72 hour course in permaculture design.

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

Full Design Course

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This is a non-residential 72-hour design course which covers a wide range of topics such as housing, gardens, community, soil, water, and more. Participants are encouraged to share their own knowledge and experience on these subjects. There are many practical and participatory sessions and plenty of opportunities for getting your hands dirty. There will be off-site visits, and time for participants to work on their own design projects, with input from course tutors. This course is suitable for those who have already attended an introduction course.

Dates: 
1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011
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The course takes place over the following weekends: 8 & 9 January, 12 & 13 February, 12 & 13 March, 9 & 10 April, 7 & 8 May, 11 & 12 June 2011. Each day starts at 9.30am and finishes at 5pm.
Teachers
Stephen Pritchard, Gladys Paulus, Chris Smaje, and guest speakers.

This course is held in Frome (Somerset) and surrounding countryside, with practical activities taking place at Vallis Veg (www.vallisveg.co.uk), an 18 acre permaculture smallholding on the edge of the town.

Cost: 
£470 (limited concessionary places available)
Contact Details: 
Contact Name: 
Gladys Paulus

10 day Permaculture Design Course in the Albanian alps

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Come and learn permaculture design in the village of Thethi as part of the Balkans Peace Park Project, high up in the albanian alps amid snow capped mountains, waterfalls, rivers, caves, canyons and old growth forests.

ALL COURSE FUNDS GO TOWARD PROVIDING LOCAL VILLAGERS WITH TRAINING AND MATERIALS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Dates: 
24 July 2010 to 2 August 2010
Teachers
Steve Read
Cost: 
€350 including food and accommodation

Permaculture Design Course

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This exciting and engaging full 72hr PDC is followed by a 3 week internship (16th Aug-4th Sep, http://permaculture.org.uk/education/course/internship-implement-new-sit...) to begin implementing the communal design on this new site, and provides a fantastic opportunity to deepen skills, learn and practice community building techniques and deepen new friendships. The 72hr course contains all the usual materials plus deeper looks around community building and decision making. We shall have the opportunity to focus on specific interests of the group whilst enriching the experience with activities such as film nights, Non violent communication, Five rhythms dance and other mini workshops to expand learning on many edges. Please email with questions or to request a detailed information packet. For the Earth!

Dates: 
1 August 2010 to 13 August 2010
Cost: 
£380 for PDC, £100 for internship
Contact Name: 
Richard Perkins or Sam Trousdale

Permaculture Design Course

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The venue of this course is a spacious, recently built "passive house" combining insulation, ground source heat pump and woodburning thermal mass stove, part of a 45-acre farm set in acres of rolling Cambridgeshire countryside with fields, hedges and woodland. During the two weeks we will cover the certified 72-hour course programme, with plenty of tie to learn and work together, relax and socialise.

Dates: 
23 March 2010 to 31 July 2010
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First week 23-31 March, second week around end of July, dates TBC
Teachers
Tomas Remiarz, Nicole Frerris
Contact Name: 
Philip Richards