How is the course structured?
We cover the 72 hours of taught content of a standard PDC and explore some bonus extras which fit into the regenerative land manager's toolkit, such as Alan Savorys 'Holistic Management', P.A. Yeoman's 'Keyline Scale of Permanence' and Ernst Gotschs 'Syntropic Agriculture'.
A field trip in the surrounding area will also give you the opportunity to explore further how some of the theory is applied within other projects.
What does a typical week look like?
Please be aware we sometimes have to adapt to the weather e.g. if rain is forecast when we have a garden work scheduled we may switch around theory classes to accommodate this.
What's included in the core curriculum?
Our course covers the following topics:
* Introduction to permaculture ethics and principles
* Design process, methods and tools
* Soil management, regeneration and fertility
* Water use, harvesting, storage and aquaculture
* Plants and trees, forest gardening, agroforestry and holistic management
* Climatic factors and permaculture around the world
* Food production, polycultures and broad scale agriculture
* The built environment, energy efficiency and urban permaculture
* Technology and invisible structures
* The strategies of an alternative global nation
Our approach fits our context
We are here to show you what permaculture design can look like in a Mediterranean setting. Each site is different, and we will leave you with a real understanding of how to become sensitive and adapt your approach to the context.
What's special about coming in June?
The tasks on the farm change according to the seasons. June is a beautiful time to be here, as there's such a range of different projects happening. These will include:
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