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What a GREAT course!!!  We were so excited to have Dan Halsey join us from Southwoods Permaculture in Prior Lake, Minnesota this summer.  Dan came highly recommended to us with degrees in Temperate Polyculture Design and Horticulture.  He teaches for the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) and has a booming Permaculture Landscape Design Company.  He recently co-authored a book called Integrated Forest Gardening.  His emphasis is on designing sustainable homesteads.

Listen to  Dan Halsey describe Permaculture  HERE
  This winter we have a fantastic opportunity to learn with Jude Hobbs, a permaculture instructor extraordinaire with over 30 years experience in the design and teaching. She utilizes whole system techniques to co-create environmentally sound solutions for both rural and urban settings.  When you leave her class, you have been engraved with the concepts, and they are impossible to forget.

Jude is a Field Director for the Permaculture Institute (USA) and tends 7 acres in Cottage Grove, Oregon where there are abundant micro-climates from which to learn.

Listen to Jude Hobbs describe Permaculture HERE.
This is a course for those of you who, for whatever reason, can't come to a face to face course.  This course is offered during the spring semester each year and is delivered on-line, a-synchronously, allowing you to find time in your schedule that suits you best.  For me that means sitting down at 4pm with a cup of tea and my headphones with relaxing music playing.  I spend about 2 hours everyday engaging with the on-line community, which is probably about average for most students.   This course is highly individualized with a lot of one-on-one time with the instructor and other students.  By the end of the semester we often find that we've built a strong community even though we have never met face to face.  

This course is taught by Cindee Karns and other guest instructors.