The Orchard Garden team wanted to post about a course that is being offered this summer. The course is focused on the design and management of sustainable buildings, food systems and communities and is taught with educators in mind. Three of our team members took the course last year and had a great experience. James Richardson, the course instructor, has experience both as a classroom teacher and a university lecturer for over ten years. The course is precisely the kind of learning experience that would assist current or future teachers in tackling the sustainability challenge in a way that engages students' hands, head and heart and leads to real and meaningful change.
There is a 4 day intro course for those who can't make the full 14 days but both options are well-suited for current students, professional teachers or academics. There are ten spots left, but the course generally sell out before the beginning of summer.
Registration is available here: http://permacultureubcfarm2012.eventbrite.com/.