Introduction to the Course: We are all powerful co-creators in our lives - step up to your potential for becoming a positive force for regeneration in your life, your community, and your bioregion.
Register now for the Permaculture Design Certification Course at Rancho Sol y Mar and become further empowered in your journey, as we collectively explore the question: How do we walk more lightly and live more abundantly in this earthly journey? Our answers are framed within 72-hours of empowering theory and practical exercises that form a permaculture design course. This is the course that has been laid out by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, and refined since it's inception in the late 1980's.
Today thousands of projects worldwide are premised on permaculture ethics and principles, and a worldwide movement is taking the grass out of grass roots and turning towards food forests and diverse polyculture models. Lawns to gardens, monoculture to polyculture, straight lines to regenerating circles bound in carbon cycles. These are the patterns of nature upon which permaculture is based, and permaculture offers a comprehensive framework based on mimicking nature.
We all know more than we realize, and organizing our knowledge into actionable chunks allows us to see where and we can be more effective in bringing our visions of a better world into reality.
• GAIN Design Skills & Strategies for any Climate Zone
• LEARN Ecological Systems & Tools for Creating Sustainable Abundance
• UNDERSTAND Patterns in Nature for Resilient Design
• CREATE Food Forest Gardens & Agroforestry Systems
• ACQUIRE SKILLS in Renewable Energy, Natural Building, Water Harvesting & Soil Building
• NOURISH Yourself With Nutritious Meals, Yoga, & Nature Immersion
• REALIZE new levels of personal wellness potential with living foods
• PARTICIPATE in animal husbandry (goats & chickens)
• PRACTICE personal sustainable living skills to renew and replenish the earth.
Where: This year’s PDC is being hosted by Rancho Sol y Mar (Rancho Sun & Sea), an off grid Sustainability Education Center located near Puerta Vallarta on the Pacific Coast of Mexico (www.ranchosolymar.com). The Ranch is ideally situated in a friendly rural community, 300 yds from the one of the most pristine, swimmable beaches in Mexico.
What: The January 2015 PDC course includes 72 hrs classroom + hands-on instruction, camping, all meals, plus plenty of sun & sea! This provides you a solid base to apply permaculture principles and design in your life and to extend your knowledge and application from wherever you are beginning your journey.
The practicum of this course will be focused on the design and installation of a Perennial Food Forest and its supporting systems.
In addition to the course, In addition to Permaculture fundamentals, the teaching team will be opening up their combined skill sets and experience to offer an exceptionally holistic learning approach. Hands on instruction will be offered in the areas of animal care, cheese making, natural building, solar, raw food preparation, mindfulness practice, and homesteading skills.
Camping and ground transport to and from Puerto Vallarta is included. Accommodation upgrades optional.
Instruction primarily in English with Spanish translation as needed.
When: January 10 - 24, 2016
Instructors: Andrew Jones: Founding Member of BajaBioSana (www.bajabiosana.org), and PDC Instructor on 5 continents.
Shenaqua Jones: Permaculture Instructor, Yoga, Health & Raw Foods Educator.
Axel Gutierrez: Master’s Degree in sustainability. Studied with Bill Mollison, David Holmgren & Geoff Lawton Daniel Gair: Natural Building & Solar Instructor
Holly Hunter: Artisan Cheese Maker and Animal Care Instructor.
Cost: $1,495 U.S. (early bird discounts and limited scholarships available)
For Further Information and Registration please visit: www.PDC2016.com