16 day PDC - 500 Euro - Rico Zook - Natural Park , Pre Pyreness Spain
14 April 2018 - 29 April 2018 1 September 2018 - 16 September 2018
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 : ‣ 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 ‣ Composting ‣ 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
Rico Zook: For the past 20 years, Rico has been a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator. He has worked with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations in India, Cambodia, northern New Mexico, the middle-east and other parts of the world. His work focuses on assisting all levels of the global community to create culturally and environmentally appropriate life systems that are resilient and regenerative. He has also worked with local and indigenous cultures to help preserve traditional knowledge and technologies while adapting to, and becoming active members of, our rapidly globalizing world. www.i-permaculture.org www.permacultureintl.com Camping and food included
The host site Can Lliure: Can Lliure as a place for mindful Human-Nature Relationships. With our aim of creating a Living ,Learning & Research Centre to develop once capacities and to realize inherent potentialities with natures guidance and support.
We see Can Lliure as a important,vital place and seeding ground for ourselves and the wider global community to adapt to their surrounding environments once again and enjoy their 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,wild 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 which in the future will become a diverse Agroforestry systems and organic vegetable gardens. We also started our first steps on Mushroom Production and we host a ecological Bee Sanctuary on site. 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.