72 hour course in permaculture design.

Certified 72h Permaculture Design Course, Konso, Ethiopia

Summary information
field_summary: 

Permaculture for the Rural African Environment – Our PDC is of particular relevance to those wanting to apply PC to rural development in indigenous communities in the rural developing world in general. We focus on appropriate technology, soil and water harvesting, indigenous knowledge systems and Permaculture in schools – a key focus point for the community, a chance to influence the coming generation to shift away from the mentality of dependence on aid towards self sufficiency and sustainable resource use.

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.

Dates: 
1 February 2010 to 18 February 2010
More dates and times information: 
Teachers
Tichafa Makovere Shumba
Cost: 
$650 includes 2 weeks accommodation with food in the lodge b

Permaculture Design Course

Summary information
field_summary: 

The course will use the Transition Towns movement as a theme and will explore integrating Biodynamic philosophy and practices with permaculture. The full design course is recognised by permaculture associations worldwide.

Dates: 
7 June 2010 to 19 June 2010
Teachers
Steve Charter (PC dip) and Nir Halfon (BD Dip, PC design)
Cost: 
£695 tuition £216 Accomodation £57 Lunches
Contact Name: 
Nir Halfon

Permaculture Design Course

Summary information
field_summary: 

Full Permaculture Design Course (PDC) with a focus on transition town processes and low carbon sustainable communities.

Dates: 
7 February 2010 to 6 February 2011
More dates and times information: 
There will be 12 sessions spread over one year. Feb 7, 14, Mar 28, April 25, May 23, June 27 are confirmed, subsequent dates to be arranged.
Teachers
Lead teacher: Angus Soutar
Cost: 
£240, concessions available

Accredited Permaculture Design Course

Summary information
field_summary: 

Naturewise / OrganicLea / Hawkwood nursery - for plants and people.

Located at the urban edge at a wonderful new 12 acre organic growing /permaculture site in Waltham Forest, this 72 hour accredited course offers a broad range of practical and participative learning opportunities, guided by experienced core and guest teachers.

Dates: 
11 September 2010 to 10 October 2010
More dates and times information: 
Dates; 11th, 12th September (residential), 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th September, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th October (non residential)
Teachers
Lead teacher: Tomas Remiarz with Nicole Freris
Cost: 
£350-£550, sliding scale according to means.
Contact Details: 
Contact Name: 
Marianne

Oxford Permaculture Design Course

Summary information
field_summary: 

This Permaculture Design Course will help develop your skills and empower you as an agent for change in our society. This course will focus on urban permaculture, food production and ecorenovation. The course will include theory and practical skill sessions and include supported space for participants to work on their own design projects.

"Permaculture is a philosophy of … protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labour."
-Masanobu Fukuoka, Japanese farmer and philosopher

Dates: 
27 March 2010 to 27 November 2010
More dates and times information: 
Seven weekends between March and November 2010: 27/28 March 24/25 April 29/30 May 26/27 June 18/19 September 30/31 October 27/28 November The course will run from 10am until 5pm each day.
Teachers
Hannah Thorogood (Dip. Perm. Des.), Peter Cow (Dip. Perm. Des.), Peter Wheat, Val Grainger and Philip Pritchard.
Cost: 
Sliding scale depending on income; £225 (low income <12k per
Contact Name: 
Philip Pritchard
Telephone number: 
01865 718980