Our culture is moving in the wrong direction. Our current paradigm is simply not working. What does one do in the midst of so much that seems to be wrong? Certainly not sink into despair: Permaculture has many answers! In this exciting introduction to Permaculture join Richard G. Powell of Orlando to learn how to empower yourself by learning how to work with nature rather than against nature. Every aspect of our collective and individual lives could be positively and strongly impacted by this amazing and comprehensive manner of viewing the world. Holding true to the teachings of Permaculture this weekend of exploration will feature in depth explanation, inspiring conversation and also hands on learning. The well-forested setting of the Hostel in the Forest is the perfect place to learn, practice and observe Permaculture in action! The weekend will be broken down into 5 classes as follows:

Friday: arriving by 3pm
4 – 5:30pm: Introduction to core Permaculture principles (and one another!)
Saturday morning: 9 – 10:30am – Group project/walk of Hostel grounds
Saturday afternoon: 1:00 – 3:00pm – Group project/installation of a Permaculture system
Saturday evening: 4:30- 6:00pm – All Levels Yoga Class: Inner Peace and Permaculture
Sunday morning: 9:00am – 10:30am – Soil, Vermiculture and Soil life followed by a discussion: Where to from here?

Inspiring conversation, group interaction and mutual learning will all be highly emphasized throughout the entire weekend while we learn practical skills to help turn the world in and around us into an oasis on Earth. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Cost: $100 for the entire weekend What to bring: material for taking notes, clothes for yoga, yoga mat (optional) Food: Brunch and dinner will be supplied by the Hostel.
You need to bring/prepare your own lunch and breakfast

Richard G. Powell is a life-long naturalist, certified Permaculturalist, activist and a yoga instructor. Born and raised in Amish country and then in Central Florida, Richard has worked both domestically and internationally on sustainable agricultural and Permaculture projects. His personal passion is the radical activism of daily life when lived boldly in line with our highest principles and in harmony with the natural world. Richard currently lives in Orlando where he assists in teaching the yearly Permaculture Design Course (facilitated by the Simple Living Institute), teaches Permaculture workshops and works on making his yard a functional example of Urban Permaculture.

May the Forest Be With You

The Hostel Staff