Real Permafarmer Desjardins

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    I will send you a thank you card from my PDC course.
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    You will get mentioned in one of my blog posts as a contributor to my current path.
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    Permaculture mini-consultation. I will spend two hours with you over the phone or in person discussing how permaculture can help you or your property.
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    Full design. I will spend up to two full days working on design ideas and a sketch of a design for a site of your choice.
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    Full design and 20 hours of labor. I will draw up a beautiful, integrated design for your site, and spend 20 hours on implementing those features of your choice. Transportation at your cost.
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Sow a seed, water it, thrill in its growth.

Help me learn permaculture so I know how to nurture the earth and heal, have this wealth to pass on to our friends, clients and descendants. Please drop a fin or more to help me pay for this Permaculture Design Certificate course. Can't afford it but won't let that stop me, with your help. There will be payback too. Check it out.  


The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is an internationally recognized certificate course covering every major topic in Permaculture: a Designers Manual. I will learn a broad range of topics applicable to life anywhere on this planet, and create designs for real-world projects such as food forests, permaculture-style gardens, natural building, water catchment, and irrigation systems. Because the course is at a place already implementing Permaculture practices, l will see the incredible effects of permaculture in action.

Permaculture itself is built on a set of Principles derived from the ecological patterns, scientific knowledge, and indigenous wisdom of this planet, and is guided by a set of ethics that guide us toward care for people, care for the earth and conscious consumption.

Major topics of the Permaculture Design Course include the following:

  1. Philosophies and Ethics underlying permaculture
  2. Basic permaculture principles
  3. Patterns in Nature and how to use that in permaculture design
  4. Methods of design. Applying permaculture design methodology and strategies to meet your design goals.
  5. Climactic factors and strategies for all major climates.
  6. Trees, forests and forest gardening. Mimicking forest systems to create an abundance of food, fiber, and fodder.
  7. Water: catchment, usage, importance, and conservation.
  8. Soil structure, minerals, microorganisms, building new soil and preventing erosion. Working with the soil food web to create a healthy ecosystem and regenerate degraded land.
  9. Earthworks. Shaping the land to help it achieve the goals we are aiming for.
  10. Aquaculture
  11. Natural Building. Building structures with materials available on-location.
  12. Alternative systems. Community living and other ways of living that work well for both people and the planet. Bioregional organization, community development, alternative economic systems, permaculture as aid.
The Permaculture Design Course is often a launching-off point to gain the inspiration, information and the community support to choose a lifestyle that brings greater holistic success. 

Plante une graine, arrose la, epates comme elle s'epanouit. Aide-moi a apprendre la permaculture, pour que je sache nourrir la terre et guerrir, avoir cette richesse a passer a la descendance.                          

La permaculture est un art de vivre qui associe l'art de cultiver la terre pour la rendre fertile indéfiniment avec l'art d'aménager le territoire. Elle n'est pas un mode de pensée mais un mode d'agir qui prend en considération la bio-diversité des écosystèmes1,2; elle est un ensemble de pratiques et de principes visant à créer une production agricole durable. Cette production tend à être très économe en énergie (travail manuel et mécanique, carburant...) et respectueuse des êtres vivants et de leurs relations réciproques. Elle vise à créer un écosystème productif en nourriture ainsi qu'en d'autres ressources utiles, tout en laissant à la nature « sauvage » le plus de place possible. - Wikipedia



This is the flyer for the course.

Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a worldwide recognized course, based on the Permaculture Principles and Ethics, training one to become a competent Permaculture designer of sustainable living environments, bountiful food systems & vibrant communities. 



This is Samson Lapalme, future permafarmer, one guy in a line seven generations into the times to come. We hope.



Samson and Grampa's garden plot at Canyon Rim Community Gardens, with a border of rocks, harvested from the deep dig, which radiates heat at night and provides habitat for bug predators. With a huge lovage going to seed on the left, daikon radish breaking the deep subsoil and providing some shade to young plants, and an arugula and clover ground cover in early sprout. 


 
At  Creekside Community Gardens, part of the Wasatch Gardens network. Alfalfa and clover cover crop, sage in bloom, strawberries.