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Nashville Permaculture Design Course at Trevecca Urban Farm

More information on the Design Course can be found here.   More information on the Introduction Course can be found here.

PDC Hybridization: Permaculture-8 Shields-Deep Nature Connection

Clint Corley of Forest Floor Wilderness Programs introduced our permaculture design course participants to the 8 Shields model of Deep Nature Connection and the Art of Mentoring.  Our Permaculture Design courses are integrating the 8 shields model as a core philosophy. Integrating new tools into our PDC experience creates the cultural ecosystems which is our main ...

Appalachia PDC continued

Over the last 4 days of our PDC Permaculture Design Course in the appalachian mountains at Trout Lily Farm, we explored the ‘Leaves and Stem’ themes of our course.  The ‘Leaves’ section of the course covered Cultivated Systems, Schematic Design and Strategies.  The ‘Stem’ section of the course covered The Built Environment, Detailed Design, and ...

PDC- Appalachian Style

Yesterday participants slowly gathered here at Trout Lily Farm to experience a rustic retreat in Permaculture, Nature Awareness and Cultural Ecosystems in the heart of the Appalachian mountains near Max Patch.  At 3700 ft in elevation the cool days and cold wet mornings have been a delightful surprise, reminiscent of fall in Tennessee.  Actually, two ...

Holistic Pig Grazing at Spiral Ridge Homestead

Today Jason and Sam (our interns) learned how we rotate our pigs through the homestead. We set up our #1 paddock today. We will be monitoring the paddock over the next week to inform us when we need to move them to paddock #2. The paddocks are lush with clovers, rye, vetch, oats, vegetative tree ...

2014 Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC)

Winter Weekend Permaculture Design Certificate Course  Feb. 8 – 9, Feb. 15-16, March 1 -2, & March 7 -9, 2014 Earn your internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certification during this four weekend format course.  Registration is open and the early bird discount has been extended!  Now is your opportunity to take a full permaculture design course even if ...

2013 Homestead Permaculture Design Course (PDC) – Registration now open 1

In the midst of summer we are turning our thoughts to the fall. Now is the time to start plants for your fall garden.  You can also plant a second round of summer veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans and summer squash.  They will have plenty of time to ripen before the first frost – ...

Permaculture Design Graduates

 Spiral Ridge Permaculture Design Course Graduates   Meet our new Permaculture Design Certification Course graduates. The final weekend of Spiral Ridge Permaculture’s annual Winter Weekend PDC was  spent finalizing designs, building social capital, having lively discussions, and a lot of fun. Students walk away feeling not only empowered to make positive change in the world. ...

Permaculture Course: Soil Food Web, Mushroom Farming, Design and more

As always, Spiral Ridge’s Permaculture Design Certification course was a great success.  This past weekend our students engaged in a Soil Food Web Lab taught by Joey Thomas and Troy Hinke.  We built a bio active compost pile and brewed a fungal dominant tea.  Then we set up a lab with a microscope, computer and ...

Permaculture Design Course: Weekend 3

As we move toward regenerative lifestyles it is important to think and act holistically.  To realize that we are a nature working and we are all designers by birthright. Permaculture is about the earth, the people and equality.  As instructors we have to remember the importance of not only design and site analysis/assessment, we have ...