Overview

Permaculture concepts illustrated, green fields compared to industrial waste
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Foundations of Permaculture

New Online Workshop!

Permaculture refers to the philosophy and development of a sustainable ecosystem that is self-sufficient and meets the needs of its inhabitants, from food and shelter to fuel and entertainment--thereby reducing impact on the environment. Permaculture design and principles are derived from the laws of nature at work and challenge human beings to live sustainably in innovative and creative ways. This online course is the first of three online courses that will culminate in permaculture certification. It will give you a foundational understanding of permaculture and offers a basic overview for developing a resilient future for the self, home and community “starting where you are.” A synopsis of permaculture ethics, principles, and key concepts will provide a base for developing one’s own permaculture solutions while working with nature on a variety of sites and conditions. One week prior to the course, during the Intro Week, you will establish a UNH IT account required to access the Canvas online teaching system and also receive detailed information from the instructor. Register early to ensure your IT account can be set up in a timely manner! 

(This is part of the Permaculture Design Certificate Program, but you do not need to enroll in the program to take this workshop.)

What You Will Learn

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Themes

  • Permaculture Zones
  • Permaculture Systems
  • Importance of Biodiversity
  • Preparedness and Resiliency

What You will Learn

  • Essential elements of foundational permaculture
  • Life concepts within the permaculture framework
  • The importance of biodiversity and interconnectedness
  • How to embody permaculture’s philosophy and practice

Required Texts

Neiger, J. (2016) “The Permaculture Promise: What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities”
ISBN: 978-1-61212-427-8

Chase-Rowell, L. (2012 )Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature’s Lead”
ISBN: 978-1-611-68-278-6

 

Tools & Materials

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Required Texts

Neiger, J. (2016) “The Permaculture Promise: What Permaculture Is and How It Can Help Us Reverse Climate Change, Build a More Resilient Future on Earth, and Revitalize Our Communities”
ISBN: 978-1-61212-427-8

Chase-Rowell, L. (2012 )Integrated Landscaping: Following Nature’s Lead”
ISBN: 978-1-611-68-278-6


Online Participation

Hosted by UNH Canvas learning management system. Participants must be prepared to:

1) access the course regularly via the internet and participate in a dynamic learning environment with other students and the instructor,

2) organize their time to complete assignments and meet deadlines, and

3) respond to an email from UNH IT department to set up an account and access the course online.

Technical Requirements for an online course
1) Recently purchased Mac or PC
2) An internet connection via a hardwire(!) is preferable
3) A high speed wireless internet system at home is OK (Public wireless connections are not recommended)
4) Internet speeds of at least 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down). http://www.speedtest.net
5) Laptop camera or USB camera (optional)
6) Microphone or USB headset
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-and-Mac

In addition, participants should be comfortable with the following computer skills:

  • Use a word processing application including features such as copy/cut/paste
  • Attach and upload documents and assignments
  • Send and receive email
  • Use a supported web browser to access your course and other online resources on the Web.

Instructor Bios

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  • Lauren Chase Rowell

    Lauren Chase-Rowell

    Lauren Chase-Rowell has been studying, teaching and practicing permaculture prior to her first Permaculture Design Certificate course in 1997. Her 19 acre homestead is an example of the practice of permaculture. She integrates permaculture and the importance of biodiversity into her landscape practices, courses, livelihood and lifestyle. Lauren holds a Permaculture Teaching Certificate and teaches for Great Bay community college, Natural Resource Stewards, and New Hampshire Technical Institute. Lauren has introduced and taught permaculture practices to NH Master Gardeners, NH Department of Environmental Services, UNH Cooperative Extension, as well as other quality courses at premier sustainability venues. Lauren initiated a NH Permaculture Teacher Certification course in 2014 and obtained a second PDC from OSU in 2016.

Foundations of Permaculture (UNAVAILABLE Fall 2017)
Online, self-paced
Lauren Chase-Rowell
$295.00
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USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
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