From October 1st to 30th 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, 200 hours + will be allocated to Permaculture and other tools and fields of knowledge like communities, personal coaching, communication, etc. This innovative format of Permaculture Design Course is designed for the students to have time to integrate the theory and reducing the forgetting curve trhough the practice of the subjects on the land of O Fojo Permaculture. This course will give students a Permaculture Design Certificate, and access to the Permaculture Diploma Process as weel lots of practical and hands on learning processes. The focus will be in the community living and the day by day runing of a real permaculture project in implementation. O Fojo Permaculture | Integral Education Center? O Fojo is one of the most exiting Permaculture Project in Portugal. This iconic project is now becoming a community and with that, redesigning and readapting to the new challenges we are facing as ecologists and regenerative educators. Take a look here: http://www.ofojo-permaculture.org/ 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-facilitators To be confirmed. There will be at leat one facilitator for the practical sessions. 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 available for participants. When The course will begin on the evening of 1st of October to October 30th 2016. Please be welcome to come n Fay September 30th to give a hand on preparations or just to arrive and connect calmly to the place. If wnat to come before, you will also be welcome! Teel us the dates that fits most to you! 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 Early birds July and August inscriptions: 760 EUR – Full Board Course! Book now! Until September 15th Inscritions: 840,00 EUR Last days of september inscriptions: 960,00 € EUR 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 the community of participants and vollunteers of O Fojo. 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! 10% special offers for couples or groups inscriptions. Must be requested on booking. The discount on the fee is only available at the September inscriptions. Minimum 6, maximum 16 participants. To guarantee your place we ask a trasnfer of the 50% of the your value of your inscription. The rest of the fee shoul be payed 15 days before the course. You can also ask us to parcel the payment. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Guarantee your place! Be the first ones to make your inscriptions! There are alimited places for this course. Check bellow the main subjects of the course: Observation Design skills Circular processes Design, design, design! Imlementations Observation!Hands-on! Community living practice Cooking Maintenance of the place (gardens, animals, water systems, acesses, etc...) Natural building technics (stone, clay, wood, finishings, ferrocement, art, etc...) Gardening (seedlings, planting, gardening, food forest design and implementation) Tools (uses and maintenace) Compost making Tree planting Food-forest design and implementation And much much more!!!! Installing and conecting 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 days, individual design exercise, community made day, Forum. Relax 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. Relax 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 theoretical and hands-on life-changing community experience. 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