Bon dia! Finally after a long wet winter season it's time to announce SPRING time Permaculture course season in Europe. We have an intensive, active yet fun permaculture course planned from 3-18 May 2014 in Serra de Sao Bento (near Figueira da Foz beach) in Portugal. https://theorganicguru.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/permaculture-design-course-in-portugal-may-2014/] Accredited by the UK Permaculture Association and recognised internationally this course is designed to give you grounded understanding of permaculture principles for anyone wanting to start a vocation as a permaculture designer or simply if you want to enhance your own life via a deeper connection to the earth and people. Plus we're including workshops by specialists in areas such as 12V solar inverter set up, eco building basics, grafting and there will be more, so the early bird price of €480 is well worth it. No previous experience is required but we recommend if you have had no previous contact with permaculture and simply want to know what it is you may benefit from doing an introductory course first. This course is very intensive and involved and can be challenging if you are totally new to the subject. We use a wide range of teaching methods to create an engaging environment which includes all participants and their individual learning styles. This includes practical activities, discussion/constructive debate, games, white board sessions, digital presentations, videos, observation exercises, guided walks and working in groups. Figueira da Foz is a small city easily accessible by road, bus and train from both Lisbon and Porto airports. We are on a small quinta (as smallholdings are called in Portugal) about 12 km away from Figueira da Foz, fully off grid. Accommodation is camping on the grounds, however alternatives could be arranged if necessary - please enquire. Visit TheOrganicGuru blog to find out about the permaculture tutors and for more information. Contact your host Miriam [email protected] for more detailed information and bookings. Please feel free to share the dates with friends via facebook. Love your planet, The Organic Guru "Apprentice of everything, master of some"