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I am pleased to announce that Arboretum Marbella has secured Erasmus Plus funding to be able to offer a special grant for students travelling from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain and the UK and wishing to take part in this course. For the low price of 250€, the course fees, accommodation and meals will be covered and 80% of travel costs. You must apply by the 11th of September if you want to get the grant. Please share this so as many people as possible can benefit. https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/permaculture-design-course-do-it-with-nature.5992/
Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you that the Early Bird Discount for this course expires on August 1st, so you have just a few weeks to register at this special price.

I also wanted to give you a bit more information about the PDC Advanced Course 9-15th October with Aranya and Satish Kumar. This course is the first of its kind in Spain for people with a PDC certificate, or who has a lot of experience working within permaculture who want the opportunity to develop their skills or specialise in a certain area of permaculture under the supervision and direction of some of the world’s top teachers. You will be able to take part in a real project which is in the development phase, look at the current design and decide how to optimise it, under the guidance of Aranya, one of the UK’s most important permaculture teachers. You will work practically in the field for five days, with only 9 other students, in order to experience a personalised learning experience. In these five days, you can choose what you want to focus on and develop as a specialism, such as water management, design, soil, biodiversity, edible forests – anything which you feel will most benefit you and this project. This will be followed by a day with the inspirational Satish Kumar and one day with Emilio Mula. Registrations can be made here http://arboretumpdc.org/en/index.html    ;
In 2016 Arboretum Marbella is running two great permaculture courses side by side, an internationally recognised and certified introductory course and an advanced course for anyone who already holds a PDC certificate but wishes to develop this further.

The objective of this Permaculture Design Course (PDC) is to provide a solid foundation in permaculture so that one can contribute to life in a way that is environmentally aware and responsible. In addition, this course aims to support the transition to cultivating self-sufficiency and developing the personal empowerment to create change in one’s community and hence the world.

The Arboretum Foundation holds a permaculture course of excellence every year, with the support and contribution of leading professionals and activists, an amazing international and multi-disciplinary team that are working towards a positive change in today’s world. During the course you will study in small groups with people from all over the world, with an emphasis on real case studies that will equip you with the tools so that you yourself can make the changes that are so crucial for our society.

PDC 2016 is an educational experience that is informal, practical and based on nature, personal transformation and collective action. There are options to choose a 72 hour basic option which will result in an official permaculture certificate from Arboretum, or stay for the extended 104 hour course which gives you an official and internationally recognised qualification from the British Permaculture Association. We are really looking forward to your contribution.

Change starts here! Purchase your tickets here or find out more http://arboretumpdc.org/
Just a reminder about our special study together offer where 2 people can study for 1,000€ expires on Saturday. Hope some of you can join us, it's going to be a great course, with 6 fantastic speakers.
Less than one month to go before our Permaculture Design Course in #Marbella 9-22nd October and we have a very special offer for you for just two weeks!

We believe that learning and applying what you have learned is easier if you have someone to work with and so we’re making it really easy for you to come and bring a friend this week. If you book your place on the course between 13/09-26/09 for two people you will receive a huge discount.

When one person pays the standard rate of 750€, they can bring a study partner for just 250€ - that’s 2 places for an amazing 1,000€! All you have to do is sign up and pay before 26/09 to take advantage of this very special offer.

We have 6 amazing trainers ready and raring to educate and inspire and we are really looking forward to seeing the great permaculture designs are students come up with. This year’s themes will be environmental activism, social economy, community projects, urban permaculture, food sovereignty, developing resilience on a local level, Transition Towns and strategies for forming positive alliances. A perfect balance to meet the needs of modern society and the changing times!

If you want to get involved and receive an Official Certificate from the British Permaculture Association and take advantage of our very special offer, please book on our website before 26th September http://arboretumpdc.org/en/index.html
Organizers of the forthcoming Permaculture Design Course to be held at Arboretum Marbella 9-22 October have just announced that the course will be carbon neutral in order to be more sustainable and responsible. Carbon emissions created by students in their travel to the event and also those produced by the event itself will be offset by the planting of native species of trees, plants and shrubs within the ecological park.

Using studies by the IPCC and conclusions from the Kyoto Protocol it is possible to calculate the carbon footprint of any given activity. Charities like Arboretum Marbella and climate change campaigners encourage everyone to look at their personal and professional carbon footprint and try to minimize it as much as possible. There are simple steps to achieve this, predominantly by reducing our electricity consumption by using energy-efficient products such as lightbulbs, turning off equipment when not in use and not leaving things on standby. It is also important to use efficient transport methods such as public transport and walking and riding a bicycle for short journeys to minimise the use of cars as much as possible and looking at car sharing options.

However it’s almost impossible to not produce any carbon at all, which is why carbon offsetting is popular. Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is an excellent method, as carbon is absorbed by the plants and locked into their leaves and trunks. In the case of trees, around 50% of the dry material is composed of carbon. Using a carbon calculator Arboretum is able to calculate how much carbon will be produced by their students travelling to the course and then plant a range of different trees and shrubs to absorb this and care for them for at least the next 20 years.

Certified by the British Permaculture Association and comprising of 112 hours of theoretical and practical training, this comprehensive course is internationally recognised and necessary for gaining the Diploma in Applied Permaculture. High profile trainers include Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and responsible for developing and delivering training for the Transition Town Network, and Aranya an expert in permaculture, experienced trainer, author and senior tutor for the permaculture diploma.
To find out more about the Permaculture Design Course at Arboretum and register for your place please visit http://arboretumpdc.org/ or view the PDC event on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/369889919881962/
Thanks for sharing Cassie, that's right!

Organizers of the forthcoming Permaculture Design Course to be held at Arboretum Marbella 9-22 October have just announced that the course will be carbon neutral in order to be more sustainable and responsible. Carbon emissions created by students in their travel to the event and also those produced by the event itself will be offset by the planting of native species of trees, plants and shrubs within the ecological park.

To find out more about the Permaculture Design Course at Arboretum and register for your place please visit http://arboretumpdc.org/ or view the PDC event on Facebook.
Arboretum Marbella, the award-winning permaculture project in Andalucia Spain, is holding a Permaculture Design Course from 9th to 22nd of October. Certified by the British Permaculture Association and comprising of 112 hours of theoretical and practical training, this comprehensive course is internationally recognised and necessary for gaining the Diploma in Applied Permaculture. This course is longer and more comprehensive than the international standard and features inspirational, experienced and committed trainers delivering quality content in English and Spanish. Bookings can now be made via www.arboretumpdc.org and there is an early bird discount until 1st August.

The course is focussed on environmental activism, social economy, community projects, urban permaculture, food sovereignty, developing resilience on a local level, Transition Towns and strategies for forming positive alliances. Organizers believe this content will meet the needs of modern society and the changing times.

The multidisciplinary team of professionals and international educators have years of practical experience and will teach exactly what permaculture is and how to apply it personally and professionally. High profile trainers include Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and responsible for developing and delivering training for the Transition Town Network, and Aranya an expert in permaculture, experienced trainer, author and senior tutor for the permaculture diploma.

The course is for anyone who has the ambition to change their lives and their surroundings through a learning experience that will lead to a personal transformation and an internationally recognised qualification. It provides theoretical and practical learning and a dynamic and active approach. Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in small groups led by well-respected professionals in permaculture. With a big emphasis on real case studies, students will leave the course with the tools to allow them to become a changing force in society.

Three options are available, a Permaculture Design Module (40 hours), a basic programme (72 hours) and the full course (112 hours) and prices start from €270. Bookings can be made online at www.arboretumpdc.org, book before August 1st for a large early bird booking discount.