Mark Shepard is Back in Action

March 16, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Mark is leading one of his exciting and paradigm-shifting permaculture design courses this coming April at Riveredge Nature Center, just north of Milwaukee, WI. See the details and sign up at:

The “Woodland Harvest” project at Riveredge, which Mark has designed, will be the classroom for this course. This project is a unique design on approximately 10 acres illustrating sensible, sustainable principles relevant to any scale. See more at: Wellspring Farm, one of Wisconsin’s longest-running CSAs, is adjacent to the property and also forms a backdrop for the course.

About the Course:

With the use of 5 webinar classes, students will begin their course from home during the weeks prior to their week long intensive training. These evening web-based classes taught by Mark Shepard held on March 28 & 31, and April 7, 11, and 14th will prepare the student for their week long educational experience into permaculture design principles. Each webinar class will last approximately two hours starting at 6:30 PM. This will provide 10 hours of instruction even before you set foot in Riveredge. The remaining 62 hours will be covered in the students’ seven days on site. This means that you will be able to receive your full certification training in one week rather than two.

As knowledgeable as Mark is, we know that the average student cannot sit in class for seven straight days, 8 ½ hours a day, and absorb everything (even if they could stay awake). Therefore, we will do our best to break up the days with hands-on activities and different aspects of permaculture design.

Webinars: March 25 & 31 and April 7, 11 & 14 from 6:30-8:30pm (required)
Class: Saturday, April 17 – Friday, April 23 from 8:30am-4:30pm

Before April 1st: $995 for 72 hour course (Includes a light lunch and snack. Lodging extra.)
After April 1st: $1,100 for 72 hour course (Includes a light lunch and snack. Lodging extra.)

Riveredge Nature Center
4458 W. Hawthorne Rd.
P.O. Box 26
Newburg, WI 53060-0026
Questions? Call 800-287-8098