with pandora thomas
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How can permaculture principles bring people together to co-create and empower one another to transform patterns of unjust power into healing, nurturing and inspirational collaborative experiences?
All groups deal with issues of power, conflict and the need to make decisions. In this five-day intensive, using approaches inspired by permaculture principles, we’ll explore how to structure our groups for maximum group health, how to share power fairly, improve our communication skills, mediate conflicts and facilitate group processes. And we’ll share tools for decision making and constructive critique.
We’ll balance the process work with time outdoors in nature, including hands-on work on the land, as well as walks, bird sits and wilderness awareness. Insights from permaculture, magic, and indigenous wisdom will help us learn to be more effective and joyful as we work together to regenerate our world.
This course is for you if you belong to a group or organization seeking to make change; a nonprofit or NGO that seeks to work collaboratively; a spiritual circle, ritual group, or faith community; a community group, Transition Town, collective, or worker-run cooperative; an intentional community or household or hope to start one; a collaborative arts, theater, or music group; a family or a community of friends that want to improve communications and ways of handling conflict.
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- Course Tuition: $825
- Course fee includes: Instruction, catered meals and camping accommodations
- Early Bird: $150 discount (Discount Code: SOCBIRD – Expires: August 1st)
- Bring A Friend: $50 discount (each) for couples or friends attending the course together (Discount Code: SOC4TWO)
- Financial aid: Payment plans and limited partial scholarships (based on low income / financial need & intention to use the training) available by application. Inquire early to apply for financial aid by sending your application request via email directly to [email protected]
We are not currently offering this course
However, we will update this page if we decide to schedule this course again in the future
Our Farm & Community Immersion Program is our longest running program, offering a 3-month residency (with possibility of extension) at Quail Springs grounded in community living and applying permaculture techniques to support our farm and holistic food systems. The program provides extensive practical opportunities to apply everything learned in a Permaculture Design Course (although a PDC is not required) through the day-to-day operations of a full-time functioning Permaculture farmstead, community, and education center.
On your half-day visit to Quail Springs Permaculture Farm, you will learn about: growing food in the high desert; tending a variety of healthy food-giving animals; sustainable shelter; living regeneratively; and stewarding agricultural lands, watersheds, & wilderness.
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