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2015 Schedule

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WEEK ONE: Personal Learning Design Process

   Sunday 7/5  
12:00–4:00p ARRIVAL  
7:00–8:30p Welcome & Get to Know You Laura Weilland, Ethan Roland Solaviev, Dyami Solaviev
   Monday 7/6  
  ORIENTATION  
9:10–10:15a  Session 1 Laura Weilland 
10:15–10:30a  BREAK  
10:30–11:30a  Intro to Journaling  Lois Guarino
11:30a–12:30p  OCSL Building Tour  Skip Backus, Laura Weilland
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
  INTRO & FRAMING 
2:30–4:00p  Story of Place  
4:00–4:30p  BREAK   
4:30–5:30p  Personal Purpose Design Process  
 5:30–6:00p Intro to Sit Spot, Observation & Senses  Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
6:00p  DINNER  
  Tuesday 7/7  
  INTRO & FRAMING 
9:00–10:30a  Ethics, Ecological Succession  
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a-12:30p  Polycultures  Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
2:30–4:00p  Principles   
4:00–4:30p  BREAK  
4:30–5:30p  Personal Principles   Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
5:30–6:00p  Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
  Wednesday 7/8  
  INTRO & FRAMING 
9:00–10:30a  Intro Design Projects & Project Sites  
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p  Scale of Permanence   Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
 2:30–4:00p Patterns  
4:00–4:30p  BREAK   
4:30–5:30p  Biomimicry  Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
5:30–6:00p  Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
  Thursday 7/8  
  INTRO TO SITE ANALYSIS 
11:00a–12:30p  Session 1  Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland 
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
  ECOSYSTEM SERVICES & ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT 
2:30–4:00p  Session 2  
4:00–4:30p  BREAK  
4:30–5:30p  Session 3  Pete Muñoz
5:30–6:00p  Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
  Friday 7/10  
  SOILS 
9:00–10:30a  Session 1   
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p  Session 2 Tama Jackson
12:30–2:00p  LUNCH  
  COMPOST  
2:00–5:30p  Hands-on: Compost, Compost Tea & Foliar Sprays  Tama Jackson, Ethan Roland Solaviev, Ken Kuter 
5:30–6:00p  Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER   
  Saturday 7/11  
  OFF  



 

WEEK TWO: Permaculture Design Process, Analysis

   Sunday 7/12  
  SITE ANALYSIS 
10:00–11:15a Session 1  
11:15–11:45a BREAK  
11:45a–12:30p Session 2 Steve Gabriel
12:30–2:30p LUNCH  
2:30p–4:00p Session 3  
4:00–4:30p BREAK  
4:30–5:30p Session 4 Steve Gabriel
5:30–6:00p Sit Spot  
6:00p DINNER  
   Monday 7/13  
  AGROFORESTRY  
9:10–10:30a  Session 1 Laura Weilland 
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p  Session 2 Steve Gabriel
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
2:30–5:30p  Hands-on Mushroom Workshop  Steve Gabriel
 5:30–6:00p Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
  Tuesday 7/14  
8:30a Departure for Field Trip  
9:15a-12:15p Field Trip: Hudson Valley Seed Library  Ken Greene
1:00-2:30p  LUNCH  
  SITE ANALYSIS 
2:30–4:00p Work in Design Groups  
4:00-4:30p BREAK  
4:30–5:30p Whole Group Session  Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland, Skip Backus
5:30-6:00p Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
  Wednesday 7/15  
8:00a  Departure for Field Trip  
9:00a–5:00p  Field Trip: Hawthorne Valley Farm & Farmscape Ecology Program Hawthorne Valley Team 
  Thursday 7/16  
  HOLISTIC DECISION MAKING
2:30-4:00p  Session 1   
4:00–4:30p BREAK  
4:30–5:30p  Session 2 Ethan Roland Solaviev, Dyami Solaviev
5:30–6:00p  Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
  Friday 7/17  
  SEEDS OF SOLIDARITY: FOOD JUSTICE & LIVING SOIL 
9:00–10:30a  Session 1  Deb Habib, Ricky Baruc
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p  Session 2 Deb Habib, Ricky Baruc
12:30–2:00p  LUNCH  
2:30–3:30p  Session 3 Deb Habib, Ricky Baruc
6:00p  DINNER   
  OPTIONAL COURSE ADD-ON
8:00-10:00p Grow Food Everywhere! Deb Habib, Ricky Baruc
  Saturday 7/18  
  OPTIONAL COURSE ADD-ON
9:00a–5:00p Grow Food Everywhere! Deb Habib, Ricky Baruc

 

WEEK THREE: Permaculture Design Process, Design

   Sunday 7/19  
  OPTIONAL COURSE ADD-ON 
9:00a–12:00p Grow Food Everywhere! Deb Habib, Ricky Baruc
  OPTIONAL FILM 
7:30p Ocean Arks  
   Monday 7/20  
  DESIGN PROJECTS 
11:00a–12:30p  Client Interview & Goals Articulation  Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
  FOOD FOREST DESIGN, PERENNIAL PLANTS & PROPAGATION 
2:30–4:00p  Session 3 Eric Toensmeier
4:00–4:30p  BREAK   
4:30–5:30p  Session 4 Eric Toensmeier
 5:30–6:00p Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
7:30–10:00p Group Design Work  
  Tuesday 7/21  
  DESIGN PROJECTS 
9:00–10:30a  Session 1 Eric Toensmeier 
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a-12:30p  Session 2 Eric Toensmeier
12:30–2:30p LUNCH  
  HANDS-ON: PLANTING 
2:30-4:00p Session 3   
4:00–4:30p  BREAK  
4:30–5:30p Session 4 Eric Toensmeier
5:30–6:30p Sit Spot  
6:30p DINNER  
7:30-9:30p Public Talk: Carbon Farming & Our Carbon "Handprint" Eric Toensmeier
  Wednesday 7/22  
  DESIGN PROJECTS (Work in Groups) 
9:00–10:30a  Session 1 Eric Toensmeier
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p  Session 2 Eric Toensmeier
12:30–1:45p LUNCH  
1:45p Departure for Field Trip  
2:30–5:00p Field Trip: Dina Falconi Homestead Dina Falconi
7:30–10:00p Group Design Work  
  Thursday 7/23  
  DESIGN PROJECTS (With Instructor Feedback)
9:00–10:30a Aquaculture  
10:30–11:00a BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p Session 2  
12:30–2:30p LUNCH  
2:30–4:00p Natural Building  
4:00–4:30p BREAK  
4:30–5:30p Session 4  
5:30–6:30p Sweat Lodge Preparation Talk  Carl Big Heart
6:30p DINNER  
7:30–10:00p Group Design Work  
  Friday 7/24  
  DESIGN PROJECTS 
9:00–10:30a  Final Prep  
10:30a–12:30p PDC Group Presentations Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland 
12:30–2:00p  LUNCH  
2:00–2:45p Gather & Light Fire  
2:45–4:30p OFF (OPTIONAL: Sit By Fire)  
4:30–8:30p  Sweat Lodge Carl Big Heart
8:30p DINNER  
  Saturday 7/25  
  OFF  

 

WEEK FOUR: Social & Economic Design Process

   Sunday 7/26  
  HEALING THE WATERS: NEW ECOLOGICAL & ECONOMIC PARADIGMS
9:00–10:45a Session 1 John Todd 
10:45–11:00a BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p Session 2  
12:30–2:30p LUNCH  
  SOCIAL DESIGN PROJECTS 
2:30–4:00p Session 3 Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
4:00–4:30p BREAK  
4:30–5:30p Session 4 Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
5:30–6:00p Sit Spot  
6:00p DINNER  
7:30–10:00p Optional: Design Work  
   Monday 7/27  
  FINANCIAL PERMACULTURE & REGENERATIVE ENTERPRISE 
9:10–10:30a  Session 1 Ethan Roland Solaviev
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p Session 2 Ethan Roland Solaviev
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
  ZERO WASTE, SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING & NATURAL CLEANING PRODUCTS 
2:30–4:00p  Session 3 Laura Weilland
4:00–4:30p  BREAK   
4:30–5:30p  Session 4 Laura Weilland
 5:30–6:00p Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
  Evening Talk tbd  
  Tuesday 7/28  
  GENDER & LEADERSHIP 
9:00–10:30a  Session 1 Michele Bertran, Sarah Urech
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a-12:00p  Session 2 Michele Bertran, Sarah Urech
12:30–1:30p  LUNCH  
1:30p Departure for Field Trip  
2:00–5:00p Field Trip: Scenic Hudson & Walkway Over the Hudson Ned Sullivan 
5:30–6:00p  Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
7:30–10:00p Optional: Design Work  
  Wednesday 7/29  
  SOCIAL DESIGN PROJECTS 
9:00–10:30a  Session 1 Joel Glanzberg
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p  Session 2  Joel Glanzberg
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH ELIP alums & Instructors
  WORK ON FINAL PRESENTATIONS
 2:30–4:00p Session 3  
4:00–4:30p  BREAK   
4:30–5:30p  Session 4  Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
5:30–6:00p  Sit Spot  
6:00p  DINNER  
7:30–10:00p Final Design & Presentations Prep  
  Thursday 7/30  
9:00–12:00 FINAL PRESENTATIONS  Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland, Omega Staff
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
6:00p  FAREWELL DINNER  
7:30–10:00p Talent Share, Certificates & Gifting Circle  
  Friday 7/31  
  FINAL REFLECTIONS, LEARNINGS & NEXT STEPS 
9:00–10:30a  Session 1   
10:30–11:00a  BREAK  
11:00a–12:30p  Session 2 Ethan Roland Solaviev, Laura Weilland
12:30–2:30p  LUNCH  
2:30p  DEPARTURE