Community Permaculture in Portugal (PDC)

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

Another Permaculture course is in the works for Europe from the teaching team of TreeYo. Check out our site to learn more about the PDC and the teaching team.

The course will be held in the magical Sintra region just outside of Lisbon and close to the beach in a quaint village called Almocageme.
This course includes the following topics and more:
- Ethics, Principles, and Methods of Design
- Water harvesting, conservation, purification, and revitalization
- Trees, reforestation, and nutrient recycling
- Soil classification, biological interaction, and remineralization
- Climatic Factors and their influences on the design
- Tropical, Dryland, and Temperate influences on vegetation, housing, and earthworks
- Nutrition, fermentation, and local food systems
- Transition Towns – emerging and evolving approach to community level sustainability

Our aim as Permaculture trainers is to creatively facilitate a learning process that empowers people in Permaculture design through experiential learning and hands-on training. Each student completes the course with a site design and presentation based on the skills and knowledge accumulated throughout the two weeks.

The course will be held at Escola Da Terra which is a Waldorf inspired community run, home school that has several water harvesting features, gardens, vermiculture systems, and an emerging food forest as well as a great surrounding community.

2 week certified Course, 80 plus hours

Booking and further information
Dates and times
11 July 2011 to 24 July 2011
Doug Crouch and Sara Wuerstle
Venue information

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