Date: 31.5-12.6.2014

Place: The Mattila heritage farm, Koli national Park, Finland (address: Ylä-Kolintie 12 B, Koli, Finland)

Cost: 890 € (including the training, training materials, accommodation, food)

Trainer: George Sobol

The course provides introduction to the ethics and principles of permaculture and focuses on design process to create sustainable lifestyles and communities. The design process looks how we can use a collection of techniques and tools to rebuild soil, water and biodiversity. The workshop includes lessons, discussions, group work, practical sessions outside, slide and DVD presentations and site visits. The course will be in english. This course is for anyone who is interested in permaculture, a sustainable lifestyle and future, organic farming and gardening and believes that we need to find ways to care for ourselves, for each other and for the Earth. The course is arranged by Elontila (ET) Ay and co-operation with Vihreä Sivistys- ja Opintokeskus Visio. The course takes place in the unique heritage farm of Mattila in the national park of  Koli. The site has its own special touch of calm, silence and old time atmosphere.

Learning outcomes:

– to observe patterns in nature and apply what we learn as a guiding principles- to use permaculture ethics and, principles and design tools to create sustainable systems- to understand the importance of caring for soil, water and to know techniques for doing so

– to start using permaculture in your personal and community life to create a more sustainable lifestyle

– to understand how to apply permaculture design to both land-based and non-land-based systems, around energy, buildings and community

The permaculture design course (PDC) is an internationally recognized, 72 –hour full design –course resulting in a permaculture design certificate. The PDC serves as foundation for further permaculture work and studies. The trainer George Sobol is an experienced trainer and facilitator who has been organising and teaching permaculture courses since 1989. He was the co-ordinator for the Permaculture Association (Britain) from 1990–1994 and was the co-founder of the Permaculture Education Project in 1993.


Registrations should be made to before 2nd of May (include your name, address, phone, email and special dietary requirements). The whole cost of the workshop will be charged if the cancellation after the last registration date is done without a valid reason (injury, illness etc.).  More detailed information about the course is sent after the registration. For further information please contact Ilkka Aula,, telephone +358 (0) 45 8797999

The course is arranged by Elontila (ET) Ay, Ylä-Kolintie 12 B, 83960 Koli, Finland, email:, co-operation with Vihreä Opinto- ja Sivistyskeskus Visio.

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