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Permaculture Design Course – Spring 2018

April 14 @ 9:00 am - June 17 @ 5:00 pm

Permaculture Design Certificate Earth Repair Corps Texas
6-Weekend Intensive Permaculture Design Course

During this permaculture design course participants will be introduced to the ethics, principles, and methods of sustainable design.  Participants will learn how to design, create, and maintain agriculturally productive ecosystems and sustainable human settlements. View an Introduction to Permaculture video here.

The design course will be held at Texastopia Farm on the Blanco River just a few miles west of Blanco, Texas.  This site offers a learning experience in one of the most beautiful Hill Country regions of Texas.  It will be a memorable, paradigm-shifting experience.

Kirby Fry Permaculture Design Course InstructorThe primary instructor, Kirby Fry, has studied under both Bill Mollison and Allan Savory.  Kirby graduated from Texas A & M University with a degree in Natural Resource Conservation, served in the US Peace Corps in Guatemala, and has been teaching about and creating sustainable design systems for over 25 years.  Additional guest teachers to be announced.

This intensive permaculture design course will cover, but is not limited to:

  • Introduction to permaculture design – ethics, principles, methods and function of design.
  • Patterns in nature.  Patterns in design.  Climate and how to mimic natural ecosystems.
  • Water management strategies.
  • Soil sciences.  Soil conservation strategies – roads, dams, conservation terraces, key line plowing.
  • Culinary, medicinal, pollinator, and annual gardens.
  • Edible beneficial perennial gardens.
  • The built environment.
  • Small animal systems.
  • Intensive cell grazing systems.  Holistic management.
  • Plant propagation.  Wood lot management.
  • Invisible structures.  Managing non-profit and for-profit corporations.
  • Design projects will be assigned to the class.
April 14 & 15, April 28 & 29, May 5 & 6, May 19 & 20, June 2 & 3, June 16 & 17
Registration and Payment
  • Tuition: $800

Reserve your seat by completing the Registration Form and submitting a $400 deposit via PayPal or by mailing a check to:

Earth Repair Corps, 1483 CR 311, McDade, TX 78650

Return to this site to make future payments via PayPal or pay by check. Final payment due by the first class meeting. For alternative payment arrangements, email us.

Overnight Facilities:

  • Camping available.
  • 2 RV hookups available on a first come, first served basis (reserve on Registration Form)
  • Indoor/outdoor shower and bathroom facilities available.
  • Kitchenette available

Questions?  Email earthrepaircorps at gmail dot com.

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April 14 @ 9:00 am
June 17 @ 5:00 pm
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