72 hour course in permaculture design.

PDC in three weekends

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A design course in nine days, over three weekends, in the first three months of 2012, at three different venues in beautiful west Wales. See more details as they become available on our Facebook page: West Wales Permaculture Courses.
Our first weekend will be held at Over the rainbow, a vegetartian b&b in Tanygroes, Ceregigion

Dates: 
27 January 2012 to 25 March 2012
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Weekend 1: 27-29 January 2012 Weekend 2: 24-26 February 2012 Weekend 3: 23-25 March 2012
Teachers
Angie Polkey, Jan Martin and others
Apprentice Teachers
no
Contact name: 
Angie Polkey
Telephone number: 
01974 831300

Permaculture Design for Sustainable Living (Part 2 of full PDC 36 hours)

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Part 2 (week 2 of full permaculture design certificate course) Explore and produce permaculture designs, challenge the way we think, confidently turn problems into solutions, complete both weeks (72 hours) to achieve the certificate of permaculture design.

Dates: 
24 October 2011 to 29 October 2011
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09.30 - 4.00 daily, wear warm and sensible clothes and /or bring boots for practical activities
Teachers
Victoria Dewhurst and guests
Cost: 
£124 Full costs - free if on benefits + £36 certificate
Contact name: 
Victoria Dewhurst
Telephone number: 
07765 414 335

Permaculture Design for Sustainable Living (PDC Part 1 - first half 36 hours)

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Part 1 (First half of the full permaculture design certificate course) exploring the ethics and principles of permaculture, ecology, soils, composting, forest gardening and much more

Dates: 
19 September 2011 to 24 September 2011
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09.30 - 4.00 daily, wear sensible clothes with warm waterproofs and wear or bring good boots
Teachers
Victoria Dewhurst and guests
Cost: 
£124 full cost - free if in reciept of benefits
Contact name: 
Victoria Dewhurst
Telephone number: 
07765 414 335

PDC near Curitiba, Brazil

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The course is a practical immersion in the concepts and principles of planning for a permanent culture. It involves theoretical lectures and practical exercises. Participants will get to analyse and design using what they have learned.

The program includes the core 72 hours in the official program of permaculture, as described by Bill Mollison in his book 'Permaculture - A Designer's Manual ".

So the themes are summarized as follows: Introduction (general), Design (principles), ethics and standards, soil and water as a unit, management of sites (with vegetables and animals), forests, buildings (Zone 1) and the realization Design by teams (small groups) of participants

Jorge Timmermann is a biologist, graduate of permaculture teacher Bill Mollison and a Permaculture Teacher, and has been giving courses in Brazil since 1998. He was a founder of the Permaculture Institute of Austro-Brazilian (IPAB), which then become the network of Perm.

Suzana Maringoni is an educator in permaculture, working with elementary education in school autonomy Florianópolis (www.autonomia.com.br), and also with youth and adult education in the field (PRONERA-UFSC, Knowledge of the Earth) and also in teacher training both the network Perm, Autonomy and the Earth I (RS).

Karen Sprenger is agronomist and promotes permaculture courses, permaculture and organics at Finchley Boa Vistasince 2007, in addition to lectures in the area of ​​organic farming and gardening.

The farm is located in the city of Campo Largo, about 25km away from the center of the city of Curitiba.

Dates: 
3 September 2011 to 11 September 2011
Teachers
Jorge Timmermann, Suzana Maringoni, Karen Sprenger

International Certified Permaculture Design Course in Kottakarai Village,Tamil Nadu,India

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PDC Plus is a 72hr 'Permaculture Design Certification Course' for beginners. It will be accompanied by a participating 'flying team' of practitioners who already hold permaculture certificates. 

Every participant will be matched with a local village participant who receives PDC training free of charge. This training will help them and their community to implement and practice permaculture methods in other villages. After the PDC, these communities will start enjoying nutritious home grown food and will have possibility of earning extra income by selling their produce in local markets.

This 18-day course will consist of a broad range of topics applicable to life anywhere on the planet, at the same time catering to the specific needs of the participating students.

Classic 72hrs PDC Curriculum

Plus introduction to:
- Bio-dynamics
- Local Buildings
- Regional Art and Craft
- Medicinal Plants
- Waste Management
- Social Business
- Community Gardens
- Terra Cota Potteries
- Indian Cookery
- Documentaries
- Idea Pool
- Guest Speakers

Dates: 
31 January 2012 to 18 February 2012
Teachers
Bernrad Alonso from www.permacultureinterationale.com and Ilumalai co-founder Heal the Soil CSA www.healthesoilcsa.org
Cost: 
US$630 Includes accommodation & meals Concessions available

Full Permaculture Design Course w/ Hannah Thorogood & Marina O'Connell at the Apricot Centre, North Essex

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Permaculture is a practical design system for sustainable living that offers an ethical, creative and inspiring response to the global challenges of climate change and peak oil. It stresses working with nature and helps you identify steps for positive change for yourself, your family and your community.

The 12 day course is run on Saturdays and some Sundays through the atumn, winter and spring 2011 to 2012.

The course will be run mainly at the Apricot Centre for Sustianble Living, on a permaculture and organic fruit farm run by Marina O'Connell

Dates: 
1 October 2011 to 10 June 2012
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1/2 Oct 2011 19 Nov 2011 10 Dec 2011 14 Jan 2012 11/12 Feb 2012 10 Mar 2012 14 Apr 2012 12 May 2012 9/10 Jun 2012
Teachers
Hannah Thorogood Marina O'Connell
Cost: 
£500 w/ £50 deposit to confirm place
Contact address: 
83 Hungerdown Lane, Lawford, Essex. CO11 2LY
Contact name: 
Marina O'Connell
Telephone number: 
01206 230425

Permaculture Desing Course

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A part-time course run over the year, giving time between the teaching sessions to read and watch films and study with other people on the course. Run on a permaculture LAND site and visits to other local sites the course enables the practice to be seen in action. We are close to Manningtree station, on the London/ Norwich line easily accessible from London and Norwich. We have run the course here for 2 years now and found it to be a rich and fun course.

Dates: 
1 October 2011 to 10 June 2012
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The course runs on a monthly basis from October till June, 9.00 am till 5.00 pm. 1st 2nd October 2011 19th November 2011 10th December 2011 14th January 2012 11th 12th February 2012 10th March 2012 14th April 2012 12th May 2012 9th 10th June 2012
Teachers
Hannah Thorogood Marina O'Connell
Cost: 
£500
Contact address: 
83 Hungerdown Lane, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex CO11 2LY
Contact name: 
Marina O'Connell
Telephone number: 
01206 230425

Farming and Community in transition

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This course is based on a hundred-acre traditional family farm and is part of a series of permaculture courses being run there focusing on how to re-energise farming by building strong links to the local community.

Dates: 
6 May 2012 to 20 May 2012
Teachers
Steven Jones, Chris Dixon, Ian Watt, Ian Steele, Richard Stephenson and more guest speakers to be announced
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Cost: 
£450.00
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Permaculture and Community

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A certificated Permaculture Design Course over 6 weekends, based in Herefordshire.

3 Weekends at Canon Frome Community
3 Weekends at Bishops Frome Community centre.
Ideal for anyone interested in Transition Towns, sustainable communities, renewable energy, permaculture and organic design systems.

Full price of £249.00 per person for 12 days, includes fieldtrips, practicals and certification.
The course is a mix of theory and practical exercises, with talks, slideshows, site visits, video and workshops.

Dates: 
1 October 2011 to 25 March 2012
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6 weekends over 6 months
Teachers
Steve Jones, Ian Watt, Pete Linell Jay Abrahams and more to be confirmed...
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
£249.00
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New lowered fee! PDC with Darren Doherty and Richard Perkins in Mallorca, Spain

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Join internationally-renowned permaculture designer and teacher Darren Doherty, local Permaculture expert Julio Cantos, Int’l Permaculture and “Integral Permanence” Teacher/Practitioner Richard Perkins and Swedish Permaculture teacher Maria Svennbeck for a 16 day residential certificate course on the beautiful island of Mallorca, Spain. Darren has taught over 40 PDCs around the world with renowned teachers such as Bill Mollison, David Holmgren, Penny Livingston-Stark, Robina McCurdy & the late Joe Polaischer among many others.
The course is targeted at anybody who wants to become a more effective and sustainable participant in today's world. It is interactive and designed to make you a more useful person capable of designing and developing sustainable systems anywhere in the world.

Guest speakers Albert Bates, Guillem Ferrer, Alberto Fraile, Toni Font, Rafa Salas, Miquel Ramis and Slow Food IB among others will participate.
The course will be translated from English to Spanish (and Spanish to English) by Ana Digón.

The course will cover the following:

History, Theory, Ethics, & Principles of permaculture
Nature-friendly house placement and design
Keyline Design, Holistic Management & Carbon Farming
Energy conservation techniques for all climates
Recycling and waste management
Organic food production
Water harvesting, Irrigation systems management
Waste Water Treatment Systems
Ecological pest control
Drought-proofing
Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
Livestock systems
Aquaculture
Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
Windbreaks and fire control
Community Development
Enterprise Development Models
GIS/CAD Design, Project Costing & Management

Dates: 
27 September 2011 to 12 October 2011
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The course starts in the afternoon of the 27th of September and finishes midday on the 12th of October
Teachers
Darren Doherty, Richard Perkins, Julio Cantos and Maria Svennbeck
Cost: 
NEW LOWER FEES! € 800 INCLUDING food and camping
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Inquiries regarding the course and venue (in Spanish/English): +34 680 317 888 Inquiries regarding the course and venue (in Swedish/English): +46 705 670 022