From Peter Bane:
Advanced Permaculture Course in Teacher Training
March 5-10, 2017
Peter Bane, Rhonda Baird, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Earth Repair and People Care grow from the work of permaculture teachers and designers. The power of holistic problem-solving is all around us but seen by few. Learn to cultivate in yourself and others the whole-brain frame of mind that calls the world back to health.
This course offers design course graduates the opportunity to develop their gifts for presentation and organizing both in and beyond the classroom. We will practice conveying key concepts from the PDC curriculum, learn to prepare sessions and whole courses, give and receive feedback, lead group exercises, and think and act strategically to promote grassroots education for all ages.
Instructors Peter Bane and Rhonda Baird both hold the Diploma of Permaculture Design. Peter serves on the board of PINA (Permaculture Institute of North America) while Rhonda heads its Field Advisor Working Group. Both are co-founders of the Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute, a regional hub in the PINA network. Peter was also a co-founder of Earthaven Ecovillage and author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country. Rhonda is a community organizer, assistant editor of Permaculture Design Magazine, an advocate for Nature Connection, and a homeschooling mother of two. Karryn Olson-Ramanujan is a co-founder of the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, teaches at Ithaca College, and is a resident at Ecovillage Ithaca. Her Seed Sustainability consulting business focuses on assisting permaculture graduates and especially women to become successful entrepreneurs. Based on extensive design experience, the team has trained hundreds of students for Indiana University, Ithaca College, and thousands of others across the hemisphere from Canada to Patagonia and from the arid West to the Caribbean islands. Their collective commitment to training and supporting permaculture education on the continent will temper and grow your own path for teaching.
The course will be held in a comfortable community setting in Ann Arbor, Michigan convenient to air, rail, and road links. On-site lodging is provided Sun.-Thurs. evenings.; all meals Sun. evening through Fri. lunch.
Tuition $800 by 2/1/17; $900 after.
For information or to register, contact: Peter Bane, PcActivist[at]mindspring.com
See flyer here: 2017 Teacher Training 1.1