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Palawan Island – Tierra Libre Ecotopia Internship Program

1 or 3 or 6 Month Permaculture Internships for only 200 Dollar monthly cost

This an opportunity to have a deep, comprehensive and hands-on learning experience that provides the foundational learning in permaculture and regenerative design as well as advanced skills, during a Internship Program with lots of hands-on permaculture application, with additional hours for advanced design practice and learning.

During the Internship Program you will get a chance to:

   Receive a toolkit of comprehensive course materials covering all the different areas of permaculture design (printed playbook and digital files)
   Gain an understanding of the principles of permaculture design, an in-depth introduction into water management and earthworks with hands-on projects specific to the site needs
   Get Practical hands-on experience of implementing a Permaculture Design
   Work together in a small group on a design project that you will present at the end of the course, with opportunities to do other individual system designs
   Interact and network with participants and experienced instructors
   Experience rural and farm living
   Experience community with a shared vision and goal
   Experience living & learning on a Permaculture site in its pioneer phase with lots of learning opportunities
   Upon completion of the course curriculum and the group design work receive an Internship Certificate.

· All Rates Includes Camping or shared dormitory and all Food, Plus over 15gb of Data

· Course time will consist of traditional lectures, guest presentations, group discussions, exercises, hands-on projects, photos, movies and site visits. We will be outside and working as much as is possible and to what suits the energy level of the crew. However, there will still be times when we are in a more traditional class setting.
While we will focus on land systems, many discussions and examples will be explored of applications in the ‘Invisible Structures’. These are the social, cultural, political, and economic structures we create as humans that powerfully shape our world today.

· Class usually lasts from approximately 9:00 to 17:00, though we often go on until later as everyone is enjoying the work and wants to get the needfuls done.

· The course will be conducted in English. All participants need a functional level of English in order to follow and contribute to classes, clarify doubts, collaborate in groups and present their individual design projects.


PERMACULTURE IN PRACTICE (PIP)
Internship


This is a special opportunity to gain hands on experience implementing Permaculture systems under the guidance of experienced and internationally active Permaculture Practitioners. We will live as a community designing, implementing and learning about the many different regenerative systems that are part of a functioning and productive holistic farm ecosystem. This is an in depth opportunity to live and work on a developing permaculture farm in the beautiful Island of Palawan. The Tierra Libre Ecotopia Project is in its pioneer phase and this gives us the incredible experience of real life hands-on practical Permaculture Learning in the field, mentored and guided by professionals.

POSSIBLE PROJECTS INCLUDE
Number of participants and the interests of the group will influence projects done. There is room for multiple concurrent projects, allowing for layered and expansive learning opportunities.

   Siting and Hand building small swales, boomerangs, and other small harvesting structures
   Planting Guilds
   Working to establish a Forest Garden
   Annual and Perennial Garden Design and Implementation
   Designing and Creating a Nursery
   Drip irrigation design and installation
   Chicken and Duck coops and system
   IMO’s, Vermicompost, and Compost tea
   Pond siting and design
   Forest Management
   Tierra Libre Ecotopia Permaculture Farm Infrastructure development
   Bee forage area design and implementation
   Silvopasture System for Pigs and Chicken Design and start of Implementation
   Design and Establishment of Multi functional Hedgerows and Living Fences
   ·Establishment of Agroforestry Systems
   Pizza Oven and Outdoor Kitchen Construction
   Local Native Bee Hives
   Help organize and facilitated Introduction Courses
   Build simple Bamboo Infrastructure like small huts for eco tourism accommodation
   Compost Toilet and Outdoor shower establishment
   and much much more!


ACCOMMODATION, FOOD, AND SITE


SLEEPING

· During the courses students get a chance to experience our land and permaculture site more intimately by camping on the land or staying in a shared dormitory accommodation. In a semi-wild area, we have several spots among the trees for people to pitch their tents in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by hills and forest..
There is also the possibility for some students with their own bus/camper-van to stay on the land, although space is limited; so if you are interested in bringing a bus, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone!


FOOD

· From the communal kitchen, we provide 3 meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the cost of the course (except Sundays when the students are free to feed themselves!)
Prepared with love, the food is always diverse, fresh, healthy, homemade and vegetarian.

for more information get in touch with us here: permaculturainfo@gmail.com
1 year ago
We are looking for a motivated person or a couple to help out managing the newly establishing Permaculture Project on Paradies Island Palawan.We looking for self motivated PDC graduates who are looking to bring their Permaculture experience and practice to the next level through working hands on with an experience Team to be part of the pioneer phase of an newly establishing Permaculture site and Agro Tourism Project.

The role includes vegetarian food and simple accommodation in exchange as well as the possibility to assist with organize courses on the land on a profit share basis.

Tasks and Projects while on site include:

   Siting and Hand building small swales, boomerangs, and other small harvesting structures
   Planting Guilds
   Working to establish a Forest Garden
   Annual and Perennial Garden Design and Implementation
   Designing and Creating a Nursery
   Irrigation design and installation
   Chicken and Duck coops and system
   IMO’s, Vermicompost, and Compost tea
   Pond siting and design
   Forest Management
   Tierra Libre Ecotopia Permaculture Farm Infrastructure development
   Bee forage area design and implementation
   Silvopasture System for Pigs and Chicken Design and start of Implementation
   Design and Establishment of Multi functional Hedgerows and Living Fence
   Establishment of Agroforestry Systems
   Pizza Oven and Outdoor Kitchen Construction
   Local Native Bee Hives
   Help organize and facilitated Introduction Course
   Build simple Bamboo Infrastructure like small huts for eco tourism accommodation
   Compost Toilet and Outdoor shower establishment

The minimum commitment is 6month after a first initial 1 month trial period. 6 days a week 6 hours a day work commitment.Starting from November 2019 onwards !

for more information get in touch with us here please: permaculturainfo@gmail.com
1 year ago
2-Week Core Curriculum
Optional Practice Week
Starting at 48,000₹

with Roman Eisenkoelbl & Asanga Namal Jayasinge

Classic 72 Hours Permaculture Design Certificate Curriculum with in-depth theory and hands-on experience plus group Design Exercises.
Additional Practice Week offered to students eager to spend an extra week implementing their knowledge.

Topics of the course will include:
- History and Definition of Permaculture
- Ethics and Principles of Permaculture
- Design Methodologies
- Patterns in Nature, Culture and Society
- Reading the Land – Observation
- Land Restoration & Regeneration Techniques
- Water Harvesting Techniques
- Grey Water Recycling
- Natural Building Strategies
- Cultivated & Productive Ecological Gardens
- Food Forests, Forest Gardening, Agroforestry and Plant Guilds
- Energy Conservation Technologies & Appropriate Technologies
- Integrated Pest Management
- Compost
- Soil
- Water
- Forests and Reforestation
- Animal Management in Permaculture
- And much more...

The course is adapted to a wide variety of learning styles and is presented via lecture, images, video, group discussion, individual and group exercises, and design projects.

The PDC program consists of a 2-week core curriculum with an additional 1-week tutoring offered to those wanting to put into practice their learnings.

FOR BOOKINGS:
Please write to connect@thetribegoa.com
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More information here:
https://www.soilsunsoul.net/pdc-goa-india-nov-2018.html

For a glimpse of last year's PDC, watch this:
https://youtu.be/KDTSDJyPbLo
Hello!
We are having a 95ha property in Spain and from that there are 4ha cleared terraces.We are based in the Spanish Pre-Pyrenees in a protected natural wild and stunning area .We already started with some Agroforestry Systems,have a few Chickens and do some annual vegetable growing.We are looking for interested and motivated people to share our land with so they can run their individual enterprises on our land.There is many possibilities like:
- Grazing Pigs in the Oak Forest - Grazing Sheeps in some of the Terraces - Mushroom Production on Oak Logs - Essential Oil Production from wild Rosemary or Lavendar - Market Gardening -etc etc. etc.
If you are looking for a piece of land and dont have the capital to buy your own land at the moment this could be a great opportunity for you!

Also we are looking for some Farm Stewards during the Winter Month of 2019 as we are away for some work in Asia.


Please get in touch with us if you are interested and need more information.
contact: permaculturainfo@gmail.com
1 year ago
APPLIED PERMACULTURE PRACTITIONER TRAINING

16-DAY PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE
1st September to 16th September 2018
+
4-WEEK PERMACULTURE IN PRACTICE (PIP) Internship
18th September to 16th October
Instructors: Rico Zook & Roman Eisenkoelbl, plus Local Guest Instructors

Can Lliure, Spain
http://www.soilsunsoul.net/

While each course can be taken independently, this is an opportunity to have a deep, comprehensive and hands-on learning experience with a combined course approach that provides the foundational learning in permaculture and regenerative design, paired with a Four (4) week hands-on permaculture application, with additional hours for advanced design practice and learning.

The extended scope of the combined courses allows participants to earn their PDC Certificate by fulfilling the international 72-hour standard curriculum, while additionally being able to focus on practical experience straight after the PDC that delves into specific applications of permaculture. Participants can get a deeper understanding in and practical applications of earthworks and water management, forest garden development, infrastructure development, and multiple onsite system designs and implementations (Annual and Perennial Gardens, Pond, Nursery, Animal systems). The extended schedule allows for enough time to cover the core curriculum and focus on practical hands-on experience during the 4 week Internship, as well as giving students time to work on a real-life design project in smaller groups.

During the 16-day PDC and 4 Week Internship combined workshop, you will get a chance to:

   Receive a toolkit of comprehensive course materials covering all the different areas of permaculture design (printed playbook and digital files)
   Gain an understanding of the principles of permaculture design, an in-depth introduction into water management and earthworks with hands-on projects specific to the site needs
   Get Practical hands-on experience of implementing a Permaculture Design.
   Work together in a small group on a design project that you will present at the end of the course, with opportunities to do other individual system designs
   Interact and network with participants and experienced instructors
   Experience rural and farm living
   Experience community with a shared vision and goal
   Experience living & learning on a Permaculture site in its pioneer phase with lots of learning opportunities
   Upon completion of the course curriculum and the group design work receive an internationally recognized PDC Certificate with a 4-week Internship Certificate.


Cost of Combined Courses: 1600 Euro*
Only PDC: 500 Euro
Only Internship: 1250 Euro

All Rates Includes Camping and all Food, Plus over 15gb of Data
* There is a small per day fee if you stay on site in between courses

PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE

This 100-hour+ Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. This course is for those who want a comprehensive introduction to sustainability and how to create it, with a complete and in depth introduction to permaculture, all its component elements, and the process and methodologies for creating a holistic regenerative design. Using a variety of learning techniques and strategies this course presents Permaculture as an integrated design approach to create regenerative human habitat. This expanded PDC course is based on Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Designers Manual and Rico’s over 40 years of extensive education and work in wilderness, rural, and urban environments all over the world. This course provides the skills and solid knowledge in regenerative design as a science and art for creating abundant regenerative ecosystems in an urban backyard, a small rural farmstead, or large broad-acre landscapes.

This course is a learning opportunity for anyone with a keen interest in regenerative system design. From people just starting their professional education towards a career to those with established ones in Architecture, Engineering, Agriculture, Planning, and many other professions, this course is an opportunity for deepening your knowledge and adding to it with holistic regenerative system thinking and understandings. With its comprehensive curriculum, this PDC will give you a functional toolkit for making sure you don’t miss any important aspects of any system you are designing or working with.

The PDC course curriculum is constantly evolving as we receive feedback and creatively respond to change. Our goal is to keep up to date with the latest developments in all aspects of Permaculture Design and Regenerative Agriculture methods.

Subjects will include:
Permaculture Ethics and Principles
Observation
Flows
Pattern Literacy and Application (physical and invisible)
Edge and Yield
Energy Storage and Resources
Sector and Site Analysis
Zonation
Water; Harvesting, Management, and Cycling
Grey and Blackwater
Soil Health and Building (composting, vermicomposting)
Plants and Cropping Patterns
Animal Systems
Aquaculture
Agriculture; From Your Doorstep to the World
Microclimates
Buildings: Siting and Integration with Environment
Appropriate Technology
Design Process and Methodologies
Designing for Catastrophe
Climatic Strategies
Urban Permaculture Community Scale Design
Invisible Structures and Physical Realities Alternative Economics
Peak and Post Petroleum
Permaculture in the Majority World
Permaculture and Organizations

Course time will consist of traditional lectures, guest presentations, group discussions, games, exercises, hands-on projects, photos, movies and site visits. While we will focus on land systems, many discussions and examples will be explored of applications in the 'Invisible Structures'. These are the social, cultural, political, and economic structures we create as humans that powerfully shape our world today.

Class usually lasts from 9AM to 5PM, with tea breaks and lunch.

The course will be conducted in English. All participants need a functional level of English in order to follow and contribute to classes, clarify doubts, collaborate in groups and present their group design project.


PERMACULTURE IN PRACTICE (PIP)
4-week Internship
This is a special opportunity to gain hands on experience implementing Permaculture systems under the guidance of experienced and internationally active Permaculture Designer Rico Zook. For one month we will live as a community designing, implementing and learning about the many different regenerative systems that are part of a functioning and productive holistic farm ecosystem. This is an in depth opportunity to live and work on a developing permaculture farm in the beautiful Pyrenees north of Barcelona Spain.
The Can Lliure Project is in its pioneer phase and this gives us the incredible experience of real life hands-on practical Permaculture Learning in the field, mentored and guided by professionals.



Week 1: Invisible Structures & Design:
This first week will set the solid foundation the 4 Week Permaculture in Practice Internship.Here we will have an overall look at our collaboratively created learning ecosystem.We will get a deeper look at the site itself and its Permaculture systems.We will refine the Can Lliure Design together, learn more about the invisible structures that strongly influence the success or failure of a permaculture project like social arrangements, legal, and finance.

   Introduction to community living and collaborative decision making
   How we organize ourselves living together for the next 4 weeks in a learning Ecosystem
   Daily Farm Chores, Schedules and Projects outline
   Presentation of the current state of Can Lliure Design and Vision
   Design Sessions on the Strategic Design for Can Lliure,
   The Invisible Structures understood and made Visible !


Week 2: Water and Earthworks:

All physical land systems are literally grounded in the earth. The Water and Earthwork aspect to macro scales of understanding about water and landscape for designing, working and shaping the earth as the foundation for regenerative systems; concurrently learning and understanding about how water interacts and affects the land, supports productive landscapes with human habitation, and its central role in resilience and regenerative system design.
TOPICS INCLUDE

   Water: mineral, resource, living, precious and political
   The watershed perspective
   Patterning in water and earthworks
   Keypoint and keylines: conceptual understandings and practical applications
   Earth structures: hand-built and working with machines
   Ponds: siting, construction, creating an ecosystem, full site perspective
   Water in the built landscape, urban and suburban situations
   Water and Infrastructure
   Forest Garden design and implementation
   Advanced Design strategies and techniques



Week 3: Annual and Perennial Production Systems:
With focus on our regenerative production landscapes we will dive deep into how to produce all our food needs in a regenerative way using annual and perennial species with the integration of suitable animals.This will give everyone the confidence that a regenerative way of producing food is possible in all climatic zones if we observe nature and work with her rather then against her. We will share with you several important design and implementation considerations in setting up such systems and also we will get a lot of time to actually practice in the field.

   Establishing and designing of regenerative Agroecosystems,
   Market Garden Design and Layout,
   Intro to Syntropic Agroforestry and Forest Garden Systems,
   Edible Landscaping,
   Animal Integration into Production Landscapes




Week 4: Sustainable Forest Management and Economic, Social and Invisible Structures Design:
Being surrounded by a big oak forest thats protected by the government we will have the opportunity to share with you about how to manage a forest ecosystem in a regenerative way.We also will talk about Fire Preparedness and Preventive Management Strategies as we are located in a Fire Prone Landscape.We will share with you some insights on Ecological Beekeeping and Ecological Mushroom Production.We also will have the chance to have a look once more at the Can Lliure Design and focus in from Pattern to Detail at the Economic and Social Landscape of the project

   Ecological Beekeeping,
   Ecological Mushroom Production,
   Forest Health and Management,
   Fire and Disaster Preparedness,
   Design of Can Lliure Economic and Social Landscape



POSSIBLE PROJECTS INCLUDE
Number of participants and the interests of the group will influence projects done. There is room for multiple concurrent projects, allowing for layered and expansive learning opportunities.

   Siting and Hand building small swales, boomerangs, and other small harvesting structures
   Installing greywater system for an outdoor shower
   Planting Guilds
   Working to establish a Forest Garden
   Annual and Perennial Garden Design and Implementation
   Designing and Creating a Nursery
   Drip irrigation design and installation
   Chicken and Duck coops and system
   Vermicompost, and Compost tea
   Pond siting and design
   Forest Management
   Building an Herb Spiral
   Can Lliure Permaculture Farm Infrastructure development
   Reishi and Shitake Mushroom log inoculation
   Truffle Plantation area preparation
   Bee forage area design and implementation
   and much much more!


 INSTRUCTORS

Rico Zook (USA)
For the past 20 years, Rico has been a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator. He has worked with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations in India, Cambodia, Spain, USA, the mid-east and other parts of the world. His work focuses on assisting all levels of the global community to create culturally and environmentally appropriate life systems that are resilient and regenerative. He has also worked with local and indigenous cultures to help preserve traditional knowledge and technologies while adapting to, and becoming active members of, our rapidly globalizing world. With work in different climates and cultures, Rico has established himself as one of the new leaders and innovators in permaculture worldwide. This is further supported by his work with global permaculture organizations organizing the International Permaculture Convergence. He is a managing partner at Permaculture Design International, a leading global design, build, and educate company.
                                                                 www.i-permaculture.org
                                                               



Roman Eisenkolbl (Austria & Spain)
A semi-nomadic Tree Planter,Soil Builder and Seed Disperser has been studying and living in Permaculture Projects and Communities since over 8 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet.

He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Australia, the Caribbean, South and Central America, Portugal and Spain.

He has been part of 15 PDC Courses (organization & co-Facilitation) and several short courses .He has learned himself from some of the Pioneers and Experts of Permaculture include David Holmgren, Darren Doherty, Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis, Sepp Holzer, Ernst Goetsch, Martin Crowford, Larry Korn, Alex Kruger (Berg en Dal Ecovillage), Bernard Declercq (Pebble Garden,Auroville), Rico Zook (i-permaculture) and Govinda Sharma (Organic Hasera – Nepal).

He is the founder of the Soil-Sun-Soul Project and Blog.

For the last 2 years he has been living, working and learning in Auroville, India and visiting,advising  and volunteering at countless other projects in South East Asia. He spent 6 months doing a Practical internship program  at the Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda, Sunshine Coast, Australia, where he deepened his experience and studies in the field guided by PRI Teacher Tom Kendall. During his time in Australia he spend time in Crystal Waters (the first Ecovillage designed with Permaculture Principles),has been inspired by Permaculture Pioneers like Max Lindegger and Robyn Clayfield as he has been part of the monthly Crystal Waters Permaculture Village Markets several times.Recently he has been deeply involved with organizing together with an international Team the Pre IPC India Permaculture Teacher Training and PDC in India with a total of over 100 participating students from over 30 countries which greatly furthered his international experience and connections.

Currently he is based in Spain to start a regenerative Enterprise at Can Lliure a 100ha Living and Learning Centre and in the process learn more about eco-social life systems design and integrated Agroecologies whilst still supporting various projects in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal by co-facilitating and sharing his experience.
https://www.soilsunsoul.net


ACCOMMODATION, FOOD, AND SITE

SLEEPING  

During the courses students get a chance to experience aour land and permaculture site more intimately by camping on the land. In a semi-wild area, we have several level terraces among the trees and stones for people to pitch their tents in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by mountains and forest..
There is also the possibility for some students with their own bus/camper-van to stay on the land, although space is limited; so if you are interested in bringing a bus, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone!
FOOD

From the outdoor communal kitchen, we provide 3 meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the cost of the course (except Sundays when the students are free to feed themselves!)
Prepared with love, the food is always diverse, fresh, healthy, homemade and vegetarian. By that we also help to stimulate the local food economy by purchasing what ingredients are not grown at Can Lliure from the local organic “Cooperativa” and other local producers and processors

CAN LLIURE

Can Lliure as a place for mindful Human-Nature Relationships. With our aim of creating a Living, Learning & Research Centre to develop once capacities and to realize inherent potentialities with natures guidance and support.

We see Can Lliure as a important, vital place and seeding ground for ourselves and the wider global community to adapt to their surrounding environments once again and enjoy their bounties in a sustainable manner.

Can Lliure is based in the wonderful and magical Alta Garrotxa area close to the Spanish Pyrenees. The land we are in Stewardship of is 100ha and is mainly covered in wild Oak forest with lots of wild goats, wild boars and limestone cliffs. There are 3,5 ha of cleared terraces with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We recently started to regenerate these terraces which in the future will become a diverse Agroforestry systems and organic vegetable gardens. We also started our first steps on Mushroom Production and we host a ecological Bee Sanctuary on site. We are very blessed and very grateful to have a clean, natural freshwater spring on our land from which we drink. We also have a few simple structures like outdoor showers, compost toilets, geodesic dome and bell tent to accommodate and host people to enjoy this wild and natural place.

more infos and registration:

https://www.soilsunsoul.net/syntropic-agroforestry-workshop-june-2018.html

permaculturainfo (at) gmail.com

Pictures of the site can be found here
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B765VFv3Jln0SFpRRjA1cDBCRXM

The current initial evolving site design of Can Lliure can be found here
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B765VFv3Jln0R0hENUZJQ1RFM1k
2 years ago
The Agroforestry System, also known as Syntropic Agroforestry, was developed by Ernst Götsch and it is today one of the most viable planting techniques regarding environmental, economic and social practices. The planting is done synchronously with agricultural (vegetables & fruit) and forest species. This planting system is inspired by the way forests develop.

High density and diversity plantations can only be possible though the use of short, medium and long life cycled species occupying all forest strata (low, medium, high and emergent). Increasingly productive agriculture plantations will be possible by following the stated principles, where sun light and hydric resources are optimised.

During the workshop in Spain you will get the chance to learn directly from one of Ernst Goetsch best student and collaborator in over 20 workshops.We will get theoretical and practical insights from Namaste Messerschmidts vast experience in Syntropic Agriculture.We also will work together during the course on a Syntropic Agroforestry System for the Temperate Climate context.

About the facilitator:
The Agroforestry consultant, Namastê Messerschmidt, has technical and practical experience in implementation and handling of Syntropic Agrofestry Systems. Namastê has been following Ernst Götsch’s steps for over 18 years and applies on a daily basis Ernst’s teachings as an introductory and advanced Syntropic Agriculture course instructor.He has taught over 20 course together with Ernst Goetsch.
Namastê has been supporting valuable projects in Brasil such as:
- Cooperfloresta and Mário Lago’s settlement through content writing and consultancy work.
- Author of Projecto Agroflorestar’s publications such as the book and several flyers.
- Works as a consultant at OCA’s Institute and Fazenda da Toca.
- Teaching courses throughout Brazil and around the world, always through the Simbiose
                                                            Agroflorestal.


WORKSHOP OUTLINE:

1st day- Introduction of the Agroforestry Principles:
Theoretical lecture of the essential concepts of implementation and management of an Syntropic Agroforestry production system. Exchange of knowledge through practical experience.

The following principles will be addressed during the 1st day of classes:

- Strata- How plants behave in their environment. Considering the quantity and quality of light that the plants need to be healthy.
- Natural succession- How plants behave across time. How long it takes them to reach their full life cycle or how long it takes until they reach maturity in their stratum.
- Mulching- The importance of keeping the soil covered with organic matter and how to plant a system whilst always keeping the soil covered.
- Consortia- How to combine plants in an Agroforest: explanation and exemplification on how to make the combination.

2nd day- Planting planning and practical lesson:
The students will get instructions on how to plan a species consortia in an Syntropic Agroforestry system while applying Syntropic Agroforestry principles - strata, succession and mulching - taught on the previous day. There will be a practical system planning exercise evaluating the producer’s goal regarding the quantity and type of products being produced and considering all variables of the property: climate, soil quality, ground levelling, positioning considering the sun, etc.

We will continue the implantation of the area (soil preparation, mulching and planting) after the plans are presented and talked over.

Mulching: We will explore how to prepare the ground for the species to be planted and the area to be located. Understanding of the characteristics of the soil where the Syntropic Agroforestry system will be implemented, how and when it is necessary to prepare, and how to use the Syntropic Agroforestry system to recover the soil over time.

Soils covering: We will understand what type of cover is most suitable for the species to be planted (more or less crushed), how to obtain the organic matter to cover the soil at the beginning of the system and how to cover the beds where Syntropic Agroforestry will be implemented.

Planting - practical implementation of planting planning on the field.

3rd day- Practical class, Systematisation and Closure:
Ongoing implantation of the area.
Management*: Theoretical explanation, demonstration and practical application of pruning and management techniques of the area in the different phases.
Systematisation of the practices - Review and reinforcement of what was practiced in the field: group dynamics.
Closing: Questions and evaluation.
*If there is time and area available.

Schedule:
22nd June,Friday:
8.00h- Arrival
9.00h- Beginning of the course
10.30 am- Break
13.00h- Lunch
14.15- Resume
16.30- Snack
17h- Resume
20h- Dinner

23th June, Saturday:
7.30h- Breakfast
8.30h- Activities
10.45h- Break
13.00h- Lunch
14.45h- Activities
17.00h- Snack
17.45h- Activities
20h - Dinner

24th June, Sunday:
7.30h- Breakfast
8.30h- Activities
10.45h- Break
13.00h- Lunch
14.45h - Activities
17.00h- Closing

Material for students to bring with them:
- Machete
- Pruning shears
- Lime
- Small saw
- If possible to bring hoe
- Gloves
- Field clothing
- Boots
- Rain boots
- Hat
- Raincoat
- Bottle of water
- Bath towel
- Bed bag
- Blanket
- Mat
- Tent
- Personal hygiene products biodegradable
- Seeds for exchange

Vegetarian food and Camping is included in the price.There is also a limited option to stay in a shared bell tent dormitory style Accomodation for a small extra cost of 15euro per day.

Investment:
350 € (includes: 3 days of training, meals and camping with own tent)
Early Bird until 22nd April - only € 300 Euros

The course will be translated into English and if necessary also translation into Spanish could be organized!


ACCOMMODATION, FOOD, AND SITE

SLEEPING  

During the courses students get a chance to experience our land and permaculture site more intimately by camping on the land. In a semi-wild area, we have several level terraces among the trees and stones for people to pitch their tents in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by mountains and forest..
There is also the possibility for some students with their own bus/camper-van to stay on the land, although space is limited; so if you are interested in bringing a bus, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone!

FOOD

From the semi- outdoor communal kitchen, we provide 3 meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the cost of the course
Prepared with love, the food is always diverse, fresh, healthy, homemade and vegetarian. By that we also help to stimulate the local food economy by purchasing what ingredients are not grown at Can Lliure from the local organic “Cooperativa” and other local producers and processors

CAN LLIURE

Can Lliure as a place for mindful Human-Nature Relationships. With our aim of creating a Living, Learning & Research Centre to develop once capacities and to realize inherent potentialities with natures guidance and support.

We see Can Lliure as a important, vital place and seeding ground for ourselves and the wider global community to adapt to their surrounding environments once again and enjoy their bounties in a sustainable manner.

Can Lliure is based in the wonderful and magical Alta Garrotxa area close to the Spanish Pyrenees. The land we are in Stewardship of is 100ha and is mainly covered in wild Oak forest with lots of wild goats, wild boars and limestone cliffs. There are 3,5 ha of cleared terraces with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We recently started to regenerate these terraces which in the future will become a diverse Agroforestry systems and organic vegetable gardens. We also started our first steps on Mushroom Production and we host a ecological Bee Sanctuary on site. We are very blessed and very grateful to have a clean, natural freshwater spring on our land from which we drink. We also have a few simple structures like outdoor showers, compost toilets, geodesic dome and bell tent to accommodate and host people to enjoy this wild and natural place.

more infos and registration:

https://www.soilsunsoul.net/syntropic-agroforestry-workshop-june-2018.html

permaculturainfo (at) gmail.com

Pictures of the site can be found here
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B765VFv3Jln0SFpRRjA1cDBCRXM

The current initial evolving site design of Can Lliure can be found here
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B765VFv3Jln0R0hENUZJQ1RFM1k
2 years ago
Are you crazy about permaculture, highly motivated and would love to contribute to making the pre-IPC PDC & Teacher Training courses happen? We are looking for several motivated VOLUNTEERS - if this interests you, click here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_op6_bpImizbXZoc29XVVpPSjA/view
3 years ago
Permaculture Teacher Training
From 21st to 30th October, 2017

Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems design and teaching! This Permaculture Teacher Training course will improve and expand your abilities and make you a more versatile, engaging and effective educator.

Teachers:
This teacher training course will be taught by a team of experienced and renowned permaculture instructors and practitioners:
- Jude Hobbs (USA)
- Robyn Francis (Australia)
- Rico Zook (USA)

In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture principles and strategies in a wide variety of educational settings.

Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and talents by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities such as lecture, facilitating class discussions, storytelling, and using visual aids. In this setting of active learning, you will experience essential hands-on practice by preparing and co-teaching several presentations.

This is an incredible opportunity to study with an experienced teaching team and learn how to teach and facilitate Permaculture workshops. To be eligible to register for the course, you should have taken the Permaculture Design Certificate Course or have the instructor’s approval.

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Course Highlights

- Ethics, Codes of Practice & Self-Care
- Setting a Course Tone
- The Art and Science of Being an Educator
- Teaching via Pattern Dynamics, Whole Systems & Adult Learning Styles
- Practical Hands-On Learning with Experiential Techniques
- Facilitator's Toolkit and Resources
- Working with Special Needs and Difficult Situations
- Presenting Styles & Methods
- Curriculum Planning, Module Building & Time Management
- Adapting for Cultural Diversity
- Working with Co-Instructors & Guests
- Making The Most of Field Trips And Excursions
- Course Planning: Venue Logistics, Marketing, Budgets, Timelines - Implementation & Disaster Preparedness
- Interns; Apprentices & Mentors, Sharing the Knowledge
- Evaluations and Review
- The Permaculture Network
- Tips of the Trade

For more details on the course curriculum, logistics and fees, please refer our website:
http://ipcindia2017.org/teacher_training.php

If you are interested in volunteering for this course, please see more info here: http://bit.ly/2lgcgeA

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To register, please click on the link below:
http://ipcindia2017.org/teachertraining_guidelines.php

For any other queries, please get in touch with us:
Roman at ttipcindia [at] permacultureindia [dot] org OR
Call +91 40 2405 2295

https://www.facebook.com/events/1223311877775976/
3 years ago
3 - 22 November 2017
Telangana, India

Learn how to design regenerative systems from team of experienced and renowned permaculture instructors and practitioners from India and all around the world including:

• Robyn Francis (Australia)
• Rico Zook (USA)
• Clea Chandmal (India)
• Govinda Sharma (Nepal)
• Gopi Sankarasubramani (India)
• Narsanna Koppula (India)
• Starhawk (USA)
• Roshan P. Rai (India)
• Jude Hobbs (USA)
• Hui-i Chiang (Taiwan)

+ guest presenters (to be announced soon) with a variety of backgrounds, skills, experiences and perspectives

Prior experience in permaculture is not required. If you do have some knowledge and experience in permaculture, sustainable farming or related areas, this course will be a great opportunity for deepening that knowledge and adding to it the skill of thinking from a designer’s point of view. With its comprehensive curriculum, this PDC will give you a great toolkit for making sure you don’t miss any important aspects of a system that you’re designing.

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COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

• New, expanded PDC course format over 20 days with a total of over 100 hours of curriculum and hands-on work, bringing together 120 students organized in several batches with instructors and practitioners from India and all over the world.

• Earn your PDC Certificate by fulfilling the international 72-hour standard curriculum plus an extra elective thematic stream that delves deeper into specific applications of permaculture:
-- Agriculture: Govinda Sharma & Clea Chandmal
-- Earthworks and Water: Gopi Sankarasubramani, Rico Zook & Narsanna Koppula
-- Social Permaculture: Robyn Francis, Starhawk & Roshan Rai
-- Urban Permaculture: Jude Hobbs & Hui-i Chiang

• Practice on hands-on applications of permaculture and work a real-life design project in smaller groups.

• Receive a toolkit of comprehensive course materials covering all the different areas of permaculture design (printed playbook and digital files);

• Receive an internationally recognized PDC Certificate with an emphasis on the thematic stream of your choice.

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COURSE FEE

Inclusive of all meals, the option to camp in your own tent, course materials (digital and print) and your Permaculture Design Certificate:

Support rate: INR 1,15,000 (USD 1,700)
Standard rate: INR 95,000 (USD 1,400)
Reduced rate: INR 40,000 (USD 600)

The reduced rate is offered to make the PDC course accessible to enthusiastic participants from economically challenged backgrounds. Preference will be given to those of Indian nationality, though all people are eligible, especially those from the global south. We strongly encourage those who are financially comfortable to pay the support rate which will enable us to subsidize a reduced rate for those who would not otherwise be able to participate. Any profits from this course will be donated to IPC India 2017.

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MORE DETAILS: http://ipcindia2017.org/pdc_training.php

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REGISTER NOW: http://ipcindia2017.org/pdc_guidelines.php

NOTE: Upon registering, you'll be asked to pay the full course fee (standard and support rates) immediately by Paypal (international) or PayU (India), so make sure you have the necessary funds. For those who can't afford the standard rate, we offer a reduced rate for which you can apply in the registration form. In this case, your application will be reviewed before you'll be asked to pay.

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We are looking for several motivated VOLUNTEERS for preparing & conducting this course - if this interests you, see more info here: http://bit.ly/2lgcgeA

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For any queries, please get in touch:
Nina at ipcpdc2017 [at] gmail [dot] com OR
Call +91 40 2405 2295 (IPC Office Hyderabad)

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This PDC is part of the 13th International Permaculture Convergence (IPC) in November 2017 and is hosted by Aranya Agricultural Alternatives.
3 years ago