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Sociocracy + Permaculture Design + Food Forest Course in Azores Portugal, October 2018

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The New School Permaculture is really excited to present 3 courses on the Azores Island:
The SMC Sociocracy Management Course, from 5 to 9 Oct
the PDC permaculture design course from 13 to 22 Oct
and the PFC Permaculture Forest Course, from 24 to 28 Oct

For people that complete the 3 courses there will be access to the
Permaculture Design Internship cer[img]tificate!

🌳But, first of all 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.

And the permaculture design course  is the course that creates the certified permaculturists. During the course, we will be discussing about the current socio environmental crisis and the possible solutions, starting from an understanding of the functioning of natural systems, patterns of nature, bio-construction, water management, successive agroforestry, food ecological and solidarity economy.

☝And what is Sociocracy?
Sociocracy is a governance system designed to protect and apply the values that democracies cherish. Unlike current democracies, it is also a governance structure designed to make sure those values will be applied as equally as possible for everyone.  It is both a social ideal that values equality and the rights of people to decide the conditions under which they live and work, and an effective method of organizing collaborative and productive organizations as associations, businesses, and governments, large and small.

📖The New School Permaculture is a non formal school with the vision to create harmonious social and ecological learning environments. Our Mission is to focus our energy on researching and developing sustainable educational methods to inspire active elements of change in this world. The intention with our courses is to empower our students so that they become more connected with their dreams and passions and more aware about how to create beneficial connections that will contribute to our local and global dreams.

With landscape care and social harmony environment we will explore with the students how can we create more inner power to face the global challenges, what are our limiting patterns and how to create a transformation wen we are losing our personal energy, into a more inspired and positive way of living.

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 who took the course with us it is being the most empowering and inspiring transformative process of their lives!.

➳ In this course you will have the chance to answer questions like this ones:!

How can i get more connected with nature and understand how it works?
In what way can i save energy on everything i do?
How can i recover and redesign areas or objects in a way that they become more ecological and nature friendly?
How can i live a more healthy life without having to buy so many chemical products?
How can i develop or be part of a network of people that is inspired to be of positive change to this world?

➳ And also you will have the chance to co-create ideas for making expectations like this ones to come true:

I want to develop design skills and find a new way of thinking.
I want to support other people to find a way to live a low impact lifestyle  
I would like to be living connected with nature working the same way it works.
I see myself living with a community that works together.
I want to recover an old farm and live with what it can produce.

Whatever your plans for the future are, the Sociocracy Course, the Permaculture Design Course and the Food Forest Course will give you the perspective and tools required to find positive solutions towards a sustainable life that creates abundance for all organisms and natural systems.

👨Who will be teaching?
Helder Valente

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.

🌄Where will the course be?
This course will be in the beautiful subtropical island of S. Miguel. It has amazing microclimates, you can find plants from cold climates like chestnuts or rhubarb with tropical fruits like mangoes or pineaples all growing very close.

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