PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE. SWEDEN, JULY-AUGUST 2016.
Ekbacka Gård is a lovely self sustainable farm set on 20ha and located 30 kilometres from Kalmar and 15 km from the Baltic coast. Using permaculture design principles and biodynamical farming it is a fabulous example of food production and sustainable living. Since 2006 the farm has been run by Bo, Katrin and the help of their 5 children and volunteers. They added their animals (horses, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs, bees and cats) and their dream of developing an eco village. This is a great opportunity for students to see a real project where permaculture is combined successfully with community and family life.
PDC dates: 24 July - 7 Aug, 2016.
€500, all food (organic veg), tent accommodation, classes and 2 transfers from/to Nybro or Kalmar.
€550, all food (organic veg), doubleroom/sleeping loft accommodation, classes and 2 transfers from/to Nybro or Kalmar.
The 72 hour PDC follows the curriculum as laid out in Bill Mollison's Permaculture - A Designer's Manual. It covers subjects ranging from ethics and principles of permaculture, natural systems, aquaculture, sustainable design methods, patterns in nature, land restoration, water harvesting, grey water recycling, natural building, food forests and guilds, energy conservation, appropriate technology, renewable energy, urban permaculture and invisible structures.
The design course teaches how to develop sustainable human settlements, and how to extend and preserve natural systems. The content will be covered alternating between theoretical lectures and practical applications. The teaching style aims to run immersion courses that utilize the collective intelligence of the group with engaging participatory classes.
Teachers: George Christofis, Wallay T., Katrin Schwere
The site offers WC, solar solar showers, washing machine and access to electricity.
What to bring?
-comfortable clothes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
-note taking (blank pages recommended) and drawing materials
-ecological body care products
-a swimming suit
-musical instruments, if you have!
How to participate?
Step 1: Please fill out the registration form by clicking here.
Step 2: Pay a small deposit of €70 to confirm your space here: