72 hour course in permaculture design.

Permaculture Design Certificate course

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Come join us at Tacomepai this October for our unique and creative Permaculture Design Course. Led by Australian permaculture designer Eileen Kaufman, an experienced representative of sustainable agriculture, organic farming and social enterprises. In addition the inspiring founder of Tacomepai, Sandot Sukkaew, will share his extensive expertise and knowledge in local traditional skills, methods and real farming experience.
Cost includes accommodation, all meals, tuition, trips, processing fees and education support material for each student.
Part of the Permaculture Course cost will directly help preserve the local forest and culture through the Tacomepai Foundation. Together we will develop permaculture practices within Pai and raise awareness about environmental sustainability around Thailand.

Dates: 
7 October 2010 to 20 October 2010
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Intensive residential over 14 days with one rest day.

Tacomepai is an organic farm run by a local Yon family, who strive to maintain a sustainable and environmentally caring way of life. We offer guesthouse accommodation and the opportunity to work and learn with us, and the local community.

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US$550
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Permaculture for the Rural African Environment PDC

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Oriented towards food security development for rural communities, this course 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 use SFEL’s model PC site as the primary example for demonstration, as well visiting implementation sites on our Permaculture in Konso Schools Project (PKSP) for design examples. (more info on PKSP here: http://permaculture.org.au/2010/03/08/work-of-strawberry-fields-eco-lodg...). We also look at Konso’s renowned indigenous agricultural system and incorporating IKS (Indigenous Knowledge Systems) into Permaculture Design.

Dates: 
2 August 2010 to 12 August 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, Regional Permaculture in Schools and Colleges initiative and Fimbadzanai Permaculture Centre in Zimbabwe

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: 
$800 - including food,accommodation, transfer from Addis
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12-day residential Full Design Course

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Classic permaculture course following the syllabus recognised by permaculture Institutes and associations worldwide, including the Permaculture Association. On successful completion participants are awarded the Certificate of Permaculture Design and are able to practice as permaculture designers.

The course will cover the ethics and principles of permaculture then look at practical solutions to the problems we face as humans on one planet.

Dates: 
13 September 2010 to 25 September 2010
Teachers
Michele Fitzsimmons, Jess Clynewood, Charly le Marchant
Cost: 
£750-£490 depending on situation
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Certificate in Permaculture Design

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This course covers in depth the permaculture design methods, ethics and green lifestyle, working with natural principles and practical skills and actions. There is also a 4 day practical design project included in the course, which will have a Transition Town / Energy Descent Action Plan influence. Hopefully by the end of the course we will have an Energy Descent Action Plan for Burnlaw. The course will also include guest teachers including Oran from Burnlaw and a day trip to another Permaculture project.

Dates: 
19 November 2010 to 27 March 2011
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over 4 long weekends starting on Fri Nov 19th. Further dates to be fixed with booked participants.
Teachers
Wilf Richards
Cost: 
max £420; barters, trades and concessions available
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Full Design Course

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We are very proud to offering this intensive permaculture design course, October '10, ideal for anyone who wants to really understand sustainability and meet and get involved with like minded people.

Dates: 
2 October 2010 to 16 October 2010
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2 Weeks residential course
Teachers
Steven Jones, Amanda Dean, Chris & Lyn Dixon and others
Cost: 
£475.00 inc food, camping, field trips and practicals
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Full Design Course

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Learn about Foggage Farming (Arthur Hollins' organic system of grassland management at Fordhall), sustainable living, gardening, building, peak oil and more. Suitable for those interested in living a little more lightly on the planet, transition towns, or organic enthusiasts.

PLUS during this course we will be renovating the Old Dairy building on the farm to include classroom space, tearoom, toilets, showers and offices. We will be installing renewable energy, sheeps wool insulation, hemp and lime plasters and more. By attending this course you will get the unique opportunity to see some of these activities behind the scenes; enabling you to understand the benefits of each material/system for sustainability, as well as the many other aspects you will cover during the course.

Dates: 
25 September 2010 to 8 November 2010
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5 alternate weekends Saturday-Monday inclusive, beginning Saturday 25th September 2010.
Teachers
Hannah Thorogood

England's first community-owned farm.

Cost: 
£515 (incl VAT), concessionary rate for low incomes £375.
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Permaculture Design Course, between Bath and Bristol

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We shall cover all the standard curricular, extended with a fertile mix of film nights, evening workshops, aspects of community building and other topics the group is excited about. Fast paced and holistic by nature, this course is suitable for complete beginners or practising Permaculturists looking to extend their skill- sets. Mixing hands on Action learning and engaging lecture- story telling, this course is a life changing event! On completion of the course you receive an internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate that allows you to go on with studies or practice as a Permaculture Designer, and you shall be confident to move out into the world with a powerful set of action learning based skills and knowldege for positive, holistic and regenerative world changing!

Dates: 
11 September 2010 to 23 September 2010
Teachers
Richard Perkins

Held at Simon Hayhursts beautiful and inspiring project in Wick. Simon planted a large variety of trees as a child on the site, and is now enjoying the rich and diverse woodland mosaics forming 25 years on! Plans for an exciting Edible Food Forest are evolving, amongst the organic veg production and integrative animal husbandry systems.

Cost: 
£380