Starts 6pm PST, livestreamed to anywhere in North America!
Same course and Instructor as taught at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Applying the knowledge and skills of this course, you will be able to reduce your house bills, increase the productivity of your property, and enjoy the security and resilience that comes from thriving within your local landscape.
In the 21st century it is more important than ever to re-design how we live – to get our homes and gardens in order so they shelter and feed us. The time is now, and we are the people to create sustainable homes and properties that meet our needs while making us healthy, secure, and proud of our impact. With the skills gained in this course, you will be able to establish resilient and efficient systems for house and home; land and landscape; and community and business.
This course is suitable for property owners and homeowners in both rural and urban areas, whether you have a large amount of land, or very little. All of the topics covered will be of benefit to you. The content is designed to be adaptable to a variety of climates, landscape types, and weather patterns. An excellent introduction if you have just purchased your first home, or are building a home, and would like to retrofit your property, or start from scratch.
Includes the following topics:
- Rainwater harvesting
- Sustainable gardening
- Food forestry
- Surveying and top-down mapping
- Earthworks, ponds, dams, and swales
- Permaculture design
Offering 1F21: Wednesdays, Oct 13 to Nov 24 2021, 6:00pm to 9:00pm Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver/Los Angeles), via Livestreaming. Attend online, LIVE, from the comfort of your own home, anywhere worldwide. Broadcasts LIVE from Alberta, Canada.
Offering 1WS22: Wednesdays, Mar 2 to Apr 20 2022 (No class Mar 16 2022), 6:00pm to 9:00pm Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver/Los Angeles), via Livestreaming. Attend online, LIVE, from the comfort of your own home, anywhere worldwide. Broadcasts LIVE from Alberta, Canada.
Instructor Bio: Kenton Zerbin
Over a decade ago Kenton was a high school teacher passionately teaching the next generation of society, but everything changed when he asked himself “How are we really preparing students for life on earth?” That’s when he stopped teaching the government curriculum and he started teaching people just like you to create sustainable efficient homes, build edible properties and learn to live in balance with nature.
Fast forward to today and hundreds of students later and Kenton couldn’t be happier. He lives debt free in an off-grid tiny house that he designed and built, he designs and installs edible landscapes that provide free food for his local community, and he travels the world teaching people to reduce their footprint, live for less, and get more out of life.
Along the way Kenton designed edible communities and school yards that provide free healthy food and outdoor learning for anyone to enjoy. He started a Permaculture School in Barbados and was a consultant for the Ministry of Agriculture to help train staff and young farmers how to sustainably grow food, increase yields, reduce inputs, and revitalize a sector of their economy.
To reach the wider public, Kenton began teaching sustainable living workshops for schools, universities, and municipalities. And the last step has been to open public workshops so individuals like yourself could acquire the knowledge and skills to create an efficient home, nourishing food, and a sustainable lifestyle that you can proudly wear on your sleeve.
Through our various workshops Kenton will teach you how to connect to and live in harmony with mother earth, providing you with the skills and solutions you need to dramatically improve your quality of life while reducing your impact on our planet.
You can learn to live a wholesome, happy, healthy, abundant, sustainable life while improving our world, and working in harmony with nature. Join us today and become a vital part of the success, happiness, and health of your local community.
|Classroom:||Via Livestreaming on your computer at home|
|Start Date:||October 13, 2021|
|End Date:||November 24, 2021|
|Start Time:||6:00 pm|
|End Time:||9:00 pm|
|Number of Sessions:||7|