2015 Community Training in Ecological Design – Register Today!

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from January 14, through February 4, 2015. Utilizing Permaculture Design Principles, the training is geared towards community leaders, including watershed organizations, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees. Town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers would also benefit. CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, NH Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will be led through a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process that can be applied to communities in the planning and development process or for their own individual properties. Topics will include appropriate technologies, scale, biodiversity, integrated design, and stacking functions.

“This training brings together permaculture concepts and design principles for New Hampshire. Participants will get tools to plan, design, and develop a more resilient and sustainable future for a town’s infrastructure and economy, while working in harmony with the natural world,” says UNH Cooperative Extension Natural Resources Field Specialist Mary Tebo Davis.

The series will be led by a team of professionals, including Davis, Steve Whitman Lauren Chase-Rowell, and Stacey Doll. They will share their expertise in the areas of planning, zoning, landscape and ecological design, natural resources, sustainability, urban forestry, and permaculture. Training dates and locations are as follows:
• January 14, 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen
• January 21, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen
• January 28, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin
• February 4, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Boscawen
• (Snow dates: February 12 & 18)

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online: http://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=17113
For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at mary.tebo@unh.edu or (603) 641-6060.


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