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From the 7th to the 20th of July 2013

Quinta do Sabugueiro is going to develop a 14 day permaculture design course.

This course is relevant to people from all origins and walks of life. It includes an in depth understanding of the different applications of permaculture and provides the relevant knowledge and experience for anyone wanting to start a vocation as a permaculture designer. From the 7th to the 20th of July 2013

Quinta do Sabugueiro is going to develop a 14 day permaculture design course.

This course is relevant to people from all origins and walks of life. It includes an in depth understanding of the different applications of permaculture and provides the relevant knowledge and experience for anyone wanting to start a vocation as a permaculture designer. It is equally appropriate, however, for someone who simply wants to step further into permaculture design in their own lives. No previous experience is required but we recommend if you have had no previous contact with permaculture and simply want to know what it is you may benefit from doing an introductory course first. This course is very intensive and involved and can be challenging if you are totally new to the subject.
We use a wide range of teaching methods to create an engaging environment which includes all participants and their individual learning styles. This includes practical activities, discussion/constructive debate, games, white board sessions, digital presentations, videos, observation exercises, guided walks and working in groups.


We start each morning with a short energiser session, including many different activities and games to wake everyone up, get moving, focus and ready ourselves for a day of learning. Activities include:
• -Yoga/warm-up stretches
• -Different games, to illustrate ideas and to build group cohesion and trust
• -Circus skills
• -Observation/Site walks
• - Meditation/Inward focussing

The course culminates in a two day design workshop and a presentation of the groups’ designs in which participants can illustrate what they have learnt. On completion of the whole course and after this presentation, participants will receive the internationally recognised Certificate in Permaculture Design, accredited by the UK Permaculture association.



Course Contents:

The course is based on an international syllabus covering the following:

Introductory:
- Permaculture ethics
- Approaches to design
- Guiding Principles of Permaculture
- Biodiversity
- Learning and Study strategies
- Pattern in Design
- Wilderness and wildlife

Cultivated Ecology
- Permanent Pasture
- Forest Gardens
- Horticultural techniques
- No-till cultivation
- Biological pest control

Climates
- Strategies for different Climates
- Microclimates

Buildings and Structures
- Urban Permaculture
- Appropriate technology
- Waste reduction
- The home and workplace
- Energy efficient planning
- Waste recycling and disposal

Soils
- What is Living Soil?
- Soil regeneration techniques and Soil Conservation

Water in Landscape
- What is Living Water?
- Water conservation, collection and storage
- Wastewater and sewage treatment
- Aquaculture

Forests and Trees
- Energy transactions of trees
- Woodland establishment
- Types of forest
- Woodland management

Invisible Structures
- Real Wealth
- Land access
- Formal/informal economy
- Community development strategies

Design Workshop
- Design process and Presentation Skills
- Maps and Overlays
- Surveying
- Project Planning

As well as this, we include many other relevant subjects and a range of practical exercises which aim to give each student a tool kit of basic skills, making them both competent designers and confident in the implementation process of design.

Tutors: Rosie Stonehill and Josh Gomez began studying Permaculture 7 years ago when they attended an introductory course in Cornwall, UK. In April 2009 they organised and attended the first Permaculture Design Course held at Mount of Oaks in central Portugal with Lesley Martin.
Since then they have been creating designs for many different sites in Portugal and the UK and learning constantly, broadening their knowledge and skills base.
Over the last years, whilst studying for the Permaculture diploma, they have gained diverse experience in facilitating Permaculture courses by working alongside various different teachers and have learnt many different approaches, techniques and exercises. They combine this with their previous experience of working with adults and children in both teaching and care work to make our courses as informative, enriching and supportive as we can. They accredited as diploma holders in 2011 and are now offering introduction and full certified Permaculture design courses. If you would like to see how last summer’s courses went please have a look at their blog www.nurturingournature.blogspot.com
Also on this web site you will see a portfolio with examples of their design work and some information about their home and lands in Foz da Cova, a tiny mountain village in the Serra of central Portugal. When they arrived in November 2011 it was almost totally abandoned and, step by step and with much help and increasing numbers of inhabitants, they are bringing it back to life.

Course in English & Certificate will be provided!

Price: 400 € includes course, meals and camping on site. Other accommodation available (additional cost).

Registration & Information: Please send an email to qtadosabugueiro@gmail.com or contact us via phone: + 351 964557006


7 years ago
From the 3rd to the 11th of August 2013

Quinta do Sabugueiro is going to develop the 2nd workshop of a series of workshops on Bio-Construction. These workshops are theoretical-practical where you will learn bio-construction techniques by helping us build a project for the Farm.

In this intensive workshop of 9 days we will build a straw building using straw, wood, clay, water, lime and sand. We will also work on the construction of a stove using tiles, adobe bricks and clay.



Please be aware that the number of places for the workshop is limited!!!


Price: 350 € includes course, meals and camping on site


Instructor: Nuno Mamede is a Permaculture with significant experience in bio-construction and has been developing workshops throughout Portugal in the last 3 years during which period he taught more than 500 students.
Nowadays, Nuno works as a Permaculture and Bio-Construction facilitator, designer of TerraCrua.org, and is involved in building a community at Vale do Ceira where he lives.

Registration & Information: For information and registration please contact us at qtadosabugueiro@gmail.com with any questions or mobile phone: 00 351 964557006.

For more information visit: www.quintadosabugueiro.wix.com/portugal
7 years ago
From the 13th to the 21st of April 2013

Quinta do Sabugueiro is going to develop a workshop the 1st workshop of a series of workshops on Bio-Construction. These workshops are theoretical-practical where you will learn bio-construction techniques by helping us build a project for the Farm.

In this intensive workshop of 9 days you will build a dry toilet at the Farm. The dry toilet is going to be built in tabique, cob and bottles. Cob constructions use the following materials: clay, straw, water, sand and lime.


Please be aware that the number of places for the workshop is limited!!!

Price: 350 € includes course, meals and camping on site

Facilitator: Nuno Mamede is a Permaculture with significant experience in bio-construction and has been developing workshops throughout Portugal in the last 3 years during which period he taught more than 500 students.
Nowadays, Nuno works as a Permaculture and Bio-Construction facilitator, designer of TerraCrua.org, and is involved in building a community at Vale do Ceira where he lives.

Registration & Information:
For information and registration please contact us at qtadosabugueiro@gmail.com with any questions or mobile phone: 00 351 964557006.


For more information visit: www.quintadosabugueiro.wix.com/portugal
7 years ago
2, 3, 16 & 17 of March 2013

Quinta do Sabugueiro is going to develop a course of 4 days on the Introduction of Permaculture.

The aim of this course is to, not only, give a basic understanding of what permaculture is but also to give each student the relevant tools and experience to redesign their own lifestyle and close environment to be in accordance with the basic ethics of permaculture: Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share (limits to consumption and redistribution of surplus). Participants will learn the core guidelines and many practical techniques and strategies to create their own small, personal scale permaculture system.

Ideal for anyone with an interest to find out more about the potential of permaculture and to begin learning about creating sustainable human habitats which are both ecologically sound and economically profitable.


Classroom lessons
 - Introduction to permaculture (basic principles and ethics)
- Permaculture Design principles
 - Zones and sectors analyses
 - Relative location / Parable of the chicken
 - Personal Strategies (lifestyle analysis)
 - Phenological Diary
 - Patterns
 -Urban permaculture

Practical sessions
These sessions are specific to the needs of the site and the season so will be different for each course.


Listed below are some of the possible practical sessions you will receive (NOT ALL ARE INCLUDED IN EVERY COURSE):
1. Soil Building & No dig raised beds
o Worm composting
o Sheet mulching
o Synergistic raised beds
o Building a herb spiral

2. Basic surveying and map making
o Pacing
o Surveying a contour
o Triangulation
3. Plant assembly
o Polyculture
o Companion planting
o Creating a Guild
o Natural Tree planting
o Grafting
4. Rain water Harvesting
o Building an on contour swale
o Net and pan rain water irrigation
o Dam and swale construction (in miniature)
o Calculating roof water catchment
5. Appropriate Technology
o Making a portable rocket stove
o Making a solar cooker
6. Plants and herbs
o Making herbal balms and tinctures
o Soap making
o Wild food walk
o ….




Price: 150 € includes course, meals and camping on site. Other accommodation available (additional cost).


Registration & Information: For information and registration please contact us at qtadosabugueiro@gmail.com with any questions or mobile phone: 00 351 964557006.


Mor infor at www.quintadosabugueiro.wix.com/portugal
7 years ago
From the 24th to the 28th of July 2013

Quinta do Sabugueiro is going to develop a course on Water Management in Dry Land.

The intensive course of 5 days of permaculture specialization in Water Management includes learning activities on strategies of water collection and storage.
 Water Cycle
 Rain Water Harvesting and Storage
 Water in Soils and Water Retention
 Biological Water Cleaning Systems
 Water Reduction in Sewage Systems
 Water Management: designs
 Water Storage & Irrigation
 Aquacultures & and much more
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Please be aware that the number of places for the workshop is limited!!!

Price: 350 € includes course, meals and camping on site.

Tutor:
Richard Perkins is one of Europe's most active Permaculture professionals, teaching and consulting through every major climate zone on 4 continents. Highly regarded internationally as a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) teacher, Richard is certified by the PRI Australia and Permaculture Association of Great Britain.
Having studied up to MSc level (Integrative Eco Social Design- Gaia U), Richard holds a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, HND Organic Crop Production and Horticulture and have self- studied extensively in the academic fields of Ecology, Anthropology and Sociology. With years of experience in Organic crop production, integrative systems design and community development Richard is currently concentrating on teaching PDCs and advanced design courses worldwide.


Registration & Information: For information and registration please contact us at qtadosabugueiro@gmail.com with any questions. You can contact Richard directly at integralpermanence@gmail.com.

Visit: www.quintadosabugueiro.wix.com/portugal for more information.
7 years ago