6 Week Permaculture Design Course and Sustainable Living Immersion

A course by Abel

Polar Permaculture Design Course

A course by Travin Keith

Edible Ecosystem Design Course: June 16th-23th

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

Permaculture Design Course at Ecodharma

A course by Alfred Decker

Residential Permaculture Design Cerfificate Course

A course by Permaculture Eden

  • Le Bois de Grammont, 36140 Lourdoueix-Saint-Michel, France
  • Jul 02, 2016 at 09:00 PM -
    Jul 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
  • $725-$840
  • 0044 254069155
  • steve@permacultureeden.com
  • http://www.permacultureeden.com

Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Summer 2016, 3 half days/week for 7 weeks

A course by Mary

2 week Permaculture Design Course in Ecuador

A course by Third Millennium Alliance

Apprenticeship in Natural Building

A course by Rancho Mastatal

Permaculture Design Certificate in Frelighsburg, QC from August 7th to 20th, 2016

A course by P3 Permaculture

Hands-On Intensive in Frelighsburg​, QC from August 22nd to 26th, 2016

A course by P3 Permaculture

Regenerative Landscape Design Course

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

Regenerative Landscape Design

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

Permaculture teachers’ training course in Finland

A course by Elontila

  • Salmintie 72, 15460 Lahti, Suomi
  • Sep 03, 2016 at 09:00 AM -
    Sep 09, 2016 at 06:00 PM
  • $570
  • +358 (0)45 8797999
  • et@elontila.fi
  • http://www.elontila.fi

6 Week Permaculture Design Course and Sustainable Living Immersion

A course by Abel

6 Weeks : June 5th – July 16th : Summer 2016

Join us for 6 weeks of empowering and practical solutions at Aprovecho, a site renowned for over 30 years of work in Permaculture and sustainable development while learning from an assemblage of many of the best teachers throughout the Pacific Northwest. Teachers for this course include Jude Hobbs, Marisha Auerbach, Rick Valley, Andrew Millison, Tao Orion, Chris Foraker, Abel Kloster, and Mike Hatfield.

Polar Permaculture Design Course

A course by Travin Keith

Ever wanted to learn about pushing the boundaries of Permaculture to extreme areas of the globe? Come join us this June with Jan Martin Bang for a Permaculture Design Course designed specifically for Arctic conditions.

Edible Ecosystem Design Course: June 16th-23th

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

The core of our approach is to design from a thoughtful, intellectual perspective, thereby minimizing maintenance and reducing redundancy, allowing time to focus on the most enjoyable parts of growing edible ecosystems.

Throughout the course you’ll be learning how to design and build, and we encourage our guests to bring their own plans or future projects into the course

Permaculture Design Course at Ecodharma

A course by Alfred Decker

Permaculture offers practical skills and methods for designing and creating sustainable living systems, integrating human needs with the ecosystems in which we are rooted. It is a theory of ecological design which seeks to develop sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems, by modelling them on the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.

The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is a 72-hour certified and holistic course encompassing a wide range of topics that demonstrate how to work with our ecological and social environment. The PDC will be composed of lectures, discussions, practical activities, and design exercises. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to enable them to design and implement the principles of permaculture in the creation of truly sustainable systems that can enable us to live well and with respect for each other and the earth.

Residential Permaculture Design Cerfificate Course

A course by Permaculture Eden

Our internationally recognized Permaculture Design Course runs over two weeks and includes 72 hour of required international syllabus. Plus our course includes extra practical hands on work and demonstrations of Permaculture.
We offer a different experience to most other courses, on our own site offering real hands on experience of walking the Permaculture way. No previous experience is necessary you will learn everything you need to know and much more.

  • Le Bois de Grammont, 36140 Lourdoueix-Saint-Michel, France
  • Jul 02, 2016 at 09:00 PM -
    Jul 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
  • $725-$840
  • 0044 254069155
  • steve@permacultureeden.com
  • http://www.permacultureeden.com

Permaculture Design Certificate Course, Summer 2016, 3 half days/week for 7 weeks

A course by Mary

This is an 80 hour college course that covers the internationally recognized curriculum for a Certificate in Permaculture Design. See http://wrcinashfield.wordpress.com for more info and evaluations by students and faculty from last years course

2 week Permaculture Design Course in Ecuador

A course by Third Millennium Alliance

Our Permaculture Tour of Ecuador provides students an excellent opportunity to experience permaculture hands on from the Andean highlands to the Coastal Tropical Lowlands.

Apprenticeship in Natural Building

A course by Rancho Mastatal

A 4-month apprenticeship to learn all the skills needed to build your own home.

Permaculture Design Certificate in Frelighsburg, QC from August 7th to 20th, 2016

A course by P3 Permaculture

Join us in Frelighsburg, QC for a full-time, two-week Permaculture Design Certification. The PDC program follows the internationally recognized curriculum provided by Bill Mollison. During this course, we will observe and follow the natural principles that drive ecological systems. We will learn, through both theory and hands-on practice, how to integrate these principles in designing our lives, homes, lands, and communities. Upon completion of this course, you will obtain your Permaculture Design Certificate…

Hands-On Intensive in Frelighsburg​, QC from August 22nd to 26th, 2016

A course by P3 Permaculture

Already have a PDC under your belt? Want to expand your skills set? This advanced, hands-on course is what you’ve been looking for! Perfect for developing your abilities as a designer, this course takes you through the implementation process of permaculture techniques such as: soil building, water management systems, food foresting, livestock management, natural building and more! Take the hands-on and put into practice your newly acquired permaculture design expertise…

Regenerative Landscape Design Course

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

This unique course delivers a hands-on survey and design experience using real plots of land showing how to survey the topography, botany, soil and habitat of a site. Using the information gathered in the field we’ll look at how to make informed decisions that result in a design that is truly regenerative, productive, and economically and ecologically viable. Join us for this unique course.

Regenerative Landscape Design

A course by Balkan Ecology Project

Regenerative Landscape Design is at the forefront of a movement to restore health and vigor to our food producing ecosystems. Taking an holistic approach modelled on the success and productivity of natural systems, we look to provide real solutions to some of the problems associated with large scale food production and land management. This is a rewarding and exciting field to work in with great prospects for future development. Join us for this unique course and participate in the regeneration of our landscapes.

Have the theory but need some practice?

Course fee €250
Accommodation and food: from €180 (see below)
**Early booking discount available**

Maximum Participants: 25

Course Fees, Accommodation and food
Course Fees

The fee for this course is €250 + accommodation and food

A 50% deposit of course fees and food and accommodation fees are required to secure a place on the course. Payment can be made in £, € or BGN via bank transfer, Paypal (3% processing fees apply) or TransferWise, (a new online platform that eliminates hidden charges for international bank transfers).
The remaining fee is payable by cash (BGN) on arrival.

Places are limited to 25 so please register early to avoid disappointment.

*Everyone is welcome, and we try to accommodate all budgets. We are prepared to offer a reasonable reduction of the fees for those who need it.
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Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food
We provide a range of options for you to choose from in two friendly local establishments.

Accommodation and food options A ,B or C are not subject to sliding scale fees.
A 20% discount is available with early booking.

Accommodation and food prices for 7 nights and 3 meals a day.

Option A – €180 (shared room in Hotel Perenika)
Option B – €225 (private room at Shipka IT)
Option C – €380 – For couples, price includes meals for two people and a private room for two at ShipkaIT)

***Early Booking Discount***

Register before May 25th and receive a 20% discount from accommodation and food fees.

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Meals​
Breakfast will be provided to you from your hotel or guest room. Lunch and dinner will be provided by our team and will include our own produce whenever possible. Drinks and snacks will be available during tea breaks. We take pride in both the production and preparation of our food . A diversity of healthy nutritious home cooked food is guaranteed. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance.
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Our garden produce
The Course Concept
Have the theory but need some practice?
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During this course we’ll be out in the field surveying real plots of land. Using the information we gather from surveying we’ll show you how you can make informed decisions that result in a design that is truly regenerative, productive and economically and ecologically viable.

We’ll introduce the fundamentals of regenerative design to you within an organised and structured framework. You’ll be working in small teams of 5 – 7 people to map, survey and work on designs for the plots. We’ll also come together in larger groups to carry out practicals such as earthworks, compost building and pond building. We aim to balance field work, hands-on practicals, theory and exercises to provide you with a solid foundation to start designing and implementing your own projects.
COURSE AGENDA
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Balkan Ecology Project land stewardship plots we will be working on.
Why take this course?
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​Experience hands on, step by step processes for designing a site ranging from surveying the land to learning how to make design decisions based on the results of your surveying.
Learn from an experienced team that have extensive experience working with clients from all over the world, at an established site where you can interact with the course material on the ground.
Access post-course online support :- We love to hear from past participants of our courses and are open to providing feedback and support.
Enjoy our unique location which is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and recharge in the tranquility of rural Bulgaria. It’s a slow paced relaxed environment, and although the course is very active the atmosphere cannot help but be absorbed.
All profits from this course will be used for purchasing land with high ecological value currently under threat from intensive agricultural development. Once under our stewardship, the land is managed with respect for its inherent value and vital ecosystem services.
REGISTER HERE
In and around the venue

Where will you be?
The course is hosted in the town of Shipka on the foothills of the Central Balkan Mountains in the Rose Valley, Bulgaria. The area boasts high levels of biodiversity, beautiful countryside and historical sites of global, cultural and scientific significance. Sessions will be split between a lecture hall, in the field and at our home site – 9 year old residential property with an established, highly productive forest garden composed of over 400 species of plants. The site is a good example of small scale intensive ecological design and includes examples of rainwater harvesting, gray water reed beds, wildlife ponds, multiple composting facilities and small scale plant nursery. We practice various methods of biological vegetable production including guild planting and crop rotation, and rear pigs, chickens and rabbits from this property.

If traveling from abroad perhaps you would like to extend your stay in the region? There is plenty to do including hiking, biking, paragliding, various wildlife tours and archaeological excursions, or you could just soak up the timeless vibes of rural Bulgaria. If you would like to get some hands on experience after the course you’re welcome to join in our polyculture market garden study. There are also various projects nearby that are open to volunteers. You can contact Dimo from Wastenomore (wastenomorefarm(at)gmail.com) to find out more.
The Facilitators
This course is a collaboration between Balkan Ecology Project and HUMA bringing together experience from two major components of Regenerative Landscape Design. The lead facilitator will be Paul Alfrey – Director and Founder of Balkan Ecology Project . Surveying and mapping sessions will be undertaken by Georgi Pavlov and Smilyan Pavlov from HUMA.

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Paul Alfrey
Paul has been practicing and teaching ecological design for the last 10 years and has worked as a freelance Arborist in the UK for 20 years. Paul currently runs a plant nursery, market garden and polyculture research program and consults and designs for landowners and farmers across Europe.
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Georgi Pavlov
A Certified Teacher & Land Planning Consultant (P.R.I Australia), Georgi has extensive knowledge of ecological design and with a focus on information management, provides practical solutions to the establishment of regenerative enterprises. Together with Smilyan Pavlov, Georgi founded HUMA. They aim to advance the practice of design throughout Europe.
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Smilyan Pavlov
Certified from the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia by Geoff Lawton, Smilyan is a landscape planning consultant with a passion for effective and practical solutions. Together with Georgi at HUMA they are working on developing a process that advances regenerative enterprises through proven management and design practices.
Our Goals

To provide a clear and concise structured educational platform.
To empower you to develop a regenerative project, whether that be to improve existing projects or to develop a new venture as producer, designer or educator.
To facilitate and encourage the growth of a network of regenerative enterprises in Europe and beyond.
To provide a comfortable, inspirational, and productive course experience for all involved.
To make this course as accessible to as many people as possible. We are prepared to offer reduced fees for those who need it.
To invest the profits from this course into protecting land and developing regenerative strategies in our local community and beyond.

This unique course delivers a hands-on survey and design experience using real plots of land showing how to survey the topography, botany, soil and habitat of a site. Using the information gathered in the field we’ll look at how to make informed decisions that result in a design that is truly regenerative, productive, and economically and ecologically viable. Join us for this unique course.

Permaculture teachers’ training course in Finland

A course by Elontila

This course is for those who have already done thr PDC and know want to share their knowledge and experience with others as a teacher. During the course there will also be a programme of daily sessions that will introduce participants to methods and techniques for working with children/young people.

  • Salmintie 72, 15460 Lahti, Suomi
  • Sep 03, 2016 at 09:00 AM -
    Sep 09, 2016 at 06:00 PM
  • $570
  • +358 (0)45 8797999
  • et@elontila.fi
  • http://www.elontila.fi

PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE – INVERMERE INTENSIVE (2016)

A course by Permaculture Community

http://vergepermaculture.ca/blog/events/permaculture-design-certificate-invermere-intensive-2016/