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PDC Permaculture Design Course With Graham Bell and Helder Valente 2015 Tenerife Island Spain  RSS feed

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Tenerife Island - Spain
12 - 23 August


What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment. It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

Course taught by Helder Valente and friends of the New School Permaculture

As special guest for this course we have Graham Bell from Scotland

We live in interesting times.
Britons of my era share the experience of having seen vast changes in technology, culture and language in our own lifetimes. The world of work has also been transformed.
Alongside the increasing domination of the world by our largest technocracies, we have also witnessed a growing awareness that social and environmental concerns are also supremely important. I am also aware that health, wealth and happiness are not equally shared out around the world.
This website brings together my thoughts, words and deeds as we work to address these issues and offer practical solutions through working in business and with the land.

You can read an interview here which sheds more light on who I am and how I think


This course will be at the New School Permaculture farm.
The Atlantis food forest garden

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The course is presented by creative non formal education methods, that are based on creating a bridge between the right and left side of the brain, so that the analytical and creative abilities of the students get fully stimulated and get the most out of the experience...for many people is the most empowering and inspiring transformative process of their lives...and they carry this with them every were they go....and thats our goal.

The New School Permaculture will be teaching this PDC permaculture design course, on the Canary islands, the course will be hosted at the amazing Tenerife Island.

Event is also on facebook


The course follows a set syllabus and leads to the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.

Helder studied and worked with pioneers like Bill Mollison and geoff lawton in Turkey, Doug Bullock in the Amazon, Rosemary Morrow in Austria, Graham Bell in Scotland, Darren dougherty, Ernst Gotcsh, sepp holzer in Portugal and many others in countries like Haiti, Canada, Egipt, Finland, Peru, always learning and practicing this sustainable design methods.

While living in the city he dedicated 5 years on developing urban permaculture projects and for the last 5 years traveling and developing permaculture institutes around the world.

It all started in 2009 teaching permaculture to students at the agriculture university and since then learning and teaching in many different climates and getting to know the old ways and new ways of sharing information.

By December 2012 in the Peruvian Amazon working in support to the shipibo indigenous communities Helder created the New School Permaculture and is now developing alternative educational methods.

In 2013 the New School has been presenting at the IPC International Permaculture congress in Cuba

The New School Permaculture uses creative and inspiring educational tools that enable the students to empower each other in a way that many people have never experienced in their lives before.

To see testimonials from our students
click HERE

This course will be in the beautiful subtropical island of Tenerife.
This island has amazing microclimates, you can find plants from cold climates like chestnuts to tropical fruits like pineaples growing verry close apart.

To see what grows in the region
click HERE

The subjects covered during this permaculture design course include:

The ethics and principles of Permaculture
Learning strategies
Educational Methods
Reading the landscape
Pattern in design
Water preservation
Forests and trees
Soils building
Buildings and natural construction
Alternative economies
Community development

To know more about the content of the course you can check our videos on you tube


The first two days of this course can be booked as an Introduction to Permaculture course, or you can remain for the experience of the full PDC.

Hope to see you together with us on this adventure

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Where in Tenerife is this Atlantis food forest?
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