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 Three weeks PDC

Next date 7 to 28 October 2023

With: 

Frances Osborn, Diploma in Applied Permaculture 

Emilio Gilabert, Farm Manager

Fermin Olalla, Eco-builder

Training certified by:

Danyadara Worker Eco Farm

More info about the three weeks PDC:

8 + 11 =

How is our PDC course special?

Learn new skills

Providing you with the skills to live a holistic life in harmony with nature, this unique one month course will teach you how to use and implement different eco-building techniques in small constructions and create an organic vegetable garden while nourishing mind, body and soul in the heart of Andalusia. 

One month

Over 3 transformative weeks, you will embark on an accredited permaculture design course (PDC) combining hands-on experience in the garden with classroom time where you will learn about vital topics in today’s times such as syntropic farming and agroforestry. 

Hosted by a Yoga retreat center

As you learn with us, you will be welcomed into the arms of Suryalila’s  supportive yoga community and nourished with a daily yoga session, delicious vegetarian food, dips in the salt water swimming pool, meditation, inspiring discussions, outdoor pursuits, cultural excursions and much more.

Danyadara Workers Eco Farm

Practical

The PDC will be integrated with an expertly led practical course in eco-building where you will learn how to create a sustainable small constructions from the ground up using organic, natural materials.

Our experience includes:

  • Certification: By the end of the course you will be certified in Permaculture Design by REPESEI, the permaculture association of the south west of the Iberian Peninsula with over 30 years of existence.
  • Sleep in an eco house: You have the opportunity of sleep into different sustainable eco-building. Other accommodations also possible.
  • 60 hours of classes: To compliment your time in the garden and eco-building, you will receive daily classroom time where you will learn the theory behind the practical.
  • 40 practical hours: Gain hands-on experience growing food and flowers in a Mediterranean climate following permaculture principles – skills which can be adapted and applied anywhere from an urban garden to a small holding and building small constructions with different eco-building techniques.

What else?

  • 1 cultural excursion/ visit to local eco projects: Enjoy a trip to local beauty spots such as a walk along the El Bosque River; a scenic hike up a well preserved Roman road from Ubrique to Benaocaz or a visit inspiring regenerative projects in the area that make a difference at grassroots level
  • Daily yoga practice: Through out the course, you will be welcomed into expertly taught Vinyasa and Restorative yoga classes held in Suryalila’s beautiful yoga shalas and spaces.
  • World-class vegetarian food: Enjoy delicious and nutritious organic vegetarian buffets a day lovingly prepared with seasonable produce many of them harvested from the garden as well as access to a selection of fresh fruits and beverages.
  • Great community spirit: Feel supported, nurtured and inspired within the arms of our creative, positive and international community where freedom of expression and respect for others are actively encouraged and held in the up most regard.

Watch the whole PDC movie shot by the talented BBC filmmaker Michael Reilly

Teachers

Frances Osborn

Frances is an ecologist with a degree in Environmental Sciences from Southampton University, UK, and a PhD in Insect Ecology from the Simón Bolívar University, Venezuela. With a Diploma in Applied Permaculture in March 2021. Frances has extensive experience in garden and agricultural systems at different scales.  She is particularly interested in soil ecology and restoration. 

Emilio Gilabert

Farm manager at Danyadara.

The search for a healthier and more respectful life choices with Mother Earth led him to train in Yoga, Meditation, Health and vegetarian cooking, organic farming and mindfulness.

His objective is to create a ‘green lung’, a ‘school of flavours of the earth’ and a native forest that recreates and shelters the ecosystem that 100 years ago reigned in this region of Spain.

Testimonials:

Taking part in the Danyadara PDC will forever be a memorable experience. Each day outside in the beautiful landscape, observing, designing, digging, planting, watering, daydreaming! For me, the course highlighted how creative you can be within the framework of permaculture. How it can be applied in many diverse ways. Because of this, Danyadara has given me the confidence to move forward with my own future projects..

Lou Baker – University Student and Permaculture Designer

Danyadara PDC has been a learning experience on how to approach a community garden. I thought the mix of theory and practical experimental work allowed for overall skill development. All the tasks I have been involved in and the knowledge from the PDC, have helped me to see what might be necessary to living permaculture and integrating with the traditions from our culture to create a wholly balanced lifestyle. 

Sam Bruton – Farmer and Permaculture Designer

A fantastic course in a superb location, Danyadara PDC is at the forefront of reversing desertification in Andalucía. They have created a unique balance of theoretical and practical teaching. Living on site this PDC is an opportunity not to be missed.

Richard Stringer – Land Artist and Permaculture Designer

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Reservations:

Limited places!

To make a reservatio, send us an email:  [email protected]

Once you have made the reservation, more info, the schedule and timetable will be sent to you.

Cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel your attendance to the course up to 8 weeks in advance, you are entitled to a full refund minus 5% admin costs and possible bank fees.
  • The 80% of the total fee will be refunded in case of cancellations made up to 8 weeks before the course start.
  • Payments are non-refundable if cancellations are made within 2
    month of the start date or once the course has started.
  • *If you need to cancel within 1 month
    before the course start, no refund will be made but you can rebook the course for other dates.

More info about the three weeks PDC:

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