I am from in my final years of Bachelors in Agriculture at Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU), Nepal. Since last 2 years, I am being inspired with the permaculture principles and practices and this year I have decided to do PDC at one of the Famous Permaculture Farm here in Nepal. Any permies here who would like to visit Nepal and is interested to do this PDC? Let me Know !
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This 14 days PDC is designed specially to learn about the steps and system of Permaculture designing. In these two weeks, participants will learn about concepts and principles of Permaculture, natural building techniques; methods of seed soil, pest, livestock management in an integrated farm, integrated farm designing etc.
Mr Govinda Sharma, Executive Director of HASERA will lead the course. Facilitation team will be composed of the Permaculture experts from Nepal and abroad. Participants will also have enough time to share their experiences regarding Permaculture.
This course will be organized at the Permaculture learning center of HASERA.
As the course will be organized in the farm, there will be much chance for learning by doing and seeing. Besides, the Permaculture communities around the farm will serve as the living laboratories for various observations and practical.
Major topics included in the course
The course will be conducted in a very practical and interactive way. To guide the sessions a brief outline of the content has been prepared as follows:
Concepts and Principles of Permaculture Impacts of modern development in global Nature, culture and agriculture
Introduction, importance, history, ethics, characteristics and principles of Permaculture
Permaculture Designing strategies
Natural system analysis
Social system analysis
Agricultural system analysis
Farm observation and mapping
Zone identification and sector planning
Inputs for an integrated farm designing
Energy efficient house designing
Identification of crops suitable various climatic zones
Seed production, storage and variety improvements
Bed preparation for different crops
Planting techniques of different vegetables, herbs and fruits
Preparation and application of different types of compost and plant nutrients
Identification of different beneficial and harmful organisms in the field
Organic pest management techniques
Designing for health and happiness
Designing for energy conservation and natural balance
Design practic in a given farm
Design presentation and feed backs
Designing dream Permaculture farm of the participants
Design sharing and feedbacks
Permaculture in action
Areas of Permaculture
Permaculture Diploma and acquiring systems
National, regional and international networks of Permaculture
Course fee and services
Total training cost per participants is NRs 40,000.00 (US$ 450). This cost will include food, bed, tuition, stationeries, training materials, exposure visits etc.
Participants are requested to bring the following items based on their interest and comfort:
Field and hiking outfits
Books and music of your interest
CDs related to your past experiences
After the successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded with PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE Certificate with international recognition.
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