Hands on permaculture design courses in central Portugal in June & July

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    [FONT=&quot]Certificated Permaculture Design Course with Josh Gomez & Rosie Stonehill plus four other contributing teachers

    [FONT=&quot]This course is relevant to people from all origins and walks of life. It includes an in depth understanding of the different applications of permaculture and provides the relevant knowledge and experience for anyone wanting to start a vocation as a permaculture designer. It is equally appropriate, however, for someone who simply wants to step further into permaculture design in their own lives. No previous experience is required but we recommend if you have had no previous contact with permaculture and simply want to know what it is you may benefit from doing an introductory course first. This course is very intensive and involved and can be challenging if you are totally new to the subject. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]We use a wide range of teaching methods to create an engaging environment which includes all participants and their individual learning styles. This includes practical activities, discussion/constructive debate, games, white board sessions, digital presentations, videos, observation exercises, guided walks and working in groups. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]We start each [/FONT][FONT=&quot]morning with a short energiser session, including many different activities and games to wake everyone up, get moving, focus and ready ourselves for a day of learning. Activities include:[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Yoga/warm-up stretches[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Different games, to illustrate ideas and to build group cohesion and trust[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Circus skills[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Observation/Site walks[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Meditation/Inward focussing[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]The course culminates in a two day design workshop and a presentation of the groups’ designs in which participants can illustrate what they have learnt. On completion of the whole course and after this presentation, participants will receive the internationally recognised Certificate in Permaculture Design, accredited by the UK Permaculture association. [/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Course Contents:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]The course is based on an international syllabus covering the following:[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- Permaculture ethics
    - Approaches to design
    - Guiding Principles of Permaculture
    - Biodiversity
    - Learning and Study strategies
    - Pattern in Design
    - Wilderness and wildlife[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Cultivated Ecology[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- Permanent Pasture
    - Forest Gardens
    - Horticultural techniques
    - No-till cultivation
    - Biological pest control[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- Strategies for different Climates
    - Microclimates[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Buildings and Structures[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- Urban Permaculture
    - Appropriate technology
    - Waste reduction
    - The home and workplace
    - Energy efficient planning
    - Waste recycling and disposal[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- What is Living Soil?
    - Soil regeneration techniques and Soil Conservation[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Water in Landscape[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- What is Living Water?
    - Water conservation, collection and storage
    - Wastewater and sewage treatment
    - Aquaculture[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Forests and Trees[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- Energy transactions of trees
    - Woodland establishment
    - Types of forest
    - Woodland management[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Invisible Structures[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- Real Wealth
    - Land access
    - Formal/informal economy
    - Community development strategies[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Design Workshop[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]- Design process and Presentation Skills
    - Maps and Overlays
    - Surveying
    - Project Planning[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]As well as this, we include many other relevant subjects and a range of practical exercises which aim to give each student a tool kit of basic skills, making them both competent designers and confident in the implementation process of design.
    [FONT=&quot]For more info visit[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot] https://corgadapereira.wordpress.com/ or https://colectivovaledoceira.wordpress.com/

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