Gardeners celebrate new raised bed frames after a hard day’s work.
Garden members place new wooden frames around planting beds. The old frames had started to rot.

Dear friends,

We are very pleased to announce, after a long hiatus and moving to a beautiful new site, that we are once again hosting inspiring and empowering permaculture workshops and courses!

Please forward this announcement to friends who might be interested in our upcoming Permaculture Design Course in the Hudson Valley. We are excited about this course and are ready to welcome new students.


Joan and Wilton

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Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Lost Cat Farm - Kerhonkson, New York
Permaculture is a tool for holistic design for a regenerative future. We offer our students an experience in learning together and connecting to our earth and ecosystems. This course is for professional designers who want to go beyond green, young people who want a way to design hope, farmers who want to build soil every year, and concerned citizens who want to know solutions to the ecological problems we are facing as a world.
Topics Include:
Regenerative Livelihoods
Holistic Design Process
Water Harvesting and Management
Renewable Energy
Alternative Waste Systems
Community Living
Climate Change
Sustainable Agriculture
Natural Building
Forest Gardening
Jan 18,19,20 (3 days)
Feb 15,16,17 (3 days)
Mar 15,16 (2 days)
Apr 5,6 (2 days)
May 3,4 (2 days)


Read more: Weekend Permaculture Design Course starts January 2014!

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    More photos from the cob oven workshop at Imani I

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    Upcoming Projects

    Project Who Description Proposed Timing Rationale Chickens / Ducks Lydia and chickenistas Manage chickens and possibly ducks at Imani I and II ...

    Saturday, 30 March 2013
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