Certified 3 in 1 Permaculture Design Course with hands on experience! @ Azula, Portugal, April 15th

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    Azula and Surplus Permaculture Design are excited to invite you on a one month journey into everything that is Permaculture. Not only will you complete a certified PDC, you will also gain valuable hands on experience during our Natural Building and Organic Gardening workshops as well as becoming an integrated member of the Azula community.

    April 15th – May 18th 2018

    [​IMG] This is a month like no other – full of knowledge, discovery and hands on practicals. If you have an interest in becoming more self reliant, living off the grid, building your own home, growing your own food or living in community – then this will be an incredible opportunity to learn the skills you need to go out and achieve your dreams.


    This internship is made of 3 modules;

    • A certified 72 hour Permaculture Design Course – A PDC is an internationally-recognized, 72-hour theory course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. To date, thousands of permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists, consultants and practitioners who are influencing the decisions of major corporations, small business and people from all walks of life to change the way we view and design our landscape, our surroundings, our relationships and our daily lives so we can grow the revolution that our planet needs.

    • A week long hands on Natural Building Course –The best way to learn how to build with earth is to get connected to the earth, to get your hands and feet emerged in mud and let you creativity and knowledge grow. This course will cover ancient and modern building techniques (cob, adobe, earth bags and rammed earth), theory sessions (ecological house design, soil types, how to build an earth house) movies and presentations. You will tap back into this forgotten practice and leave feeling inspired and empowered to build a better future!

    • A week long Organic Gardening CourseThis workshop will be focusing on Organic gardening, teaching you the fundamental techniques and knowledge to get you started with growing quality, fresh, organic vegetables all year round. From the urban balcony to the rural farm this workshop will teach you how to grow more veg in less space than you ever imagined to be possible! Maximising your available space and producing an abundance of nutritious and delicious vegetables, herbs and fruit.

    Additional Activities

    Apart from the above courses you will also have the chance to participate in our yoga sessions, try out Capoeira and Acroyoga – for no extra cost of course. If you play any music instrument bring it along and join in for some live jamming that we often have in the evenings. We have a beautiful lake on site where you will be able to bathe as you wish during breaks and free time and we are only a 15 minute drive to a beautiful beach. The Azula community wants to create a safe and welcoming place for you to try new things, experiment, laugh and let go, to explore a deeper connection with yourself and with the natural world in stillness and tranquility. You will learn so much during this month, but having a great time is also the goal, so come with an open and relaxed mindset and make the most of your experience!


    The Accommodation:

    Accommodation during the course will be provided in dorm tents with comfortable mattresses, electricity and mosquito nets. However for those that would prefer more privacy there is the option to rent a private bell tent for a maximum of 2 people at an added charge of € 40 a day. They are in private and beautiful surroundings in close proximity to toilets and showers. We have limited tents so booking them in advance is a must. If you prefer, you can also bring your own tent and camp on the designated areas. Please be flexible about your sleeping space. If for some reason you would strongly prefer to be in one space or the other, please let us know, and we will try to make that happen for you.

    Fresh and organic vegetarian food will be provided throughout the course and will be sourced from the farm itself and the local market. Special dietary needs can be accommodated for but please let us know in advance.



    Price: € 1200 (Euros)

    Early Bird Discounts: Get in there early and secure your month long Permaulture experience for only €1100 (Euros) if you sign up before December 1st 2017!

    This price includes all your meals, a comfy bed in the bell tent-dormitory for the duration of the month, transportation to and from the farm to Sao Luis (picking up on April 15th and dropping off on May 18th) and all course tuition and materials.

    We ask all registrants to make a deposit of €200 (plus €4.95 transaction fee) to secure your spot and the remaining fees (€1000) be paid on arrival or transferred to the Azula bank account.


    Azula would like to be as transparent as possible with their finances, as an example to other projects and to be open and honest with visitors and students, who each contribute so much to the building and development of the farm and community. Azula is currently funded by its founders but they want to create a more resilient economic model by diversifying their streams of income. Creating a volunteer program and by running courses and workshops will help develop the systems on the land. The money paid for your course fee will be divided between Azula project and the facilitators, meaning Azula can go forward with developing the project and purchasing of materials, and the facilitators can continue with their passion to teach and inspire.


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