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Accelerated Permaculture Training certificate course
South Presbyterian Church
Dobbs Ferry, NY
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Accelerated Permaculture Training certificate course
Permaculture Training for the lower Hudson Valley--hosted by Roots & Wings in collaboration with New York Permaculture Exchange. Because we are grant funded (thank you Hudson River Presbytery) we are able to offer this certification at a very low, one-time only price. Please join us! -  Roots & Wings

September 15 and 22, October 20, November 3, 10, and 17 /  9 am - 5 pm
(Sept 22 is field training in Brooklyn, 10 - 5. The rain date is Sept. 23)
Participation in all six classes is required for this certificate course.  

TUITION is $350 for those who register before August 30 and $450 after.

NOTE: You can save the service fee if you pay by check. Send payment to Roots & Wings c/o South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522. Please also send a note to letting us know you are registering (if paying by check).

SCHOLARSHIPS AND WORKTRADE AVAILABLE. Please be in touch--email us at

This fast-paced course covers the core principles of permaculture--designing for resilience, multiple-yields, inter-connectedness and balance. Through presentations, hands-on experience, and projects, participants will gain an active approach to positive change, and . . .

- learn the fundamentals of sustainability.
- practice cooperative dynamics
- discover useful plants and ecosystems design
- relate their needs to local and global resources.
- gain homesteading skills and appropriate technologies

"The methods taught in permaculture are essential to the transformations many people are now making in their professional and personal pursuits." - Claudia Joseph


Claudia Joseph is the founder of New York Permaculture Exchange and has developed a useful, public landscape at the Old Stone House and Washington Park in Brooklyn, NY. She has practiced permaculture on both coasts, in both urban and rural settings. Claudia has taught for many organizations including Berkeley Ecology Center, New York Botanical Garden, the New York Open Center, NYC Department of Parks, and Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, and is a freelance permaculture consultant, designer and teacher.

Jono Neiger is one of the founders of Regenerative Design Group, with 30 years of professional experience in permaculture, ecological land design, site planning, agroforestry, land management, conservation, and restoration. Jono teaches widely around the northeast and southeast, including at the Conway School of Landscape Planning and Design, and co-founded the Permaculture Association of the Northeast. He is the author of The Permaculture Promise.

John Seitz is an architect, educator, and builder and brings experience with the ecological design and sustainable construction of buildings and landscapes to his teaching. His firm, Design by Plants, has been designing and installing gardens in Brooklyn for more than a decade. He is also an adjunct professor at CUNY and is currently designing permaculture communities in Tonasket, WA, and Kerhonkson, NY, with his wife and business partner, Anne Wiesen.

Anne Wiesen is a clinical herbalist and partner at Design by Plants, an ecologically based garden design firm in Brooklyn. Studying plants from the perspectives of permaculture, ethnobotanical, and herbal medicine, Anne creates inspired solutions for needs ranging from individual well-being to community and public health. She is co-editor of Restorative Commons: Creating Health and Well-being Through Urban Landscapes.

On Saturday, September 22 (rain date Sunday September 23) participants will have a day of direct learning at Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which was recognized by The New York Times as the first Food Forest model in New York City based on permaculture design principles. The class will also spend time in the Kitchen Garden at South Church.

Bring some healthy food (try to prepare it yourself) to share with 3 or 4 other people. It is wonderful to experience the diverse tastes offered by our community. Handmade and heritage foods are much appreciated. Sharing food that we bring saves time, is economical and is always delicious. Please bring beverages for yourself, for the day. As a class practice, make no trash, to the best of your abilities.


South Presbyterian Church (View)
343 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
United States


Education > Classes

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Lenore
On BPT Since: Mar 21, 2011
Lenore Person
914 420-6864

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