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David Holmgren: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

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David Holmgren: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability

Time: May 19, 2012 from 9:30am to 5:30pm
Location: Contact WFS for location
City/Town: Bellingham, WA
Website or Map: http://integralpermaculture.w…
Phone: 733-3541 for David or 360-319-7495 for WFS
Event Type: class
Organized By: David MacLeod
Latest Activity: May 14, 2012

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Principles of sustainability, centered on the video teaching of David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture. The path to sustainability can be fraught with many confusions, false leads, risks and inefficiencies. A simple set of guiding principles that have wide, even universal application, can be extremely useful as a checklist when considering the inevitably complex options that lay before us. These “Beyond Sustainability” principles can be applied to our personal, economic, social and political structures. In addition to the videos, we will have class discussions and interactive exercises. A booklet summarizing the content of the class and more will be provided, and there will be a 1 hour lunch break.

Register soon to reserve your spot! Space is limited, and we are filling up fast!

This class will be held at an urban permaculture home, and will include a site tour and an optional permaculture lunch for an extra fee, where we will attempt to employ all 12 principles. 

Facilitated by David MacLeod, This is a Whatcom Folk School class and is co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom.

  • Registration Fee: $15 (Min. # of students: 6, Max.: 10)

Price reduction! Instructors Fee: $20 (incl. $4 for materials)

  • May 19, Saturday,  9:30 am – 5:30 pm                                          Bellingham

Must register by 5/17/12

Registration for this class needs to be done through Whatcom Folk SchoolRegister online here.


More info on the class: I blogged about the class last year here.

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Comment by David MacLeod on May 14, 2012 at 9:44pm

Whoops!  I just noticed in the body of the announcement above, I listed May 20 as the date. 

The class will be held May 19th! Please register by May 17th.

An optional lunch will be provided for a sliding scale of $7 to $15.  Mostly from our garden, and prepared by Angela: Frittata (eggs), garden salad, local bread, and rhubarb crisp or cobbler.

Comment by David MacLeod on April 5, 2012 at 2:47pm

Primary Text for class:
The Essence of Permaculture E-Book by David Holmgren
This book is a short summary of the main points from the book Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
Download here for free:

There will be other notes and reading material which will be handed out, plus optional additional reading suggestions.  I recommend the website Peruse through all of the icons on this site, and you’ll get an overview of our class.

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