Ecovillage and Permaculture summer program
From: Tree Bressen (
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 16:04:06 -0700 (MST)
Hey Everybody: Here's the email announcement for the summer program- please send it far, far and wide to anyone you think might be interested or who might know anyone who might be interested! Feel free to put on any lists, bulletin boards, print out and hang, etc you can think of that support these themes. Thanks mucho! Marc

Ecovillage and Permaculture Certificate Program

Lost Valley Educational Center, <>

Dexter, OR

June 21-August 13, 2004

This dynamic two month residential program will provide a holistic introduction to ecovillage and permaculture design. It offers a unique combination of environmental, personal, and social sustainability.
   * Permaculture, Organic Gardening, and Eco-forestry
   * Green Building and Eco-Interiors
   * Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology
   * Ecovillage and Feng Shui Site Design,
   * Personal Growth
   * Interpersonal Communication, Consensus Decision Making
   * Ecovillage Economics, Intentional Community Organization

Instructors include:
   * Lois Arkin, founder of LA ecovillage
* Diana Leafe Christian, Editor of Communities Magazine and author of "Creating a Life Together; Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities"
   * Mark Lakeman, founder of City Repair Portland
* Toby Hemenway, contributing editor of the "Permaculture Activist" and author of "Gaia's Garden"
   * Rob Bolman, designer and eco-builder of Maitreya Ecovillage
* Joshua Smith, permaculture landscape designer, has studied with Masanobu Fukuoka, co-taught with Bill Mollison, and wrote "Botanical Treasure of the West". * Tree Bressen, founder of Walnut St. Co-op, facilitator and consensus trainer
   * Peter Reppe MS, green building, University of Oregon faculty.
   * Jude Hobbs, Rick Valley, permaculture designers and instructors

A Permaculture Design Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program. College Credit is available.

Where: Lost Valley Educational Center, Dexter, OR (about 30 minutes from Eugene, OR in the Cascade foothills). Intentional community and education center on 87 acres of forests, meadows, streams, and organic gardens.

Cost: $1800-2500 sliding scale

Contact: Marc Tobin, <mailto:sustainability [at]>sustainability [at] (541) 937-3351 ext. 104, 81868 Lost Valley Lane, Dexter. OR 97431

Website: <../../../../Application%20Data/Microsoft/Word/www.lostvalley.htm>


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