Hello from a Permaculture Project in sunny Spain

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  1. ArboretumMarbella

    ArboretumMarbella Junior Member

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    Hi everyone, great to be part of your forum!

    I am Georgina, volunteering with the environmental charity Arboretum Marbella, on the Costa del Sol in Spain. I am looking forward to finding out about your projects and sharing information about what we're doing and how you can get involved.

    In a nut shell, Arboretum Marbella is a charity which is creating a people’s forest in Marbella made up of native species to the region of Malaga including trees, shrubs, grasses and vines. This forest is being planted using the concept of permaculture and is sustainable and organic. It is also playing an important role in protecting some of the native species of the region which are being endangered such as the Andalusian Cork Oak. As well as creating a beautiful public park on deserted scrub land, an important part of the project is to educate people on the environment, trees and sustainable land management.

    We are holding a Permaculture Design Course this October 9-22. Certified by the British Permaculture Association and comprising of 112 hours of theoretical and practical training, this comprehensive course is internationally recognised and necessary for gaining the Diploma in Applied Permaculture. This course is longer and more comprehensive than the international standard of 72 hours and features inspirational, experienced and committed trainers delivering quality content in English and Spanish. Trainers include Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and who has been at the heart of the training and development for the roll out of the Transition Town project, and Aranya an expert in permaculture, trainer, author and senior tutor for the permaculture diploma who has delivered 63 courses to date.

    This course is for anyone who has the ambition to change their lives and their surroundings. If you are in search of a learning experience that will lead to an internal and external transformation both in your life and work and an internationally recognised qualification, then this course is for you.

    The course provides theoretical and practical learning and a dynamic and active approach. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in small groups led by one of our professionals who are working towards creating a positive change in the world today. With a big emphasis on real case studies from a new culture and way of thinking, we will provide you with the tools so that you can become the changing force that is so necessary in our society. We hope you will join us!

    If you book before August 1st, there is an early bird booking discount of 200€. Please contact us or visit our website to register for your place and find out more.
    www.arboretumpdc.org
    +34 951 137 210
    [email protected]
     
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    Hi Georgina and welcome,
    Arboretum Marbella sounds wonderful. With a sub-tropical Mediterranean (Csa) climate it might turn into a jungle!
    Thanks for posting your upcoming course.
     
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    Just a few weeks to go before our Permaculture Design Course in #Marbella 9-22nd October and we have a very special offer for you!
    We believe that learning and applying what you have learned is easier if you have someone to work with and so we’re making it really easy for you to come and bring a friend this week. When one person pays the standard rate of 750€, they can bring a study partner for just 250€ - that’s 2 places for an amazing 1,000€! All you have to do is sign up and pay before 26/09 to take advantage of this very special offer.
    We have 6 amazing trainers ready and raring to educate and inspire and we are really looking forward to seeing the great permaculture designs are students come up with. This year’s themes will be environmental activism, social economy, community projects, urban permaculture, food sovereignty, developing resilience on a local level, Transition Towns and strategies for forming positive alliances. A perfect balance to meet the needs of modern society and the changing times!
    If you want to get involved and receive an Official Certificate from the British Permaculture Association and take advantage of our very special offer, please book on our website before 26th September https://arboretumpdc.org/en/index.html
     
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    :( I always miss great offers like this
    I would seriously love to do this but can't. Ah well, hopefully you can offer this again in a year or two ?
    cheers and welcome to the forum
     
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    Thanks for your comment, we are pleased you like the offer. I will feed that back to the team for future PDC courses so we can see if we can repeat. Go and like the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ArboretumMarbella and then you can be sure you'll be informed of updates, courses and any future discounts. We have extended the offer for a few more days, as there are quite a few people still interested in taking it forward, so for any people who would still like to do it, you have until the beginning of November.
     

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