Earn a Permaculture Design Certificate with Three Sisters and Phipps:
Permaculture is synonymous with ecological and regenerative design, and features holistic approaches that integrate natural environmental processes with human-made systems to enhance both human and environmental health. Permaculture design is rooted in agriculture and horticulture, yet is far-reaching and interdisciplinary in nature, connecting city planning, ecology, architecture and technology. During this 11-session course, students will visit Pittsburgh’s premier examples of permaculture in action to get a sense of what is possible in urban sustainability. Students then will put their new knowledge into action by co-designing a space at Phipps Garden Center.
The course will be led by Darrel Frey, Juliette Olshock and Liz Lynch, plus guest instructors.
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day, based at Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park but with frequent field trips around the area. Dates are Saturdays and Sundays during spring: April 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 23 and 30; May 1, 7, 14 and 15. Tuition is $990 ($940 for Phipps members). For more information and to register, please go here.