They want to demonstrate that young farmers with intelligence and drive but no start-up funds or land can “crowdfarm” their way into a successful business. They are offering a lifetime discount for any donation over $10! alumni, Cayuta Sun, Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute, Jake Maher Delisle, Permaculture, Permaculture Design Certificate, pigs, video, Wellspring Forest Farm
The 11th Permaculture Design Certificate course scheduled to begin on July 26, 2013 appears to be sold out.
Potential students who still have a strong desire to take our course are encourage to sign up for the waiting list. Most years one or more students have been unable to attend and space becomes available to those on the waiting list.
As you may know, spring is an especially intense time for agriculture, including agroforestry production like mushrooms. Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute instructors Steve Gabriel and Michael Burns are exceptionally busy sowing and tending animals, plants, trees, and infrastructure at their respective permaculture projects. Your help is sought to get a large harvest of logs inoculated with shiitake in exchange for experience with inoculation skills and a couple take-home logs.
Samantha Mason, a film student at Ithaca College has been helping the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute document its work over the past year. She interviewed many and the following video captures the excitement and words of our students as they reflect back on two weeks of immersion into a hands-on, intensive permaculture course.
With just a month before our early sign-up discount deadline, please examine the qualities that have kept our Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course going strong the past eight years.
The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute’s (FLPCI) summer course offers a curriculum, experienced teaching crew, and hands-on immersion that feels like more than just a class to our many graduates.
Cayuta Sun is pleased to welcome visitors to our rural, off-grid home, gardens, and forest during the tour of green buildings on Saturday, October 13th. This home and and its surrounding landscape and serves as an educational space for the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. Students and teachers from the Institute will be present to answer questions and give tours.