Teacher: Graham Calder with guest teachers (TBA)
Dates: 8 weekends (15 days) from March 9 to June 1, 2019 (see below for exact dates)
Location: TEMPS LIBRE MILE-END, 5605 Avenue de Gaspé #106, Montréal, QC H2T 2A4, Canada
Cost: $950 + tax
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9-10; 16-17; 30-31
Each day of the PDC is packed with important core curriculum material. It is for this reason that students who miss more than two days of class cannot be certified. Should you need to miss more than two course days for any reason, you are welcome to make up the missed days during a future PDC free of charge.
Part 1: Permaculture Fundamentals
>Introduction, Ethics, History & principles
>Concepts, Methods & Themes of Design
Part 2: Understanding Ecosystems
>Climates / Water Systems
>Trees and their Energy Transactions
Part 3: Special Topics
>Earthworks and Earth Resources
>Aquaculture & Aquaponics
Part 4: Specific Climates
>Drylands / Cool Climates / Tropics
Part 5: Global Strategies
>Strategies for an Alternative Paradigm /
>Final Design Project
>Develop ecological food systems
>Build and repair soils
>Capture carbon and other GHG in soils
>Build no-till gardens
>Design water management systems
>Strengthen local economies
>Observe and analyze efficiency
>Prevent droughts and floods
>Edible parks and urban food production
>Alternative energy systems
>Aquaculture and ecological fish farming
>Discover new world views
>Make new friendships
>Hone skills for your future
>Become part of an active network
>Enjoy music, fun, and laughs!
Graham Calder spent his formative years surrounded by forest on a 75 acre farm on the eastern seaboard of Nova Scotia, Canada. He was gardening before he could walk, and was designing rainwater catchment systems by the age of ten. Calder received his Bachelor’s Degree from Concordia University in Montréal in 2009, with a specialization in Human Environment and a minor in Ecology. Dissatisfied with mainstream environmentalism’s inability to meet the challenges of today, Calder turned to permaculture. Permaculture resonated with him because of the balance it strikes between earth care and people care, as well as the effectiveness of the broad spectrum of solutions it proposes.
Calder received his Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) from Jesse Lemieux at Pacific Permaculture in 2009. Later that year he traveled to Australia to apprentice under Geoff Lawton with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia (PRI), where he managed Lawton’s tree nursery. He completed certifications in Earthworks and Permaculture Teaching with Lawton during that time.
In 2009 Calder founded P3 Permaculture: a social enterprise with a mission to make permaculture accessible. To date Calder has taught 18 courses and has certified over 250 students in permaculture design!
LOCATION - TEMPS LIBRE MILE-END
5605 Avenue de Gaspé #106, Montréal, QC H2T 2A4, Canada
We're happy that this course will be taking place at Temps Libre Mile-End! Temps libre offers a warm and friendly venue shielded from commercial interests. Its function is to provide an office for the officeless, a meeting ground for local initiatives, a neighbourhood work and study area, a pit-stop for families. A bright and bustling microcosm in the heart of the Mile End.