The Permaculture Design System can be practiced in any climate and bioregion. It is composed of a specific design method and follows underlying principles and ethics that support an integrated whole system. These system designs provide resources to support the thriving lifestyles of the people incorporated into them while preserving the natural abundance of resources in their local environment. Join Erica Klopf of Florida Edible Landscaping for an introduction to this design system, where we will discuss topics such as food forest design, sector analysis, and permaculture transport zones.
- Saturday, April 2 (registration closes March 29)
- 2 – 4 pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Erica Klopf, Ecologist, Edible Plant, and Design Specialist, was raised in Naples, Florida, and is dedicated to the development of sustainable landscapes in South Florida. She completed her undergraduate work with a double-major in Environmental Studies and Art from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2012. Her university experience included one year of service in the Student Government as the Executive Director of Environmental Initiatives, two years as the assistant to the Director of Sustainability in the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, and two years as a student naturalist for the Colloquium Program, leading tours of natural areas and connecting students to concepts of sustainability. She completed internships at the Fruit and Spice Park in Homestead, Florida, at Naples Botanical Garden, and at Benchmark Inc. in Ft. Myers, Florida, as an Edible Landscape Designer. Her studies of ecology, tropical fruits, and design culminated in the design of the Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest. She received her Permaculture Design Certificate through The Permaculture Project, her Advanced Permaculture Design Certification in Edible Forest Garden Design through Perennial Solutions, and is a trained Permaculture Teacher through the Urban Permaculture Guild of San Francisco in Experiential Permaculture Education.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancelation is required a refund will be issued.