On our journey to become an educational establishment aimed at sustainability Arboretum will be hosting the second Permaculture Design Course (PDC) from 18 to 30 October. The goal is to provide the largest number of people with the appropriate tools to meet the current socio-ecological challenges we are experiencing in these times.
The first PDC was held in 1972 and run by Bill Mollison (co-founder of the permaculture movement), and since that time many people of very different backgrounds and interests have graduated: farmers, ranchers, landowners, foresters, landscapers, designers, architects, builders, designers, innovators, economists, financiers, bankers, publishers, lawyers, social workers, educators and high school students …
This course provides the student with the techniques of permaculture and a holistic perspective that they can develop in their homes, businesses and communities. This course is for anyone interested in acquiring practical skills and theoretical knowledge to develop a sustainable and productive life. During the 13 days of the course, (10 compulsory and another 3 optional) the students will get a clear understanding of the theory of Permaculture. At the end of the course, the aim is that everyone will be able to create their first Permaculture design plan with confidence.
Permaculture is a holistic system whose purpose is to design, plan and create spaces where the relationship between man and his environment is ecologically sustainable, socially equitable and economically viable. The course is very intensive, running continuously for 10 days from 10.00 to 20.00, with three days of optional practice on a local farm where you put your skills and knowledge to the test.
The course comprises a total of 80 + 24 hours, respectively, providing a complete package according to international standards and the classes will be run by a group of specialized teachers and permaculture graduates with 20 years of experience. It is worth mentioning that the PDC 2012 had an overall satisfaction level of 98% among its 29 students, and this year we are even hoping to improve on this and offer a unique experience for “hands, heart and head.”
Fecha del 18 al 27 de octubre de 2013 (obligatorio)
Fecha del 28 al 30 de octubre de 2013 (opcional)
Horario de 10 a 14 y de 16 a 20 h.
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Plazas máximas: 30 personas.
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