This course presents history of human habitation going back to earlier indigenous life, and the path of  ecological, energetic, cultural and economical movement to present-day; moving towards a sustainable future with conscious and practical use of natural and innovative technological approaches.  It addresses a long-term approach of Biomimicry and Adaptive Ecology, and human and cultural needs and motivations.  Includes hands-on training and experience of land work and other sustainability practices.

021Course Syllabus

Topics Included:

  • Agriculture
  • Land-Based Living
  • Entry-Level Homesteading
  • Conversion of Modern to more Sustainable Dwellings
  • Renewable Energies and Building Materials
  • Adaptive Ecology
  • Biomimicry
  • Economy and Banking, Historical and Remedial
  • Food Preservation
  • Water Amendment and Maintenance
  • Coming off the Cash Grid
  • Land Acquisition for Homesteading
  • Ecosystems
  • Indigenous and Cultural History
  • Ethics
  • Environment Economics and Policy
  • Human Spirit


Agricultural Topics Included:

  • Land Preparation
  • Soil Building and Amendment
  • Composting/Mulching
  • Worm Farming
  • Bed/Hole Preparation
  • Planting
  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • Harvesting
  • Pest Control
  • Disease Control
  • Harvesting
  • Erosion Control
  • Rain/Water Catchment
  • Irrigation
  • Terracing
  • Bio Char
  • Aquaponics – Greens and Fish Ponds
  • Restoring Native Plants
  • Developing New Crops

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