Onsite Courses

Permaculture Skills Center Site Tour with Erik Ohlsen

Date: September 15, 2018
Interested in Permaculture but need or want a brief introduction? You’re in luck! The Director of the Permaculture Skills Center and Permaculture Artisans will be leading this informative stroll through our 5 acre demonstration site. Join us onsite to gain intimate knowledge of land regeneration with food forests, ponds, grazing, composting, and so much more.

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Women in Farming Symposium with Caiti Hachmyer

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 8 AM to 3 PM

Please join us for the 3rd annual symposium Foundations and the Future: Celebrating Women’s Leadership in the Food Movement on October 13th! A day of education, celebration and dialogue, this 3rd annual symposium intends to acknowledge, celebrate and lift up the leadership and voice of women in the food movement. The day will focus on stories of emergent leadership and building connections to strengthen our collective movement through inter-generational dialogue weaving together policy, advocacy, justice, art and farming. Come hear powerful speakers, eat delicious food and enjoy the best of Sonoma County beverages, enjoy live music and take in the art show!

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Holistic Seed Stewardship Workshop With Rowen White

This is the second seed workshop in a two-part series hosted at the Permaculture Skills Center with our guest Rowen White. Until just a few generations ago, seed stewardship was an integral part of every farm and garden. Now most people purchase seeds to start their gardens instead of planting culturally and regionally important heirloom seeds. This workshop is a holistic, indigenous permaculture-based approach to seed stewardship that honors the many layers of seed culture. We cover everything from practical hands-on skills to cultural context and memory, with guiding principles that are rooted in an indigenous ecology of interconnected relations.

Date: TBD

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Advanced Food Forest Design & Installation

What You Will Learn:

  • The ecological principles and patterns behind the food forest systems.
  • Carbon Sequestering in Agro-Ecological Settings
  • Food forest design best practices including tours of establish food forest sites.
  • The appropriate plant communities and planting plan approaches to a food forest.
  • Nutrient cycling in the garden
  • Water harvesting in the food forest
  • Irrigating edible forest gardens
  • During this course participants will install a mini food forest together.
  • Plant and Tree propagation

Date: TBD

Details and registration coming soon..