Free urban permaculture design course in St. Pete - Saturday, October 30

The agenda of transitioning through permaculture work in the Tampa Bay can be organized at the website:

A message from Cory Brennan of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Permaculture Guild on the permaculture courses:

If you’ve been interested in gardening successfully and sustainably, if you want to find out how to increase abundance and quality of life by using natural law principles, if you want to find out more about sustainable design as a career, if you want to get a good overview of what permaculture is really about, come to this free lecture! There will be hands on application, interaction and networking, and more. The class runs from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and vegetarian breakfast and lunch are offered (if taking the class for free, there is a charge for the food).

Attending this day will allow you to take the full professional design course if you so desire, which runs for twelve days over six weekends, twice monthly, through January.

The class will be held at beautiful Sacred Lands in St. Petersburg this Saturday the 30th starting 9 a.m. This is the site of an ancient Indian village and mounds, in a lush jungle setting right by the water. What better place to study natural law than in such a natural setting?

If you would like to partake of the meals, please RSVP so we prepare enough food! And let us know you’re coming anyway, we’d love to hear (tho you can decide to come at the last minute too, if you want :-)

The full course offers a certificate of permaculture design which is recognized internationally.

More info about the full course at:

Some incredibly bright and conscious people are taking this course – we are so happy to have the opportunity to share our knowledge with such wonderful people, and we welcome more!

Saturday, October 30th, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 1700 Park Street N., St. Petersburg.


The Permaculture Guild is currently hosting ongoing urban permaculture design courses, one of which I was very fortunate to attend last weekend. The design course is being held at Sacred Lands along Park Blvd. in St. Petersburg.  St. Petersburg is my hometown so it was nice to see permaculture blossoming from where I began.

We went over introductory permaculture, as well as hands on activities learning permaculture principles to create a design plan for an area. The curriculum was broad in scope, starting with the origins and needs for permaculture and getting away from mono-cropping. Our current mono-crop is causing over 1.02 billion people in the world to be malnourished. Monsanto has been taking a dip in markets due to the failure of their genetically modified Bt-corn and other products to make a significant increase in yield. Recall Monsanto's abysmal Bt cotton endeavors in India where the cotton needed vast amounts of water, leaving farmers in debt and committing suicide.

The USDA confirms food inflation in America will increase, who knows even how much more if the Federal Reserve (the non-government, central bank of America that prints our money for profit) who are meeting Nov. 3rd to initiate quantitative easing #2.

We need to have many permaculturists in the Tampa Bay area all knowing and utilizing permaculture to not only convert their homes to be more sustainable, but their neighborhoods as well. This could save water, fossil fuels, and sequester carbon dioxide into growing trees which permaculture advocates most of all.


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