based at Heartwood CoHousing in Bayfield, near Durango
WILD FOODS ~ WILD LIFE ~ COMMUNITY
In this 100 hour course, we will cover the 72 hour international curriculum which gives participants the Permaculture Design Certificate. This is an entry-level credential into the world of Permaculture. In addition, we will delve into plant wisdom and community building with support of the special expertise of this team. For more information and curriculum topics.
Katrina, Zita and Zia will be joined by members of the Willow Way teaching team and the Durango community at large for a live-ly presentation of the Permaculture Design Course in June/July/August.
Zia Parker has joined the teaching teams or served as coordinator for many Permaculture Design Courses and has designed PC systems in five different climate zones, including the Arapaho and Navaho Nations. In ’88-90 she directed the Finca Permanente Agroforestry Project in W. Africa, which was used as a model for a $2.5 million project by the European Community. (articles) For the last five years, she has been owner and director of Willow Way Permaculture & Herbal CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) near Boulder, CO. The Willow Way mission statement “healing the land, healing our bodies, and understanding the connection between them” is rooted in her 30 year career in holistic body therapy and wellness.
Katrina Blair, founder of Turtle Lake Refuge and author of “Local Wild Life–Turtle Lake Refuge’s Recipes for Living Deep” will be contributing her knowledge of wild edible and medicinal plants as well as her work with Grassroots, a compost tea and organic lawn care project and the Turtle Lake Community Gardens.
Zita Xavier has practiced Earth Centered Herbalism for 12 years and has taught herbal and flower essence classes at many schools in Colorado. She has designed numerous courses to help people re-establish right relationship with the Earth including, “Healing Nature, Healing Ourselves–a Deep Dive into Conscious Union.” She also helped establish Heartwood Farms, now in its fourth season.She will introduce us to Heartwood CoHousing’s successful protocols for achieving consensus in community.
Bevan Williams has been involved in 9 intentional community projects; his own 8-acre truck farm; and is a sustainable systems consultant in agriculture, design and construction. In 2000 he founded Sustainable Living Systems in Montana, increasing awareness in local sustainability, local economy, local food system, as well as helping found a food co-op and a low-cost medical clinic. He founded the Western Cultural Heritage Institute, a permaculture approach to a sustainable community with garden and crop lands, off-the-grid staff and intern housing, zero discharge sanitation, goat dairy, high yield cropping system, innovative water use, and a seed bank.
A panel on community building, as well as small group explorations will help deepen understanding of how to address the hunger so many feel in our times –the hunger for living harmoniously in an extended human family and in right relationship with Pachamama.
Special focus of the SW CO Permaculture Design Course: the benefits of recharging with wild food/wild lands/wild life; skills for listening to the messages of Pachamama, and designing for community.
June 28, 29, 30, July 1; July 26, 27, 28, 29; and August 30, 31, Sept 1 & 2.
Contact: Zia Parker 303.332.3359