Sustainability All-Star Course Series
- Dear Friends of the Earth,
Check out this amazing course series and instructor line-up happening
at the Farm at the end of August and September.
Carbon Farming is a hot topic bringing together quite a team of all-
star specialists. The technologies being presented in this course
could truly transform agriculture, land management, food production,
and economic hardship while addressing climate change issues with real
solutions at the same time.
Please help spread the word about this course.
TENNESSEE CARBON FARMING COURSE SERIES:
Broadacre Permaculture and Holistic Management for Carbon Negative
Exploring Soil, Water, Carbon, Energy & the Economy
Hands-on Training for Ecological and Economic Resilience
with Darren Doherty - Elaine Ingham - Eric Toensmeier - Brad Lancaster
- Kirk Gadzia - Joel Salatin
Hosted by the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm, Summertown, TN
August 25 � September 16, 2009
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HOLISTIC DESIGN; PROJECT MANAGEMENT; WATER HARVESTING; IRRIGATION
SYSTEMS; MYCOFILTRATION; MYCOREMEDIATION; ECOLOGICAL PEST MANAGEMENT;
SOIL MICROBIAL ANALYSIS; DROUGHT-PROOFING; COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT;
INTEGRATED LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS; SOIL REHABILITATION; EROSION CONTROL;
PRODUCTIVE WINDBREAKS; FIRE CONTROL; ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT MODELS;
GIS/CAD DESIGN; ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN; KEYLINE DESIGN &
IMPLEMENTATION; FOOD FOREST GARDENING; ECONOMIC LOCALIZATION
The Tennessee Carbon Farming Course Series will launch the nation�s
first holistic curriculum for carbon negative agriculture, and will be
the first event in a national campaign to spread this cutting edge
curriculum throughout the United States. Taught by leading global
experts in sustainable agriculture and carbon sequestration, this
professional training course will encompass all of the design elements
needed to create a carbon sequestering agricultural system�returning
carbon to the soil while increasing food production.
The audience for the upcoming Holistic Carbon Farming Course Series
will include farmers, permaculturists, biologists, policy makers,
grounds keepers, land-owners etc. interested in regenerating thriving
local ecosystems throughout the world.
These courses are in direct response to the current challenges
experienced by producers & communities across the globe by a variety
of climatic, agronomic & economic conditions. Studies have shown that
permaculture-inspired soil building techniques lead to signficant
carbon sequestration, while also increasing soil fertility and water
retention. This course will provide participants with an opportunity
to learn these techniques in order to create resilient, drought proof,
soil-rich, carbon-negative agricultural systems that produce organic
food as well as additional income through the international carbon
The Ecovillage Training Center at the Farm offers an amazing
opportunity to experience permaculture in action; the Farm's 1,700
acres will undergo a massive keyline design and implementation during
and after the course to help drought proof the community and prepare
for future production.
This course will be offered through four interrelated modules
constituting the nation�s first holistic curriculum for carbon
negative agriculture. Participants can choose to attend the entire
course, individual modules or combined selections. (Read more details
online at http://LivingMandala.com/Living_Mandala/
Module 1: 8/25-30 Holistic Management� Training with Kirk Gadzia,
Resource Management Services, LLC
Holistic Management applies systems thinking approach to managing land
resources that builds biodiversity, improves production, generates
financial strength, and improves the quality of life for those who use
it. The whole system design integrates financial planing and land use
to create profitable and sustainable agricultural systems.
Module 2: 9/1-6 Keyline Design with Darren Doherty, Permaculture.biz
Keyline Design is a corner stone of landscape regeneration, soil
building and water retention. It is applicable in all climates and
provides an holistic framework for integrating soil building, animal
management and watershed health and agroforestry.
Module 3: 9 /8-12 Earthworks and Food Forestry with Brad Lancaster,
Desert Harvesters and Eric Toensmeier, Co-Author of Edible Food Gardens
This module focuses on landscape regeneration using permaculture
design to hold water in the landscape, and create integrated
ecosystems that provide food, fuel and fiber while increasing
biodiversity and resilience. Together, Earthworks and Food forestry
provide key building blocks for local food and water security as well
as climate change mitigation and carbon sequestration.
Module 4: 9/13-16 Soil Food Webs and Relocalization with Dr. Elaine
Ingham, Soil Food Web Inc. and Joel Salatin, Polyface Inc.
Improving soil health and community health go hand in hand to creating
resilient local food systems that reinforce biodiversity.
Tuition includes instruction, lodging, and 3 delicious meals per day.
Participants can register for the entire intensive, individual, or
combined sessions. The tuition costs for individual and combined
modules are below.
Holistic Carbon Farming - All modules: 8/25-9/16: $3,500
Module 1: Holistic Management� 8/25-30 - $1,150
Module 2: Keyline Design 9/1-6 - $1,150
Module 3: Earthworks and Food Forestry 9 /8-11 - $800
Module 4: Soil Food Webs and Relocalization 9/13-16 -$1,400
Combination 1: Holistic Soil Management: Modules 1 & 2 - $2,000
Combination 2: Broadacre Permaculture Design: Modules 2 & 3 - $1,700
Combination 3: Regenerative Local Agriculture: Modules 3 & 4 - $2,000
Becoming an Affiliate or Sponsor of the Carbon Farming Series
Start supporting sustainable progress today! Help us spread the good
word about this course and others and earn cash. Affiliate marketing
is a de-centralized and synergistic model in which affiliates help to
spread the word in exchange for a referral fee or course discount.
Referrals for each registration range from $50-$150/referral .
Contact: Outreach@... to find out more about being a
pollinator/sponsor for this and other related courses.
Mutual Benefits for Organizational Sponsors
Sponsors can have their logo displayed on the Living Mandala website
and other Carbon Farming partners as well as in promotional materials
regarding the course. Being a sponsor can include promoting the course
with a live link on your organization's website, sending promotional
emails about the course to related networks, or by donating resources
to support the course such as scholarship money, food, tools, office
For details about becoming an affiliate or sponsor e-mail: affiliates@...
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