Begins Feb 4: Community Training in Ecological Design- Register today!

UNH Cooperative Extension is offering a four-part training on ecological design from February 4, through February 25, 2015. Using permaculture design principles, the training targets community leaders, planning board members, conservation commissions, landscape designers and architects, agricultural commissions, and energy committees, town road agents, maintenance personnel, and engineers.CEUs and professional credits are available for AICP CM, AIA, N.H. Certified Professional Landscapers and NOFA Organic Landcare Practioners.

Participants will take part in a series of conversations, collaborative activities, case study field trips, and a design charrette, introducing the ecological design process they can apply to communities in the planning and development process or 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: February 4, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen February 11, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Boscawen February 18, 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., Franklin February 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Boscawen (Snow dates: to be announced)

Cost for the training is $395. Space is limited. Register online. For more information, contact Mary Tebo Davis at or (603) 641-6060.

About UNH Cooperative Extension UNH Cooperative Extension puts trusted information and practical know-how in the hands of citizens and businesses in New Hampshire. UNH Cooperative Extension is at work in every New Hampshire county, making the state’s critical industries stronger; developing vibrant communities and municipal leaders, and fostering healthy families and an informed and engaged citizenry, and keeping the state’s natural resources healthy and productive. Celebrating 100 years.

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