Time: August 4, 2012 to August 20, 2012
Group Type: Certified Permaculture Course Reservoir Park
Street: Reservoir Park, 19th & Whitehall Street
City/Town: Harrisburg, PA 17102
Event Type: certified, permaculture, course
Organized By: NGOZI
Latest Activity: Jul 2, 2012
NGOZI, Inc. in partnership with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Enrichment, the Mayor’s Health, Wellness and Recreation Initiative will host its first intensive (72)Certified Permaculture Design Course. The goal is to create and develop an urban agriculture institution.
Registration is now open for Let’s Get Dirty Certified Permaculture training, August 4, 2012 through October 20, 2012. 8 hours on Saturdays 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twenty five various community members, students, teachers and at-risk youth will give up their weekends to study urban agriculture, recycling, waste management, land and water conservation and a whole lot more. A Graduation Ceremony will culminate the program with newly trained permaculture practioners.
Seeking sponsorships to support our youth between the ages of 15-25. This age group is the most forgotten and committing most of the crimes in our communities, says Rafiyqa Muhammad who is the sustainability administrator for the Let’s Get Dirty certified program. The cost of re-skilling our youth is much cheaper per person that incarcerating them. These certified practitioners will be able to start their own green business or live a more sustainable life style. Using this type of program could help reduce unemployment rates, reduce crime, teach new skills, and provide valuable information on living a healthier life.
Benjamin Weiss is a certified permaculture teacher, designer and an organic farmer, from Lancaster County. He will be facilitating all phases of the certified course. He has studied natural building & permaculture at The Farm Eco village Training Center in Tennessee, urban agriculture at Growing Power in Wisconsin, and received his permaculture teacher training at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute in Colorado.
Parking is available. Deadline for class registration is July 14, 2012.
Cost for Full-Certified Perma Culture Course $500.00 per person includes training, certification, graduation ceremony, and educational materials. $65.00 per person, per course Non-certification is for those who cannot participate in the full nine weeks.