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This course will introduce students to the proper techniques necessary in order to build mutually beneficial relationships, both personally and professionally.
There are twelve generally recognized principles in the practice of permaculture and this course will give an overview of these principles with examples of what each might look like. Participants are asked to bring a notebook to jot down ideas for use in their personal environment and will be given links and resources to various do-it-yourself projects that can be used, even when space is tight. We will learn how even people living in small apartments can find room to grow herbs or salad greens using upcycled water bottles and a hydroponic solution with an electric pump, for example. Participants will be challenged to think creatively about where they might find space to grow their own food and why it is important to lobby their city council members to create food-bearing spaces in city parks, using integrated pest managment instead of chemical pesticides for the general population to harvest.