Introduction to Permaculture: Design for Life

Instructor:  Cynthia Blackshear

  • Zoom Class
  • 6 sessions, Thursdays at 10am-12pm, January 14, 21, 28- February 4, 11, 18
  • Limit 30
  • $20

Permaculture is a design methodology rooted in horticulture and agriculture, utilizing both indigenous wisdom and contemporary knowledge. It can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm, to a manufacturing process, to city block or entire town. Indeed, many Permaculture practitioners say it informs almost all aspects of their life.

In this class students will learn about the origin and history of Permaculture, explore the ethics and principles and be introduced to the analysis and design processes.

There will be homework! But I promise it will be fun! (And it’s not required!)

6 sessions, Thursdays at 10am-12pm, January 14, 21, 28- February 4, 11, 18 – $20

Cynthia Blackshear is a lifelong gardener who started exploring Permaculture in 2005 after a career as a software consultant and trainer. She received her Permaculture Design Certification in 2009 and her Permaculture Teacher Training certificate in 2012. Cynthia also holds certifications in Sustainable Design and Ecovillage Design from Gaia Education where she is a trainer. She is a member and ambassador of the Global Ecovillage Network.

Along with her fur-baby Jacie, Cynthia has just made Belfast home. She is excited about learning the horticulture of the northeast and exploring Maine.