Permaculture Design Certification Course in the Darjeeling Hills
22 November to 5December 2011
Mineral Springs, Darjeeling
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION!
GREYWATER SYSTEMS, COMPLEX CROPPING PATTERNS, APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES, ANIMAL SYSTEMS, HUMANURE, BUILDINGS, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, MICROCLIMATES, WATER SYSTEMS, SOIL BUILDING, AND INVISIBLE STRUCTURES. WHILE ALL THESE ARE IMPORTANT, AND WE WILL LEARN ABOUT ALL OF THEM, IT IS HOW WE PUT THESE TOGETHER, IT IS THE RELATIONSHIPS WE CREATE, THAT IS THE HEART OF TRUE SUSTAINABILITY. JOIN US AS WE EXPOLRE, SHARE AND GROW WHILE LEARNING HOW TO CREATE APPROPRIATE AND ETHICALLY BASED RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN OURSELVES AND OUR PLANET.
Complete Ecological Design Curriculum
Permaculture is a design approach to create sustainable human habitation. Honouring and combining traditional knowledge with modern understandings, Permaculture mimics nature to meet our needs for food, shelter, and a fulfilling life while working with nature to create healthy and dynamic environments. In our ever challenging world of global warming, environmental degradation, resource depletion, and corporate colonialism Permaculture offers a practical solution based system that anyone can use in whatever they are doing.
Upon course completion Basic Permaculture Design Certification will be awarded
The course fees, inclusive of training material, food and lodge:
International Candidates Rs. 16500:00
Indian Nationals residing outside Darjeeling but working in India Rs. 12000:00
Indian Darjeeling Resident Rs. 9000:00
The course fee does not include travel to the training venue.
Training venue “Mineral Springs, Dabaipani, Darjeeling”
Mineral Springs Dabaipani is an internationally certified organic area and fair-trade labeled collective of 456 small farmers since 2002. The farmers have come under the Mineral Spring Sanjukta Vikas Sanstha since 1996. The collective has been marketing small farmers organic tea in the international market, which is grown as a polyculture crop.
The participants will have home stay accommodations facilities with the members of Mineral Spring Sanjukta Vikas Sanstha.
Trainers: Rico Zook ( www.ricoclime.com ) Guest Instructor: Sam Dowd, plus members of DLR Prerna.
A working knowledge of English is required by the participant. We do not look for academic qualifications for the course, except an interest to be part of a sustainable lifestyle and be the change you want to see in the world.
NB: **** DLR Prerna and Rico reserves the right to admit candidates to the course. Candidates will be notified of their participation on receipt of the completely filled application form.
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