Oregon State University is offering a free online permaculture course starting on October 31st–and I’m inviting you to join me in enrolling in the course! It will require an average of 2-4 hours each week in reading, watching lectures, and completing projects, and it looks like it will be very informative, including information on regional design.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with permaculture, it is an ethical solution for landscaping and horticulture where the two areas work together to make use of the land in a way that maximizes results. Considerations include the region in which you are growing items, the types of food you want to grow, and the best resources available for your type of gardening or landscaping. The ultimate goal is to work at becoming more self-sufficient and to truly know what food is going into your body. We do not have a garden or any land available for the matter; however, as individuals who plan on gardening and growing our own food at some point in the future, this course is of interest to us simply because we are beginners. So, even if you do not have the land to cultivate at the moment, don’t let that stop you from learning!
The Sustainable Living Podcast interviewed the instructor about the course, his background, and the goals of the course. The podcast is available on their website along with tons of other great episodes discussing permaculture, sustainability, and self-sufficiency.
For more information on the course or to enroll, visit the course’s website. It begins next Monday, October 31st, and runs through the end of the month.
I hope a few of you take the course with me!