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True Nature Farm (Hands-On Permaculture Training)
4580 Hells Backbone Rd.
PO Box 1474
Boulder, UT 84716

Contact: Eden Gal

Phone: 435-335-7777

Email: info@TrueNatureFarm.org

Website: http://www.TrueNature.org, http://www.TrueNature.org/permaculture-design-course-2013.html

Last Updated: 12-31-2012

General Description: True Nature Farm is a Permaculture Organic Farm and a Wilderness Survival School, dedicated to cultivating a sustainable human and natural environment through nature education, permaculture design, traditional living skills and fostering a learning community.

Our farm is located near Boulder, Utah, surrounded by nearly four-million acres of pristine wilderness (and a few other farms). This little town (population 200) is the home of ranchers, farmers, artists, and nature enthusiasts who were drawn to this remote area by the beauty and serenity of the pristine wilderness.

We are surrounded by breath-taking and diverse landscapes. From the green lush forests of Boulder Mountain to the Slickrock slot canyons of the arid desert, it is all within a walking (or horseback riding) distance.

We are close to some of the most beautiful National Parks in the world, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park and Capitol Reef National Park. Our home playground is Dixie National Forest and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

The farm is off the grid (solar powered), and currently has a straw-bale home, a yurt, barn and corrals. It is located on 100 acres of pastures, oak grove and pinion-juniper forest, with 2 running stream (one of them year-round) and bordering the Dixie national forest. The nearest town, Boulder, is about 15 minutes away and has coffee shops / restaurants, live music venues and a lively community. See more at: www.TrueNature.org

Internship Starts: July 14, 2013
Internship Ends: July 27, 2013
Number of Interns: 6
App Deadline:
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 weeks

Meals: On the farm, we have a simple, yet holistic, diet. We provide 3 healthy organic meals a day (cooked by the apprentices and staff). The diet is mostly vegetarian, and comes from various places: our garden, other local organic farms, and the organic co-op. If you have specific dietary restrictions or needs, please let us know.

Skills Desired: No previous experience is required

Educational Opportunities: Some of the topics and projects covered in the Permaculture Design Course:
~ Small-Scale Food Production - Garden, Grains, Animals
~ Composting & Natural Fertilizers
~ Rain-Water Harvesting
~ Natural Building & Passive Solar Heating
~ Earthworks - Dams, Swales & Gabions
~ Integrated Pest Management
~ Appropriate Technologies
~ Keyline Design - Farming on Contour
~ Beekeeping
~ Saving the Harvest & Seed Saving
~ Greywater Systems
~ Compost Toilet Systems
~ Watershed Restoration
~ Nature Awareness
~ Natural, Wholesome Nutrition
~ Tree Planting
~ Community Building
~ Bio-Engineering
~ Pastured Poultry
~ Bread Baking in a Home-Made Cob Oven
~ Alternative Economics
~AND MORE!

Stipend:

Housing: You will be camping in the Oak-Juniper forest (with your own gear) by the creek.

We provide a large community wall tent, an outdoor kitchen and covered area, composting toilets, an access to an outdoor shower, and a sweat lodge. Please note that you will be camping outdoors, living close to the elements, immersed in the natural world. This can be a profound experience of connection with the land, and we encourage you to come prepared with appropriate gear and mindset.

Preferred method Of Contact: Email

Internship Details: What is a Permaculture Design Certification Course?
Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a world-wide recognized course, training you to become a competent Permaculture designer of sustainable living environments & bountiful food systems.

Our 14-day hands-on intensive Permaculture Design Certification covers over 90 hours of practical experience and theoretical knowledge in natural farming, sustainable technologies, natural building and fostering a healthy community.

You will learn to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy.


What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology and sustainability principles, used to create resource efficient and productive human environments, and reduce our footprint on the earth.

Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature that provide diversity, stability, and resilience. These systems yield an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of local needs.

Permaculture uses both modern and traditional technologies & pragmatic solutions to meet today's challenges with a positive outlook, focusing on the solution rather than on the problem.

True Nature Farm is a not-for-profit Permaculture organic farm & wilderness school, dedicated to cultivating sustainable human & natural environments through nature education, permaculture design, traditional living skills & fostering a learning community.

Location:
Our farm is located near Boulder, Utah, surrounded by nearly four-million acres of pristine wilderness (and a few other farms). This little town (population 200) is the home of ranchers, farmers, artists, and nature enthusiasts who were drawn to this remote area by the beauty and serenity of the pristine wilderness. We are surrounded by breath-taking and diverse landscapes. From the green lush forests of Boulder Mountain to the Slickrock slot canyons of the arid desert, it is all within a walking (or horseback riding) distance.

We are close to some of the most beautiful National Parks in the world, including Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park and Capitol Reef National Park.
Our home playground is Dixie National Forest and Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument.
The farm is off the grid (solar powered), and currently has a straw-bale home, a yurt, barn, a few wall tents and corrals. It is located on 100 acres of pastures, oak grove and pinion-juniper forest, with 2 running stream (one of them year-round) and bordering the Dixie national forest. The nearest town,Boulder, is about 15 minutes away and has coffee shops / restaurants, live music venues and a lively community.

Course Overview:
Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) is a world-wide recognized course, training you to become a competent Permaculture designer of sustainable living environments & bountiful food systems.

Our 14-day hands-on intensive Permaculture Design Certification covers over 90 hours of practical experience and theoretical knowledge in natural farming, sustainable technologies, natural building and fostering a healthy community. You will learn to design and apply natural principles to create stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy.

The course is taught by world renowned Permaculture teacher Warren Brush and True Nature Farm Staff.

To learn more about the Permaculture course, go to: http://www.truenaturefarm.org/permaculture-design.html


 

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