PERMACULTURE COURSE

Permaculture Introduction & PDC at Lalaland 2021

Course Overview

Building soil – Building community – Building resilience

No previous experience is required! Just openness and willingness to become part fo the regeneration movement!

 

Permaculture is a design method for sustainable human settlements that aims at integrating human activities in fully functioning ecosystems able to self regulate and support Life in all its forms.

Its core ethics are Care for the Earth, Care for the People and Fair Share and its principles allow us to live a regenerative life and can be applied to any environment, from small apartments to big lands to entire countries. Most importantly, Permaculture is a real philosophy of life that can support you as an individual to make conscious choices to reconnect to a true way of living. You are not separate from what is around you and stepping back into the web of life is the best choice we can make!

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The Program

During the course, we will explore the following topics:

 

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE​

• Permaculture: Evidence that we need to act - Ethics & Principles

• Concepts and themes in design: Natural ecosystems - Web of life - Yield and Resource -

• Design Methods: Observation - Analysis of elements - Flow analysis - Maps & data overlay - Zones & sectors - Slope & aspect - Guilds - Scale of permanence 

• Patterns: Understanding natural patterns and how to use the in design

 

TREES, WATER, SOIL​ & ENERGY

• Climatic factors: Main climatic zones and their characteristics - Climatic factors - Climatic effects Landscape profiles

• Trees: Trees and their role in the ecosystem

• Water: Water cycle - Water in the landscape - Strategies for water management

• Soils: Soil composition - Soil management - Compost - Nutrient management and closed loops - Animals in the landscape

• Earthworks: Design - Tools - Types of earthworks (swales, dams etc..)

• Agroforestry & Food Forests: Natural forests and natural succession - Food forests - Layers - Greening the Desert

• Appropriate Technology: Renewable energy - Compost toilets - Eco-buildings - Waste management

DESIGN STRATEGIES AND SOCIAL PERMACULTURE​

• Climates: Strategies for different climates

• Social Permaculture: Project management - Group dynamics - Non-violent communication - Local economies - Community living & Ecovillages

 

FINAL PROJECT

All students will do a group project simulating the design for a client. The project will be  presented at the end of the course and will be a great opportunity for the student to metabolise the newly-acquired knowledge and receive feedback from the teacher

 

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Details

October 18-30.2021

Cost

Own tent accommodation:

350 euros if booked before the 17th of September 2021

450 euros if booked after

Normal accommodation in Local Hotel 

850 euros if booked before the 17th of September 2021 

950 euros if booked after

Prices include:

- Full accommodation

- 3 meals a day

- Access to showers and facilities

- International Permaculture Design Certificate upon completion of the course

- Practical workshops

- Stunning surroundings and beautiful places to visit on your free time

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