72 hour course in permaculture design.

Permaculture Design certificate in Marda, Palestine

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The course will adhere to the Permaculture Design Certificate requirements based on “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual” by Bill Mollison with necessary adaptations to the Marda farm context. There will be a particular focus on water harvesting, home-scale gardening, composting and applying permaculture in international situations. Coursework will integrate hands-on and practical elements and tours of demonstration sites as well as a thorough overview of Permaculture Principles and Theory.
The course will have additional Skype sessions from Geoff Lawton (Permaculture Research Institute Australia) and Starhawk (Author and Earth Activist)

Dates: 
2 June 2010 to 20 June 2010
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June 3/4/5th Arabic lessons and introductions to local families June 6th to 12th PDC units. June 13th Rest Day and Tour June 14th to 17th PDC units. June 18/19th Hiking Tours
Teachers
Murad Alkhufash (Palestine) Brad Lancaster (USA) David Spicer (Australia)

The Marda Permaculture Farm is located in the small village of Marda,a village of about 2,600 located just below the Israeli settlement of Ariel and the separation wall.

The goals of the project are to model and share ecologically-friendly, small-scale farming and healthy lifestyle practices for farmers, women, and agricultural students in the region, as well as providing outreach to students of permaculture from across the globe.

Cost: 
1000 - 750 USD, 300 USD arabic course
Contact Name: 
Wael Al Saad

International Permaculture Design course/training

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Items covered include:
Eco Literacy
Water and desertification
Helathy soils
Cultivated ecosystems and urban gardens
Natural and harvest forests
Healthy buildings and sustainable settlements
Community food systems
Community revitalisation and local economics
Eco-design

The course is led by Max Lindegger, a world-wide recognized pioneer
and leader in the design of ecological communities and
sustainable human setlement s for the past 20 years,
including the frst permaculture ecovillage and award-
winning Crystal Waters in Australia.
He is also the creator and Director of of the Oceania/Asia
secretariat of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)

Dates: 
15 May 2010 to 23 May 2010
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includes shared lodging or camping, vegetarian meals, Permaculture design certificate, extra activities.
Teachers
Max Lindegger

A Master Unit is a self-sufficient zone, based on all-round service, that inspires and offers a more balanced, healthy and proactive lifestyle. Using an economical sustainable model (PROUT), it acts as a nerve centre for the local community, and demonstrates new technologies for environmental sustainability while providing guidelines in order to facilitate its replication.

Cost: 
750 euros ( 550 euros if booked before 30 April)
Telephone number: 
(+351) 275 335 290

Permaculture for the Rural African Environment

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This PDC focuses on application of Permaculture to semi arid environments in rural Africa, of particular relevance to those wanting to apply PC in the rural developing world. Attention is given to appropriate technology, soil and water harvesting, indigenous knowledge systems and Permaculture in schools as a key focus point for the community, and a chance to influence the coming generation.
We also look at Konso’s renowned indigenous agricultural system and incorporating IKS (Indigenous Knowledge Systems) into Permaculture Design.
The course is led by Tichafa Makovere, lead trainer for the re-SCOPE (Regional Permaculture in Schools and Colleges) initiative and the Fimbadzanai Permaculture Centre in Zimbabwe

Dates: 
7 June 2010 to 17 June 2010
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We can also include day long field-trips to wet-highland Afro-montaine, wet-tropical lowland and dry agro-pastoral lowland agro-climactic zones, upon request, and can incorporate design examples from these environments into the PDC.)
Teachers
Tichafa Makovere

Konso itself is a food in-secure area in southern Ethiopia sitting in the bowl of the Great Rift Valley. It has a semi-arid (k’olla) ecology, with sorghum, maize and sunflower as major crops. The people are well known for their hard work, complex social organisation and sophisticated agriculture, which makes extensive use of stone wall terracing for soil and water conservation.

Cost: 
$650 for those registering by 01 May, $700 there-after

Permaculture Design Certificate Course in the Peruvian Amazon

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Healing the Land & Healing our Bodies through Permaculture & Shamanism
Bilingual: English and Spanish

Dates: 
22 June 2010 to 6 July 2010
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Andrew Jones: Lead Permaculture Instructor Roman Hanis: Shaman and Healer Shenqua Sookhoo-Jones: Assistant Permaculture Instructor and Nutrition Expert Cynthia Robinson: Assistant Permaculture Instructor, Course Director
Teachers
Andrew Jones Roman Hanis Shenqua Sookhoo-Jones Cynthia Robinson
Contact Name: 
Kevin Mascarenhas

Small Island Permaculture Design Course [good for big islands, too!]

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Join Penny Livingston in the heart of the Caribbean on this low-key island at the flowering nature-based farm school VISFI. Penny has been teaching internationally and working professionally in the land management, regenerative design and permaculture development field for 25 years. VISFI?s community-benefit programming was recently named a top ten global effort by the National Geographic Society for promoting identity of place. Disaster preparedness and Caribbean nature and culture make this a special opportunity to earn a Permacuture Design Certificate with one of the field?s premier instructors. This course is timed with the peak of mango season. We plan to have a lot of fun!

Dates: 
8 August 2010 to 22 August 2010
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Passports not required for US citizens
Cost: 
$985 early bird (50% dep by 1.5.10), $1250 (50% dep by 6.7)
Contact Name: 
Nate Olive
Telephone number: 
00 706.534.5033

Kilmartin House Permaculture Course

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Five modules covering: Ethics, natural systems and design; Gardening in all its forms including soil and eco systems; Energy, buildings, gardening, forestry, hydro, waste treatment; Woodlands and trees; Community food coops, urban action and transition.
Booking preference given to people who have done the Intro course on 19th June.

Dates: 
29 August 2010 to 31 January 2011
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5 modules taught over 5 weekends from the end of August 2010 to the end of January 2011. More details on the website.
Teachers
Teachers will include Angus Soutar, Ed Tyler, Loic Caron, Jane Wilding, David Blair, Geoff Forrest.

Modules will be taught in a variety of locations. Students usually contribute and share an evening meal on the Saturday and accommodation is in a local bothy at £10 per night.

Cost: 
£375 - instalments possible
Telephone number: 
01546 510278

International Relief work , Czech Republic

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Gain practical experiences and be ready to meet the challenges and the opportunity of the 21st century, with training and skill development in:

• Permaculture Principles and Methods
• SPHERE: In-depth training in international relief and development work
• Hands-on low tech and mechanized building methods
• Conscientious design applications that relate to the planet, place, and project.
• Healthy building materials such as straw bale, cob, earthen building, living roof systems, and alternative energy.
• You’ll learn -and live- community design & building with weekly sessions on conflict prevention and Non-Violent communication

Hands on projects will include building a rocket mass oven, finalizing a Finnish mass oven, rainwater catchment systems, greywater filter systems, rough and fine earthen plastering, timber frame joinery, heated wall systems, straw bale, earthen floors, round pole construction, and living roofs.

Dates: 
5 July 2010 to 28 August 2010
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Fees include facilitation, tools/materials Permaculture Design certificate, formal verification of Natural Building techniques taught and a SPHERE certificate.
Teachers
Carrie Campbell, Martina Petru, Martin Vitrup Jensen
Cost: 
790 euros

Solutions to Climate Change

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Gain practical experiences and be ready to meet the challenges and the opportunity of the 21st century, with training and skill development in:

• Permaculture Principles and Methods
• SPHERE: In-depth training in international relief and development work
• Hands-on low tech and mechanized building methods
• Conscientious design applications that relate to the planet, place, and project.
• Healthy building materials such as straw bale, cob, earthen building, living roof systems, and alternative energy.
• You’ll learn -and live- community design & building with weekly sessions on conflict prevention and Non-Violent communication

Hands on projects will include building a rocket mass oven, finalizing a Finnish mass oven, rainwater catchment systems, greywater filter systems,
rough and fine earthen plastering, timber frame joinery, heated wall systems, straw bale, earthen floors, round pole construction, and living roofs.

Dates: 
1 May 2010 to 11 July 2010
Teachers
Carrie Campbell, Martina Petru, Max Vittrup Jensen
Cost: 
980 euros