During 2017 we will offer 2 Permaculture Design Courses (PDC1 and 2) The spring course (PDC1) will run from 20th May (arrival day) until 3rd June (departure day). The autumn course (PDC2) will run from 9th September (arrival day) until 23rd September (departure day) Each course consists of a practical element and 72 hours theory and is taught in both German and English. This gives participants the opportunity to better follow the content and improve their foreign language skills. The course is held in cooperation with the Swiss agency, down to earth ACADEMY for PERMACULTURE DESIGN. For more information about the two coaches, see "The Team" All participants receive a PDC certification on completion. Please refer to the "Timetable" Each participant will have the opportunity to work and live on a permaculture farm every day throughout the course. We have limited the number of participants on each course to 25 in order to be able to accommodate each individual person’s questions . There is the potential for a small number of participants to complete their first week in PDC1 and their second week in PDC2. For further information please contact us by email at Thomaskrueger333(at)gmx.de Costs for the 14 days course: Participants from the Three Baltic States and Palestine Early Bird Rate (for reservations before 20.12.2016) - 350€ per participant from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Palestine or Standard Rate (for reservations after 20.12.2016) - 450€ per participant from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and Palestine Participants from the Rest of the World Early Bird Rate (for reservations before 20.12.2016) - 600€ per participant from every other country of the world or Standard Rate (for reservations after 20.12.2016) - 700€ per participant from every other country of the world. The costs include: - The 72 hour PDC with final diploma - Accommodation in our farmyard hay hotel - Full catering (vegetarian / non-vegetarian) The course can also be paid in installments. The amount of the installments is calculated according to the date of your registration and can be arranged individually. Please send an email directly to Thomaskrueger333(at)gmx.de A guaranteed reservation for one of the 25 seats will only be accepted if an amount of at least 100 Euros has been entered into our bank account. This will be refunded only in the case of a cancellation of at least 3 months before the course. A first registration can also be made directly on this page, please enter your details. Please note, however, that a fixed reservation can only be made after receipt of the first 100 euros (or higher). IMPORTANT ! For each bank transfer please specify PDC1 or PDC2 and your email address, so we can contact you. Again, please note that we only offer 25 spaces per course. A Facebook group has been set up for all participants to get to know each other, exchange information, or distribute new information among the participants. You can reach us by bus or by plane. Here are some links to cheap flights or bus connections. https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/ Riga Airport https://wizzair.com/en-gb/main-page#/ https://www.eurolines.de/en/buslines_en/buslinien/nach/Riga/ https://ecolines.net/international/en From Riga you can get to us by bus. Here is a link to the bus connections from Riga to Smiltene. The cost is a maximum of 5.70€ per person. Please let us know on which bus you will arrive, then we can pick you up at the bus station in Smiltene. If you have further questions, please contact us by email.