There are very few opportunities for high school students to learn permaculture and ecological design. Help New Roots Charter School offer a permaculture course with FLPCI instructor Michael Burns.
There are just a few weeks left to save money on our annual summer Permaculture Design Certificate course. The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute invites you to join us this year from July 25th through August 10th, 2014 at our off-grid permaculture learning community. We encourage you to signup early. Plan your summer now and help us plan ours.
Immerse yourself in 15 days of instruction by qualified, practicing permaculture teachers at real permaculture sites.
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.
New Roots High School is a public charter high school committed to social justice and ecological sustainability. Learning permaculture design is a natural fit for New Roots students who are accustomed to learning about many of the same struggles and solutions to meet human and ecological needs that permaculture designers address in their work.
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.