ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN and PROJECT MANAGEMENT
July 29 Monday - August 4 Sunday, 2013
This is the summer to design a sustainable and abundant future. Design your future now with a guided plan, a real permaculture design.
Each student recieves:
- A 1 year designer subscription and tutorial for the Natural Capital™ Plant Database.
- Pre- Course Site Assessmnet Workbook (33 pages).
- All workshop tools and materials for the design process, in addition to technique guidance, and concept consultation.
- A complete design experience from site assessment, concept and materials calculations to purchasing and installation.
- A completed personal homestead design.
- A deep and scientifically backed understanding of natural processes and resources which support a permaculture lifestyle.
A week long intensive residential design experience for advanced permaculture designers & professionals
This workshop week includes the acclaimed SouthWoods Homestead Design Series curriculum plus daily design assignments, exercises, design critiques, private work space, tools, and desk. Work at your own pace with 24 hour access to the SouthWoods design lab, plant database, and library.
Included are intensive hands-on polyculture development, assessing ecological services, and installations of plant polycultures and forest garden patches. Students will experience material sourcing and purchsing at wholesale suppliers and use mplemenatation models, management guides, and supportive templates for their own concepts.
Seasoned Designer - Instructors:
Wayne Weiseman is certified by The Permaculture Institute of Australia and the Worldwide Permaculture Network as
an instructor of the Permaculture Design Certificate Course. He is also
certified by the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) and the
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) to teach continuing
education in Permaculture to licensed architects and landscape
architects. Wayne has taught, lectured and consulted internationally for
Daniel Halsey, PRI Certified Teacher - Designer, and Owner of SouthWoods Permaculture Design. Dan has a bachelors degree in Temperate Climate Polyculyure Design from the University of Minnesota and is working on a masters in horticulture. His research includes Forest Ecology, Biocontrols, Polycultures, and the ecological design process. Dan also teaches project management, business, and marketing.
In the permaculture designer certification you found our landscape
is filled with possibilities. Our lands already have all the ecological
services we need to flourish and sustain an abundant lifestyle for growing our
food, collecting fresh water for drinking and reducing your dependence on
This advanced design course unlocks the ecological capital
that abounds within our yards, fields, and forests. It will give you the understanding,
skills and foresight needed to assess, conceive and design your property into a
perpetual harvest garden. Learn ecological landscape design language and
technique while using the Permaculture design process to create an ecologically
balanced residence and abundant lifestyle.
Pre-requisite: *PDC Certificate or advanced experience and instructor approval.
Study living forest gardens and landscape design techniques. Topics covered in the course will insure a life changing experience and
enhance your skills for ecological design. Discover the sustainable solutions are specific to
your site and enhance the ecological services.
needs, products and behaviors as templates for design
databases, etc and Internet resources
Polyculture plant system design in gardens, edible forests,
and perennial landscapes
V: Final Design and Supervised Work Session (UD5) Plant List Assembly, BioControls and Natural Habitat
Morning Evaluations, Group Critiques,
will be sent the 33 page SouthWoods Site Assessment Workbook
prior to the course.
Pay by check or cash and we supply all design tools for your coursework (see below).
When: Noon Sunday through noon the next Saturday
Where: SouthWoods Forest Gardens, 17766 Langford Blvd, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Classes are limited to 12 people. Register Early.
Confirmation and materials will be sent one week prior to the course.
Required Materials List:T-square 36”, Drafting tape,
Triangles: 45-90 degree & 30-60 degree,
Compass, Drafting pencils – HB, B, 2H, 4H,
8 Scale Ruler, Large and Small circle templates,
Tube for carrying drawings,
8-scale graph paper; sheet size 24” x 36” (approx. 4 sheets),
24'x36' vellum paper , 2 sheets
Bum Wad paper,
Glue stick or double-stick tape,
Black ink pens – minimum of 3 tips: narrow, medium, bold (Rent all tools for $35.00 or free with cash or check registration).
Lodging: Camping is available on-site. Off-site lodging is available nearby.
Meals: A light breakfast and a daily lunch is provided. Dinner is arranged by the group or as individuals require.