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Teacher Availability through weekends in 2007

Kelda is NOT available:

  • April 21-22
  • June 8-10
  • June 23-24
  • July 7-8
  • August 4-5
  • September 8-9
  • September 15-16
  • September 22-23

Marisha not available:

  • January 27-28
  • February 3
  • February 10
  • March 30 - April 11
  • April 23-29
  • May
  • June
  • July until after 17
  • Sept 9-23
  • all other dates may be available, but considering this schedule, i need to make sure that i have time for myself as well

Albert is not available

  • Jan 13-14
  • Jan 27-28
  • Feb 10-11
  • April 1
  • June all
  • July14-15 + 21-22
  • Aug18 thru Sep8
  • rest is open

(FRONT) Weekends at WiseEarth 2007

March 10-11.Introduction to Permaculture: Permaculture ethics, principles, and applications in Puget Sound ecosystem. Observation, reading patterns, and more. Teachers: Kelda Miller

April 14-15.Mapping & Design: Weaving observations into base maps and how to apply permaculture design methodologies. Teachers: Heidi Bohan Guest:(Sam Bullock, Green Island Landscaping, Orcas Island)

May 19-20.Edible Abundance: Use planning and species choice to create edible forest gardens and polycultures. Also learn basics of plant propagation and maintenance. Teachers: Heidi Bohan Guest:

June 9-10.Healthy Soils: Learn bioremediation techniques, composting, hugelkulture, mushrooms, and the importance of a healthy soil food web to have a healthy ecosystem. Teachers:Kelda Miller Guest:

July 28-29:Beneficial Animals: Learn the basics of varied animal husbandry (bees, chickens, ducks, goats), as well as why and how to bring back wild critters to your site through functional habitat. Teachers:Heidi Bohan Guest: (Roberta Romm, Moon Valley Honey, Arlington)

August 11-12:Living in the Forest: Permaculture in the Puget Sound, agroforestry, ecological restoration, ethnobotany, forest 'products'. Teachers:Heidi Bohan, Guest: (Brian Hindsman, Bellingham)

August 25-26:Appropriate housing and energy: Passive technologies, electricity, fuels, building basics of natural and/or 'green' structures. Teachers:Kelda Miller Guest: (Joseph, Olympia)

September 8-9.Water and Clean Watersheds: Rainwater catchments, swales, filtration, graywater, blackwater. Teachers: Guest: Adam Rawson (Eden Cultivation, Vashon Island)

September 29-30.'Right Livelihood' and Permaculture Skillshare: What can we specialize in in the current social structure? Landscaping, herbal healing, wildcrafting, biodiesel, grafting/orchards, and creation of locally-based currencies. Teachers: Guest: (Noam Gundle, Seattle)

October whatever's not barterfair! Community Design: City repair, social justice, landtrusts, ecovillages, rewilding and halting urban sprawl. Teachers: Kelda Miller, Guest: (Emily Hindsman, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle)


 Permaculture is the integration of sustainable agriculture and social culture, in order to develop abundant human lifestyles that minimize harm to the planet. Through studying permaculture, you will learn design systems based on the natural world. You will be immersed in an innovative process of creating healthy plant and human communities that can be applied to urban and rural areas throughout the world.

Permaculture is an international network involving many thousands of people which offers a vast storehouse of practical techniques and strategies gathered from around the globe and throughout history. The course instructors are not only skilled growers familiar with thousands of plant species, but also dedicated activists committed to ideals of social and environmental justice.

Come join us. Lets create the change.

Our current cultural paradigm is rapidly becoming obsolete. Our aim is to create a system that works for all beings. We are creating a shift in our world by developing alternative methods of sharing information, challenging institutions of power, and questioning our cultural agenda.

We share knowledge openly to address current social and environmental challenges. Human freedom comes from knowledge and is an important part of ending the current social and ecological crisis. We are empowered to actively prepare for an unpredictable future characterized by an unstable economy, decentralization, and the decline of authoritarianism and global industrialism. We explore possibilities for the cultivation of a society based on connection, interdependence, and inclusiveness.

Wise Earth Ecological Land trust is nestled by a 13 acre family nursery operation and 67 acre certified FSC forest. There is 5 acres consisting of mature second growth forest, abandoned 1930ís homestead, small orchard and gardens.

Logistics: We will begin on Saturdays at 9am, and have a potluck lunch. All other meals will be served from the kitchen, primarily using organic and local foods. We will be tent camping within a partially-heated greenhouse, so plan accordingly. There will be evening festivities. We will convene Sunday at 4pm.

Cost: $75 per weekend if registered by the Tuesday previous (price then goes up to $90). Register for all 10 weekends for $600. For more information email, or visit the website To register contact Tami at or 360-668-2452.

Teachers: Marisha Auerbach:

Albert Postema:

Kelda Miller: Sustainable communities, urban permaculture, and anti-sprawl activist. Puyallup, WA.

Heidi Bohan:

Brandon Bauer:

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How did I figure out cost?:

2 teachers at $200/weekend = 400

              guest speaker= 100
                       chef= 200
                 foodstuffs= 200

Plus, I would be willing to keep serving as liason for students asking questions of site and course, etc. with tami registering them. who knows how much time this will take! How about $10/hour?

Round that number to $1,000, and for 20 students that's $50 each. Okay, make it $75 to have money for materials and the land fund. Still pretty cheap! YES!

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