UNH Permaculture Design Certificate Program Launched

Monday, October 23, 2017

DURHAM - Permaculture connects individuals to nature and the community in a sustainable way. UNH Professional Development & Training is offering a new online permaculture design certificate program beginning in January 2018. Anyone interested in sustainability will learn and grow from the experience of leading, local permaculture practitioners in this certificate program.

Lauren Chase-Rowell will lead “Foundations of Permaculture,” the first online course beginning in January and “Permaculture Design,” the final course in September. Chase- Rowell has been studying, practicing, and teaching permaculture for over 20 years. She integrates permaculture and the importance of bio-diversity into her daily life. Chase-Rowell holds a Permaculture Teaching Certificate and has taught for Great Bay Community College, UNH Natural Resource Stewards, and New Hampshire Technical Institute.

Traci Bisson will teach “Social Permaculture: The Art of Building Community and Relationships,” the second online course beginning in March. Bisson is passionate about alleviating the effects of climate change, and she dedicates her free time to educating people on living sustainably. Her volunteer work has secured three grants for Barrington’s elementary school, and she is helping them achieve eco-school status through the National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA program.

The first 25 people who register for all three program courses will receive an incentive discount on tuition. To register, visit training.unh.edu/permaculture or call (603) 862-7380.

UNH Professional Development & Training (PD&T) is dedicated to enhancing the professional knowledge and skills of individuals and organizations in New Hampshire and surrounding communities. PD&T offers a variety of learning experiences, including over 250 noncredit workshops, conferences, boot camps, certificate programs, customized corporate trainings and online courses. For all PD&T offerings, go to: http://training.unh.edu.