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Advanced PC Design and Regenerative Ag. Sweden July 2013

 
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29 JUL - 2 AUG 2013 http://www.summerofsoil.se/courses/adva ... re-design/

In this powerful intensive course we explore and demonstrate Keyline® Design, Holistic Management and Advanced Permaculture techniques.


If we wish to stabilize the climate and increase production of food for the growing world population we need to understand and utilize water effectively and sequester carbon. Water is the basis of all life on earth, and with water under control we can grow the plants that sequester Carbon into the soil, where most of it belongs. This 5 day workshop and practicum delves into the incredible regenerative potency of Keyline Design™, Holistic Management™, Permaculture Design & other emergent regenerative ecological and agricultural strategies that represent innovative and creative new approaches to land and farm management. These approaches are capable of profound regeneration of landscapes, and pioneering enterprises around the world are demonstrating financially viable models that maintain a good quality of life.

We are proud to bring the first Yeoman’s Plow to Sweden, which we will be utilizing for pasture development and high quality tree planting here and particularly in the Mediterranean where we are engaged with project work, research and farm development. We will have the opportunity to demonstrate this incredible machinery as well as the innovative adaptations we will be making for tree work and compost tea/ BioFert application.
This advanced training is targeted for farmers, landowners, landscape architects as well as ecological designers and Permaculturists looking to deepen their understanding and reach.

This course will be held in English, and is part of a 6 week accelerator program exploring all aspects of soil, for more info http://www.summerofsoil.se/
Some themes that we will cover:
o Water, Soil and Carbon
o Soil Science
o P.A. Yeoman’s Scale of Permanence & landscape reading
o Climate, Geography, Water, Access, Forestry & Perennial cropping, Buildings, Sub-divisions, Soils, Marketing & Energy
o The Keyline Plow and its functions & adaptations
o Mapping, data gathering & design strategies
o Digital Design
o Carbon Sequestration; different techniques & different outcomes
o Rapid soil creation
o Holistic Management Grazing
o Grassland Ecology
o Regenerative Ag. Strategies
o Advanced water management & design strategies
o WET Systems
o Species selection, Perennial Polycultures
o Agroforestry
o Advanced Microclimate Design
o Case studies

About the trainer

www.integralpermanence.org

Richard Perkins is one of Europe's most active Permaculture professionals, teaching and consulting through every major climate zone on 4 continents. Highly regarded internationally as a permaculture design course (PDC) teacher, Richard is certified by the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and thePermaculture Association of Great Britain. Taking a training with Richard will fast track your Permaculture learning; many of Richards students from around the world are engaged full time in regenerative systems work, empowering communities and impacting local agricultures via their own properties as well as community resilient developments.

Having studied up to MSc level (IESD- Gaia U), Richard holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design (UK), HND Organic Crop Production (UK) and has studied extensively in the fields of Ecology, Anthropology and Sociology. With years of experience in Organic crop production, integrative systems design and community development Richard is currently concentrating on teaching world class trainings from PDC courses to specialist & advanced trainings worldwide. IntegratingKeyline Design and Holistic Management principles into a cohesive and dynamic design framework, Richards' PDC trainings bring back the Design to Permaculture DesignCourses.

Richard has worked on extensive system design and implementation from small scale food production through to farm management, agroforestry to edible forest systems, water catchment, treatment and irrigation systems, business design and overhaul, edible landscaping to keyline design, community building and empowerment, natural building with adobe, cob, straw-bale, timber and bamboo in cool, cold and warm temperate, semi- arid, sub- tropical and wet tropical climates. Integralpermanence collaborates with experts around the globe and is available for flexible and dynamic consultancy services. At Integralpermanence we focus primarily on building soil, and place the highest emphasis on functionally interconnecting biological systems to regenerate ecosystems through profitable business enterprises that maintain very high quality of living.

Currently establishing a base in Sweden, Integralpermanence is focused on replicable and scalable community wide agricultural enterprise development including pioneering Holistic Management grazing, Compost heated glasshouse systems and perennial nurseries/cropping. Our intensive education program in Sweden is leveraged at providing world class, up to date and certified trainings for the Scandinavian countries.

Having observed the varying quality and calibre of trainings around Europe and the rest of the world it is part of our strategy to remain true to the originators intended formats for our trainings, understanding the clarity behind this intention. It is clearly enriching, (if not essential), for professional designers/ teachers to study & work in all climatic zones, and our diverse experience in design/ education/ implementation around the world greatly informs our work and deeply benefits our students learning. We are internationally certified by the leading authorities on the planet who demand a rigorous and comprehensive training schedule you can see for yourself.

 
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