Casita Verde, a fantastic site for a permaculture design course - home to the Greenheart Ibiza movement, which boasts a 25 year history of ecological education on the island. Featuring numerous examples of eco-buildings, along with multiple examples of on-site energy generation, water storage and management, compost toilets and carob and aloe cultivation. A fabulous opportunity for students of permaculture to see a living, breathing centre for change. Chris Dews, founder of Greenheart Ibiza and Casita Verde, will be part of the teaching team for this course. The site is nestled in the countryside between the famous party town of San Antonio and the charming Ibiza town.
he 72 hour PDC at Casita Verde follows the curriculum as laid out in Bill Mollison's Permaculture - A Designer's Manual. It covers subjects ranging from ethics and principles of permaculture, natural systems, aquaculture, sustainable design methods, patterns in nature, land restoration, water harvesting, grey water recycling, natural building, food forests and guilds, energy conservation, appropriate technology, renewable energy, urban permaculture and invisible structures.
The design course teaches how to develop sustainable human settlements, and how to extend and preserve natural systems. The content will be covered alternating between theoretical lectures and practical applications. The teaching style aims to run immersion courses that utilize the collective intelligence of the group with engaging participatory clases.