Permaculture With Terra Nova -Two day intensive

By January 10, 2015Permaculture

Learn about Permaculture

How the design principles can inspire true environmental stewardship and urban sustainability or simply to create an amazing productive garden

Dates: May 2 – May 3, 2015
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
Place: Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center 35 Pacific Ave. Santa Cruz, CA.
Ken Foster instructor / facilitator

Herbal mandala 20 Cabrillo Permaculture class - From dirt to soil

Some recent work by Terra Nova

Some recent work by Terra Nova

Cost: $175
Shared Pot-luck lunch
•    Early bird discount 15% off up to Feb. 28th
•    Limited to 20 seats
•    Refund policy 90% refund Jan. – Feb.
•    50% refund Mar.– April 10th
•    No refund available after April 10th

Contact 831-359-5717

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PO Box 677 Santa Cruz CA. 95061

Weekend overview:

This weekend intensive will include lecture, power point presentations, discussion, brainstorming and hands on activities. It will be a highly interactive learning experience for all participants.

Day 1:

  • Unraveling Permaculture, a short history of the design science that is Permaculture including, how it is taught, by whom and where.
  • Introduction to the Ethics and Principles of Permaculture.
  • Revising the art of Observation: Pre-weekend homework: Sit Spot and observation skills assignments.
  • Place and Time: A review of the challenges of our time. Peak oil, Peak soil and Peak toil – What we are facing globally and locally and why it matters.
  • Design methodologies and techniques. Finding solutions within the problems.
  • Design for Catastrophe: Permaculture as a first responder to disasters small and large.

Day 2:

  • Obtain a Yield – Harvesting our Collective Brilliance
  • The Work that Reconnects: Joanna Macy’s ‘Widening Circles’ exercise.
  • Transition Initiative, An introduction to the international Transition Town movement (the child of Permaculture)
  • Reclaiming the Commons with City Repair
  • Experiential hands-on workshop
  • Permaculture Economy
  • On-going Permaculture Guild activities
  • Grow Food Party Crew!
  • On-going reading group


Instructor bio: Ken Foster

Ken with Toby and Larry 2

Ken with Toby Hemenway and Larry Santoyo

Ken Foster is native to Santa Cruz, CA. In 1985 Ken was an apprentice at the U.C. Santa Cruz Farm and Garden and has a certificate in Ecological Horticulture from there. Ken also has an A.S. degree in horticulture from Cabrillo College. Ken is a landscape contractor, a certified permaculture designer and the owner of Terra Nova Ecological Landscaping since 1988. Ken completed advanced Permaculture teacher trainings with Robyn Francis, Penny Livingston, Tom Ward and Jude Hobbs and began teaching Permaculture in 2000. Ken has taught with Toby Hemenway and Larry Santoyo as well as Penny Livingston, Lydia Neilsen and David Shaw with The Regenerative Design Institute. Since 2011 Ken has been teaching Permaculture at Cabrillo College.

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