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January 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm Leave a comment

Whether you want to become a sustainable farmer, enhance your farm or food business, or just take your backyard herbs and veggies up a notch, Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro has a range of courses to suit your needs. All are offered in the evenings. You can register in person (Monday-Thursday 8 am to 8 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 12 noon) or by phone with credit card (542-6495 x 223).

CCCC’s Sustainable and Green Spring 2010 curriculum offers:

  • Permaculture Fundamentals (Thursdays Feb. 4 – March 27, 5:30-9:30 pm):  How to design sustainable human habitats integrating forests, fields, gardens, water, animals, buildings, economics and society. Includes two week-end field trips.
  • Growing Organic Vegetables (Wednesdays March 3 – April 21, 6-9 pm): Fundamentals and hands-on training covering growing, harvesting, irrigation installations and season extension techniques.
  • Healing Herbs (Tuesdays Feb. 9-April 13, 6-8 pm) and Foods That Heal (Thursdays Feb. 11-April 15, 6-8 pm): How to recognize therapeutic properties in herbs and other foods, then combine them in tasty, healthy meals.
  • Introduction to Eco Tourism (Tuesdays Feb. 23-April 27, 6-8 pm): Definitions, practices and principles for non-profit and commercial enterprises.
  • Introduction to Sustainable Communities (Wednesdays Feb. 3-April 14): Knowledge and tools for living more sustainably, lowering your carbon footprint, and applying policies and practices to businesses large and small.

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