Permaculture Teacher Training

We are so excited to be offering up the area’s first Permaculture Teacher Training in May and June of 2019.  ** Rescheduled dates for the course.
Marian Farrior and Kate Heiber-Cobb will be our Instructors for this long awaited course.
Kate founded the Madison Area Permaculture Guild in the Spring of 2008 and continues to coordinate the grassroots organization. Through her business, Sustainability on Stilts, LLC, she designs, educates and consults on Permaculture.  Kate teaches at the Continuing Education Department of Madison College, Olbrich Gardens, and other venues.  She was honored as a Badger Bioneer in 2010 and received recognition from Oxfam as a Woman Leader in her community in 2011.  She previously served as a Wisconsin Representative to the Great Lakes Permaculture Institute which is a regional hub of the Permaculture Institute of North America and also served on the Board of Community Groundworks at Troy Gardens on the north side of Madison and beyond.  She previously served on the Advisory Board of the Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program, and on the Vision Team of Town & Country RC&D.  Kate received her PDC and Advanced PDC through Midwest Permaculture.  She received her Permaculture Teaching Certificate through Peter Bane and Sandy Cruz.
Marian coordinates volunteer ecological restorations at UW-Madison Arboretum.  She has a B.A. in Anthropology and a M.S. in Sustainable Systems with an emphasis in Permaculture. She has taught workshops and classes in permaculture, forest gardening, patterns in nature, and biomimicry. She also works as a consultant and facilitator for a variety of environmental and social change organizations, and as an edible landscape gardener and teacher.  Her passion is apprenticing with nature and helping people to fall in love with Earth.
The dates are May 31, June 1st and 2nd, and June 14th, 15th and 16th.  ***Please NOTE that these are the rescheduled dates.  People can still sign up for this!!
Friday evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays.
Cost is only $450 and payment plans will be accepted.  This will take place at Edgewood College and is eligible (for credit cost) credits through them.
If you are interested please let me know.  We will be doing a good old fashioned registration through an application and payment sent by mail or if you absolutely need to do it electronically through Paypal accounts.  Please e-mail Kate Heiber-Cob at to register and make arrangements for payment.
This course will help you know how to create a curriculum for educating others on Permaculture.
This course will ask you to present to your classmates and teachers.
This course will encourage you to quickly create a means to teach out in the world and offer up help to do that.
This will cover pedagogy, methods of learning, methods and techniques of teaching, including graphic notetaking and facilitation, and much, much more.
Questions?  Please contact Kate at 608-213-2230 with a text or e-mail her at above e-mail address.
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November 15th will be our Guild Meeting and Goods Fair

Please join us.
Our November monthly Guild meeting is next Thursday, November 15th from 6:30 until 8:30.  There is always a potluck from 6:30 until 7:15.  We are inviting people to come with food, art, craft, whatever to barter, sell or give away.  This will be our meeting of gratitude and giving.  If anyone has a table or two to bring that would be great.  I will have at least one, and there probably some at the church too.  We meet at the First Congregational Church downstairs in Fellowship Hall, 1609 University Avenue at the corner of Breeze Terrace and old University.  Park around back across the street or on the street.  Please leave the immediate back door parking lot for those needing it.  There is an elevator so accessible to all, and as always the meetings are open to all.  I’ll be bringing some of the books we have for sale……  If anyone wants oyster mushroom logs let me know ahead of time with a text.  Questions?  Text or call Kate at 608-213-2230.
Thanks everyone for what you do in the world!  Let’s hold each other close and share with open hearts.
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October Permaculture Guild Meeting

Join members of Walking Each Other Home at the next Madison Area Permaculture Guild meeting on Thursday October 18th. There will be a presentation on home funeral (also know as family led, community based, or self directed funerals) and green burials followed by discussion. Come share your experiences and questions. Potluck at 6:30pm followed by presentation at 7:15pm. Hope to see you there. Questions? Text or call Kate at 608-213-2230.

Taking place at the First Congregational Church at 1609 University Ave, Madison, WI 53726.  We are way downstairs in Fellowship Hall.  There is an elevator so we are accessible.  Everyone is welcome!

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