A wildly unique 2-week Permaculture Design Course in Poland

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    Fundacja Transformacja invites you to join the first Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) course offered in Poland! A PDC course covers a broad overview of topics to assist people in creating a healthy, ecologically ethical lifestyle. Many people across the world have invested in the experience of a PDC course already to gather knowledge and extend their network among others with similar goals, aspirations and projects in mind.


    The connections created during the event open opportunities for future collaborations among teachers and participants, both on a personal and professional level, propelling the sustainability movement forward.



    Experiential learning has the highest quality of retention among students; therefore, we are placing special emphasis on developing practical skills and create an environment of a “mock eco-village” during the course where all participants share various responsibilities for the design and application of the living infrastructure of the course itself.

    The first two days of the course, students focus on drawing a connection with their surroundings and each other, building up the very infrastructure (tipi dwellings, classrooms, outdoor kitchens, showers and toilets) on the site before the formal lecture sessions begin. This will allow participants an opportunity to begin working immediately with each other and participate in the design of their next two weeks together.

    The theoretical aspects of permaculture will finally be introduced on the third day, once participants some practical experiences to reflect upon. To visualize the theoretical elements, the course will feature slide shows, lectures, films, group work, guided tours, demonstrations, practical work and self-assessment. Each theoretical session is usually preceded by a hands-on activity, working with nature. The first week, hands-on exercises will revolve around methods of observation, site analysis, soil building and human health. During the second week, practical exercises will be design-based – applying the permaculture design tools to an actual piece of land, organization or event.

    You will...
    ...Learn how to live in a tipi, actually build an outdooor kitchen, solar shower, sweat lodge and composting toilet
    ...Understand and use the processes of permaculture in a diversity of ways throughout the course experience
    ...Apply design tools and methods of gardening to an existing landscape
    ...Improve and practice collaboration skills, group work
    ...Make connections, gather ideas and exchange experiences with people who have a strong interest or have already practiced permaculture design
    ...Find solutions to perceived obstacles in your own life by applying permaculture ethics and design principles
    ...Gain sufficient knowledge for how to integrate permaculture design in your own ecological or social projects.
    ...Have access to a wider network and further resources for both personal and professional development.

    The full Permaculture Design Course fee is 650 Euro and includes:
    instruction, local site visits, tipi and geodesic dome huts accommodation on-site (2-4 people per room), three meals a day (local and healthy food, vegetarians and omnivores can easily be accommodated).

    A non-refundable (though transferable) 300 Euro deposit is required at the time of booking. One camping place is available on-site (four participants total). Students opting to camp can deduct 10% off the full course fee. Additional accommodation is available nearby. Up to 25 students can be accommodated in this course.

    [email protected]
    Łukasz Nowacki – 889-907-710

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