Certified residential PDC in southern Portugal

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

Vàrzea da Gonçala's annual spring PDC is open to registrations. This 2017 edition will be our 12th full Permaculture Design Course, led for the sixth consecutive year by the excellent Peter Cow, whose international reputation is steadily growing.

​The course for 2017 will cover the internationally-recognised 72-hour syllabus, and Peter will be giving a particular focus on the subject of social permaculture, There will also be a masterclass in eco-gardening with Chaym Feldman. All in the beautiful setting of the Cerca valley, 7km from Aljezur, on the west Algarve of Portugal.

Camping and all facilities are included in the price of €480. Limited indoor accommodation for the full 12 days in available for an additional €70 per person.

There will be some social evenings (please bring an instrument if you can play), a full tour of the Várzea, evening projected films in the magical evening social space, and home made pizza nights.

There are many good walks in the valley, and quiet spaces to get away from the crowd. Bird-life is particularly rich in this area, and the course will include some nature connection activities.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
(00351) 282 995 060
Contact Details: 
Contact address: 
Aljezur, The Algarve, Portugal
Contact name: 
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
We start at 17.00 on the 24th March, and finish at 19.00 on the 4th April, followed by an end of course celebration evening, with departures on the 5th April in the morning.
24 March 2017 to 4 April 2017
Mirka Hlavacova, Chaym Feldman and other local guest teachers
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
No apprentice teacher places available on this course.

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