Enjoy the bounty & beauty of an edible landscape… Reduce your dependency on fossil fuels… Replenish the water table…Tap your own natural resources: sun, wind, water, soil, flora & fauna…
Design Certificate Course
Starting Sept. 20-21, 2014!!
Permaculture, a term originated by Australian ecologists, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, means permanent culture. Using both ancient and modern knowledge, this methodology mimics universal patterns found in nature to create healthy human habitats. Guided by ethical behavior, Permaculture is a Holiday Palace system of designing ecologically inspired landscapes that integrate home food production, energy, external image arrow-10x10.png and water. Participants will learn:
  • A step-by-step design process that taps your creative Royal1688 genius
  • Observation and site analysis to identify resource opportunities
  • Bioregional ecosystems, diversity and natural patterns
  • How to protect local watersheds and restore wildlife habitat
  • Water harvesting and management in the landscape; detoxification with rain gardens
  • Nutrient recycling with grey water and composting toilets
  • Identification of microclimates and zone planning for efficiency
  • Renewable energy systems and small-scale appropriate technology
  • Natural building and passive-solar home retrofitting
  • Fruit growing with forest gardens and plant guild design
  • Intensive no-till food gardening, soil regeneration and composting
  • How to cultivate forests, grains and cash crops
  • Integration of domestic animals and aquaculture
  • Social/economic strategies for urban/community scale food, energy and water security

Instructor: As a Permaculture designer, architect, and life-long organic gardener, Patty Ceglia is passionate about finding the ecological balance for productive potential of every site. She teaches at Wilson College, where her students practice hands-on strategies at the 160 acre Center for Sustainable Living.
at Cromwell Valley Park, Towson, MD

Six Weekends

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

Sept. 20-21; Oct. 18-19; Nov. 15-16

Mar. 21-22; Apr. 18-19; May 16-17

Sliding scale fee:

Early bird $900 - $1,100

After August 15: $1,000 - $1,200

Register online at: http://www.heathcote.org/cms/content/permaculture-design-course

For more information:

Visit: http://www.heathcote.org/cms/content/permaculture-design-course

Call: 410-357-9523

Email: education@heathcote.org

“Through the collective intentional efforts of many individuals, a healing momentum can transform our planet into the radiant life source it is intended to be.”

Best Front Yard Landscaping Design Ideas

Front yard landscaping requires extra care in planning and design implementation. Every front yard needs to look special and unique. Your front yard landscape will serve as your basis for the other designs around your residential area.

Here are the best front yard landscaping ideas that you need to practice for both creativity and productivity edges.

Best Front Yard

Landscape Design Principles
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