Community Building, Work & Creativity in the Permaculture Age. A classroom + field trip experience by Instructor Willi Paul. Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1. 6:30 – 8:00 PM


Community Building, Work & Creativity in the Permaculture Age. A classroom + field trip experience by Instructor Willi Paul. Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 1. 6:30 – 8:00 PM

A PLACE for Sustainable Living, Oakland. 1121 64th Street Oakland, CA 94608

The four-part series is $70. Class space is limited, please reserve your spot by emailing and put Attn: Permaculture Age in the subject title.

You may also ensure a spot by paying before the class starts. Please drop off checks to the PLACE at: 1121 64th St, Oakland Ca, 94608

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Course Syllabus:

Session 1 - Community Organizations & Permaculture

Read Interview: EarthSpirit of the Year: Trathen Heckman. Interview 2 with the Executive Director of and - Love Willi Paul +

Read Interview: Salt Spring Island, BC is Our Backyard: The Interview with’s EcoVillage Leader Jan Steinman

Review Course Topics, Format and Required Project

Permaculture Basics

Guest Speaker A PLACE for Sustainable Living’s Ashley Weiss


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Session 2 – Design with Nature

Read: The Cinnamon Cob Dance. Lyrics & Poster by Willi Paul. Initiation by

Read Interview: To Love a Garden: Sara McCamant Interview by Willi Paul, Community Relations Consultant

Site Visit: Community Garden Tour - Lake Merritt Community Garden
** Meet at garden – 5:00 – 6:00

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Session 3 – Creativity & New Symbols, Alchemy and Mythology

Watch: Permaculture Symbols 2. A Video for Kids with Eyes of Steel and Overflowing Feet! By Willi Paul. Vibes by

Watch: Sacred Alchemy & Symbols for the Permaculture Transition

Watch: MYTHIC MANDATE WEBINAR- Green Alchemy & The Permaculture Revolution - Workshop #1

Read: Comparative Alchemy in the Permaculture Age. On transmutation from and the Alchemy Guild

Read: The cowboy, the sacred and the land? Video Conversations on Permaculture & Transitions with Willi Paul Guest: Author, Healer Alanna Moore,

Watch Willi’s 12 New Myths:

Register and Complete Survey: Sacred in Permaculture -

Group Work

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Session 4 – Working in the Permaculture Age?

Watch: Center of the Cloud - Permaculture as the New Unifying Model for Human - Nature. Willi Paul Video

Watch: Vision 1.0 for a Sacred Permaculture Age incorporating David Holmgren's 12 Principles of Permaculture. By Willi Paul. Inspired by Teacher's UPDC summer class 2011, Urban Permaculture Institute, SF.

Watch: On Survival, Survivalists and the New Community Cook-out. Group Interview from the Sustainability Age with Rachel Kaplan, Jan Steinman, Catherine Walker, and Pride Wright by Magazine

Presentation of Projects

About the Instructor:

A green certified business and sustainability consultant, Willi Paul launched to study new myth and alchemy. His work now focuses on the what is sacred to us, the community building power of permaculture and the transformative energy in the new alchemy (ex: soil, sound, digital) and global mythologies. His online course will be offered as a classroom experience at PLACE in Oakland starting in September.

Willi earned his permaculture design certification in August 2011 from the Urban Permaculture Institute, SF. He is presenting at the Fall 2011 Northwest Permaculture Convergence in St. Helens, OR on Oct 16.

Work Samples:

3 free eBooks of early sustainability, myth alchemy works by Willi Paul & David Metcalfe

Milestone article published at the Joseph Campbell Foundation Mythblog

Bee Myth video published with UK film maker Celestial Elf

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