PDC Permaculture Design Course (Internship)

PDC Permaculture Design Course (Internship)
27 to 31 OCT 2021 - Portalegre - Portugal
Permaculture is to live in harmony with nature providing for human needs and the needs of everything around us

Regenerative Agriculture Course - November 2021 - Portugal

New School Permaculture 

Regenerative Agriculture Course
 November 2021

Course by Helder Valente and
the New School Permaculture  Team

Terramay
https://www.terramay.com/
Alqueva - Portugal


In this course you will learn 
the New School Permaculture design secrets.

The subjects covered during this 
Regenerative Agriculture Course include:

Reading the land
Sustainable Design
Soil
Water
Gardens
Forests
Animals

INFO Contact:
newpermies@gmail.com


Helder Valente is a british Permaculture association 
Educator member and master diploma holder and tutor.

This course will be in one of most beautiful regions of Portugal,
the largest artificial lake in Europe
the alqueva dam



Have you ever asked yourself this questions? 

How can i get more connected with nature and understand how it works?
In what way can i save energy on everything i do?
How can i recover and redesign areas or objects in a way that they become more ecological and nature friendly?
How can i live a more healthy life without having to buy so many chemical products?
How can i develop or be part of a network of people that is inspired to be of positive change to this world?

Did you ever found your self having this ideas?
 
I want to develop design skills and find a new way of thinking.
I want to support other people to find a way to live a low impact lifestyle  
I would like to be living connected with nature working the same way it works.
I see myself living with a community that works toguether.
I want to recover an old farm and live with what it can produce.
On this course we will answer these questions and will support  these ideas


What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

 It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

To see the amazing fruits we can grow
click HERE


Helder studied and worked with pioneers like Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Turkey, Doug Bullock in the Amazon, Rosemary Morrow in Austria, Graham Bell in Scotland, Darren dougherty, Ernst Gotcsh, Sepp Holzer in Portugal and many others in countries like Haiti, Canada, Egipt, Finland, Peru, always learning and practicing this sustainable design methods.

While living in the city he dedicated 5 years on developing urban permaculture projects and for the last 5 years traveling and developing permaculture institutes around the world. 

 It all started in 2009 teaching permaculture to students at the agriculture university and since then learning and teaching in many different climates and getting to know the old ways and new ways of sharing information.


 By December 2012 in the Peruvian Amazon working in support to the shipibo indigenous communities Helder created the New School Permaculture and  is now developing alternative educational methods.

In 2013 the New School has been presenting at the IPC International Permaculture congress in Cuba and sharing experience about ecosocial regeneration.


The New School Permaculture uses creative and inspiring educational tools that enable the students to empower each other in a way that many people have never seen before.



To see testimonials from our students
click HERE

The course is presented by creative non formal education methods, that are based on creating a bridge between the right and left side of the brain, so that the analytical and creative abilities of the students get fully stimulated and get the most out of the experience...for many people is the most empowering and inspiring transformative process of their lives...and they carry this with them every were they go....and thats our goal.

INFO Contacto:

newpermies@gmail.com


To see what grows in the region
click HERE


And so, brave people from 10 different countries, so different from each other, yet we got together for the same reason or cause- we want to shift from an outdated broken society model to a conscious, harmonious co-existing with Nature, where we can all be involved, from growing a pepper on your urban balcony (and maybe some guerrilla planting shhh) to regenerating soils, forest, and rivers. It’s a change of mindset where you realize (or more like you are being reminded) that ANYONE can make a change. Anyone can grow food, in any conditions. Each of us plays an important role, wherever we are, and whoever we are- a farmer with many lands, or the weirdo of the family, backpacking around the world- we are all connected in this web of transformation and we are the influence in our community or family, and nowadays, influence is power. So this Permaculture internship was for me, among other things, about Empowerment.

Empowerment and understanding the Essence- whatever the question is, the answer can be found in Nature, by observing, interacting and experimenting. We humans, as Observers, can change the world around us, thus we are creators of our own worlds (inspiration from quantum physics). When we slow down and observe Nature, we see problems as solutions, we understand the natural succession of things, where each part plays a role in the cycle of life, where there are no invasive species, just pioneer soldiers doing their job to balance something our or to regenerate damaged soils or ecosystems. By understanding the Patterns in Nature, we understand ourselves, and by understanding ourselves we move upward in the spiral of Life.

I’ve learned that Permaculture is about compassion, for all life forms- it’s empathizing with the Earth, with Nature, with the plants, with the animals, the insects, the rivers, the soils, but also with ourselves and the other humans beings across the globe. It’s a holistic approach on Life.

I’ve learned that techniques and recipes are useful but once you understand The Essence of a process, you don’t need the recipe anymore. You can make your own fertilizer, you can make your own vinegar!

I’ve learned that when working with Nature, as with people, being gentle is more important than having a lot of knowledge and experience. Mindset and attitude are more important than any material resources.

With every course of the internship it felt like I’m putting a puzzle together to finally see “the bigger picture”:


PDC design course: the most intense course in my opinion, touches many aspects of our lives, from good design of our gardens and lives, to patterns in nature. We started by learning about Permaculture classics and their methods, like Bill Mollison that said:

Permaculture is a dance with Nature- in which Nature leads.”

We continued with Natural Succession, understanding the process and purpose of an eco-system, from Gramineae to forests. We studied soil composition and the importance (VERY important) of soil health in relation to balanced systems, abundant yield and sustainable agriculture. Of course we also touched classic topics like different types of composts, dry toilets, water management and household efficiency.

Food forest course: finally, all our questions answered, because everything goes down to 1 thing basically- and obviously I won't say it here!

Starting with the basics- how to plant something (you gotta start somewhere); companion planting (what goes where and who likes what); tips on trees (excuse the pun), from planting to mulching, pruning, grafting, and harvest processing; importance of bio-diversity (F* monocultures!); soil quality and funky fertilizers (one rule- use what you have in abundance); natural pest control; to more fancy stuff like creating Mandala Gardens (or any other poetic shape), following natural Patterns to incorporate efficiency with beauty, because that’s how Nature likes it (if you didn’t know now you know).


To see more testimonials from our students
click HERE




To know more about this course click HERE

To know more about the content of the course you can check our videos on you tube

 know more about our seed bank
 Atlantis Seeds click HERE

More videos of Helder

TV Italia HERE 2015
Spanish national TVE HERE 2014
Video at IPC Cuba HERE 2013
Portuguese RDP HERE 2013
Spanish national TVE HERE 2013
Reportagem da SIC HERE 2012
Biosfera da RTP HERE 2011
Biosfera da RTP HERE 2010
Biosfera da RTP HERE 2009

Para ler mais entrevistas do Helder
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Permaculture Food Forest Course (PFC) with Helder Valente in Portugal July 2021

 Permaculture Forest Course  
PFC 

Course by Helder Valente and 
the New School Permaculture Team 
 
 Portalegre - Portugal
  14 to 18 July 2021

info contact:
maininfonsp@gmail.com




Helder Valente is a british Permaculture 
association Educator member.

On the PFC you will learn about forest gardening and how to create a stable diverse abundant forest that produces food. 
This island has amazing microclimates, you can find plants from cold climates like chestnuts or rhubarb with tropical fruits like mangoes or pinneaples all growing very close to eachother.



To see the amazing fruits we can grow
click HERE

A food forest is a garden where we encourage nature to do the majority of the work, yet are able to harvest an abundance of fresh food. Sounds too good to be true? Well it’s not! Join us to learn how to create one in any urban, suburban or rural space, even where space is at a premium.



A food forest is modelled on natural woodland, with crops being grown in multiple layers to produce the maximum yield from a minimum of space. Imagine a diverse and multi-layered mix of tree canopy, berry-laden shrubs, vines, ground cover and planting beds. Plants are chosen which benefit each other and attract beneficial inspects. A healthy, fertile and diverse ecosystem is created which ultimately requires little work from you apart from harvesting. Very little digging, watering, weeding or pest control, and as beautiful as any woodland edge!



This four day course, through a combination of classroom based and practical sessions, will give you all the tools you need to design your own food forest.



Course content:
Agro ecology
Food forest creation and management
How to combine fruits and veggies
Climate zones
Plants and trees species
How, when and where to plant
Social forests

- Why make a food forest

- Laying out a food forest

- Ensuring that your food forest has enough nutrients

- Multifunctional pathways

- Building in abundance and resilience

- Low maintenance food growing

- Patterns in nature

- Understanding and maximising edge

- Water management

- Creating a detailed design

- Succession planning

- Implementation plans

- Tree and plant guilds.


Helder studied permaculture with Bill Mollison and now teaches all over the world. You can read about Helder and see examples of his design work here.www.sublimart.blogspot.com
In this course we will talk about how to create the perfect conditions to have the most amazing food production by a balanced and resilient ecossystem
The new school brings you a very special experience
Do you want to learn more about food forest gardens?
Do you want to know more about plants and trees combinations?
Do you have some land that you want to design and develop?
Do you want to learn more about social forestry?


In this 5 day course you will learn about forest gardening and how to develop and maintain a food forest.
The concepts that you will learn about forest gardening, you will be able to aply in any other climate of the world.
To see some of the plants we have been studying:
CLICK HERE
To know about the forests we have been planting :
CLICK HERE
This course is for forest fans!
Hope to see you

Have you ever asked yourself this questions? 

How can i get more connected with nature and understand how it works?
In what way can i save energy on everything i do?
How can i recover and redesign areas or objects in a way that they become more ecological and nature friendly?
How can i live a more healthy life without having to buy so many chemical products?
How can i develop or be part of a network of people that is inspired to be of positive change to this world?

Did you ever found your self having this ideas?

 
I want to develop design skills and find a new way of thinking.
I want to support other people to find a way to live a low impact lifestyle  
I would like to be living connected with nature working the same way it works.
I see myself living with a community that works toguether.
I want to recover an old farm and live with what it can produce.

On this course we will answer these questions and will support  these ideas


What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment.

 It is based on the ethics of earth care, people care and fair share, and provides practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing.

To know more about what we do on the PFC click HERE



Helder studied and worked with pioneers like Bill Mollison and Geoff Lawton in Turkey, Doug Bullock in the Amazon, Rosemary Morrow in Austria, Graham Bell in Scotland, Darren dougherty, Ernst Gotcsh, Sepp Holzer in Portugal and many others in countries like Haiti, Canada, Egipt, Finland, Peru, always learning and practicing this sustainable design methods.

While living in the city he dedicated 5 years on developing urban permaculture projects and for the last 5 years traveling and developing permaculture institutes around the world. 

 It all started in 2009 teaching permaculture to students at the agriculture university and since then learning and teaching in many different climates and getting to know the old ways and new ways of sharing information.


 By December 2012 in the Peruvian Amazon working in support to the shipibo indigenous communities Helder created the New School Permaculture and  is now developing alternative educational methods.
In 2013 the New School has been presenting at the IPC International Permaculture congress in Cuba and its often invited for lectures at the European Permaculture Congress and many universities worldwide.

The New School Permaculture uses creative and inspiring educational tools that enable the students to empower each other in a way that many people have never experienced in their lives before.


To see testimonials from our students
click HERE

The course is presented by creative non formal education methods, that are based on creating a bridge between the right and left side of the brain, so that the analytical and creative abilities of the students get fully stimulated and get the most out of the experience...for many people is the most empowering and inspiring transformative process of their lives...and they carry this with them every were they go....and thats our goal.

 INFO 
Contacto:
maininfonsp@gmail.com

If you want to be part of this course fill up the registration form
CLICK HERE
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Facilitado por Helder Valente y amigos de la Permacultura New School.
Helder estudió y trabajó con pioneros como Bill Mollison, Sepp Holzer, Doug Bullock, Rosemary Morrow, Darren dougherty, Ernst Gotsh y otros, y ahora enseña en todo el mundo.
Se inició en 2009 con la enseñanza de la permacultura a estudiantes en la Universidad Agrícola y desde entonces continúa el aprendizaje y la enseñanza en muchos climas diferentes.
Mientras vivía en la ciudad dedicó 3 años al desarrollo de un proyecto de permacultura urbana en el centro de Lisboa y co-creó el Instituto de Permacultura Portugués.
Así es como empezó todo.
Helder nunca se detuvo y estos últimos meses pasó su tiempo de trabajo con los agricultores quechuas en los Andes, el diseño de proyectos en la selva amazónica y ecoaldeas como Findhorn.
Muy recientemente, fue uno de los presentadores en el IPC Convergencia Internacional de Permacultura en La Habana Cuba
Los temas tratados durante este Curso de Bosques de Permacultura incluyen:
Los Temas que abarcaremos en el curso son:
-ETICA Y PRINCIPIOS DE LA PERMACULTURA
-ESTRATEGIAS DE APRENDIZAJE
-METODOS DE EDUCACION
-LEER EL PAISAJE
-PATRONES EN EL DISEÑO
-BIODIVERSIDAD Y SU IMPORTANCIA
-CREACION DE SUELOS
-PRESERVACION Y MANEJO DE AGUA
-BOSQUES COMESTIBLES
-DISEÑO DE JARDINES
-ESTRATEGIAS URBANAS
-CONSTRUCCION SOSTENIBLE (BIO-ARQUITECTURA)
-DESARROLLO COMUNITARIO
-CLIMAS
-ECONOMIAS ALTERNATIVAS
Este curso esta centrado en las necesidades del estudiante. Se presenta a traves de educación creativa no-formal, metodos basados en crear un puente entre el lado izquierdo y derecho del cerebro; buscando de esta forma estimular las habilidades creativas y analiticas del estudiante y obtener lo mejor de la experiencia .
Para alguna gente este puede ser un proceso transformativo extremadamente empoderador e inspiracional en sus vidas y podran llevarlo consigo a donde vayan despues…. esta es nuestra misión.
Cualquiera que sean tus planes al futuro, este curso de Diseño en Permacultura te proporcionara las herramientas y perspectiva necesarias para encontrar soluciones positivas en la busqueda de una vida sostenible que busca crear abundancia en todos los organismos y sistemas naturales.
La certificación del Diseño en Permacultura engloba el cómo podemos utilizar las herramientas y las tecnologías apropiadas de hoy en día para dar forma a un mundo regenerativo y más equitativo para todas las especies.

 Permacultura, es algo más que plantar un jardín o elementos del paisaje de manera aislada. Se trata de un enfoque de un sistema de diseño sostenible que sea aplicable en todas las actividades humanas. Un jardín orgánico es sólo uno entre tantos elementos a considerar para el diseño de un hogar. Permacultura atiende la ubicación de los elementos del diseño en relación a otros como la vivienda, la topografía del lugar, el clima, el agua que escurre, la vegetación, los animales, las capacidades de los usuarios, de dónde viene el dinero para financiarlo, cuales son los materiales disponibles para construir, etc.
El curso es impartido por Helder Valente de New School Permaculture. Helder estudió y trabajó con Bill Mollison, Sepp Holzer, Doug Bullock, Rosemary Morrow, Darren dougherty, Ernst Gotsh entre otros y ahora se dedica a difundir este conocimiento alrededor del mundo.
El empezó en 2009 enseñando Permacultura a estudiantes de Universidades y desde alli viene haciendolo en diferentes climas y latitudes del mundo.
Mientras vivia en la ciudad se dedico a desarrollar durante 3 años proyectos de Permacultura Urbana en el centro de Lisboa y Co-creo el Instituto Portugues de Permacultura. Este proceso nunca terminó y viene diseñando proyectos en los Andes y la Amazonia en America Latina

Qué Traer??
-Lo necesario para tomar notas como: libreta, lápices, plumones de colores, regla, etc.
-Ropa cómoda de trabajo (en Cocachimba llueve o solea; nunca hace mucho frio…).
-Botas o zapatos cómodos aptos para el trabajo de campo.
-Sombrero o gorra.
-Linterna.
-Termo o botella para beber líquidos.
-Repelente
-Semillas para intercambiar, Buena música, cámara fotográfica, botella de lo que te guste tomar y que quieras compartir con los otros participantes, instrumento que sepas tocar, energía positiva, ganas de aprender y divertirte.
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INFO Contacto:
maininfonsp@gmail.com

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