Datum is 11–26 August 2023 – Price: 575 euro
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.
Deposit : 150,00€
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 12 years which brought him to a diverse range of Projects, Countries, Climates, Cultures and People all over the planet.
He was part so far of 30 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.
Can Lliure is a place for mindful human-nature relationships. Our aim is to create a Living, Learning & Research Centre for developing one’s capacities to realize their inherent potentialities with nature’s guidance and support.
We see Can Lliure as an important, vibrant place and seeding ground for learning to harmoniously integrate ourselves and the wider global community with our planetary environment so we can enjoy its bounties in a sustainable manner.
Can Lliure is based in the wonderful and magical Alta Garrotxa area close to the Spanish Pyrenees. The land we are in Stewardship of is 100ha and is mainly covered in wild Oak forest with lots of wild goats, boars and limestone cliffs. There are 3.5 ha of cleared terraces with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We recently started to regenerate these terraces that in the future will become a diverse Syntropic Agroecosystem with integrated organic vegetable gardens. We are very blessed and very grateful to have a clean natural freshwater spring on our land from which we drink. We also have a few simple structures like outdoor showers, compost toilets, geodesic dome and bell tent to accommodate and host people to enjoy this wild and natural place.
ACCOMMODATION, FOOD, AND SITE INFORMATION
During the courses students get a chance to experience our land and permaculture site more intimately by camping on the land in your own tent. Please bring all the equipment needed to camp and sleep comfortable.In a semi-wild area, we have several level terraces among the trees and stones for people to pitch their tents in a beautiful natural setting surrounded by mountains and forest.
There is the possibility for some students with their own bus/camper-van to stay on the land, although space is also limited for this. If you are interested in bringing a bus, please get in touch and we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone! Also we have limited private accommodation available for an extra cost.
From the communal kitchen, we provide 3 meals per day, all included in the cost of the course (except on the one day off when the students are free to feed themselves!). Prepared with love, the food is always diverse, fresh, healthy, homemade and vegetarian. To support local farmers and to stimulate the local food economy we purchase what ingredients are not grown at Can Lliure from the local organic “Cooperativa” and other local producers and processors
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS IN ADVANCE!
CELLPHONE AND WIFI:
We have cellphone reception on site and also Internet signal will reach here. At this moment we do not provide any wifi as we are keeping bees and want to limit signal pollution on site. We are fine if you bring your own device and use it for during the course on site.
Please for students who come by car arrange with your co-participants in advance for CAR SHARE as this would be highly appreciate we only have 1 car ourselves and it means many rides up and down the mountain for us to pick everyone up!