Introduction to Permaculture Course

March 27, 2010 - 6:00am to March 28, 2010 - 6:00am

Big Sky Permaculture is holding a 2-day weekend Introduction to Permaculture course on March 27 and 28, 2010. Permaculture (permanent culture) is a design system that assembles conceptual, strategic and material components into a pattern that which functions to benefit life in all its forms.

This workshop will cover topics such as:

  • Permaculture ethics
  • Home-scale and broad-acres edible landscaping
  • Soil rehabilitation
  • Energy-efficient design
  • Designing for water conservation at home and the community scale
  • Community design and planning for resilience
  • Pattern understanding
  • Permaculture and its application to community economic development
  • Much more!

This course is your entrance into permaculture. The focus of this course is design. Design is not about the tree, the rain barrel or the greenhouse alone, but the connections between them. In this course, you will learn about new ways of framing environmental and social challenges in a positive solutions-based manner.

This course includes a nutritious and delicious meal, refreshments, and a copy of Bill Mollison's “Introduction To Permaculture” book. The course runs 9-5 over Saturday and Sunday, March 27 – 28, 2010. The course will also include a springtime hands-on edible landscaping day where you will be able to use your two hands to put into practice what you learn!

Course Details

Workshop Cost: $250.00 + GST

How to register: Visit and go to “Courses” to register online, or contact Adrian at [email protected] for more information.


Calgary Outdoor Area Council, Rocky Mountain Room
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB