Hands-On Intensive in Frelighsburg – August 22-26

Frelighsburg – Already have a PDC under your belt? Want to expand your skills set? This advanced, hands-on course is what you’ve been looking for! Perfect for developing your abilities as a designer, this course takes you through the implementation process of permaculture techniques such as: soil building, water management systems, food foresting, livestock management, natural building and more!

Take the hands-on and put into practice your newly acquired permaculture design expertise.

This course is held on a 268-acre domain equipped with a private lake, a beautiful little river with a small waterfall, all of which is located 1km from the sacred Abenaki mountain of Mont Pinacle (visible from the house) and 3km away from the charming village core of Frelighsburg, QC. It is about a 1hr drive from the vibrant city of Montreal and also 5km away from the Vermont border and thus, easily accessible for our neighbours to the South. The property has a small apple orchard area with 4 different kinds of apples trees growing. The land is partially forested with 2 long walking trails and partly cleared (about 5 acres) for 2 organic agricultural projects.

​The property enjoys lots of sunshine and privacy. And there is a fire pit area with seating and picnic tables. The host will provide some farming tools to share with the participants and you are welcome to bring yours also. There is a canoe and kayak for early morning boating on the lake and there is also the possibility of a small sweat spot near the lake for our PDC guests in August. Our family is thrilled to be sharing our seed farm and indigenous gardening spaces with you!

Learn how to:
Establish natural crop fertility
Develop ecological food production
Build soil and learn about soil fertility
Design water catchment
Design sustainable settlements
Strengthen local economies

Learn about:
Edible forest design
Passive solar living
Auto fertile and no dig gardening
Earthworks and soil repair
Alternative energy production
Aquaculture and aquaponics

The perks:
New friendships
Discovering new places
Develop your sense of adventure
Skills for your future career
Music, fun and laughs!

More info:
http://www.lenoyau.com/#!pdc-2016/ok5ks