Another permaculture course is in the works for the Europe from the teaching team of TreeYo. Check out our site to learn more about the PDC, host site, and the teaching team. https://treeyopermaculture.wordpress.com/ The course will be held near Sintra just outside of Lisbon. This course includes the following topics and more: - Ethics, Principles, and Methods of Design - Water harvesting, conservation, purification, and revitalization - Trees, reforestation, and nutrient recycling - Soil classification, biological interaction, and remineralization - Climatic Factors and their influences on the design - Tropical, Dryland, and Temperate influences on vegetation, housing, and earthworks - Nutrition and fermentation - Transition Towns – emerging and evolving approach to community level sustainability Facilitator: Doug Crouch Language used: English (with help to translate unknown words whenever needed) Course fee: 450 Euros , all meals included, plus housing at local hostel or camping for free Contact the following: 00 351 919463628 Pedro Figueira or [email protected] Host Site: Escola da Terra– Rua do Tojal 12, Casas Novas, (Almocageme), Sintra Portugal. Teaching teams blog - https://treeyopermaculture.wordpress.com/ Our aim as Permaculture trainers is to creatively facilitate a learning process that empowers people in permaculture design through experiential learning and hands-on training. Each student completes the course with a site design and presentation based on the skills and knowledge accumulated throughout the two weeks. The course will be held at Escola Da Terra which is a Waldorf inspired home school that has several water harvesting features, gardens, and an emerging food forest as well as a great surrounding community.