PDC in Malaysia: Feb 27 2010

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    PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE
    February 27 - March 13, 2010

    With Christian Shearer of the Panya Project, and the people of

    Embun Pagi, Malaysia


    The full 72-hour certified Permaculture Design Course will be held in the village setting of Batu Arang, about 40 km away from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Hosted by Embun Pagi, the course will be offered in partnership with the Panya project, a permaculture and natural building education center in Northern Thailand, with Christian Shearer as the lead trainer. Christian will be covering a broad range of topics applicable to life anywhere on this planet, yet will be tailored to the needs of the students present as well as the location at hand.

    Please visit the Embun Pagi webpage, here:

    https://embunpagi2009.wordpress.com/

    The course will be conducted in the internationally accepted manner. The 72 hours of course work required to receive a Permaculture Design Certificate, will be covered over a two week period, mixing hands-on with plenty of in classroom studies. All students are required to be present for the full two weeks if they wish to receive the certificate.

    Permaculture courses are fairly standardized as far as content. We will cover every major topic in Bill Mollisons: Permaculture: a Designers Manual. So quickly what that includes is the following:

    1. Philosophies and Ethics underlying permaculture.

    2. Basic permaculture principals and help shape things in general

    3. Patterns in Nature, and how to use that in design

    4. Methods of design. How to go from a damaged piece of land to having and idea for how to move forward with it.

    5. Climactic factors. We will cover all the major climates and how to work with them.

    6. Trees, forests, and why we want to mimic their systems.

    7. Water: catchment, usage, importance, and conservation

    8. Soil, minerals, microorganisms, building new soil, and preventing erosion

    9. Earthworks: How to shape the land to help it acheive the goals we are aiming for.

    10. Aquaculture

    11. Natural Building

    12. Alternative systems: community living, and other ways of choosing to live differently that works well for people and the planet.

    Each of these categories has subcategories and each teacher also has their own additions and certain topics that are stressed over others.

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    Course Fee

    The course fee is between a sliding scale of

    MYR 1850 (USD 550/ SGD 780 ) ……. to MYR 2200 (USD 650/ SGD 910)


    The sliding scale We would like to make the course more affordable and accessible to the people of this region, and to others who would not normally be able to afford a PDC elsewhere in the world. As such, each participant is given some leeway to determine their contribution towards the running of the course. The minimum contribution towards the course fee is MYR 1850. A scholarship seat has been allocated for a deserving candidate between the age of 18 – 29. Your Generous contributions between the sliding scale of MYR 1850 and MYR 2250 will go to the sponsorship of this scholarship seat.

    Please note that fees are in Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). We have included the approximate cost in USD, SGD for your convenience, but this is subject to change.

    Course fee includes all meals and dormitory living arrangement for the duration of the course. Campsites and separate living arrangements are available for those who are interested.

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    Fee for 1 day Adobe Brick Making Workshop

    RM 270 per person USD 90/ SGD 125

    Includes lunch and tea break

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    The Munzir Scholarship


    The Munzir scholarship was created to make the Permaculture Design Course accessible to young people, who are keen to be the change that they want to see in the world. The scholarship is named after 24 year old Wan Mohd. Munzir, who was the youngest Malaysian permaculturist. He passed away just two weeks after attending the PDC, in his hometown in Kelantan where he had already started putting his permaculture training into practice on his family land. Any Malaysian between the age of 18-29 is encouraged to apply. Download application form.

    Join the vibrant global permaculture network and be the change that you want to see in the world. A sustainable future starts with you.

    The course is limited to the first 20 registered participants.

    Please visit the Embun Pagi webpage, here:

    https://embunpagi2009.wordpress.com/


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    Originally from the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Christian Shearer helped found the Panya Project. He has over six years of permaculture experience, working and living at Lost Valley Education Center outside of Eugene, Oregon, and now residing at the Panya Project for almost three years (by the time of the course). He is a natural builder, a food forest enthusiast, a musician, a certified educator and has extensive knowledge of tropical permaculture systems. He has taught six Permaculture Design Courses in Thailand, Taiwan and the United States, and is excited to continue sharing with and learning from all involved!
     
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    I have just heard back from the organizer about this course, and we are filling up nicely. If any of you are considering taking this course, now is the time to sign up.

    We plan on having a very dynamic course, as well as a great time with all that come to join.

    With the special tickets on Air Asia these days, this may be one of the cheapest courses to find, including arifare!

    I hope all are well. Thanks for your good work in the Permaculture world! See you in Malaysia!

    Christian Shearer
     

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