72 hour course in permaculture design.

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)
Contact address: 
PO Box 14 Konso, SNNPRS, Ethiopia
Contact name: 
Alex McCausland
Telephone number: 
+251 912 21 46 87

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
Cost: 
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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
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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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Permaculture Design Course

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Course participants will be part of the world-changing movement to “green the deserts” of the Middle East through the design principles of Permaculture — learning skills such as rainwater harvesting, food forest production, homescale gardening to maximize production on small acreages, and more.
Participants will also have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture trying traditional Palestinian food and touring the ancient Salfit area. This course also allows students to gain a greater understanding of the impact of the Israeli occupation in Palestine.

Dates: 
10 April 2011 to 24 April 2011
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Arrive on the 9th for 10th April start
Teachers
Rhamis Kent, Klaudia van Gool and Murad Alkhufash
Cost: 
$1600 international students $400 Palestinian residents
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Transition Town Brixton Permaculture Design Course, Lambeth Hub

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ATTENTION: SPECIAL PRICE £350 if paid before 11th March

Concerned about climate change, peak oil and our children's future? Want to go green? Interested in creating Sustainable Local Communities? Thinking about making significant changes in your life? Fed up with the problems and want to start looking for solutions? Then this full Urban Permaculture Design Course accredited by the Permaculture Association Britain (PAB) is for you.

Held over 5 weekends, in central London (border zone 1 and 2), it provides a broad introduction to the ethics, principles and applications of permaculture primarily from an urban perspective, and is for anyone who believes that we need to find ways to care for ourselves, for each other and for the Earth.

The course will give you a detailed understanding of permaculture tools, which will allow you to realise your own sustainable designs, be it buildings, food growing, communities, economic systems, retrofitting urban house, etc. Upon completion of the course you will receive a permaculture design certification qualification accredited by PAB and become part of a local permaculture support network.

The workshop will be taught by Graham Burnett from Spiralseed and Rakesh Bhambri,

For more information on what to expect on the course

http://www.transitiontownbrixton.org/?p=3173

How to register
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dFdjeUVDVENNSHYyOXczMEN...

Dates: 
26 March 2011 to 29 May 2011
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09.30 - 17.30, 5 weekends, WE 1 26+27 March, WE 2 9+10 April, WE 3 16+17 April, WE 4 14+15 May, WE 5 28+29 May
Teachers
Graham Burnett, Rakesh Bhambri and others
Cost: 
See above
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Contact name: 
Rakesh
Telephone number: 
07575 009 322

Modular Permaculture Design Course

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Module 1: Permaculture Design – An Introduction
Students learn about the integrated design philosophy of permaculture. Module includes creating systems where we use waste as a resource, creating food systems which have as much biodiversity as we find in natural systems, designing a low maintenance food landscape which makes optimum use of what the site has to offer plus a visit to a permaculture garden.

Module 2: 21st Century Permaculture – Connective Living
In the context of a peak oil future learn about the various local food strategies here, in the UK & internationally. Investigate ways of creating food production & distribution schemes which make the most of our current resources. Explore the Transition ethos & look at case studies of Transition Towns. Several field trips & guest speakers.

Module 3: Permaculture - Eco lifestyles & Eco- nomics
This module focuses in on two of the most important aspects of modem living: energy creation & use and economics. We cover ways of creating more sustainable & durable buildings which use less energy & space. We explore how we can retrofit greenness onto our existing grey buildings. We explore how we can integrate alternative & sustainable energy generation into our lives. And we investigate how we can create robust & interconnected local economies, examining barter, local exchange trading systems, circulating goods & services within a region & bioregional mapping.
Several field trips.

Module 4: Permaculture - a focus on design
Learn how we can design integrated systems which connect up food growing, alternative energy, water management, waste management & eco-nomics. We will explore analysis techniques which help us to see & solve problems in different ways. You will work collaboratively in groups to come up with creative & workable solutions to real design briefs.

Dates: 
11 May 2011 to 23 July 2011
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Class contact time is Wednesday evenings 6 - 9 and Saturdays from 9.30 - 4.30. There are breaks between each module. Please email me for a detailed timetable.
Teachers
Michele Fitzsimmons [lead tutor] Molly Scott Cato [eco-nomics] [tbc] John Whitehead [microhydro] [tbc] Peter Draper [green buildings] [tbc]
Cost: 
£86 per module [£68 concessionary fee]
Contact name: 
Michele Fitzsimmons

Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with David Spicer and Tichafa Makovere in Konso, Ethiopia

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This PDC will take place in Konso, southern Ethiopia, at Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge, Ethiopia's first model Permaculture site. The Course sees the veteran Permaculture practitioner, David Spicer, from the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia, join forces with our resident facilitator, Tichafa Makovere. The venue for the PDC will be Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge, the first working PC demonstration site in Ethiopia, where a model design has been established over the last 3 years on degraded land to incorporate elements such as drip irrigation, grey and black water re-use, composting toilets, hot composting, tree nursery and solar fridge, solar power, compost powered hot-showers and much more!

Dates: 
1 March 2011 to 13 March 2011
Teachers
David Spicer; Tichafa Makovere and Alex McCausland
Cost: 
Australian Dollars 1000 international ; 500 for local people

Permaculture Design Course, Nottingham

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Urban PDC in Nottingham, hosted by Ecoworks, a community growing project of 20 years experience. The course will be held in various Ecoworks venues, including allotments, market gardens, a straw-bale turf-roofed building and the new 17-acre growing site at the edge of Nottingham.

Dates: 
25 February 2011 to 12 June 2011
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25 - 27 February 25 - 27 March 15 - 17 April 10 - 12 June Plus one day in May TBC
Teachers
Tomas Remiarz, Paul Paine and others
Cost: 
WEA funded, please enquire for details
Contact name: 
Tomas Remiarz

Full Permaculture Design Course

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This practical course will bring the possibility of significant and positive life changes. Although permaculture is most commonly thought about in connection with gardening & farming, its principles, ethics and design methods can be adapted and used in each individual's own work, interests and home to bring about a more harmonious & sustainable lifestyle. Permaculture offers a perspective on all aspects of building a sustainable future. Permaculture encourages us to use our individual skills, knowledge and interests, whilst drawing on traditional wisdom, science and our innate ability to observe and learn from the world around us.

Course participants will be awarded the Permaculture Association (Britain)'s internationally recognised Certificate in Permaculture Design.

Dates: 
1 October 2011 to 15 October 2011
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Starts 5pm Saturday 1st & finishes with a party on the evening of the 15th. Participants usually travel home on the Sunday.
Teachers
Aranya
Apprentice Teachers
yes
Cost: 
TBC - see website
Contact name: 
Raina Jones
Telephone number: 
01730 823166

Full Permaculture Design and Nature Awareness Course

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This practical, intensive course offers the possibility of significant and positive life changes. Merging permaculture design with nature awareness practices, it's a unique chance to deepen your understanding of permaculture on a solid foundation of nature connection. The two approaches form a powerful synergy for developing your knowledge of place and working with the natural world.

Although permaculture is most commonly thought about in connection with gardening & farming, its principles, ethics and design methods can be adapted and used in each individual's own work, interests and home to bring about a more harmonious & sustainable lifestyle. Permaculture offers a perspective on all aspects of building a sustainable future. Permaculture encourages us to use our individual skills, knowledge and interests, whilst drawing on traditional wisdom, science and our innate ability to observe and learn from the world around us.

Course participants will be awarded the Permaculture Association (Britain)'s internationally recognised Certificate in Permaculture Design.

Dates: 
16 July 2011 to 30 July 2011
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Starts 5pm Saturday 16th & finishes with a party on the evening of the 30th. Participants usually travel home on the Sunday.
Teachers
Aranya & Miki Dedijer
Apprentice Teachers
no
Cost: 
TBC - see website
Contact name: 
Mel Chambers
Telephone number: 
01271 817509 / 07768 193848