Introduction to Permaculture

Upcoming Classes:

“Permaculture, Transition and Green Preparedness”
Thursday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

Seeds Community Cafe, 109 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Steve Saint will discuss permaculture as our best hope for a resilient future and show his video short on “Greening Our Neighborhoods with Permaculture.” Refreshment served, $5 donation. For more information or to RSVP, email Steve.

“Permaculture Skills Series: Designing Swales”
Saturday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.

Venetucci Farm, 5210 U.S. Hwy 85
Join us for a hands-on session with A-frames and shovels along the slope adjacent to the Venetucci Farm barn, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your own lunch, gloves and boots. Class is free for PPP Guild members, $5 for general public. Email Becky to RSVP.

“Intro to Permaculture”
Saturday, April 23, 11 a.m.

Manitou Springs Library, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs
Becky Elder will cover the basics in this free presentation.

“Intro to Permaculture”
Saturday, April 23, 2 p.m.

Ute Pass Library, 8010 Severy Rd, Cascade
Catch Becky at this side of a double-header!

 

More to be scheduled.


What is Permaculture anyway?

Although Permaculture was first developed and has been around since the mid-1970’s and has been learned and used by hundreds of thousands of people it is still quite new to many. In this interactive presentation we go over the origins of Permaculture, the who, what, when, where and how of the development and evolution of this design system for sustainability.

The word Permaculture itself was originally a contraction of the two words ‘permanent-agriculture’ as it was initially developed to address the imminent non-sustainability of industrial food systems. Later, as the system of Permaculture was seen to  brilliantly apply to all  areas of life as well, the word contraction was changed to ‘permanent-culture’ indicating a truly authentic and systematic means of creating sustainable habitats and environments.

Permaculture is a design system, first and foremost, utilizing a set core of ethics and natural principles to create habitats which fulfill human material and non-material needs while simultaneously enhancing the natural ecosystem around us.

In this introductory presentation we introduce you to the ethics and principles of Permaculture and how the various applied technologies clearly emerge from this framework and how these aspects are utilized to design pleasant, resilient, truly sustainable habitats as well as other applications.

Please feel free to contact us to schedule a presentation for your group of any size.

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