Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)
This in total 16 day long course consists of a broad range of topics applicable to life anywhere on the planet, at the same time catering to specific needs of the participating students.The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course allows you to be the change you want to see in the world. Based on Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Designers Manual, it provides skills and solid knowledge in permaculture design as a science that can create abundant ecosystems sustainably in the backyard, a small farm or on a larger broad acre landscape.
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE :
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE :
‣ History and definition of Permaculture
‣ Ethics and principle of Permaculture
‣ Design process and its ecological design application
‣ Patterns in nature
‣ Climatic Factors and microclimate enhancement
‣ Hydrological Cycle
‣ Land restoration techniques
‣ Soil food web and its repair
‣ Water harvesting techniques
‣ Tree crops and food forests
‣ Regenerative earthworks
‣ Climatic specific building and cultivated ecology techniques
‣ Natural building strategies
‣ Animals management in Permaculture
‣ Social and financial Permaculture
‣ Local food systems
‣ And many more fun and dynamic activities
Roman,a semi-nomadic Natural Farmer,Tree Planter,Soil Builder and Seed Disperser has been studying and living in Permaculture Projects and Communities since over 8 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet.
He has lived, worked and learned in places like East Africa, India, Nepal,Thailand, the Caribbean, Portugal and Spain
He was part so far of 25 PDC Courses (organization & co-Facilitation) and several short courses.He learned from Experts & Pioneers through participating in workshops of David Holmgren, Jairo Restrepo, Rosemary Morrow, Robyn Francis, Ernst Gotsch, Sepp Holzer, Martin Crowford, Larry Korn, Alex Kruger,Rico Zook and Govinda Sharma.
He is the founder of the Soil-Sun-Soul Project and Blog.
For 3 years he was living,working and learning in India, Ecovillage Auroville and South East Asia afterwards in Australia at the Permaculture Research Institute Maungaraeeda,Sunshine Coast,to deepen his studies.During his time in Australia he also got to know Crystal Waters Ecovillage during several visits..
Now back in Spain to start a regenerative Enterprise and learn more about eco-social life system design while building a Centre for Regenerative Landmanagement Practices in Catalunya Spain on a 100ha mountain property.
Martin has started is journey toward sustainability as an anthropologist, by sharing the life of the Mentawaian tribe, in the rain forest of Siberut. Following this life changing experience he decided to stop his academic career to go into organic farming and sustainable living. After working as a project manager for an organic rice-farming (SRI) project in Vietnam, he attended a PDC in Auroville, India.
Since then, he has been learning and practicing Permaculture by designing, developing and managing gardens and farms, teaching Permaculture Introduction Workshops , teaching PDC’s and volunteering and working in various permaculture and organic farming projects in France, Brazil, Sri Lanka and in Auroville.
For the last two years, he has been busy designing and managing an organic market garden in Lombok, Indonesia.
Looking forward to sharing this learning experience together in August!
Cost: 575 euro