Permaculture Design Course

Permaculture Design Course
Madeira Island - Portugal
Permaculture is to live in harmony with nature providing for human needs and the needs of everything around us

Permaculture Forest Course (PFC) in the Azores islands with Helder Valente Oct 2018

 Permaculture Forest Course  

Course by Helder Valente and 
the New School Permaculture Team 

Island of S.Miguel  
 Azores - Portugal
  24 to 28 October 2018

This course will be on one of most beautifull places we teach

On the island of S.Miguel we will be teaching 3 courses
The SMC Sociocracy Management Course, from 5 to 9 Oct
 the PDC Permaculture Design Course from 13 to 22 Oct
and the PFC Permaculture Forest Course, from 24 to 28 Oct
 if you want you can be part of the 3 courses to get a deeper experience on Permaculture education.
For people that complete the 3 courses there will be access to the 
Permaculture Design Internship certificate

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
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:
To know about the forests we have been planting :
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.


If you want to be part of this course fill up the registration form


There will be some early bird discounts for people that sign up in advance
Code is Goctawater
En castellano

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:
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.
-Termo o botella para beber líquidos.
-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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