Dates: August 5th-18th, 2013 Terra Alta, 2012 Location: Terra Alta, Almoçageme, Sintra, Portugal Facilitators: Doug Crouch and Pedro Valdiju with guest speakers Language used: English (with help to translate unknown words whenever needed) Course Fee: 550€ ****includes camping accommodation and all meals that are organic, delicious, and homemade**** For more information and to register contact the following: Pedro at +0031 5937115275 or Melissasa at [email protected] __________________________________________________________ THE COURSE: Format and Content The course will be an 80-hour Permaculture Design Certificate Course spread out over 14 days. This allows for ample time for students to digest the material, get hands-on experience and work on the final design project and presentation. The course will be a certified through TreeYo Permaculture as we are guided by Bill Mollison’s curriculum that comprises the 14 chapters of his book “Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual”. Our schedule reflects this commitment and has a strong emphasis on how the design principles and process influence site develop and systems management. We will cover the following topics throughout the course: Ethics, Principles, and Methods of Permaculture Design Pattern Understanding: Interpretation and Application Climatic Factors: Broad Climatic Zones and Microclimate – Effects on Landscape and Design Water: Harvesting, Conservation, Purification, and Revitalization Trees and their Energy Transactions: SoilWaterTrees Soils: Classification, Food Web, and Restoration Aquaculture: Food Web, Aquatic Plants, Chinampas, Tyre Ponds, Water Quality Parameters Animal Systems: Integrate worms, chickens, goats, and many other animals in your design Strategies for Tropical, Dry-land, and Temperate Climates: Influences on Vegetation, Housing, and Earthworks Introduction to Natural Building: Earth as a Building Material Fermentation and Nutrition: Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Sourdough Bread and Pickles Local Food Systems: CSA-Community Supported Agriculture, Cooperatives, Food-Coops Social and Economic Permaculture: Bio-Regional Organisation, Living in Communities, Transition Towns and Local Resiliency And last but not least: Lot´s of laugh, fun and happy faces, music, music, music, a sound journey, drumming, dancing – in the mud and around the bonfire, trips to the near beaches, yoga, group activities and lot’s of work! A Transformation of Your Life is guaranteed at this one of a kind seaside project!