Course: Permaculture Design Certification HORT 3330 Offered in Fall 2015!

Permaculture is an approach to land use that meets human needs, increases ecosystem health, and addresses local inequalities...

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Students at Riverhead Charter School on Long Island harvest lettuce, June 2013. (Caroline Kiang)

Permaculture Design Certification
HORT 3330, Fall 2015
Lecture: TUESDAY, 8:40am - 9:55am, Lab: TUESDAY, 1:25pm - 4:25pm

Instructors:
Jane Mt Pleasant & Steve Gabriel (Cornell Small Farms Program)

Permaculture is an approach to land use that meets human needs, increases ecosystem health, and addresses local inequalities. It uses systems thinking and an ecological framework to design gardens, farms, and landscapes.

This class supplements lecture with hands-on labs at MacDaniels Nut Grove and Dilmun Hill Student Farm during lab periods. Students will practice site assessment, mapping skills, tree and plant ID, mushroom inoculation, contour tools, and participate in a permaculture landscape design project.

Outcomes:
- Define and explain the ethical basis and core principles of permaculture.
- Describe how permaculture practices vary across climates and scales.
- Implement specific permaculture techniques in the field.
- Prepare a full site design incorporating permaculture knowledge.
- Describe the ways in which permaculture principles and practices can be integrated with knowledge from soil and plant sciences.

Note: Course includes a $200 materials fee, which gives students an internationally recognized permaculture design certificate through the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute www.fingerlakespermaculture.org

For more information contact:
Jane Mt Pleasant, jm21@cornell.edu
Steve Gabriel, sfg53@cornell.edu

Cornell Mushrooms
http://mushrooms.cals.cornell.edu

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