NORTH IREDELL COUNTY, NC, July 3, 2012 – The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute (weareallfarmers.org) focuses on involving people in becoming responsible for growing and extending their own food. Over five weekends this fall, We Are All Farmers will conduct a 72-hour Permaculture Design Course (PDC) leading to a PDC certificate.
Permaculture is a systems design methodology incorporating the key principles of “care of people, care of earth, and share of surplus to both” and a worldwide movement focused on land stewardship, community building, and fiscal responsibility. Its principles not only are applied on small homesteads, but also in large-scale agriculture and in urban communities.
According to We Are All Farmers' co-founder Edward Marshall, “The key principles of permaculture can be applied from the inside out, from how a person behaves to what that person grows. It is not limited, though, to individuals. Community groups and large businesses around the world also successfully apply permaculture to their work.” Added Crystal Allene Cook Marshall, We Are All Farmers' other principal, “What makes our course unique is that we are not only theory-based, but hands-on. We get people involved in actual projects from day one. Further, we focus on the structures and systems needed to support an independent permaculture project whether entrepreneurial, at a community group or school, or at a long-standing business.”
To sign up for the We Are All Farmers fall 2012 Permaculture Design course, go to weareallfarmers.org to download an application. You can also call (704) 592 2557 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We also offer workshops for the community, and, host three free workshops a year. We welcome contact from community groups and individuals for permaculture design consulting or for We Are All Farmers to facilitate permaculture workshops.
The We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute focuses its mission on the Appalachian and Piedmont regions. In addition to its fee-based courses, it provides three free workshops a year to regional non-profits and community groups. Unique to the Appalachian-Piedmont region, We Are All Farmers is committed to making permaculture affordable and accessible. We also welcome people for tours or for farm work-stays at our site in northern Iredell County, NC.
Contact Information: We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute, Union Grove, NC 28689 (704) 592 2557
Registered North Carolina non-profit We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute educates for “care of people, care of earth, and share of surplus to both” in its free community workshops for the Appalachian-Piedmont region and its low-cost permaculture design courses.