Permaculture Design Course High Heathercombe Centre

A course by Permaculture Community

PDC

Nov 08, 2014 at 09:00 AM - Nov 22, 2014 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Teacher Training Michigan

A course by Permaculture Community

A five-day residential course with permaculture teacher’s certification. Peter Bane, Sandy Cruz, and guests.

Nov 09, 2014 at 09:00 AM - Nov 13, 2014 at 05:30 PM

5-Day Sustainable Building Methods Project Course with Tom Kendall at PRI Maungaraeeda Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

A course by Permaculture Community

5-Day Sustainable Building Methods Project Course with Tom Kendall at PRI Maungaraeeda Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
03
Nov
2014
Starts Nov 03, 2014 and runs for 5 day(s).

Students will learn to design around materials that are available, and how to set up a structure giving it structural integrity. Solar passive design is discussed and the best materials for particular climates. Pest control and prevention as part of the design and building process is also looked at. Every course will have a different practical aspect to it, and will use a range of materials, both recycled and natural (local) materials. This is a hands on course and will teach students how to work with what is available and to make a suitable structure for what is required.

This course is a specialist course and is part of the 8-week Permaculture Life Skills Internship but can be attended as a separate course.

Students will learn to design around materials that are available, and how to set up a structure giving it structural integrity. Solar passive design is discussed and the best materials for particular climates. Pest control and prevention as part of the design and building process is also looked at. Every course will have a different practical aspect to it, and will use a range of materials, both recycled and natural (local) materials. This is a hands on course and will teach students how to work with what is available and to make a suitable structure for what is required.

As part of the spirit of Permaculture we encourage students to participate in community building for the time they spend at the Institute. Students will be shown and will be required to participate in a number of aspects of sustainable and community living and Permaculture systems and routines. This will enhance the Permaculture learning experience, as well as give students the feeling of belonging to a community and strengthening the bond of the group. We encourage students to acknowledge their talents, so they can contribute to the community experience by doing what they are good at.

About the Teacher:

Tom Kendall grew up and worked on his parents’ farm and took on the farm in 1992 when his father retired. He downsized the 11,000 acre farm to 7,000 acres and converted to Biodynamics. The farm produced wheat and barley and ran cattle and sheep. In 2000 he sold the farm and moved to the Sunshine Coast. In 2005 he and his partner Zaia found their ideal property in Kin Kin, Noosa Hinterland. Tom had by then become interested in Permaculture, and started converting the property into a Permaculture site. With his background in farming, he was able to take on most jobs that needed to be done himself; renovations, building, operating heavy machinery for earthworks, etc, gardening, fixing, installing plumbing and many other jobs that came with setting up the property. He became a WWOOF host and always taught the WWOOFers about Permaculture and why the property was set up the way it was. In 2008 he did a Permaculture Design Certificate with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. He followed that up early 2010 with a Teacher Training Course with Geoff Lawton.

At that stage he realised he had so much knowledge to share with people about Permaculture and Self Reliance skills that he decided to focus on teaching. It was a natural extension from teaching wwoofers for all those years. Tom is a very practical person with an wealth of knowledge about shaping landscapes and creating tools and infrastructure. Having spent all his life working the land he has an astute awareness about today’s environmental issues and aims to minimise his footprint as much as possible. His courses are unique in that he shows a lot of practical applications on his property, Maungaraeeda, now a Permaculture demonstration site, to complement the theory taught. His aim is to bring Permaculture to as many people as possible, and to empower people to be self reliant. He is now a Permaculture Research Institute accredited teacher and runs The Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland Australia.
Map
Important information about this course
Course location:

The Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda
93 Golden Gully Road, Kin Kin QLD 4571, Australia

Course hours:

9am – 5pm daily

Accommodation:

Camping (tent) accommodation is included in the course fee, please BYO tent and camping gear (bedding etc). Limited cabin accommodation ($30 per night per cabin) or backpacker style shared accommodation ($10 per night per person) is also available. Arrive mid to late afternoon Saturday prior to course start for camp set up.

Meals:

Fully catered for, 3 meals per day plus morning and afternoon tea. We can cater for Gluten Free, vegans and vegetarians. On Saturdays students are to cater for themselves. Camp kitchen available. First Saturday evening meal provided at 6pm.

Directions to get to the Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda:

Take the Bruce Highway towards Gympie from the South or toward Brisbane from the North. Take the Pomona Kin Kin turnoff. Follow the road, turn right at the T-intersection. Take the road through Pomona town, straight through the roundabout, over the railway line, then turn left at the T-Intersection. Follow that road to Kin Kin. Turn left to go into Kin Kin and past the pub. Follow that road for about 3 kms, Golden Gully Road is on your left (a dirt road). PRI Maungaraeeda, Kin Kin SOULS is 930 metres down that road on your left.

For further information for this course please contact education@permaculturenews.org.

Course pricing / bookings
Prices in Australian dollars

$795 (Regular price for this course. Must be paid in full 21 days prior to course commencement)
$100 (Non-refundable deposit to lock in booking)

Nov 03, 2014 at 09:00 AM - Nov 07, 2014 at 05:00 PM

Advanced Permaculture Skills Certificate

A course by Permaculture Community

Once you have done a PDC many new Permies find they then need real practical skills to become competent farmers, trainers or designers, this is what this class is all about, developing more skills in the context of permaculture and in a way that fits the permaculture ethics.

Feb 23, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Apr 13, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture Design Certificate

A course by Permaculture Community

A 72 hour theoretical course based on Bill Mollison’s Designers Manual, teaching how we can use today’s tools and technology to create a more sustainable and equitable world for all species. Permaculture is more than just gardening, it is a sustainable lifestyle. Permaculture ethics are Earth Care, People Care and Return of Surplus and this is taught by showing students to focus on local resources and their local community, and to have well thought out design practices to create abundance sustainably.

Nov 30, 2014 at 09:00 AM - Dec 12, 2014 at 04:30 PM

Permaculture Design Certificate

A course by Permaculture Community

Our PDC is a fully-catered, full-time course over two weeks, and we welcome you to stay and camp on our beautiful farm. During the day we will cover the core syllabus, and we will gather socially in the evenings with special guest speakers and demonstrations. Our farm’s inclusive community atmosphere will ensure you have fun and make friends while you learn. Naturally, the food we serve will be deliciously fresh, organic and local.

Jan 11, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Jan 25, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course – Kailash Akhara, Phy Ruea, Thailand, November 10-30, 2014

A course by Permaville

Come to the high hills of Eastern Thailand and learn about all aspects of permaculture. In this three week certified PDC course, we will cover all aspects of permaculture and do several hands-on practical projects.

Nov 10, 2014 at 09:00 AM - Nov 30, 2014 at 04:00 PM

Regenerative Landscape Design Course

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

The Regenerative Landscape Design Course will cover step by step how to develop a regenerative landscape based on a real location. We’ll cover practical skills such as mapping, surveying, earthwork design and implementation, fertility building and habitat design, as well as the essential theoretical components behind decision making, management, reading landscapes, soil building and crop selection.

http://www.balkep.org/regenerative-landscape-design-course-31oct—4nov.html

Oct 31, 2014 at 05:00 PM - Nov 04, 2014 at 08:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course (PDC), 7-21 December 2014, at Phayao Permaculture Center in Phayao, Thailand

A course by Permaville

Come learn about permaculture with renowned permaculture teacher John Champagne when he teams up with Brian Newhouse and Ben Dunn, in this 2-week PDC at Phayao Permaculture Center in Phayao, Thailand.

Dec 07, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Dec 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course with Christian Shearer

A course by Panya Project Education Center

3 amazing teachers, two awesome locations, and lots of inspiration. This PDC in Northern Thailand is a very special event that has drawn Christian Shearer back to Thailand to teach. Come be a part of the collaboration between the Panya Project and the Mindfulness Project

Jan 22, 2015 at 08:00 AM - Feb 05, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Permaculture Teacher Training

A course by Robyn Francis

Intensive course for teaching PDCs and permaculture community education with one of permaculture’s leading international educators, Robyn Francis, at Djanbung Gardens.

Dec 03, 2014 at 09:00 AM - Dec 09, 2014 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course – Summer Residential

A course by Robyn Francis

Experience the full international PDC with permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, and the inspiring team of trainers at Permaculture College Australia, Djanbung Gardens. Immerse yourself in a living permaculture system while you learn.

Jan 09, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Jan 23, 2015 at 08:00 PM

Permaculture Design Certification Course

A course by Rancho Mastatal

Join renowned permaculture instructors Chris Shanks, Mitch Haddad, Scott Gallant and Laura Killingbeck for this annual life-changing 2-week experience. The course covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns. Utilizing Rancho Mastatal as a living classroom, the class will mix lectures and hands-on work, exploring design solutions for both temperate and tropical regions. Putting Permaculture into pracitce, the course concludes with students working in teams to create their own permaculture site design. This course is applicable to anyone with an interest in designing resilient and regenerative futures as well as professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, ecology, education, farming and community development. The whole-systems design thinking outlined in the course will give participants the tools to re-design and improve their surroundings; from gardens, farms and homes, to livelihoods, relationships and communities.

Apr 19, 2015 at 08:00 AM - May 02, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Design Course Kailash Akhara, 12 January – 1 February 2015

A course by Permaville

Come learn about all aspects of permaculture and get hands on experience in the areas of soil, composting, gardening, natural building and appropriate technology in this 3 week Permaculture Design Course.

Jan 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM - Feb 01, 2015 at 12:00 PM

24th Annual Permaculture Design Course

A course by Marisha Auerbach

with Jude Hobbs, Rick Valley, & Marisha Auerbach

The respected set of instructors — Jude Hobbs, Rick Valley, and Marisha Auerbach – carries with them decades of experience in permaculture teaching, design, and installation, in rural and urban areas throughout the Northwest and the world.

This is a full 72-hour PDC course, and grants a certificate at the end for all students who meet the requirements. It is certified by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA).

The cost is $1350, which includes all instruction, lodging in recently renovated dorms, full access to 87 acres of beautiful land, and 42 organic vegetarian meals. Registration is at http://lostvalley.org/december-2014-permaculture-design-course/.

Dec 03, 2014 at 12:00 PM - Dec 16, 2014 at 02:00 PM

10th Annual Permaculture Design Course: Food Security through Biodiversity

A course by Marisha Auerbach

One of the oldest permaculture sites in Central American, Maya Mountain Research Farm is immersed in the lush biodiversity of the tropical rainforest. MMRF was transitioned from an abandoned cattle & citrus farm, 25 years ago to a thriving oasis of biodiversity and agroforestry. Stories & experiences of establishing of this perennial food system in conjunction with the teachers’ experiences will deepen your understanding of permaculture in your bioregion. Wake to the singing birds & sleep to the scents of lush tropical flowers. This beautiful off-the-grid retreat will deepen your connection with the earth and inspire you for years to come.

Feb 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Mar 06, 2015 at 05:00 PM

Terra-Genesis Tropical Permaculture Intensive

A course by Permaculture Community

Terra Genesis is excited to announce a 4 month residential Permaculture Education program focused on Tropical Permaculture and Regenerative Enterprise.

The design of this program with working half time with the Regenerative Farm group, and half time with Finka Aekolado. The 4 months will take students through a full cycle of design and implementation in the following areas:

* Bamboo cultivation, curing and construction

* Cacao cultivation, fermentation and drying

* Tropical polyculture

* Reforestation

* Road building

* Eco-construction

* Rocket stoves
* Community infrastructure
* Ecological Sanitation
* Watershed restoration
* Conservation
* Ecotourism
* And more.

This program is for PDC graduates only. We will be teaching classroom style theory when appropriate, but the bulk of learning will be experiential. We are limiting the program to no more than 5 students to ensure a high quality experience. 100% of your tuition will be going straight to the project you are working on and your own sustenance. We value your time and effort and are excited to share and learn together. Terra Genesis and our partners in Ecuador are dedicated to creating a Regenerative Enterprise Ecology that provides low cost education as one of our outputs.

What to expect:

Your day will start at dawn with the natural rhythm of the rainforest. There is much work to do! Planting living terraces on contour, building rainwater catchment, construction of basic infrastructure and diversifying farms and forests. After a quick breakfast you will be out in the forest working side by side with the other permaculture students and local community to diversify forestry systems, harvest, resort watersheds and much needed infrastructure. Work breaks at 2-3 PM in the heat of the day and lunch is had with the community. You don’t need to worry about lunches and dinners, this is all part of the program to allow students to focus on work and learning. The schedule will be flexible and students will be expected to be proactive and positive in engaging with the dynamic lifestyle of a permaculture campesino in the campo of Ecuador. You will be expected to work 5 days per week and have weekends free to explore the area or dive into personal projects. There are long term potentials in the area if you like.

Dates

January 5th – June 5th

Costs
$600 per month, room, board included. Please bring extra cash for personal trips.

The Place

Caimito Ecuador is a verdent rainforest perched on the edge of the Pacific ocean. Secluded surf breaks, deep primary forest, verdant and productive cacao farms and friendly people all open their arms to students. The community of Caimito is excited to have help with our movement towards regenerative agriculture. The importance of the Regenerative Farming Group and the positive energy brought by students form the outside to invigorate the traditional “minga” (work party) based labor sharing and learning system is essential to our growth as a beautiful and regenerative cacao producing community.

Your Teachers

* Red de Guardians de Semillas and Ecuadorian Permaculture

*
* Rogelio Simbaña
* George Fletcher
* Grupo de Fincas Regenerativas
*
* Isidro
* Fabiola
* Jorge
* Terra Genesis International

*
* Gregory Landua
* Ben Murray
* Rick Valley

An amazing team of local and international permaculture experts will be your guides.
Ben Murray and Rogelio Simbaña with support from George Fletcher will be your main teachers and guides through the program.

Join US!

Your Visa

You will be expected to obtain a 6 month tourist Visa. Please do this before coming. For more information contact the TGI Office.

Jan 05, 2015 at 09:00 AM - Jun 05, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Permaculture Teacher Training Michigan

A course by Permaculture Community

A five-day residential course with permaculture teacher’s certification. Peter Bane, Sandy Cruz, and guests.

5-Day Sustainable Building Methods Project Course with Tom Kendall at PRI Maungaraeeda Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

A course by Permaculture Community

5-Day Sustainable Building Methods Project Course with Tom Kendall at PRI Maungaraeeda Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
03
Nov
2014
Starts Nov 03, 2014 and runs for 5 day(s).

Students will learn to design around materials that are available, and how to set up a structure giving it structural integrity. Solar passive design is discussed and the best materials for particular climates. Pest control and prevention as part of the design and building process is also looked at. Every course will have a different practical aspect to it, and will use a range of materials, both recycled and natural (local) materials. This is a hands on course and will teach students how to work with what is available and to make a suitable structure for what is required.

This course is a specialist course and is part of the 8-week Permaculture Life Skills Internship but can be attended as a separate course.

Students will learn to design around materials that are available, and how to set up a structure giving it structural integrity. Solar passive design is discussed and the best materials for particular climates. Pest control and prevention as part of the design and building process is also looked at. Every course will have a different practical aspect to it, and will use a range of materials, both recycled and natural (local) materials. This is a hands on course and will teach students how to work with what is available and to make a suitable structure for what is required.

As part of the spirit of Permaculture we encourage students to participate in community building for the time they spend at the Institute. Students will be shown and will be required to participate in a number of aspects of sustainable and community living and Permaculture systems and routines. This will enhance the Permaculture learning experience, as well as give students the feeling of belonging to a community and strengthening the bond of the group. We encourage students to acknowledge their talents, so they can contribute to the community experience by doing what they are good at.

About the Teacher:

Tom Kendall grew up and worked on his parents’ farm and took on the farm in 1992 when his father retired. He downsized the 11,000 acre farm to 7,000 acres and converted to Biodynamics. The farm produced wheat and barley and ran cattle and sheep. In 2000 he sold the farm and moved to the Sunshine Coast. In 2005 he and his partner Zaia found their ideal property in Kin Kin, Noosa Hinterland. Tom had by then become interested in Permaculture, and started converting the property into a Permaculture site. With his background in farming, he was able to take on most jobs that needed to be done himself; renovations, building, operating heavy machinery for earthworks, etc, gardening, fixing, installing plumbing and many other jobs that came with setting up the property. He became a WWOOF host and always taught the WWOOFers about Permaculture and why the property was set up the way it was. In 2008 he did a Permaculture Design Certificate with Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton. He followed that up early 2010 with a Teacher Training Course with Geoff Lawton.

At that stage he realised he had so much knowledge to share with people about Permaculture and Self Reliance skills that he decided to focus on teaching. It was a natural extension from teaching wwoofers for all those years. Tom is a very practical person with an wealth of knowledge about shaping landscapes and creating tools and infrastructure. Having spent all his life working the land he has an astute awareness about today’s environmental issues and aims to minimise his footprint as much as possible. His courses are unique in that he shows a lot of practical applications on his property, Maungaraeeda, now a Permaculture demonstration site, to complement the theory taught. His aim is to bring Permaculture to as many people as possible, and to empower people to be self reliant. He is now a Permaculture Research Institute accredited teacher and runs The Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland Australia.
Map
Important information about this course
Course location:

The Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda
93 Golden Gully Road, Kin Kin QLD 4571, Australia

Course hours:

9am – 5pm daily

Accommodation:

Camping (tent) accommodation is included in the course fee, please BYO tent and camping gear (bedding etc). Limited cabin accommodation ($30 per night per cabin) or backpacker style shared accommodation ($10 per night per person) is also available. Arrive mid to late afternoon Saturday prior to course start for camp set up.

Meals:

Fully catered for, 3 meals per day plus morning and afternoon tea. We can cater for Gluten Free, vegans and vegetarians. On Saturdays students are to cater for themselves. Camp kitchen available. First Saturday evening meal provided at 6pm.

Directions to get to the Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda:

Take the Bruce Highway towards Gympie from the South or toward Brisbane from the North. Take the Pomona Kin Kin turnoff. Follow the road, turn right at the T-intersection. Take the road through Pomona town, straight through the roundabout, over the railway line, then turn left at the T-Intersection. Follow that road to Kin Kin. Turn left to go into Kin Kin and past the pub. Follow that road for about 3 kms, Golden Gully Road is on your left (a dirt road). PRI Maungaraeeda, Kin Kin SOULS is 930 metres down that road on your left.

For further information for this course please contact education@permaculturenews.org.

Course pricing / bookings
Prices in Australian dollars

$795 (Regular price for this course. Must be paid in full 21 days prior to course commencement)
$100 (Non-refundable deposit to lock in booking)

Advanced Permaculture Skills Certificate

A course by Permaculture Community

Once you have done a PDC many new Permies find they then need real practical skills to become competent farmers, trainers or designers, this is what this class is all about, developing more skills in the context of permaculture and in a way that fits the permaculture ethics.

Permaculture Design Certificate

A course by Permaculture Community

A 72 hour theoretical course based on Bill Mollison’s Designers Manual, teaching how we can use today’s tools and technology to create a more sustainable and equitable world for all species. Permaculture is more than just gardening, it is a sustainable lifestyle. Permaculture ethics are Earth Care, People Care and Return of Surplus and this is taught by showing students to focus on local resources and their local community, and to have well thought out design practices to create abundance sustainably.

  • 93 Golden Gully Rd, Kin Kin QLD 4571, Australia
  • Nov 30, 2014 at 09:00 AM -
    Dec 12, 2014 at 04:30 PM
  • $1450-$1590
  • 617 5485 4664
  • info@permaculturesunshinecoast.org
  • http://permaculturesunshinecoast.org

Permaculture Design Certificate

A course by Permaculture Community

Our PDC is a fully-catered, full-time course over two weeks, and we welcome you to stay and camp on our beautiful farm. During the day we will cover the core syllabus, and we will gather socially in the evenings with special guest speakers and demonstrations. Our farm’s inclusive community atmosphere will ensure you have fun and make friends while you learn. Naturally, the food we serve will be deliciously fresh, organic and local.

  • 426 Carters Rd, Burnside WA 6285, Australia
  • Jan 11, 2015 at 09:00 AM -
    Jan 25, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $1500-$1600
  • (08) 9758 8582
  • info@fairharvest.com.au
  • http://fairharvest.com.au

Permaculture Design Course – Kailash Akhara, Phy Ruea, Thailand, November 10-30, 2014

A course by Permaville

Come to the high hills of Eastern Thailand and learn about all aspects of permaculture. In this three week certified PDC course, we will cover all aspects of permaculture and do several hands-on practical projects.

Regenerative Landscape Design Course

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

The Regenerative Landscape Design Course will cover step by step how to develop a regenerative landscape based on a real location. We’ll cover practical skills such as mapping, surveying, earthwork design and implementation, fertility building and habitat design, as well as the essential theoretical components behind decision making, management, reading landscapes, soil building and crop selection.

http://www.balkep.org/regenerative-landscape-design-course-31oct—4nov.html

Permaculture Design Course (PDC), 7-21 December 2014, at Phayao Permaculture Center in Phayao, Thailand

A course by Permaville

Come learn about permaculture with renowned permaculture teacher John Champagne when he teams up with Brian Newhouse and Ben Dunn, in this 2-week PDC at Phayao Permaculture Center in Phayao, Thailand.

Permaculture Design Course with Christian Shearer

A course by Panya Project Education Center

3 amazing teachers, two awesome locations, and lots of inspiration. This PDC in Northern Thailand is a very special event that has drawn Christian Shearer back to Thailand to teach. Come be a part of the collaboration between the Panya Project and the Mindfulness Project

Permaculture Teacher Training

A course by Robyn Francis

Intensive course for teaching PDCs and permaculture community education with one of permaculture’s leading international educators, Robyn Francis, at Djanbung Gardens.

Permaculture Design Course – Summer Residential

A course by Robyn Francis

Experience the full international PDC with permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, and the inspiring team of trainers at Permaculture College Australia, Djanbung Gardens. Immerse yourself in a living permaculture system while you learn.

Permaculture Design Certification Course

A course by Rancho Mastatal

Join renowned permaculture instructors Chris Shanks, Mitch Haddad, Scott Gallant and Laura Killingbeck for this annual life-changing 2-week experience. The course covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns. Utilizing Rancho Mastatal as a living classroom, the class will mix lectures and hands-on work, exploring design solutions for both temperate and tropical regions. Putting Permaculture into pracitce, the course concludes with students working in teams to create their own permaculture site design. This course is applicable to anyone with an interest in designing resilient and regenerative futures as well as professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, ecology, education, farming and community development. The whole-systems design thinking outlined in the course will give participants the tools to re-design and improve their surroundings; from gardens, farms and homes, to livelihoods, relationships and communities.

Permaculture Design Course Kailash Akhara, 12 January – 1 February 2015

A course by Permaville

Come learn about all aspects of permaculture and get hands on experience in the areas of soil, composting, gardening, natural building and appropriate technology in this 3 week Permaculture Design Course.

24th Annual Permaculture Design Course

A course by Marisha Auerbach

with Jude Hobbs, Rick Valley, & Marisha Auerbach

The respected set of instructors — Jude Hobbs, Rick Valley, and Marisha Auerbach – carries with them decades of experience in permaculture teaching, design, and installation, in rural and urban areas throughout the Northwest and the world.

This is a full 72-hour PDC course, and grants a certificate at the end for all students who meet the requirements. It is certified by the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA).

The cost is $1350, which includes all instruction, lodging in recently renovated dorms, full access to 87 acres of beautiful land, and 42 organic vegetarian meals. Registration is at http://lostvalley.org/december-2014-permaculture-design-course/.

10th Annual Permaculture Design Course: Food Security through Biodiversity

A course by Marisha Auerbach

One of the oldest permaculture sites in Central American, Maya Mountain Research Farm is immersed in the lush biodiversity of the tropical rainforest. MMRF was transitioned from an abandoned cattle & citrus farm, 25 years ago to a thriving oasis of biodiversity and agroforestry. Stories & experiences of establishing of this perennial food system in conjunction with the teachers’ experiences will deepen your understanding of permaculture in your bioregion. Wake to the singing birds & sleep to the scents of lush tropical flowers. This beautiful off-the-grid retreat will deepen your connection with the earth and inspire you for years to come.

  • Feb 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM -
    Mar 06, 2015 at 05:00 PM
  • $1500
  • Accepts Work Trade
  • christopher.nesbitt@mmrfbz.org
  • http://www.mmrfbz.org/

Terra-Genesis Tropical Permaculture Intensive

A course by Permaculture Community

Terra Genesis is excited to announce a 4 month residential Permaculture Education program focused on Tropical Permaculture and Regenerative Enterprise.

The design of this program with working half time with the Regenerative Farm group, and half time with Finka Aekolado. The 4 months will take students through a full cycle of design and implementation in the following areas:

* Bamboo cultivation, curing and construction

* Cacao cultivation, fermentation and drying

* Tropical polyculture

* Reforestation

* Road building

* Eco-construction

* Rocket stoves
* Community infrastructure
* Ecological Sanitation
* Watershed restoration
* Conservation
* Ecotourism
* And more.

This program is for PDC graduates only. We will be teaching classroom style theory when appropriate, but the bulk of learning will be experiential. We are limiting the program to no more than 5 students to ensure a high quality experience. 100% of your tuition will be going straight to the project you are working on and your own sustenance. We value your time and effort and are excited to share and learn together. Terra Genesis and our partners in Ecuador are dedicated to creating a Regenerative Enterprise Ecology that provides low cost education as one of our outputs.

What to expect:

Your day will start at dawn with the natural rhythm of the rainforest. There is much work to do! Planting living terraces on contour, building rainwater catchment, construction of basic infrastructure and diversifying farms and forests. After a quick breakfast you will be out in the forest working side by side with the other permaculture students and local community to diversify forestry systems, harvest, resort watersheds and much needed infrastructure. Work breaks at 2-3 PM in the heat of the day and lunch is had with the community. You don’t need to worry about lunches and dinners, this is all part of the program to allow students to focus on work and learning. The schedule will be flexible and students will be expected to be proactive and positive in engaging with the dynamic lifestyle of a permaculture campesino in the campo of Ecuador. You will be expected to work 5 days per week and have weekends free to explore the area or dive into personal projects. There are long term potentials in the area if you like.

Dates

January 5th – June 5th

Costs
$600 per month, room, board included. Please bring extra cash for personal trips.

The Place

Caimito Ecuador is a verdent rainforest perched on the edge of the Pacific ocean. Secluded surf breaks, deep primary forest, verdant and productive cacao farms and friendly people all open their arms to students. The community of Caimito is excited to have help with our movement towards regenerative agriculture. The importance of the Regenerative Farming Group and the positive energy brought by students form the outside to invigorate the traditional “minga” (work party) based labor sharing and learning system is essential to our growth as a beautiful and regenerative cacao producing community.

Your Teachers

* Red de Guardians de Semillas and Ecuadorian Permaculture

*
* Rogelio Simbaña
* George Fletcher
* Grupo de Fincas Regenerativas
*
* Isidro
* Fabiola
* Jorge
* Terra Genesis International

*
* Gregory Landua
* Ben Murray
* Rick Valley

An amazing team of local and international permaculture experts will be your guides.
Ben Murray and Rogelio Simbaña with support from George Fletcher will be your main teachers and guides through the program.

Join US!

Your Visa

You will be expected to obtain a 6 month tourist Visa. Please do this before coming. For more information contact the TGI Office.