join us for this amazing experience in Spain this October
Permaculture Design Course Spain - Alta Garrotxa
join us for this amazing experience in Spain
Classic 14 day Permaculture Design Certificate Curriculum with more then 72hours schedule, full of practical knowledge and some hands-on experiences plus Design Exercises in groups. There will be optional yoga, mindfulness and Deep Ecology practices offered too. The course takes place in a wonderful nature reserve, la Alta Garrotxa near Girona, Barcelona.Participants will be immersed in an inspiring and natural learning environment while living with nature for the full duration of the course.
Topics will include the following plus more from your needs:
- History and Definition of Permaculture
- Ethics and Principles of Permaculture
- Design Process and its ecological design application
- Patterns in Nature
- Climatic Factors and microclimate enhancement
- Hydrological Cycle
- Land Restoration Techniques
- Hot Composting
- Soil Food Web and its repair
- Water Harvesting Techniques
- Tree Crops and Food Forests
- Regenerative Earthworks
- Climatic Specific building and cultivated ecology techniques
- Natural Building Strategies
- Animal Management in Permaculture
- Social and Financial Permaculture
- Local Food systems
and many more fun and dynamic activities!
Extras like:optional Yoga, Meditation, Deep Ecology and Mindfulness practices.
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. Class usually lasts from about 9AM to 6PM.
hosted in a beautiful natural reserve near Barcelona,Alta Garroxta by ActiveEarth.Come and join us for the amazing 2 weeks experience in October 2014!
The Permaculture way of looking at things,everything is a gift,everything has a value,nothing should be wasted.Permaculture is the harmonious integration of all life kingdoms into agriculturally productive ecosystems and socially just environments producing sound economic outcomes through systems management. Itis a regenerative design intention reflecting patterns in nature that seeks to build interconnections allowing for energy efficiency and abundance of yield.
In other words its ecology in action,positive responses to new opportunities as culture evolves towards anew height of consciousness.
WHO is it for?
For everybody from young to old from all backgrounds and all walks of life! In particular those wanting to lead projects of regeneration, urban agriculture, community development, and broad-scale farming. This unique opportunity to recharge and gain environmental literacy will be spent over two weeks in a natural environment with limited access to wifi and transport links. Total natural immersion is to be expected and hopefully embraced.
Why a PDC with us ??
1-it is a ethical and transparent investment that gives you tools for ecological design
2-The diverse learning environment will appeal to multiple different learning styles
3-Facilitator's combine an in-depth understanding stemming from many years of experience of permaculture at the personal, practical and community level.
4-you will have the chance to participate in other fun, outdoor activities like swimming in the beautiful river, climbing, hiking in the valley, watching the sunset from the mountain, yoga, meditation ,mindfulness exercises and more!
5-plus you will get to wake up to an incredible view over the mountains and the unique location will provide a very special, natural learning experience far from the noise, pollution and hectic ambiance of the city!
Main Facilitator will be Doug Crouch from TreeYo Permaculture plus he is assisted by Roman Eisenkoelbl and Active Earth Founder Korbi Hort with Kate Curtis leading Yoga and Deep Ecology practices.
Trained as both a Permaculture Designer and Fish and Wildlife Manager, Doughas extensive knowledge surrounding landscape planning and food production systems. This regenerative design and implementation work spans the globe ranging in contexts and climates including tropical agro-forestry, Mediterranean organic gardening, and temperate suburban edible landscaping. To facilitate this work he founded TreeYo Permaculture thus building off his other formal training in small business management. Incorporating this knowledge and experience into sustainability educational programming has now become Doug’s main focus as he continues his ecological design and holistic development in various ecosystems.
He holds a Diploma in Permaculture Education which demonstrates his commitment to crafting his creative facilitation style. Because Portugal is the longest running host site for TreeYo, the local support team is quite familiar with the TreeYo facilitation style and process. To view some of the presentation you can expect during the course via PowerPoint, please visit Doug’s slideshare account at the following: www.slideshare.net/DougeCrouch
Price: 550 Euro with mainly local organic vegetarian food and camping or shared dorm accomodation in magical location is included.
The Active Earth Centre for transformative learning is a place of great natural beauty and power. It is in the Alta Garrotxa Nature Reserve,2 hours by car northeast of Barcelona and 50 minutes north of Girona.Our vision for the project is the creation of a world-class adult education venue hosting individuals, students and organisations on programmes and courses that encourage and support human flourishing.
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here is a slideshow from our last course in June 2014.enjoy and looking forward to hear from you soon.