What is Permaculture?
Can we create a Life on Earth which is Harmonious with the laws of Nature and sensitive to our delicate & diverse Ecosystems?
This is the aim of Permaculture , its is a very wide term that offers not only practical and hands on tools/designs to creating Regenerative systems but it is also a way of thinking that can be applied to not only Land management but also social systems , political systems and even our our bodies & minds.
It is tool that can help us to understand how to live in Harmony with Nature, and in doing so we learn how to get more from less, how to create abundant agricultural, energetic( Clean energy), residential and social systems
Permaculture is not exclusive – its principles and practice can be used by anyone, anywhere:
- City flats, yards and window boxes
- Suburban and country houses/garden
- Allotments and smallholdings
- Community spaces
- Farms and estates
- Countryside and conservation areas
- Commercial and industrial premises
- Educational establishments
- Waste ground
Permaculture encourages us to be resourceful and self-reliant. It is not a dogma or a religion but an ecological design system which helps us find solutions to the many problems facing us – both locally and globally.
Writer Emma Chapman defines it as:
“Permaculture, originally ‘Permanent Agriculture’, is often viewed as a set of gardening techniques, but it has in fact developed into a whole design philosophy, and for some people a philosophy for life. Its central theme is the creation of human systems which provide for human needs, but using many natural elements and drawing inspiration from natural ecosystems. Its goals and priorities coincide with what many people see as the core requirements for sustainability.”
Permaculture tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimise environmental impact at the same time. Its principles are being constantly developed 00and refined by people throughout the world in very different climates and cultural circumstances.
PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE-
The Permaculture Design Course is a Certificate Course is the Basic Course that covers all the Fundamentals of Permaculture. It is the Handbook with so much information and wisdom and its application is endless.
It is relevant for people who have prior experience is related fields and even for people who beginning their exploration. It is relevant for all people who are looking for sound alternative solutions for homes/businesses/communities/schools etc and is especially relevant for people in Design/Agriculture related fields like Architecture, Interior/landscape Design , Agriculture, Horticulture, Construction, Product Design , etc.
A PDC will change the way that you look at life, with new solutions to be found every where, if you have not done one already this is the time! and if you have already attended a PDC , Christof Schneider is an exceptional and very experienced teacher with much wisdom to offer and recommends that for serious practitioners it is good to attend multiple courses to solidify the basics and find new vistas also.
ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE-
The Advanced Courses are for people looking to expand their understanding with with more hands on and application based work and the relevant theory.
- 9th & 10th – Composting & Humus Building
- 11th to 13th – Advanced Design Course
- 15th to 19th – Food Forests & Gardening In Depth
- 20th to 23rd – Pizza Oven Building, Rocket stoves, Pyrolysis, Mud Houses & Clay Plasters
You do not have to have completed a PDC to attend most of the Courses. The 1st,3rd and 4th courses are open to all and only the Advanced Design Course (2nd) is for people who have already attended a PDC.
PERMACULTURE TEACHER TRAINING COURSE-
Goa’s first every PTT!
Learn the Art of teaching! There are more and more people, communities & Governments in the world who are in need of the knowledge that Permaculture offers. Be the one to share this understanding with the people who need it!
The Permaculture Teacher Training is for people who are looking to take their knowledge and application of Permaculture to the next level. It solidifies theory and understanding but goes beyond and really traverses into the personal and group setting , helping to find new parts of ourselves- to find the Teacher inside, and learn more about what it means to impart understanding of this kind.
Jude Hobbs & Rico Zook are extremely experienced and world renowned Teachers. They have been teaching permaculture and working as Permaculture consultants for a long time and we feel blessed to have them join us in Goa 2019!