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Permaculture Design Course
tenerife island spain
15-23 april 2015
tenerife island spain
15-23 april 2015
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.
Whatever your plans for the future are, the Permaculture Design Course will give you the perspective and tools required to find positive solutions towards a sustainable life....that creates abundance for all organisms and natural systems.
This course will be at the New School Permaculture farm.
The Atlantis food forest garden
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.
The New School Permaculture will be teaching this PDC Permaculture Design Course, on the Canary islands, the course will be hosted at the amazing Tenerife Island.
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The course follows a set syllabus and leads to the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate.
Taught by Helder Valente of the New School Permaculture and the aprentices team.
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.
Helder had a special connection wen working with indigenous populations like the Quechua farmers in the Andes or tribes of the Amazon with the shipibo people and is now researching with many plants of that region at the Atlantis food forest.
The New School has a big passion for community projects and has deeply been learning and practicing in places as diverse as Haiti and Findhorn.
Helder has also been supporting the European permaculture teachers partnership and the european permaculture council.
In 2013 the New School has been presenting at the IPC International Permaculture congress in Cuba
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.
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This course will be in the beautiful subtropical island of Tenerife.
This island has amazing microclimates, you can find plants from cold climates like chestnuts to tropical fruits like pineaples growing verry close.
The subjects covered during this Permaculture Design Course include:
The ethics and principles of Permaculture
Reading the landscape
Pattern in design
Forests and trees
Buildings and natural construction
To know more about the content of the course you can check our videos on you tube
The first two days of this course can be booked as an Introduction to Permaculture course, or you can remain for the experience of the full PDC.
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Hope to see you together with us on this adventure