The only classes with Bill Mollison in the Northern Hemisphere in 1997!
Bill Mollison has announced his retirement from teaching!
This may be your last chance to take a course
from the creator of Permaculture!
Southern California June 16-27, Near Santa Barbara
Northern California July 14-25, Near Half Moon Bay
This is a two week residential course with 72 hours of instruction.
What are some of the things you'll learn in this course?
- Turn deserts into prairies within a year or two.
- "Read the land" for it's potential.
- Design inexpensive, environmentally sound buildings and
incorporate them ecologically into the landscape.
- Find land to farm in your community for $1 per acre per year.
- More than double the yield from your rangeland while
increasing soil fertility & the health of your herds.
- Avoid disaster; fully and thoroughly check out a piece of
land, inventory it's resources and problems before buying it.
- Become an Ecological Land Developer and provide as many as
three middle class incomes per acre in land based, value
added, agricultural enterprises.
- Rehabilitate destroyed soils to support limited agriculture
in a few months.
- Assemble high yield food forests.
- Create Oases in drylands-Growing trees without irrigation
using only 6 inches of rainfall.
- Desalinate salted land
What's Special about these Courses?
Of course, any time Bill Mollison teaches, the course is special.
Other unique aspects are:
- Our strong international recruitment, you'll be learning
alongside colleagues from other countries.
- New material developed since the publication of Permaculture: A
Designers' Manual. For instance, detailed information on the
nuts and bolts of CSA farming, retirement crops, how to devise
your farm/organization's legal structure to avoid paying
unnecessary taxes, examples of making a living in ways that
don't cause you to compromise your ecological/social values,
and Mollison's "Next Phase of Permaculture"-designing whole,
"self-building" fully self-sustaining towns.
- Invaluable new written handouts, illustrations & resource lists.
- Food will be largely organic and purchased or donated directly
from the farmers who produce it!!!
- Special guest presentations in the evenings.
- Scholarships to encourage participation by people of diverse
cultural and economic backgrounds.
- "Trade show" day with suppliers and manufacturers of
appropriate tech products which may be relevant to your own projects.
- College credit, and PCA credits applied for.
For more information check out the Web site at:
Or write Dave Blume at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write "real" mail to:
International Institute for Ecological Agriculture(IIEA)
PO Box 620930
Woodside, CA 94062-0930
Tel: 415-365-2993, Fax: 415-355-2241