Permaculture Design Intensive- with Will Hooker


Do you wish your Permaculture Design skills were stronger?

Are you ready to learn the skills you need to design your home or other landscape?

Want to take your skills beyond the backyard and begin to explore a career in permaculture?

Join us for six days of fun, intensive, hands-on measuring, base-mapping, dreaming, designing, and drawing beautiful landscape plans. Many people have taken a Permaculture Foundations Class or even earned a Certification, but still lack the skills to execute a professional design. After one week, you will be better able to design your home, school, or business landscape employing the principles of permaculture to their best advantage. This is a hands-on practicum featuring the whole process of permaculture design, from consultation to project presentation to execution.

Students will complete three different design projects to demonstrate how a space can become more functional, beautiful, and ecologically inspired. Experience direct one-on-one guidance at every stage of the process with the goal of refining your skills and earning professional certification for permaculture design.

Pre-requisites include having completed either a PFC or PDC, reading the requisite materials sent prior to the course, and being willing to work hard! Students entering with a Permaculture Foundations Certification may use this opportunity to earn a Permaculture Design Certification.


Curriculum

Consultation
Site Assessment
Advanced Practice in Visualization
Measuring
Base-Mapping
Drawing Designs
Design Creation
Project Presentation


Details

Cost: $690
October 22 - 28
9am - 9pm each day, including optional evening activities
3 farm-to-table meals a day
For work-trade options, inquire by August 15th
Additional $60 camping fee per week for use of  commercial kitchen, hot showers, and indoor lounge area

Contact Brenna at [email protected]




About the Instructor


PHOTO by SHAWN ROCCO

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Prof. Will Hooker was raised near Lake Ontario in NY, obtained an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Forestry at Syracuse University in 1967, and a masters degree from NC State University in 1979.  In the years between the two degrees, he practiced in professional offices in Raleigh, Durham, and San Francisco, obtaining his Landscape Architect license in North Carolina in 1975.  Will is currently an Emeritus Professor, retired from the NC State Horticulture Department where he taught small-scale garden design for 34 ½ years in a nationally renowned program which he built and oversaw starting in 1979.  He was recognized for his excellence in teaching by being inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at NC State, has been involved in award-winning landscape designs in private practice outside the university, and is also recognized as an accomplished sculptor, building mostly ephemeral bamboo structures with students and community groups in the Carolinas and Australia.  

As if that wasn't enough, in 1995, pursuing his interest in ecologically based sustainable development, Will became certified as a Permaculture Designer & Instructor, and when PINA (Permaculture Institute of North America) was instituted in 2016, Will was among the first 50 to be recognized by the organization. He has achieved recognition for his work in sustainable practices from NC State University, the City of Raleigh, and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. In 1998, he taught the first university-based permaculture course on the East Coast, and in 1999-2000, with his wife, Dr. Jeana Myers, and their 2-year old son, Eli, he completed a ten-month, around-the-world fantasy adventure, wherein he visited over 250 sites in eleven nations, studying primarily permaculture and sustainable practices. Will and his wife’s home garden is a model for permaculture design, recognized as such by being the cover photo for the international best selling book on permaculture by Toby Hemenway, Gaia’s Garden, 2nd Ed. Will’s mission and contribution to permaculture design is to bring beauty, as well as productiveness, to each space and place with which he works.    

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