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PE Learning Center Update

Permaculture Design Course

It’s Friday and that means we have new lessons available for you on the PDC.

PDC Questions and Answers

Jack Spirko, Nicholas Ferguson and Josiah Wallingford are ready for your questions.

PDC Adjunction Videos

A new adjunction videos coming soon…

By |December 19th, 2014|Updates|0 Comments

PE Learning Center Update

Permaculture Design Course

It’s Friday and that means we have new lessons available for you on the PDC.

PDC Questions and Answers

Jack Spirko, Nicholas Ferguson and Josiah Wallingford are ready for your questions.

PDC Adjunction Videos

A new adjunction videos coming soon…

By |December 12th, 2014|Updates|0 Comments

PermaEthos Plant Propagation Course – Phase One

From now until December 24th, you can pre-register for no cost and lock in a special Christmas pre-registration sale price of $300. No payment required until the course is released on or around January 15th. This would be a fantastic Christmas or New Year’s gift for the gardener or permaculture fanatic in your life.

To sign up, use the form on this page and enter your information, an email response will follow with a certificate you can print and wrap up as a gift, as well as the discount code.

Once this Offer Ends the Course will sell for 350 dollars retail or 325 dollars for founders and members of class 001.  This course will be in High Definition video and professionally produced.  The final run time on the videos will be 6-8 hours.  Your instructor Nick Ferguson will also be doing video responses to many student questions.

Here are some details on the class from instructor Nick Ferguson…

This is the first and most basic in a series of very useful courses on plant propagation. Upon completion of all the classes, I am confident that you will have more practical and useful knowledge on the subject of propagation than if you went to a university for 4 years. In fact I have done the university thing and I can tell you that I have learned more in 6 months of doing the techniques contained in this course than I ever did in years of college studies.

If you have ever looked into the cost of planting a food forest, or even a pretty landscaping job purely for aesthetic reasons, you quickly learned how the plants can cost a small fortune. You would probably be interested if I told you that you could with a relatively small investment in time and materials turn out thousands of productive and beautiful plants every year. You might say, but I have a brown thumb. To that I would say, anybody can have a green thumb if they just follow some common sense approaches to plant care. I’ll tell you right now that having a green thumb is nothing more than attention to detail and consistency. When you sign up for this course you learn amazingly simple techniques for taking hundreds or thousands of cuttings of your favorite plants and turning them into new plants that you can either plant on your own land or sell for a nice profit.

This course is mostly lecture, but I will show you how to graft, start plants from cuttings, show how to build and set up a mist system from the ground up, how to take cuttings, prep and process the plant materials, as well as how to process some seeds.

Here is a brief overview of the structure of the course.

  • Introduction
  • Types of plant reproduction
  • Timing
  • Tools
  • Diseases and Pests
  • Disease Prevention
  • Growing Medium
  • Propagating by:
    • Seed
    • Cuttings
    • Division
    • Root Cuttings
    • Layering
    • Grafting
  • “Intermittent mist” system setup and usage
  • Plus some real time and money saving tips and tricks you might have never considered!

Additionally I will help you assess if you need a greenhouse or other structures.  We will go step-by-step through very actionable information that will have you replicating and growing plants like you never knew possible. It really is a life changing experience to be able to look at a beautiful plant growing in a friend’s yard and realize that you can take some trimmings from it and make thousands of plants just like it.

You can buy 13 fruit trees at a nursery, or spend the same amount and learn how to take one fruit tree and turn it into hundreds or thousands. Or better yet, find some friends or neighbors who have established trees and bushes and with free cuttings, grow an orchard that will produce more organic produce than you can possibly eat in a year.

The equipment and techniques you will learn in this course are the same ones being used to develop the flagship PermaEthos farm in West Virginia.

Join us in learning real useful, and money saving techniques as we go through Basic Plant Propagation at PermaEthos!  To Pre Register for this Course at the Discounted Price of Only 300 Dollars Just Complete the Form Below.

 






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By |December 8th, 2014|Updates|13 Comments

PE Learning Center Update

Permaculture Design Course

It’s Friday and that means we have new lessons available for you on the PDC. For the rest of the PDC we will be releasing two chapters every Friday!

PDC Questions and Answers

Jack Spirko, Nicholas Ferguson and Josiah Wallingford are ready for your questions.

Jack Spirko has released a new Q/A video for chapter 4.

PDC Adjunction Videos

A new adjunction video has been posted.

By |December 5th, 2014|Updates|2 Comments

PE Learning Center Update

Permaculture Design Course

It’s Friday and that means we have new lessons available for you on the PDC.

PDC Questions and Answers

Jack Spirko, Nicholas Ferguson and Josiah Wallingford are ready for your questions.

PDC Adjunction Videos

More additional content provided to students by the instructors coming.

By |November 28th, 2014|Updates|0 Comments

PermaEthos is going to Permaculture Voices 2

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Join us at Permaculture Voices 2 in San Diego, March 4-8th 2015.

Jack Spirko, Josiah Wallingford, Kevin Keegan, Charlie Mitchell, Jesse Tegtmeier and Michael Jordan will all be in attendance.  Michael Jordan and Jack Spirko will be speaking during the event. Michael Jordan will be teaching the BeeDC on the PermaEthos Learning Center next year.

You can find a full list of speakers here: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/speakers/

If you act by the end of this weekend you can still get the early bird discount price on tickets here: http://www.permaculturevoices.com/registration/

We will have a meet up during the event, check back later for more details.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

Jack Spirko and Josiah Wallingford did an interview with Diego Footer from Permaculture Voices Podcast

Jack Spirko just did an interview with Diego Footer on The Survival Podcast

By |November 21st, 2014|Updates|0 Comments

PE Learning Center Update

Permaculture Design Course

It’s Friday and that means we have new lessons available for you on the PDC.

PDC Questions and Answers

Jack Spirko, Nicholas Ferguson and Josiah Wallingford are ready for your questions.

PDC Adjunction Videos

More additional content provided to students by the instructors coming.

By |November 21st, 2014|Updates|0 Comments

PE Learning Center Update

Permaculture Design Course

It’s Friday and that means we have new lessons available for you on the PDC.

PDC Questions and Answers

Jack Spirko and Nicholas Ferguson are ready for your questions and have answers ready for the questions you have had.

  • Chapter 1 Q/A with Jack Spirko #1
    • 00:00 – 01:20 – How to ask questions
    • 01:21 – 08:45 – Type 1 Errors
    • 08:46 – 13:05 – Toxins in Desert Soils
    • 13:06 – 16:32 – Loss of Diversity of Staple Crops
    • 16:33 – 21:51 – Can Permaculture Feed the World
    • 21:52 – 23:56 – Completing Lesson and Quiz
    • 22:57 – 26:32 – Designing Your Own Property First
    • 26:33 – 33:38 – Designing Before PDC Finished
    • 33:39 – 42:37 – Calculating Permaculture ROI
    • 42:38 – 43:15 – Conclusion
  • Chapter 1 Q/A with Jack Spirko #2
    • 00:00 – 13:55 – Is the 3rd Ethic “Return of Surplus” or is it “Setting Limits to Population and Consumption”?
    • 13:56 – 21:33 – Is a Non-Profit in line with Permaculture Principles, or is it unsustainable because it relies on donations?
    • 21:34 – 23:31 – Are there other examples of greening the desert? Would West Texas be a good place to do this domestically?
    • 23:32 – 33:41 – What role do deserts play in ecology? Should all deserts be reversed?
    • 33:42 – 35:53 – Final Thoughts
  • Chapter 2 Q/A with Jack Spirko #1
    • 00:00 – 05:50 – How does identifying weeds lead to plant selection in a design
    • 05:50 – 07:30 – Is it true that there’s no such thing as a weed in Permaculture
    • 07:31 – 14:13 – How do weeds relate to annual vs. perennial agriculture
    • 14:14 – 18:52 – How do you select the location of a spillway
    • 18:53 – 26:36 – How do we avoid erosion with swale spillways
    • 26:37 – 30:00 – How do we factor succession into the long term planning of a system
    • 30:01 – 34:15 – What’s the best way to identify weeds
    • 34:16 – 39:02 – How does one deal with a true problem weed
    • 39:03 – 41:37 – How are we handling the erosion above the greenhouse
    • 41:38 – 48:07 – What tools, people, or processes are used in planning
    • 48:08 – 52:08 – Conclusion
  • Chapter 2 Q/A with Nicholas Ferguson #1
    • 00:00 – 02:20 – Does slowing water down help prevent erosion
    • 02:21 – 04:30 – What tools, people, or processes are used in planning
    • 04:31 – 07:16 – Can succession be sped up
    • 14:14 – 10:51 – Who would you do the parking lot differently
    • 10:52 – 14:30 – Did Keyline Design play a role in the Earthworks at Elisha’s Spring
    • 14:31 – 21:40 – What is a weed, what can they do for us
  • Chapter 3 Q/A with Jack Spirko #1
    • 00:00 – 07:04 – How can I jumpstart my botanical knowledge
    • 07:05 – 13:16 – Are allopathic trees okay in zone 4
    • 13:17 – 18:02 – Can a zone 5 exist inside of a zone 4
    • 18:03 – 23:05 – Why do a zone analysis before a sector analysis
    • 23:06 – 28:53 – Why break down your land into zones
    • 28:54 – 29:16 – What are crop line plants
    • 29:17 – 30:09 – Conclusion

PDC Adjunction Videos

Additional content provided to students by the instructors.

By |November 14th, 2014|Updates|0 Comments

Internship application is open

The application for PermaEthos internship 2015 that will take place on Elisha’s Spring Farm can be accessed by clicking

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Best of luck to all applicants!

By |November 8th, 2014|Updates|4 Comments

Announcing the 2015 PermaEthos Internship program!

In the spring of 2015, PermaEthos will begin its Internship Program at Elisha’s Spring Farm. Participants will gain hands on experience with: Earthworks; Plant Propagation; Poultry; Cattle; Pigs; Rabbits; Compost; Bee Keeping; and Vermiculture; as well as learning the day to day operations of a PermaEthos property. 

Our Interns will have access to the knowledge, and expertise, of PermaEthos’ amazing network of staff, consultants, advisors, and WWOPFERs.

Whether you would like to gain experience to meet the needs of sustainable farms seeking help every day, or just looking to learn essential skills to run your own homestead, this is an opportunity of a lifetime!

We will begin accepting applications Nov. 7th to fill our March 14th – June 27th openings.

Please direct any serious inquiries or questions to: HR@permaethos.com

By |November 5th, 2014|Updates|0 Comments