UNH Sponsors Series On Permaculture

Contact: Marge Joy
COLSA
University of New Hampshire
(603) 862-1453
marge.joy@unh.edu

Date: July 15, 2005



DURHAM, N.H. -- Expanding upon the University of New Hampshire’s efforts in the area of agricultural sustainability, the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture will sponsor a series of lectures, workshops and design certification courses.

Permaculture draws together the diverse skills and ways of living which need to be rediscovered and developed in order to empower people to move from being dependent consumers to responsible producers.

"Permaculture Today, A Global View,” will be presented Friday, July 22, 2005, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Durham campus at Pettee Hall, Room G10. It is free and open to the public.

Guest lecturers for the permaculture design program on Aug.6, are Julia and Charles Yelton, of Humustacia Permaculture Gardens in Whitefield, Maine, international Permaculture designers and teachers who have traveled and lectured throughout the world

The Permaculture series will consist of the following lectures, workshops and courses:

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE, LECTURE:
Friday, July 22, 2005, 1-4 p.m. Free to public.

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE DESIGN, WORKSHOP:
Saturday, August 6, 2005, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Fee: $50

PERMACULTURE DESIGNER CERTIFICATE COURSE:
Saturday, May 27, 2006 (5 p.m.) to Saturday, June 11, 2006, (5 p.m.)

The Permaculture Design Certification course is a two-week course leading to certification. The certification requirements, as defined by Permaculture International, include a minimum of 72 hours of classes, plus hands-on, practical exercises, fieldwork and completion of a design project.

For more information on the program, contact Marge Joy at marge.joy@unh.edu.