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Classes and workshops 2017-08-15T06:59:03+00:00

 

Is there a class, workshop or a program you would like us to offer or that you would be interested in teaching? Or are you looking for a place to put on a class, event or workshop that aligns with our permaculture values and principles? Feel free to leave a comment and share your ideas. If you scroll down below our 2014 list of workshops held, there is a list of potential future classes and workshops we would be interested in offering.

Listed below are the 2014 courses and workshops we ran and planned.  We are in a transition this spring, so we are reviewing and considering courses for 2017 and 2018.  Check in with us again soon to look for upcoming courses, or send us your email so we can send you news and upcoming events.

Some classes were as short as a few hours, others as long as several days. All prices were subject to 5% GST. See below for our cancellation policy. Click on any of the workshop names to find out more about the workshop.

Workshop When Price
PRUNING April 12th- 10am-3pm 10 am-noon, theory only $30
10 am-3pm, includes lunch and practice $45
Build a Rocket Mass Heater–FULL! April 26-28 Early Bird discount, before March 31, $225
Anytime discount for two registrations $225 each
Full price $250
Green Roof Workshop May 4 Early Bird discount, before March 31, $100
After March 31, $120
Framing for Beginners (Sauna Series #1) May 24-25 Early bird discount before May 10, $180
Anytime discount for two registrations $180 each
Full price $200
Vermicomposting June 1  2pm- 4pm      $30
Light Clay Infill (Sauna Series #2) June 7-9 Early Bird discount, before May 15, $225
Anytime discount for two registrations $225 each
Full price $250
Rocket Mass and Hot Water heater (Sauna Series #3)-postponed– Postponed Early Bird discount, before June 1, $225
Anytime discount for two registrations $225 each
Full price $250
Base Coat and Basic Finish Plastering (Sauna Series #4) July 5-7 Early Bird discount, before June 14, $225
Anytime discount for two registrations $225 each
Full price $250
Intermediate Finish Plastering (Sauna Series #5)-postponed postponed Early Bird discount before June 21st, $225Anytime discount for two registrations $225 eachFull price $250
Tadelakt  July 19-21

Early Bird discount before June 28th, $225

Anytime discount for two registrations $225 each

Full price $250


Cancellation policy:

•  Hillhouse Microfarm will provide a 100% refund for workshops cancelled by Hillhouse.

•  If a registrant cancels a workshop with more than 1 week notice, an 80% refund will be issued.

•  If a registrant cancels with less than 1 week notice or does not show up, no refund will be issued.

•  The above policies apply for pre-registered workshops. Refunds or credits will not be issued for a missed class.

Here is a list of the kinds of classes and workshops we will be, or are interested in hosting in the future: 

Principles of Permaculture – 4 per season (link to information about: What is Permaculture?)
Composting
Building Soils
Vemiculture (link to information about: Worm Farming)
Hugelkultur (link to information about:   http://www.appropedia.org/Hugelkultur

Framing For Beginners
Light Clay Infill
Base Coat and Basic Finish Plastering
Intermediate Finish Plastering
Tadelakt (link to information about: Tadelakt)
Finishing/plumbing
Living Roof

Mushrooms and Dyes1
Mushrooms and Dyes2
Orchid growing
Ponds
Chicken Coop Building
Willow Fences
Deer repellent/insect repellent
Seed propagation/cloning
Grafting
Overwintering frost-tender plants
Food Forest
Seed ordering, garden planning
Seed collection/saving/storage
Preserving
Composting toilets and other garbage topics
Green house building in the Kootenays
Garden tour and techniques
Making tinctures and essenses
Eating the weeds
Creating Community
Lifeskills
Couples