From JULY 16th to July 31st 2016 | Portugal With Maurício Umann About Permaculture Permaculture is a design theory and practice that seeks to develop ecological farming systems and sustainable human settlements in an attempt to shape after natural ecosystems. What is a PDC? PDC Permaculture Design Course is a course is modeled for 72 hours and addressing key themes and core of Permaculture. In this case, 100 hours will be allocated to Permaculture and other tools and fields of knowledge like communities, personal coaching, communication, etc. This course will give students a Permaculture Design Certificate, and access to the Permaculture Diploma Process. Main Facilitator Maurício Umann (MU) A Permaculture Diplomate and teacher with a deep theoretical and practical experience in Permaculture, Natural Building and communitie's practices, setting up projects in urban spaces, amazon landscapes, mediterranean spaces, cold climate, and subtropical spaces, practical or theoretical since 2005. He is passionate about bio-contruction and earthworks. With a multicultural experience, established in Portugal the Integral Education Center “O’Fojo Permaculture”, he is also the author of the book Permaculture | Introductory Course, editet in portuguese and now being translated to english, romenian, spanish and french. Co-facilitator It is confirmed, this PDC is going to be co-facilitated by this inspiring friend and experienced Permaculturist: Andrea Lo Presti 30 years old, since 7 years permaculture student, between India, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Lives and works in Tamera, Healing Biotope 1, a community in the south of Portugal founded in 1978. In the community he contributes in the creation of a culture of peace for a present and future human regenerative inhabitation of mother Earth. He is applying his studies in permaculture in ecological and social contexts. He is passionate about patterns, alternative economy, networking, community building, travels, trees and water. Where The course will take place near the village of Alvaiázere, Leiria, PORTUGAL at O Fojo Permaculture | Integral Education Center. The course will have a residential scheme with camping accomodation facilities. Please bring your own confortable camping material. We suggest to bring a good matress for your own good night sleeping and rest. How to get there Information soon available for participants. When The course will begin on the evening of 16th of JULY and will end after breakfast on July 31st 2016. Please be welcome to come on friday15th to give a hand on preparations or just to arrive and connect calmly to the place. To properly take advantage of the course, medium to advanced knowledge of English is recommended. It is also a very good and safe environment to improve your english skills. Technical words will be translated into portuguese, if necessary. Se recebermos inscrições apenas de participantes losófonos o curso será ministrado em português. FEES 380 EUR – Full Board Course! Book now! Besides the course itself and personal tuitions this fee includes: Camping, hot showers, some design materials and a complete delicious local/bio/vegetarian food cooked by a experienced hired cook! We are also going to share about 400 GB of organized information: books, images, manuals, films and documentaries so we invite you to bring your HD! 280 EUR – Locals from the nearest villages (10 km neighbor villages) 10% special offers for couples or groups inscriptions. Must be requested on booking. If we achieve 16 participant inscriptions, Facilitator will offer 2 free grant places in the course trough selection process. Please contact us! The fares should be transferred before the course. If you need information please contact the organizers. Who orgnizes this PDC? The course is organized by: O Fojo Permaculture and Fertil Caos Events How to apply? Please contact us at email@example.com Guarantee your place! Be the first ones to make your inscriptions! There are alimited places for this course. If you really want to know what is a PDC about, check bellow the partial program of the course. Installing and connecting with the space. Introduction, venue visit, Permaculture basics, history, ethics, interventions fields. Morning circle introduction, mind maps, pure observation, Gaia’s theory, System’s theory, natural patterns application in Permaculture Design, Permaculture principles Biodiversity, yield definition, fluxes, design (element, function, time and resources), reading the landscape, sun path diagram, K-line, K-point, Yeomans plow , Regen Ag. Chaos Theory and order, dynamic balance exercise, herb spiral, zone 1, seeding, measurements, accesses, zone 5 ,practical project vision, observation skills, art, input/output analysis, microclimates, ethic options in design, compost toilet idea and examples, small groups design exercise, presentations, action learning. A focused reflection day, individual design exercise, community made day, Forum. Visit’s day. Trees and their interaction, forest formation and layers, agroforestry, food forests, forest gardens, land regeneration, animals in Permaculture, attract animal strategies, agriculture in Permaculture, raised beds, instant garden, companion plants, weeds, organic agriculture vs Permaculture, wind barriers. Water conscience, water laws in permaculture, roof catchment, pond sizes, Sepp Holzer’s technics, rules for ponds, water systems, water plants, aquaculture, fish systems (plants and animals), aquaculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, self-forage systems, hands on A-frame, swale digging, self-reflection. Earth connection, soil introduction, erosion, paedogenesis, earth resources, earthworks, soil types, soil sampling, soil identification, plants and soils, climate strategies introduction, compost making, vermicomposting, tree planting + humid cool to cold climates + tropical to subtropical strategies + land regeneration + animals in Permaculture + film at night. Introduction to bioconstruction, companionship technologies, materials, bioclimatic architecture, solar passive house, green roof, trombre wall, alternative technologies, thermal mass owen, rocket stove, hands on cob construction, personal outline design exercise. Second focused reflection or Free day. Urban Permaculture, design methodologies (OBREDIM, SATIMET, PASTE, etc.), implementation process, maintenance, map reading, surveying, sand pit projects design by students (model), group design strategies, project definition, client interview. Bioregions, intentional communities, choosing, ecovillages, legal structures, associations, cooperatives, academies, invisible structures, conflict, decision processes . Economy, ethical investments, ethical banks, credit cooperatives, alternative money, community economy, LETS. Local vs global, personal local achievement diagram, self-authentication, quality and education, action learning, teaching Permaculture, diploma systems, design presentations, brief revision of the course, diploma assessment, celebration. You are so invited to take part in a multicultural environment, a life implementing Permaculture Project and gorgeous food at O FOJO Permaculture | Portugal! This is a life-changing experience. Are you in? Please invite your friends to this event at facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/454766224711392/ Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more informations!