Permaculture Design Course -  2021 Portugal

The PDC is about how can we think and act the same way as nature does, providing practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing. Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment. 

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Permaculture Forest Course
PFC

July 14-18, 2021

Course by Helder Valente 

and the New School Permaculture Team. 

On the PFC you will learn about forest gardening and how to create a stable and diverse forest that produces abundant food. It covers the main forestry skills that are needed to design, develop and manage a food forest.

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Permaculture Design Course
PDC
August 15-24, 2021

Course by Helder Valente 

and the New School Permaculture Team. 

The PDC is about how can we think and act the same way as nature does, providing practical solutions to the global crises we are currently facing. Permaculture is a sustainable design system that provides for human needs while having positive effects on the surrounding environment. 

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Permaculture Forest Course
PFC
August 26-30, 2021

Course by Helder Valente 

and the New School Permaculture Team. 

On the PFC you will learn about forest gardening and how to create a stable and diverse forest that produces abundant food. It covers the main forestry skills that are needed to design, develop and manage a food forest.

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Have you ever asked yourself this questions? 


 

How can i design my farm, my garden or my house so that i become more self sufficient?
How can i get more connected with nature and understand how it works?

In what way can i save energy on everything i do?

How can i recover and redesign areas or objects in a way that they become more ecological and nature friendly?

How can i live a more healthy life without having to buy so many chemical products?

How can i develop or be part of a network of people that is inspired to be of positive change to this world?


Did you ever found your self having this ideas?

 

I want to develop design skills and find a new way of thinking. 

I want to support other people to find a way to live a low impact lifestyle  

I would like to be living connected with nature working the same way it works.

I see myself living with a community that works toguether. 

I want to recover an old farm and live with what it can produce. 

 

On this course we will answer these questions and will support  these ideas

 

The PDC is the course that creates the certified permaculturists, many people practice permaculture in an intuitive way with wonderfull results, on this course we learn about the thinking of permaculture, the way we look at things, so this course has the objective of changing the way we look at the world, thats why for many people its a life changing experience.

 

On this days we look at the story of permaculture, were it comes from and were it is going, we share the alternative ways of presenting knowledge of the new school permaculture, there is a focus to start to create the community that will live toguether until the end of the course, this is all part of the introduction to social permaculture that we cover on the early days of the course.

It is important from the beginning of the course that students understand the ethics and principles of permaculture and how ecosystems work, so we develop skills reading the landscapes, and understanding climates and microclimates on the context of natural patterns and successions .  

Building soil and soil consciousness its the base for regenerating ecosystems, thats were we move our focus wen we want to learn about creating abundant stable gardens or forests, independent of being on a urban or rural context. 

We talk about land regeneration with soil building and proper water retention and management, the secrets of living water and how to regenerate deserts.

 

The PDC is a wonderfull course for people that like to work with plants and animals, living material as we call it, during these days we dive deep on garden design and landscaping, companion planting, food forests and animal care, we hope that by the end of this course people can design gardens and farms on the permaculture way.

One of our big goals is that our students understand and practice this new way of thinking, the way of nature, so we focus on exercises about sistemic thinking and ecological dynamics so that we can get the goals of creating a change of attitude of the way people see everything around .

 

The PDC its a design course so the main focus is on developing design skills in a way that students can apply sustainable strategies any place they go.  


To know more about the content of the PDC you can check: British Permaculture Curriculum HERE

The subjects covered during the PDC include:
 
The ethics and principles of Permaculture

Learning strategies

Educational Methods

Reading the landscape

Pattern in design

Biodiversity

Water preservation

Forest and trees
Garden Desin
Urban strategies 

Soils building

Buildings and natural construction

Community development

Climates

Alternative economies

For more information click HERE

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27th September - 31st October

Consisting of 5 courses 

27th Sep -6th October        PDC - Permaculture Design Course

8th -12th October                SPC - Social Permaculture Course

15th -19th October-            PSC - Permaculture Soil Course

21st -25th October-             PWC - Permaculture Water Course

27th -31st October-             PFC - Permaculture Forest Course

For more information click here>

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with Helder Valente