Keyline Day

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RegenAg Learning Group is organising this training to improve Keyline knowledge and implementation skills amongst the group. Teacher for the day is Esbjorn Aneer, PDC.

Reasons for attending this day
By learning the basics of Keyline design we get a clearer picture of and connection with the land we farm and the landscape that it is connected to. By applying Keyline design we make the greatest possible use of all the water that lands on our farm, while making sure that all the water that leaves the farm is as clean as possible. We build topsoil and harmonise all our activities with the landscape and the specific farmscape we are working with, and at the same time find the best locations for tree crops, increase stocking capacity, reduce or eliminate erosion, and sequester carbon. If we are working farms that are sufficiently large we can turn seasonal streams into ones that are continuous and make springs start flowing where they have not been before or been dry for years.

Topics and Learning Outcomes
Topics include:
History
Purpose
Elements/Aspects
Scale of permanence
Geography (Main ridge, primary valley & ridge)
Keypoint/line, contour lines
Behaviour of water
Ploughing
Tree belts & fences
Zones in Keyline (different from permaculture zones)
Designing Keyline on your farm

We will then go out on the land to look at contours and work out how Keyline can be implemented on the farm we are on.

The course is for people that want to develop these skills for their own property or for advising farmers and landowners. We are keen that the skills learned will be used.

Price include a simple lunch and refreshments (please inform us of any allergy when you book).

Esbjorn would like to make it clear that he has not yet taken part in implementing Keyline on a property nor does he drive a tractor. He has, however, advised farmers with holdings from 10 to 180 acres on the implementation of Keyline.

Dates: 
14 November 2013
Teachers
Esbjorn Aneer
Cost: 
25
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Address: 
Wesley Cottage
Contact name: 
Esbjorn Aneer
Telephone number: 
02081238372

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible - Charles Eisenstein

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We live at a special historical moment, to use Joanna Macy’s words, a Great Turning. But exactly what is this turning of the age whose imminence we feel? How does it practically translate into political, technological, and social change? How can we participate in it considering the grave situation our planet faces? Join Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Community in an Age of Transition, for a challenging and inspiring exploration of the dynamics of the present transition.

Our planet, our bodies, our very lives have come to us as a gift. Having “earned” none of these things, our natural tendency is toward gratitude and the desire to give in turn, to serve something greater than ourselves. But we all have habits and beliefs that interfere with fully living in the gift. In this gathering, we will clear those blockages so that we can be more effective as change agents. Through dialog and experiential processes, we will discover keys to living in a state of flow, to giving and receiving more fully, and creating things beyond our understanding of cause and effect.

Dates: 
16 November 2013
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ONE DAY COURSE: 10 - 5pm This workshop will have extremely limited seating and is open to change agents, permaculture practitioners, earth activists, transition workers, community workers and folks engaged in work designed to enrich not just their lives, but the wider Earth community.
Teachers
Charles Eisenstein
Cost: 
£20 - £60 pay what you can
Address: 
Tracey Hay
Telephone number: 
07561883097

Advanced Permaculture design Course

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This course is relevant to anyone who is or wants to be active in earth restoration (lets hope everybody comes ) and /or starting a permaculture project, teaching facility, farm, homestead, moving onto land and building there own dwelling.

The course is particularly relevant to people who have already taken a permaculture design course. During these 16 days we will first form an international design and consultancy group of accredited permaculture designers.

By demand and in keeping with the philosophy of corga da pereira the course will be hands -on.

We will learn skills and then apply them, walking the talk,and working towards positive change.

For more detailed information, please visit: http://corgadapereira.wordpress.com/advanced-pdc/

Dates: 
21 September 2013 to 6 October 2013
Cost: 
Pice for course,certificate, camping + meals: €550
Contact name: 
Corga da Pereira / Terracrua
Telephone number: 
00351 966 598 290

4-Week group Internship at PRI Master Plan Satellite Site Ethiopia

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This internship will run from 16th September – 12th October and it will involve a lot of practical activities. It should be the short rains in South Ethiopia at this time and we’ll have a lot of work to do on our site, such as maintaining and upgrading soil and water harvesting infrastructure, maintaining and building new dry-stone terraces, upgrading our kitchen to install a new rocket stove and multi-ring wood-stove with an in-built water heater, composting, setting up raised beds in the garden, planting out fruit and timber trees in the field, extending and improving the fencing for animal systems and the project perimeter, building new compost toilets, a solar fridge, improving our compost powered water heating for showers to make a solar-compost hybrid system etc. etc. it’s gonna be an implementation bonanza of practical Permaculture action.

Dates: 
16 September 2013 to 12 October 2013
Teachers
Alex McCausland
Cost: 
$1000
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Advanced course in Permaculture Design Skills

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This course provides the permaculteurs engaged in the design of places in-depth design skills, covering areas such as graphics, customer relations, production of technical plans and project management. This course covers the transmission tools, business processes and know-how to make designs on a professional level.

Prerequisites: This course is reserved for holders of a permaculture Design Course Certificate.

The trainer
Robyn Francis is one of permaculture’s most experienced educators and facilitators, since 1984 she has conducted over 120 PDCs, plus hundreds of workshops and short courses ranging from bamboo building and botany to ecovillage design, community facilitation and advanced permaculture teacher training. Robyn is also an experienced facilitator of community participatory processes, transition workshops, and has developed a range of creative tools for participatory learning. One of the key architects of the Accredited Permaculture Training™ (APT) qualifications with the Australian accreditation authorities in 2003, and has designed the curricula and training programs for Certificate III, IV and Diploma courses at PCA.

Participants: This course is intended for permaculteurs wishing to develop professional site design services.

Dates: 
23 July 2013 to 29 July 2013
Teachers
Robyn Francis
Cost: 
€ 800

Advanced PC & Regenerative Ag, Sweden July 2013 Integralpermanence

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In this powerful intensive course we explore and demonstrate Keyline® Design, Holistic Management and Advanced Permaculture techniques.
If we wish to stabilize the climate and increase production of food for the growing world population we need to understand and utilize water effectively and sequester carbon. Water is the basis of all life on earth, and with water under control we can grow the plants that sequester Carbon into the soil, where most of it belongs. This 5 day workshop and practicum delves into the incredible regenerative potency of Keyline Design™, Holistic Management™, Permaculture Design & other emergent regenerative ecological and agricultural strategies that represent innovative and creative new approaches to land and farm management. These approaches are capable of profound regeneration of landscapes, and pioneering enterprises around the world are demonstrating financially viable models that maintain a good quality of life.
We are proud to bring the first Yeoman’s Plow to Sweden, which we will be utilizing for pasture development and high quality tree planting here and particularly in the Mediterranean where we are engaged with project work, research and farm development. We will have the opportunity to demonstrate this incredible machinery as well as the innovative adaptations we will be making for tree work and compost tea/ BioFert application.
more info http://www.summerofsoil.se/

Dates: 
29 July 2013 to 2 August 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Integralpermanence
Cost: 
Approx 400.00

People and Permaculture Design Immersion Week - Belgium

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This exciting new course has been developed by Looby Macnamara, following on from her pioneering book 'People and Permaculture'. We will be looking deeply at the questions - how can we grow ourselves, our friendships, our communities, our human family?

During this week we will focus on ourselves as people and how we can dedicate our energy to finding solutions for ourselves and the world. We will be looking at how we can improve all aspects of our lives - from our health and well-being to our friendships using permaculture principles and design. Participants are invited to bring a design project with them to work on with support, using Looby's new design framework - the design web. There will be support throughout the design process in different forms - one to one coaching, peer support and tutor led activities. This support will lead us all to a deeper level of understanding as to how to use permaculture design in our own lives as well as challenging and stretching ourselves.

This will be a richly nourishing, empowering and truly life transforming course.

Prerequisites for this course are an introduction to permaculture, or full permaculture design course, and reading of 'People & Permaculture' by Looby Macnamara. We will also send out some pre course material inviting you to be thinking about what you would like to be designing in this week.

Dates: 
2 September 2013 to 9 September 2013
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Arrivals on monday 2nd Sept and then departures after breakfast on monday 9th Sept.
Teachers
Looby Macnamara, Bert D'Hondt and Lien de Coster
Apprentice Teachers
no
Cost: 
Waged €650, Low waged €550 concessions €450
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Contact name: 
Suzan Lenaerts

Applied Permaculture Design Course

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Take a step further into sustainable natural living through applied permaculture design. You are invited to learn how to apply the principles and tools to real life situations and finding solutions within problems.
This course will enable you to work on a permaculture design for your own site (or one with which you are familiar) under the tutelage of design professionals.

The course will begin with a review of design tools, processes, drawing and presentation techniques. Two tutors will be available at all times for consultation throughout the 4 day design period and will focus on the importance of observation, data collection, evaluation and adaptation.

This is an excellent opportunity for refining your design skills and helping you to make the most efficient use of available resources.

Dates: 
27 May 2013 to 31 May 2013
Teachers
Lesley Martin and Maria Rute
Cost: 
350€ and 250€
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Design Bristol - Advanced Urban Design Skills

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An intensive Permacultural exploration of the complex mix of landscape, networks, culture, limitations and opportunities in an urban setting. This design-focused course will support you in developing innovative design approaches to co-creating regenerative solutions for urban communities. Together we will explore inspiring ideas, expertise and experience from Bristol’s cutting-edge sustainability movement.

Gain hands-on experience of designing for communities through a range of tuition, activities, discussions and field trips. This course is essential learning for anyone who has taken a PDC and wants to take Permaculture out of the garden and into urban communities.

Explore how we can use Permaculture to design productive, regenerative and resilient urban communities by:
•Consulting with and engaging people towards the regeneration of their neighbourhoods
•Working alongside existing community development initiatives
•Creating inclusive systems that meet people’s needs
•Addressing the issues of access to affordable food and energy, education, land, and local economy
•Remediating degraded urban soil and water
•Uncovering and building connections and networks

The course has been designed in consultation with local community leaders and aims to address real needs and create viable designs and ideas to complement and augment local plans.

Dates: 
5 June 2013 to 17 June 2013
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Residential - evening discussions and activities in addition to daytime course. Lots of reflection time too.
Teachers
Sarah Pugh. Jillian Hovey, Peter Cow and Jess Clynewood with many guest tutors.
Cost: 
£875 with a limited number of concessions on request.

Practical Sustainability Course

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Exploring Permaculture Design, Organic Horticulture, Energy, Woodland Management, Green Building, Soil and Ecological Interactions, Re-localisation, Group Dynamics and Community Engagement.

Bringing together some of the UK’s most experienced tutors to explore positive, creative and practical solutions towards a sustainable, community-led future.
Talks, workshops, discussions, field visits and practical activities with a design project each term.

Last years students said "A fantastic learning experience throughout.. a wide variety of modules offering a complete picture of modern sustainability."
"An immensely powerful and informative course".
"So much more than a great course...more of a life-shift."
"an open and relaxed learning environment..I love it to bits."

Dates: 
3 September 2013 to 24 July 2014
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Part time for 40 weeks (following Bristol school term times). All day Tuesday and Wednesday then half day Thursday.
Teachers
Sarah Pugh, Patrick Whitefield, Tony Wrench, Ben Law, Nick Osborne, Tim Foster plus many others plus many others
Cost: 
£2450 to £2150 sliding scale