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Permaculture course to be offered at Gateway’s Kenosha Campus

News Release: 

Gateway Technical College announces its inaugural offering of a Permaculture Design Certification course at the Pike Creek Horticulture Center on the Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave. The class meets 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. one Saturday a month beginning in June and ending in November – June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 16.

Permaculture draws from several disciplines, including organic farming, agroforestry, integrated farming, sustainable community development, alternative and natural building and applied ecology.

This course will teach participants ways to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and increase the long-term sustainability of their homes and communities. Integrating organic food production into urban landscapes is a major focus of the course. Students will learn techniques for managing urban landscapes and food systems sustainably throughout a growing season and will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate upon successful completion of the course and a design project.

Those wishing to enroll in the 3-credit course can do so on Gateway’s Web Advisor link which can be found at gtc.edu/webadvisor. The course number is 001-103-1KMA and the cost is $416.25.

For more information, please contact Kate Field at fieldk@gtc.edu.