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4 Day Introductory Course on Permaculture with Rosie Stonehill and Josh Gomez - Portugal  RSS feed

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2, 3, 16 & 17 of March 2013

Quinta do Sabugueiro is going to develop a course of 4 days on the Introduction of Permaculture.

The aim of this course is to, not only, give a basic understanding of what permaculture is but also to give each student the relevant tools and experience to redesign their own lifestyle and close environment to be in accordance with the basic ethics of permaculture: Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share (limits to consumption and redistribution of surplus). Participants will learn the core guidelines and many practical techniques and strategies to create their own small, personal scale permaculture system.

Ideal for anyone with an interest to find out more about the potential of permaculture and to begin learning about creating sustainable human habitats which are both ecologically sound and economically profitable.

Classroom lessons
 - Introduction to permaculture (basic principles and ethics)
- Permaculture Design principles
 - Zones and sectors analyses
 - Relative location / Parable of the chicken
 - Personal Strategies (lifestyle analysis)
 - Phenological Diary
 - Patterns
 -Urban permaculture

Practical sessions
These sessions are specific to the needs of the site and the season so will be different for each course.

Listed below are some of the possible practical sessions you will receive (NOT ALL ARE INCLUDED IN EVERY COURSE):
1. Soil Building & No dig raised beds
o Worm composting
o Sheet mulching
o Synergistic raised beds
o Building a herb spiral

2. Basic surveying and map making
o Pacing
o Surveying a contour
o Triangulation
3. Plant assembly
o Polyculture
o Companion planting
o Creating a Guild
o Natural Tree planting
o Grafting
4. Rain water Harvesting
o Building an on contour swale
o Net and pan rain water irrigation
o Dam and swale construction (in miniature)
o Calculating roof water catchment
5. appropriate technology
o Making a portable rocket stove
o Making a solar cooker
6. Plants and herbs
o Making herbal balms and tinctures
o Soap making
o Wild food walk
o ….

Price: 150 € includes course, meals and camping on site. Other accommodation available (additional cost).

Registration & Information: For information and registration please contact us at qtadosabugueiro@gmail.com with any questions or mobile phone: 00 351 964557006.

Mor infor at www.quintadosabugueiro.wix.com/portugal
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