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Canoe trip and Permaculture Workshop with David Jacke author of Edible Forest Gardens!!!
Posted May 4th, 2008 - 1:42 pm by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
So, my friend has already planned a canoe trip May 25th to 30th, and we could go directly to this workshop....


As part of a summer program that combines meditation,
sustainable living, agriculture and leadership we are offering a 3 day permaculture workshop May 30th to June 1st with one of the best teachers --Dave Jacke www.edibleforestgardens.com is his web-site) The location of the workshop is in Quebec 2 hrs NE of Montreal. I wanted to offer this oportunity for members of the New York permaculture group. The cost is 250 per person--this price includes room and board. It will be held at the Art of Living International Center. Art of Living is a non-
profit that teaches a diverse number of courses in meditation, yoga and breathing. There is also an opportunity to participate in a meditation course directly after the permaculture workshop. If this is of any interest to your group you can contact me Andrew Korza at deepeningroots@artofliving.ca groups of 5 get 25 dollars off each participant and goups of 10 get 50 dollars off each participant.

Course Description

Polyculture Design: Aligning with Nature and Spirit in Agriculture with Dave Jacke Modern culture sees a world comprised of independent and isolated elements, each with only one purpose. As a result, monoculture cropping forms the foundation of our agriculture, and numerous problems result. Ecology and spiritual practice both show us the myriad facets and layers of all things and demonstrate the interactive interdependence within both human and non-human nature. Aligning farming and gardening with this vision brings us many benefits including reduced work, competition and stress, as well as increased yields. But it takes much greater awareness and skill. This weekend workshop explores the ecological theories and design process behind effective polyculture design through lecture, observation, and experiential exercises. Participants will design polycultures of perennial or annual crops that we will plant during the following practicum. As we work, we will draw parallels with the spiritual realities that underlie ecological principles.