Apart from teaching the Permaculture Design Course, Christoff Schneider will be facilitating a series of Advanced Permaculture Courses for those who would like to delve deeper into these areas of interest.

Christoff will be hosting a 2 Day Soil & Composting Intensive, a 3-day Advanced Permaculture Design Course, a 4 Day In-depth  Gardening & Food Forest Systems course and a 4-day course on building a Pizza Oven, Rocket Stoves, Pyrolysis for making Activated Charcoal and an introduction to Mud Building.

Christoff has experience of  working in professional composting units across Europe, has worked as a professional Permaculture Designer and designed many Permaculture spaces, on small-scale gardens & properties up to 1600 ha and large scale, he has successfully created many productive gardens, has been using activated charcoal in his experiments and work for a long time and has spent a lot of time creating and teaching different forms of natural design.

He will be sharing his expertise over the 13 days of the Advanced Courses with more time to explore specific areas of interest. For beginners and advanced practitioners.

SESSION 1: COMPOSTING & HUMUS BUILDING, 9-10th December 2018

-Understanding the Living System, Humus & Soil
-Soil & Humus & Edaphon versus Fertilizer & Mulch & Green Manure
-The role & quality of hot composting, cold composting & quality worm farming in sustainable closed loop systems
-Soil pollution & erosion
-Creation and Composition of Soil
-Soil pores and crumb structure
-The Edaphon
-Understanding the role of Main Nutrients and Trace Elements
-Soil improvement
-Soil Testing
-Hot Composting with controlled microbiological carbonisation,
-Cold composting, Soil Mixtures, Compost Extracting for gardens & farms, the use of perfectly activated Terra Preta
-Hot Composting with future controlled microbiological carbonization, different ways and the advantages of cold composting, -VSA = Visual Soil Assessment
-Worm farming

SESSION 2: ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE, 11-13th December 2018

-3 day Advanced Design, only for PDC graduates. A step-by-step guide, real-life approach to working with clients in the field including one-on-one mentoring with Christoff.
-We fit this course to your personal needs and preference in the design process
-Design process overview
-Reading the landscape and natural patterns
-Using Zones and Sectors-planning beyond landscape design to structure daily life, projects, companies and aid projects
-Client interview and goal articulation -Practical collecting of information necessary
-Creating a quotation
-Laws: Finding out regulations and talking with administration
-Planning exercises of given design tasks in groups and/or of your own personal project.

SESSION 3: FOOD FOREST SYSTEMS & GARDENING IN DEPTH, 15-19th December 2018

-Food Forest, Forest Gardening, Agroforestry: We will go through all the steps on how to create highly energy efficient Food Forests, discuss Forest Gardening and Agroforestry systems.
-The pattern language of a forest
-Succession in natural systems
-Planning, Design, and Maintaining of food forest systems
-Water management small and big scale
-Use of tools, machinery, and animals to prepare the land
-Pioneer plants for regeneration
-Improving soil-microbiology for better humus building
-Suitable trees and plants

BUILDING GARDEN BEDS –

-Explaining and building; planning, calculating, earthworks
-Finding and best use of local resources
-The advantage of ”good” tools.
-Raised, mound, mandala, keyhole gardens, vertical gardens
-Pot planting
-Polyculture systems, planting regimes, green manure crops, perennial cropping systems
-Water management
-Integrated animal management
-How to set up a simple greenhouse, walipini, nursery, winter garden

SESSION 3: PIZZA OVEN, ROCKET STOVE WITH PYROLYSIS, BOTTLE WINDOW BUILDING, MUD BUILDING, MUD BRICKS(Adobe), CLAY PLASTER, 20-23th December 2018

In this workshop, we learn how to
-Find suitable clay
-Test clay mixtures for different purposes
-Discuss several technical realization options for clay ovens, rocket stoves, lorena stoves
-Build a foundation for our projects
-Build simple but very functional pizza-oven & rocket stove with pyrolysis for harvesting charcoal
-Make a bottle window
-Make mud bricks and play around with clay plaster
-Make simple pottery for having even more creative fun
-Screening of movie about straw bale building before heading to the bonfire
-Theory of how to build mud houses, getting an overview of different techniques and some hands-on experience.

Register Now and we will send you all the details.

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