Introduction to Permaculture

March 29th, 2011 by Kimberly

A hands-on, minds-on workshop for the public

trellis in permaculture

Come and learn what permaculture is all about and why it is important to you and your community. Permaculture works with a set of ethics and principles that suggest we think and act responsibly to each other and the earth. How does permaculture differ from other approaches to sustainable land use? Permaculture is one of the most holistic, integrated systems analysis and design methodologies found in the world. The workshop will include an introduction to the Permaculture Ethics and Principles using images from Permaculture sites, an introduction to the Permaculture Design Process, and an optional afternoon visit  to the PSU EcoHouse to learn more about this emerging Permaculture Site and help with the its installation.

This workshop is especially useful for homeowners, farmers, community activists, and gardeners. If you are working toward a sustainable future and want practical tools and applicable methodologies,then session is for you!

Date: May 14, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Room 001, Boyd Hall
Cost: $22

Agenda for the workshop

8:45 AM    Registration

9:00 AM    Introduction to Permaculture

10:30 AM  Break

10:45 AM   Designing Your Landscape

12:00 PM   Lunch on your own

1:oo PM      The EcoHouse Project: From Concept to Implementation
presented by Stephanie

2:00 PM     Walk to PSU’s EcoHouse

2:15 PM      Hands-on demonstration (weather permitting)

4:00 PM     Wrap up and evaluation


For more information about the workshop or to register, please contact Melissa Greenawalt-Yelle,