 before July 19 ($600 after July 19)
Work/Study options will be available
Permaculture - Aug 2014 - Event Flyer - Click Here
 

AMMA CENTER OF MI, ANN ARBOR

AUGUST 21-25, 2014
AUG 21-22: 2 DAY PERMACULTURE THEORY WORKSHOP
AUG 23-24: 2 DAY PERMACULTURE PRACTICUM WORKSHOP
AUG 25: URBAN PERMACULTURE PRACTICUM
Cost for 4 days: $600
Cost for 2 days: $300
Cost for one day: $150
Work/Study options will be available
 
  • Over 34,000 acres are deforested worldwide each day... that’s nearly 24 acres of forest lost per minute.
  • About 45,500 acres of land is lost each day to soil erosion... nearly 32 acres per minute.
  • Each day, over 79,000 acres of land turns to desert... that’s 55 acres per minute.
  • Each year, over 19 tons of C02 are emitted in the USA per person... over 105 pounds per day.
  • Each and every second, nearly 400 pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment around the world.
So many people want to make a difference, but just don’t know how. Learn how in one of these amazing workshops!
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Email: events.macc@gmail.com
Phone: 630-387-5077