Jamaica Full Permaculture Design Course (certified) 13-23 March + 2 Day Optional Permablitz 25-26th March

(PDC) Permaculture Design Course
Summary information

This PDC brings permaculture regeneration to 15 acres of Jamaican sugar plantation. Our host recently bought the site and is keen to set up a Permaculture demonstration residential smallholding.

All surveying, designing and implementing we carry out before, during and after the course will be real life, practical steps so that all involved can learn how to apply Permaculture principles, techniques and design to maximise resilience and abundance.

The course will also include the start of the design and planting for a food forest. The core of every PDC is developing design skills in each participant. We will explore many areas theoretically and practically – soil improvement, water management, developing buildings and infrastructure, using trees and plants and the highly important personal and social/community uses of Permaculture design, in which Peter is a specialist.

Design skills taught on the course are applicable in all areas of the world to all decision making processes. Techniques explored will range in application from cold and warm temperate through Mediterranean to Tropical. Peter has extensive experience in maritime temperate (UK) and the Mediterranean (Portugal).

Course facilities will be basic - camping accommodation, composting toilets and canvas structures. Catering will be provided by a Jamaican chef who will camp on site with us.

There will be an optional Permablitz following the course, where we will spend 2 more days physically developing the smallholding with local people.

Join us as we show how Permaculture can regenerate an ex-colonial plantation in Jamaica and spread Permaculture thinking in the island. Book online or blueparadisefarms at gmail dot com

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
0743 207 2677
Contact address: 
London, UK
Contact name: 
Faheemah Luqman
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
Full PDC Course: evening of 13th March - evening of 23rd March (departures on morning of 24th March) Optional Permablitz: 25-26 March 2014
13 March 2014 to 23 March 2014
Peter Cow
Venue information
Apprentice Teachers
Teacher apprentices: 
This course is open to offers from apprentice teachers wishing to gain teaching experience.

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