Permaculture Systems Course
March 25 - April 7
Earn your PDC through this Permaculture Systems Course in an inspiring educational retreat at our working Permaculture and Healing Arts village surrounded by wilderness. Enrich your life skills toolkit during this 14 day immersive intensive! Be introduced to a spectrum of perspectives relating to the Land and beyond!
The HMS Permaculture Systems Course will include;
Design Ethics, Water Systems, Soil Building, Seeds, Animals, Natural Building, and Social Permaculture.
“Medical Cannabis in the Landscape” topics will be covered in this course, as well! There will be education on History, Uses, Best Practices and the Current Legal Landscape. These topics will be woven throughout the standards of the regular PDC curiculum. Expand your perspective. Engage in practical permaculture applications for yourself, your family, your clients, your community, and our Earth. Dig deep into knowledge rooted in traditions and offer cutting edge solutions, we can all use right now! Beyond gardening, Permaculture is a lifelong learning lens to help us navigate modern day choices. View Curriculum
Nadine is a Horticulturist, Rancher, Natural Health Educator, and Permaculture Designer. She has been designing and implementing sustainable systems of agriculture, aquaculture, and alternative architecture since 1986. As Director of Island Mountain Institute of Sustainable Agriculture since 1992, she has been instrumental in creating permaculture systems and courses for over 30 years at Heartwood Institute.
Tom Ward (aka Tomi Hazel)
Tom Ward is a long time resident of the Southern Oregon bioregion first settling here in the early 70’s, and has been advising farms and teaching Permaculture for over thirty years. He has degrees in Forestry and Botany from Syracuse University and has taught at Laney College in Oakland CA., D-Q University in Davis CA, and at Thlolego Learning Centre in South Africa among many other institutes and communities. He is presently managing a Social Forestry experimental station in Little Wolf Gulch near Ruch, OR, where he is demonstrating natural building, fuel hazard materials utilization, multiple products woods-crafting, wildlife enhancement and desert forest water management. He joined with Melanie Mindlin and Karen Taylor in 2010 to form Siskiyou Permaculture, a business organization offering courses, counseling and design services.