Hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. We are glad to inform you that we are fully booked with our Feb PDC, due to many interested participants willing to join our PDC, we have organized one more in March with a brilliant and experienced teacher's team.
This PDC is Internationally qualified, all the successful participants will be awarded with a certificate on the completion of this PDC.
Please feel free to write to us if you have any specific queries, we will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.
Heal The Soil PDC
MARCH 10th to 24th 2014
Head Teacher & Facilitator: Govinda Sharma
Co Teachers & Facilitators : Martin and Roman
Guest Speakers and Lectures : Bernard & Deepika, Pitchandiculam, Snehal, Jade and more.
Govinda has been practicing and teaching Permaculture since 1992 and has facilitated 28 PDCs and about 250 short courses in various aspects of Permaculture. His trainings have included participants from almost 55 countries. Currently he is serving as Executive Chairman of HASERA - a Permaculture Farm in Nepal (-http://www.organichasera.org/) and Vice President of Nepal Permaculture Group (NGP).
He has a Masters Degree in Ecological Agriculture and has worked with farmers all over Nepal and in countries like Austria, Japan, Malawi, India, Qatar and France. Govinda also published several articles on Permaculture and sustainable agriculture in the last few years.
Roman has been studying and living with Permaculture since 4 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet.
He has lived, worked and learned in places like Africa, India, Nepal, the Carribean and Portugal. He was part of 5 PDC Courses and his teachers and mentors include Alex Kruger (Berg en Dal Ecovillage), Chris Walker (PaNthunzi), Bernard Alonso (Permacultureinternationale), Deepak Suchede (Natueco Farming Science).
Currently he is living in India and co-creating the Sapney Farm Design with focus on perennial Gardens and Food Forest. He is part of the Permaculture Association UK and at the moment doing his Applied Permaculture Diploma.
After completing a master in Anthropology and a degree in Humanitarian Project Management, Martin went to live for one year in the Indonesian jungle of Siberut with the Mentawaian tribe. There he discovered a highly sustainable life style based on a careful observation of natural laws and resource management. Following this life changing experience, he decided to stop his academic career to go into organic farming and sustainable living. After a first experience working as project manager for an organic rice-farming project in Vietnam, he followed a PDC with Heal The Soil in February 2013. Since then he has been learning and practicing Permaculture by co-developing the garden at Sapney Farm, teaching monthly Permaculture Introduction Workshops and volunteering in a reforestation and seed conservation project called Peeble Garden.
Classic 72 Hours Permaculture Design Certificate Curriculum with lots of theory and some hands-on experiences plus Design Exercises in groups. We are going to visit some amazing projects in the Auroville area and also have expert guest speakers.
Permaculture uses ecological principles to design sustainable human communities that are harmoniously woven into the environment and that aim to have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It offers a framework for critical decision-making and right livelihood. It is a design approach for realizing a new paradigm, meeting human needs while preserving and increasing ecosystem health.
The course is adapted to a wide variety of learning styles and is presented via lecture, images, video, group discussion, individual and group exercises, and design projects. Class usually lasts from 8AM to 5PM.
Course Price : 540 USD. Includes vegetarian meals and accommodation.
Early Bird Discount : 450 USD if booked before January 15th.