72 hour course in permaculture design.

72 hours of Permaculture Design in Portugal

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This course is Certified and gives you total understanding of concept and ethics of Permaculture principles(and more), allowing the possibility to continue on for 2 years for Diploma in Applied Design of Permaculture programme which may alter-

Introductions

Opening

Arid Landscape

Appropriate technology

Energy Transactions of Trees

Living Water

Presentation and Drawing skills

Group Preparation

Hopes and Fears

Real Wealth and Wiser Money

Pattern in Nature

Zone 1

Aquaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

Zones, Sectors and Elevational Planning

Methods of Design

Pattern in Design

Forest Gardens

Sewage

Work in Groups -

Site Survey Presentation

Learning Strategies

Base Maps

Biological Resources

Bioregions Livestock and Zone 3 #

Ethics and Basic Principles

OBREDIM

and Intro to Site

Simple Survey Tool

Survey with Bunyip and A frame

Soils and Mulching Practical

Pond Practical

Work in groups- evaluate/design

Presentation

Rainfall Calculation

Parable of the Chicken

Guiding Principles of Permaculture Design

Personal

Audit

Soils Companion Planting and Guilds

Zone 4 + Woodland Management

Work in Groups-

Design

Presentation

No Till

Web of Life

Videos

Client Interview ?

Where do we go from here?

 

Costs-300 €  PDC +Lunch Daily+ camping , use of facilities and bio pool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyX2xdlJOTs

Dates: 
3 September 2011 to 11 September 2011
Teachers
Lesley Martin
Cost: 
Costs-300 €

Northern Ireland’s first accredited full Permaculture Design Course

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This two week course on the beautiful North Down coast is suitable for anyone working to improve their community, whether through the design of the environment, creating food, energy or transport
solutions, policy and decision making or community organising, and will include close studies of ecology, geography, horticulture and green technologies, with examples of natural high production. Our hosts at Glencraig, Holywood are currently installing an ambitious biomass
boiler and district heating system, and are keen to share their experience and knowledge.

Our teaching methods are enabling, so people learn and remember by experience and information sharing. There will be times of relaxation and recreational fun; the course promises to be a great working summer holiday.

The course is recognised as a contribution to your continued professional development, and participants will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate.

Dates: 
10 July 2011 to 24 July 2011
Teachers
Graham Bell.
Cost: 
Course: £545, Accomodation: £40 -£210
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Telephone number: 
07577979057

Curso de design de permacultura (em Português)

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The 1st 72 Hour PDC at Quinta dos Melros in Portuguese.

Dates: 
16 July 2011 to 31 July 2011
Teachers
Chris Ripley, Eduardo Santos
Cost: 
€460
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Address: 
Pinheirinho, Rua Principal, Lourosa, 3400-405, Portugal
Contact name: 
Chris Ripley
Telephone number: 
00351 235728061

PDC - Farming in transition

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Based on Treflach farm, a 100 acre farm in transition. We work with local crafts people, and a variety of teachers to create a really fantastic permaculture learning experience. Set in stunning scenery on a free range pig farm, this is an excellent opportunity to consider the transition to low input, high output and sustainable forms of food production, business and living.

Dates: 
8 May 2011 to 21 May 2011
More dates and times information: 
Arrivals on Saturday 7th of May, complete course Sat 21st depart Sunday 22nd
Teachers
Steven Jones, Ian Steele, Chris Dixon, Kim Glick
Cost: 
£490
Contact Details: 
Address: 
Ty Cornel, Llanrhaeadr Ym Mochnant, SY10 0JW
Contact name: 
Steven Jones
Telephone number: 
01691 780180

Full Residential Permaculture Design and Forest Gardening Course

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A ten day certificated permaculture design and cold temperate forest gardening intensive course in Finland. Gruntvig funded places available for EU residents.

Dates: 
8 August 2011 to 17 August 2011
More dates and times information: 
Arrivals on 7th, leave on 18th.
Teachers
Aranya with Mari Korhonen & other guests to be confirmed.
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
Fully funded by the Gruntvig programme - for EU residents

Certified 72h Permaculture Design Course, Konso, Ethiopia: Certified under the PRI’s Master Plan

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This PDC will take place in Konso, south Ethiopia, from March 7th – 17th 2011, at Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge. It will have a special focus on the application of Permaculture to rural African communities where the successful application of PC is a way to generate long term food security and develop community empowerment.

Dates: 
1 March 2011 to 14 March 2011
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Can be sent by email upon enquiry.
Teachers
David Spicer, Tichafa Makovere, Alex McCausland
Cost: 
US$1000 (discounts possible if required)
Address: 
PO Box 14 Konso, SNNPRS, Ethiopia
Contact name: 
Alex McCausland
Telephone number: 
+251 912 21 46 87

Village Permaculture in Bulgaria (PDC)

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Another Permaculture course is in the works for Europe from the teaching team of TreeYo. Check out our site to learn more about the PDC and the teaching team.
http://treeyopermaculture.wordpress.com/future-courses/bulgaria-june-2011/
The course will be held in the spectacular Balkan Mountains and valley of the roses region in the historic village of Shipka.
This course includes the following topics and more:
- Ethics, Principles, and Methods of Design
- Water harvesting, conservation, purification, and revitalization
- Trees, reforestation, and nutrient recycling
- Soil classification, biological stimulation, and remineralization
- Climatic Factors and their influences on the design
- Tropical, Dryland, and Temperate influences on vegetation, housing, and earthworks
- Nutrition, fermentation, and local food systems
- Transition Towns – emerging and evolving approach to community level sustainability

Our aim as Permaculture trainers is to creatively facilitate a learning process that empowers people in Permaculture design through experiential learning and hands-on training. Each student completes the course with a site design and presentation based on the skills and knowledge accumulated throughout the two weeks.

The course will be held at Permaship, which is two household acting symbiotically in the principles and ethics of Permaculture. It has several water harvesting features, gardens, vermiculture systems, and an emerging food forest as well as some natural building examples.

Dates: 
17 June 2011 to 30 June 2011
Teachers
Doug Crouch and Sara Wuerstle
Cost: 
625 BGN or 325 Euros
Contact name: 
Paul or Doug
Telephone number: 
088-886-4737 or 001-513-253-0183

Community Permaculture in Portugal (PDC)

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Another Permaculture course is in the works for Europe from the teaching team of TreeYo. Check out our site to learn more about the PDC and the teaching team. http://treeyopermaculture.wordpress.com/

The course will be held in the magical Sintra region just outside of Lisbon and close to the beach in a quaint village called Almocageme.
This course includes the following topics and more:
- Ethics, Principles, and Methods of Design
- Water harvesting, conservation, purification, and revitalization
- Trees, reforestation, and nutrient recycling
- Soil classification, biological interaction, and remineralization
- Climatic Factors and their influences on the design
- Tropical, Dryland, and Temperate influences on vegetation, housing, and earthworks
- Nutrition, fermentation, and local food systems
- Transition Towns – emerging and evolving approach to community level sustainability

Our aim as Permaculture trainers is to creatively facilitate a learning process that empowers people in Permaculture design through experiential learning and hands-on training. Each student completes the course with a site design and presentation based on the skills and knowledge accumulated throughout the two weeks.

The course will be held at Escola Da Terra which is a Waldorf inspired community run, home school that has several water harvesting features, gardens, vermiculture systems, and an emerging food forest as well as a great surrounding community.

2 week certified Course, 80 plus hours

Dates: 
11 July 2011 to 24 July 2011
Teachers
Doug Crouch and Sara Wuerstle
Cost: 
400 Euros
Contact name: 
Pedro

Earth Activist Training

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Earth Activist Training (EAT) is a residential, accredited permaculture design course . Its aim is to teach permaculture to people who are active in promoting social or environmental change. Spirituality, activism and permaculture are all integral to this intensive course.

Dates: 
20 August 2011 to 4 September 2011
Teachers
Starhawk, Andy Goldring
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Leicester 2011 Permaculture Design Course

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Covering the full design course syllubus, with a focus on opportunities in urban areas. The first two days can also be taken as a standalone introductory weekend course.

Main venue is in the Highfields area in central Leicester, 5 mins walk from rail station. This location will provide opportunities for design assignments focussed on sites in urban areas.

Other venues to be used in the full design course are Leicester Ecohouse, which already features a permaculture garden, and Whetstone Pastures, where the Community Supported Agriculture project “Community Harvest Whetstone” is based.

Dates: 
5 February 2011 to 3 July 2011
More dates and times information: 
5th February – 3rd July 2011 for full design course. Introductory weekend on Feb 5th-6th forms first two days of the course and can be taken as a standalone course (limited places available).
Teachers
Hannah Thorogood with guest speakers and apprentice teachers.
Cost: 
Slidling scale from £360 full cost to £120.
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