June 29th 10:00 AM - 4:00PM
Location: Bastyr Kenmore Campus
In this workshop you will learn about basic permaculture concepts, virtually tour permaculture sites to see the concepts in action, and have an opportunity to practice applying what you learn to a design exercise.
This workshop will cover the definition and history of permaculture design. Then we'll tackle the underpinning ethics and principles that help guide us toward sustainable living. We'll also do some virtual tours of inspiring permaculture sites to see how the principles work on the ground. Finally, we'll turn you loose on a guided design exercise so you can practice utilizing the things you've learned. We'll have an hour lunch break in the middle of the day.
Throughout the day, you will enjoy a variety of lively educational approaches, including lecture, group work, exercises, slideshows, and a design scenario. You will also have plenty to time to ask questions and chat up Dave about all things permaculture.
Dave Boehnlein received his B.S. in Natural Resources & Environmental Studies from the University of Minnesota. His freelance teaching services are highly sought after by universities, nonprofits, and other organizations. He offers Permaculture Design Courses through Bastyr University's Holistic Landscape Design Certificate Program and Alderleaf Wilderness College's Wilderness Certification Program. Dave is a member of both the Cascadia Permaculture Institute and the Permaculture Institute of North America. He holds a diploma in Permaculture Education and seeks to mainstream permaculture design with integrity.
Dave teamed up with landscape designer and author, Jessi Bloom, and illustrator, Paul Kearsley, to write Practical Permaculture, an excellent entry-level permaculture design text.
In addition, Dave is passionate about plants, especially weird but useful ones. Ultimately, Dave just wants to make the world a better place and eat really good fruit while doing it. Dave is particularly interested in education, the mainstreaming of sustainability, and keeping things organized.