Permaculture Workshop Series: Starts June 7

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This summer Continuing Education at MCAD is offering a three part Permaculture Workshop Series. Participants will meet three Tuesday evenings in June and will be led by Dan Halsey, certified permaculture designer and expert in agro-ecosystems and edible forest gardens.
The Permaculture Workshop Series will introduce participants to permaculture principles, ethics, lifestyle and sustainable practices.
Register today!
Register for each session for $25 each, or all three for $60. Follow this link for full course information and to register. First course is on June 7. Two remaining dates are June 14 and 21.
Course description
Permaculture is a designed process based on whole systems thinking and reflective patterns found in nature. Join us for an intensive introduction to permaculture principles, ethics, lifestyle, and sustainable practices. Students in this class will dig deep and discuss the needs, goals, and design options of an ecologically sustainable lifestyle. See actual working models of permaculture while defining your own adaptations for future resiliency. Presentations and discussions will show the skills that make for sustainable food production and resource independence. Philosophical issues, group dynamics, and economic, community, and personal transition will be among the challenging and engaging topics discussed. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

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Cindy Gilbert / Director

Cindy Gilbert is the founding director of MCAD’s Sustainable Design program which is home to the fully online, multidisciplinary MA in Sustainable Design (MASD) that is the first of its kind in the world. In this role, she fosters a culture of awareness and creativity through sustainable, innovative and collaborative design. The MASD program blends theory, practice and leadership into a holistic, hands-on learning experience that culminates in student-driven thesis work that brings novel, sustainability-focused products and services to fruition.

Cindy has taught numerous courses and workshops, around the world and online, in the fields of biology, sustainability and biomimicry. She is founder of Alula Consulting which specializes in innovative online and sustainability education projects for educational institutions, non-profits, and corporations. Most recently, she served for nearly four years as the founding director of university education at the Biomimicry Institute where she developed and managed all higher education programs, including the professional certification program, annual education summits, affiliate and fellows programs, and design challenges. Cindy is based in Montana.