Permaculture Design Course - 2 weeks - Sintra - Portugal

Full Permaculture Design Course (PDC)
Summary information

THE COURSE: Format and Content

The course will be an 80-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course spread out over 14 days. This ample time allows students to digest the material, get hands-on experience and work thoroughly on the final design project and presentation. The course will be certified through TreeYo Permaculture as we are guided by Bill Mollison’s curriculum that comprises the 14 chapters of his book “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”. Our schedule reflects this commitment and has a strong emphasis on how the design principles and process influence site develop and systems management while always acknowledging the people care side of it all. This course will help you gain confidence in setting up land based designs but also the inextricable link with creative integration of humans. We will cover the following topics throughout the course:

Ethics, Principles, and Methods of Permaculture Design
Pattern Understanding: Interpretation and Application
Climatic Factors: Broad Climatic Zones and Microclimate – Effects on Landscape and Design
Water: Harvesting, Conservation, Purification, and Revitalization
Trees and their Energy Transactions: SoilWaterTrees
Soils: Classification, Food Web, and Restoration
Aquaculture: Food Web, Aquatic Plants, Chinampas, Tyre Ponds, Water Quality Parameters
Animal Systems: Integrate worms, chickens, goats, and many other animals in your design
Strategies for Tropical, Dry-land, and Temperate Climates: Influences on Vegetation, Housing, and Earthworks
Introduction to Natural Building: Earth as a Building Material
Fermentation and Nutrition: Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Sourdough Bread and Pickles
Local Food Systems: CSA-Community Supported Agriculture, Cooperatives, Food-Coops
Social and Economic Permaculture: Bio-Regional Organisation, Living in Communities, Transition Towns and Local Resiliency

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
00351937115275
Address: 
Ulgueira - sintra
Cost: 
550 euros
Contact name: 
pedro valdjiu
Dates and times
4 August 2014 to 17 August 2014
Teachers
Doug Crouch and Pedro Valdjiu
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