The Official IPC India Teacher Training - October 2017 with Jude Hobbs , Robyn Francis & Rico Zook

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    Permaculture Teacher Training:
    The Official IPC India Teacher Training

    21nd to 30th October 2017
    Polam Farm, Manthoor Village, Telangana, India

    All information see here:


    Jude Hobbs, Robyn Francis, and Rico Zook

    First ever Permaculture Teacher Training in India

    Empower yourself to advocate for change through whole systems design and teaching! This Permaculture Teacher Training course will improve and expand your abilities and make you a more versatile, engaging and effective educator.

    In this dynamic and interactive course, you will learn significant teaching techniques to communicate Permaculture principles and strategies in a wide variety of educational settings.

    Our goal is to encourage and inspire your unique strengths and talents by demonstrating diverse teaching modalities such as lecture, facilitating class discussions, storytelling, and using visual aids. In this setting of active learning, you will experience essential hands-on practice by preparing and co-teaching several presentations.

    Who is this course for?
    This is an incredible opportunity to study with an experienced teaching team, how to teach and facilitated Permaculture workshops. To be eligible to register for the course you will have taken the Permaculture Design Certificate Course or have the instructor's approval.

    What topics will the course cover?
    • Ethics, Codes of Practice & Self-Care
    • Setting a Course Tone
    • The Art and Science of Being an Educator
    • Teaching via Pattern Dynamics, Whole Systems & Adult Learning Styles
    • Practical Hands-On Learning with Experiential Techniques
    • Facilitators Tool Kit and Resources Working with Special Needs and Difficult Situations
    • Presenting Styles & Methods
    • Curriculum Planning, Module Building & Time Management
    • Adapting for Cultural Diversity
    • Working with Co-Instructors & Guests
    • Making The Most of Field Trips And Excursions
    • Course Planning: Venue Logistics, Marketing, Budgets, Timelines Implementation & Disaster Preparedness
    • Interns; Apprentices & Mentors, Sharing the Knowledge
    • Evaluations and Review
    • The Permaculture Network
    • Tips of the Trade
    Course activities: include presentations, interactive and participatory processes, role-play, discussions, group work and peer review.

    Course Certification: Participants will receive a Permaculture Teacher Training and Facilitation Certificate of Completion

    Instructor Team: We have just completed building our international team of instructors. Our full team is listed below, with country of origin, websites, and a brief bio.

    Jude Hobbs (USA)
    Jude Hobbs is an internationally recognized permaculture educator, land consultant, and designer. Drawing upon 30 years' experience of utilizing whole-system design techniques, she provides environmentally sound solutions in urban and rural settings which promotes sustainable actions.

    Through her business, Ago-Ecology Northwest, Jude specializes in encouraging farm management practices for optimizing resource conservation, biodiversity, watershed enhancement and income diversification.

    As an educator she brings her passion for Permaculture to her courses by developing curricula that encompass diverse learning styles and methods that are inspiring and information rich. Jude's intention is to empower people to creatively change their everyday patterns so as to care for the earth and each other.

    As a co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) she actively supports the next generation of permaculture trainers through continuing education and professional development.

    Jude co-tends Wilson Creek Gardens a 7-acre Permaculture demonstration site in Cottage Grove, Oregon where there are abundant micro-climates from which to learn.

    Robyn Francis (Australia)
    Robyn Francis is an award-winning international permaculture pioneer, designer, educator, presenter, innovator and founder of Permaculture College Australia.

    Having worked in Permaculture since 1983 permaculture throughout Australia and overseas, Robyn was founding director Permaculture International Ltd (PIL) in 1987, designer and creator of Djanbung Gardens, Australia's leading permaculture centre, and as key instigator of the nationally accredited vocational qualifications in permaculture in Australia is committed to improving the quality of permaculture training.

    Robyn is a passionate facilitator and educator, dedicated over to empowering people to be effective agents of change through her courses and professional development for permaculture teachers, designers and community activists. She has taught over 140 PDCs and over a hundred advanced courses, including the first PDC in India with Bill Mollison in 1987. Her students include some of permaculture's leading teachers and activists.
    Rico Zook (USA)
    For the past 20 years Mr. Zook have been a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator working with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations in India, Cambodia, northern New Mexico, the middle-east and other parts of the world. This work focuses on assisting all levels of our global community to create culturally and environmentally appropriate life systems that are resilient and regenerative. He has also worked with local and indigenous cultures to help preserve traditional knowledge and technologies while adapting to and becoming active members of our rapidly globalizing world. With work in different climates and cultures, Rico has established himself as one of the new leaders and innovators in Permaculture worldwide. This is further supported by his work with global Permaculture organizations organizing the International Permaculture Convergence.

    We will open for registration no later then 31st December 2016. We are currently taking a waiting list of those wanting to register. We encourage those wanting to register to join the waiting list. Please write to Roman at permaculturainfo [at] gmail [dot] com or Madhava at ipcindia2017 [at] to join the waiting list.

    Course fee includes: Accommodation and all meals (vegetarian/ vegan), course materials, Teacher Training Certificate, and transportation from Hyderabad to the course venue.

    Resources provided: All course materials and electronic data / digital resources

    Further opportunity for practical experience at the IPC 2017 as an assistant during the PDC

    There will be the opportunity for 16 Teacher Training Graduates to assist the teaching team during the IPC PDC. These 16 graduates will have the chance to deepen their knowledge and experience in course facilitation for a small extra cost to cover food and accommodation expenses. The graduates will be guided and tutored by well-known, highly experienced Permaculture Instructors.

    Important Information
    Accommodation & Facilities

    Polam Farm is a new and growing permaculture site. Many of the facilities will be used for the first time with our course. Be aware that this will not be a fancy hotel, nor an urban setting. The facilities will be clean and basic. While we will work hard to keep all facilities clean, everyone in the course will be expected to help by not creating a mess in the first place.

    Accommodation will be available in several categories: In your own tent, a provided shared tent, shared dorm rooms (gender-segregated), double rooms and a very limited number of single rooms. The number of structural rooms (as opposed to tents) is limited.

    All food will be vegetarian, with an option for vegan. Please let us know of any allergies, intolerances or other special dietary requirements upon registration. We will try to grow as much of the provisions on location as possible. When sourcing from off site, we try to get organic products if possible.

    The climate in Telangana in November is generally warm and pleasant. Nights can be cool (long pants and a warm jumper/ light jacket). In cold nights in November, temperatures can go down to 14 ° C (57 Fahrenheit), and on hot days up to 32° C (90 Fahrenheit). The sun is always strong, so although it is not likely to rain much, a small umbrella is very useful for sun when walking around.

    See climate diagrams:

    For any queries, and to get on the waiting list,

    Please email Roman: [email protected]

    We are also looking for mid-term volunteers to help with the preparations for this PDC. If you are enthusiastic about permaculture and have experience with event management, project management or advertising & social media marketing, please contact Nina on [email protected].

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