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Permaculture Design Fundamentals
This course is for anyone who wants to see their outside space; be it garden, balcony or farm, transformed into a resilient ecosystem that nourishes the abundance that nature has to offer. This sounds like a dream but it will turn into a reality if you have the determination, the tools and the techniques to bring it to life. If you're willing to treat gardening as an experiment that involves trial and error and constant adaptation and improvement, then you're ready to join us to develop a new mindset and to learn the framework of a permaculture design.
Develop a strategy that works in your specific situation
Learn a structured step-by-step process and feel in control
Learn hands-on skills and techniques to apply immediately
Save time and money by avoiding the mistakes that we've made ourselves
Stop putting out fires in your garden by addressing the root cause of the problem
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Urban Permaculture
Permaculture in the city? How do we do that? In this workshop we introduce edible landscaping, passive irrigation, no dig agriculture, companion planting, natural pest control, carbon farming, rain gardens and much more.
Pre Permaculture Design Certificate 2021
In order to give you the most hands-on and practical Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) in Canada, your PDC starts with an online component for each of the chapters of the curriculum. To prepare everyone for a more in-depth learning experience and more hands-on workshops and activities at L’Alpakiade, we’re making sure that you arrive at the farm confident and with some technical and basic knowledge of permaculture.

Online chapters will be released on this platform on a weekly basis; you will be notified by email at every release, but take your time to go through them. This online resource will be available to you before, during and after your PDC course.

This online PDC introductory and preparatory course is designed to facilitate and ease you into the basic terminology and learning objectives of each chapter; so take notes, write down your questions, explore the recommended (and mandatory!) readings and resources whenever you get a chance, prior to June 19th.
Introduction to Mushroom Growing
Live online Course supplemented with extra online content

When: November 2nd 7-9pm est
Where: online

Join us and learn the world of Mycology, starting with the fungi and their importance to us in health and ecology. In this course, you will learn the basics of Mycology and 4 specific growing techniques you can do at home, indoors, in the back yard or even on your balcony.

This is a live course that will be recorded and added to the online section so you have access to this course even after the live date.

The online course has sections of content and supplementary resources that make this course into a package of supporting information to get you started on your mycophilic path. Continue your learning with the discussion forum where students and staff will continually ask and answer questions related to your Mushroom Growing experience.
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Food Forests & Pocket Forests
What exactly are Pocket Forests and how can they benefit us and the planet? Pocket Forests are a diverse planting of edible plants and their companions that attempt to replicate the ecosystems and patterns found in natural forests. Also known as Garden Forests, these systems can help reverse ecological degradation and act as effective carbon-capturing; food-providing; drought and flood preventing; habitat building; soil regenerating; ecosystem-supporting and aesthetically pleasing spaces!
Through careful observation, meticulous care and design, the natural cycle through which forests are created can be sped up sustainably and abundantly! This resources provide some essential information on how to mimic the cycle seen in forest structures in order to create regenerative climate-improving Pocket Food Forests.
The Keys of Permaculture
The Keys of Permaculture Design is a FREE mini-series of 3 episodes that we put together to welcome anyone who wants to know about permaculture design, or for those who need a refresher. Humanity is in a very special position at this time in our evolution, and it will take all of us to bring balance back into our ecosystems, our communities and most importantly to have the confidence that you really can make a difference in your own life.

All the episodes are completely free, and you'll get access to all of them once you sign-up