Full Permaculture Design Course, Intensive,
with Helder Valente
Tuesday 4th June – Wednesday 12th June 2013
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.
Who is the Permaculture Design Course for?
Permaculture is for EVERYONE, regardless of their education, background, or previous experience.
Permaculture is NOT just about trees, or just about gardening! You don’t need loads of land to practice it and it’s a design method that can be applied to all social systems.
Whatever your plans for the future, the Permaculture Design Course will give you the perspective and tools required to find positive solutions towards a sustainable life.
This is an intensive course, where we will concentrate fully on the permaculture immersion for the whole nine days. You’ll receive the full 72 hours teaching plus practical sessions, but we’ll be working hard! It’s ideal for those who are time short or just prefer a more intense experience. For those who are able, there is the opportunity to stay on at Casalinho as a volunteer after the course and experience some additional permaculture in action.
The course follows a 72 hour set syllabus and leads to the internationally recognised Permaculture Design Certificate. Taught in English by Helder Valente. Helder speaks fluent Portuguese, so please don’t worry about translation for troubling words or ideas.
Helder studied permaculture with Bill Mollison and now teaches all over the world.
Andrea and Jeroen are your hosts here at Casalinho. We're both PDC graduates ourselves, as is our eldest son who took the course here last year, and we're currently working towards the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. You can find out more about the location at www.casalinho.com.
The subjects covered during this Permaculture Design Course include:
The ethics and principles of Permaculture
Pattern in design
Water in the landscape
Forests and trees
The importance of Soils
Buildings and structures
Formal / informal economies
The course includes a combination of classroom and practical sessions and culminates in a design workshop.
Prices and Payment
The total cost of this Permaculture Design Course is €350.
The price includes:
Permaculture course tuition, practical sessions and certificate.
Camping space for your own tent.
Use of compost toilet and washing facilities.
Vegetarian meals. Additional meals available at a small cost if you wish to extend your stay with us following the course, or are joined by a non-participating guest.
Places are limited. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place and we will provide you with bank transfer details. Or telephone us on (00351) 235512171 / 934542254 (mobile).
See our website www.casalinho.com/courses for more information and full terms.