Post PDC: Advanced Design & Implementation Course, Fife Scotland. 4 days 20 - 21st April & 11 - 12 May 2013

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These four days will go over the Design process in greater detail and will be a practical as well as theoretical weekends; deepening our knowledge and re-minding us of the basis and value of a permaculture design, how we can incorporate it into our lives, gardens', community projects, land and even our way of thinking & being to create a more sustainable and balanced environment.

Students will work on their own designs with input and support from both the tutor and fellow students.

These two days are a perfect opportunity to prepare or work on a design as part of your Diploma portfolio, either on your own or as a joint project.

Permaculture design can be used for land, people or community project and having your own land or garden is not a requirement of attending the course.

If you are interested in only attending one weekend of the two please contact us.

More information can be seen here:

Post PDC: Advanced Design & Implementation Course, 4 days 20 - 21st April & 11 - 12 May 2013 - http://eepurl.com/vDCFj

Dates: 
20 April 2013
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Advanced Permaculture Design (part one) 20 - 21st April 2013 Implementation & practical design work (part two) 11 & 12th May 2013 Venue: Upper Largo, Fife 10am - 5pm
Teachers
James Chapman
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yes
Cost: 
£120 - £40 per weekend
Contact Details: 
Address: 
Main Street, Upper Largo, Fife
Contact name: 
Tracey Hay
Telephone number: 
07561 883097

People & Permaculture Design Immersion Week

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This exciting new course is being 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.

Dates: 
11 August 2013 to 19 August 2013
Teachers
Looby Macnamara, Klaudia van Gool & Peter Cow
Cost: 
Org £750 / Waged £620 / Low Waged £560 / Con £435
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Advanced PC Design, UK. INTEGRALPERMANENCE.ORG

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A unique new course format to support PDC graduates to take their work to a more professional level

Integralpermanence is offering 7 day Advanced Design Intensives with extended individual course work over 1 month to complete the training. This course will cover advanced permaculture design techniques and skills, mapping strategies, digital design, client interaction and project management methods and resources, business considerations for a permaculture design business and feedback to students via ongoing in-depth design work after the course ends.
This training is aimed to support PDC graduates, potential permaculture designers and practitioners wanting to take their permaculture design skills to a deeper level or actively participate in creating a positive post-carbon future. In addition to deepening design skills, we will explore functional and collaborative strategies relating to setting up and running a design business. This course is suitable for Permaculture teachers/ trainee teachers and Diploma apprentices and any other land based operatives.

Themes for IP_AdvancedDesign include;

• Pattern Literacy, The Scale of Permanence & landscape reading
• Climate, Geography, Water, Access, Forestry, Buildings, Sub division’s, Soils, Marketing & Energy
• Mapping & data gathering strategies
• Digital Design
• Carbon Sequestration
• Regenerative Agricultural Strategies
• Advanced water management strategies
• Species selection, Food Gardens and Building Perennial Polycultures
• Advanced Microclimate Design
• Project Management and Documentation
• Advanced design techniques and presentation creation skills
• Creating comprehensive client design and maintenance reports

Prerequisite is a PDC Certificate, students require a good general degree of digital literacy.

Dates: 
3 August 2013 to 9 August 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Integralpermanence
Cost: 
550.00 gbp

Advanced PC Design, UK. INTEGRALPERMANENCE.ORG

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Integralpermanence is offering 7 day Advanced Design Intensives with extended individual course work over 1 month to complete the training. This course will cover advanced permaculture design techniques and skills, mapping strategies, digital design, client interaction and project management methods and resources, business considerations for a permaculture design business and feedback to students via ongoing in-depth design work after the course ends.
This training is aimed to support PDC graduates, potential permaculture designers and practitioners wanting to take their permaculture design skills to a deeper level or actively participate in creating a positive post-carbon future. In addition to deepening design skills, we will explore functional and collaborative strategies relating to setting up and running a design business. This course is suitable for Permaculture teachers/ trainee teachers and Diploma apprentices and any other land based operatives.

Themes for IP_AdvancedDesign include;

• Pattern Literacy, The Scale of Permanence & landscape reading
• Climate, Geography, Water, Access, Forestry, Buildings, Sub division’s, Soils, Marketing & Energy
• Mapping & data gathering strategies
• Digital Design
• Carbon Sequestration
• Regenerative Agricultural Strategies
• Advanced water management strategies
• Species selection, Food Gardens and Building Perennial Polycultures
• Advanced Microclimate Design
• Project Management and Documentation
• Advanced design techniques and presentation creation skills
• Creating comprehensive client design and maintenance reports

Prerequisite is a PDC Certificate, students require a good general degree of digital literacy.

Dates: 
24 June 2013 to 30 June 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Integralpermanence
Cost: 
450.00 GBP

Dryland Design Specialist Course, Portugal. INTEGRALPERMANENCE.ORG

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The brittle landscapes of the Mediterranean are in a slow desertification process. Dryland design is primarily focused on water management, soil development and intelligently integrated animal and plant interactions. In this specialist design intensive we will cover the strategies and techniques that can turn the situation around. From desertification back towards warm temperate climate that once shared the resilient diversity of tropical regions.
· Why we need to act
· Properties/ chemistry of water
· Intro to Schauberger
· pH and the implications
· The water cycle. Regional + global concerns
· Rain water harvesting
· Storage options
· Immediate and cheap solutions
· The soils role in holding water
· Is this a dryland?
· Grassland Vs Tree systems
· Carbon Farming
· Low input Vs High Input
· Mulch Systems
· Irrigation Systems
· Biological water cleaning systems
· WET systems
· Water reduction in sewage systems
· Tree bogs, A.D. and thunderboxes
· Climatic Variances in systems
· Understanding water in landscapes> sandpit
· Overview of P A Yeomans work
· Understanding and finding Contour
· Geography & Geometry of Keyline
· Topography & Cartography
· Priority of Water in Master Planning
· Scale of Permanence
· GIS/CAD Design
· Low-Med-High Tech Survey
· Catchment/Watershed Analysis

Dates: 
24 July 2013 to 28 July 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Integralpermanence
Cost: 
TBC, Please email

Advanced PC Design, Mallorca. INTEGRALPERMANENCE.ORG

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Integralpermanence is offering 7 day Advanced Design Intensives with extended individual course work over 1 month to complete the training. This course will cover advanced permaculture design techniques and skills, mapping strategies, digital design, client interaction and project management methods and resources, business considerations for a permaculture design business and feedback to students via ongoing in-depth design work after the course ends.
This training is aimed to support PDC graduates, potential permaculture designers and practitioners wanting to take their permaculture design skills to a deeper level or actively participate in creating a positive post-carbon future. In addition to deepening design skills, we will explore functional and collaborative strategies relating to setting up and running a design business. This course is suitable for Permaculture teachers/ trainee teachers and Diploma apprentices and any other land based operatives.
Themes for IP_AdvancedDesign include;

• Pattern Literacy, The Scale of Permanence & landscape reading
• Climate, Geography, Water, Access, Forestry, Buildings, Sub division’s, Soils, Marketing & Energy
• Mapping & data gathering strategies
• Digital Design
• Carbon Sequestration
• Regenerative Agricultural Strategies
• Advanced water management strategies
• Species selection, Food Gardens and Building Perennial Polycultures
• Advanced Microclimate Design
• Project Management and Documentation
• Advanced design techniques and presentation creation skills
• Creating comprehensive client design and maintenance reports

Prerequisite is a PDC Certificate, students require a good general degree of digital literacy.

Dates: 
2 March 2013 to 8 March 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, (PRI & PC Assoc)
Cost: 
Eur500.00

Geoff Lawton Advanced Permaculture Intensive Earthworks, Watershed Design, & Food Forests

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Course Overview

Earthworks construction, reforestation initiatives, or food production projects can be a rewarding investment in your property and for your family, community, and bioregion. Improving the functionality, restoring ecosystem health, enhancing aesthetic appeal, and increasing the value of your landscape are all realistic and achievable potential outcomes. However, it can be intimidating to undertake large projects like ordering heavy machinery onto your property, or designing and installing a large food forest orchard. Getting it wrong can be discouraging and very expensive. This course will give you the knowledge, practical experience, and confidence to get the design and implementation plan of your earthworks and follow-up strategies right the first time around.

Course Description

In 4 days, you will learn the basic theory and practice of Permaculture Earthworks, Watershed Design, Food Forest & Agroforestry including site design, survey, and analysis; directing earthmoving machines to establish dams, swales, terraces, ponds etc; watershed design and restoration techniques; and designing and implementing reforestation, agroforestry, and food forest projects accordingly. This course will blend theory with hands-on practical application in the context of a real life project and landscape of GreenFriends Farm. Many of the existing broad acre permaculture projects and strategies being implemented on-site were influenced and initiated by Geoff Lawton 3 years ago, and have since taken flight. This course will be a wonderful opportunity to learn from Geoff as we survey and assess the conditions, goals, and success of these initiatives, and determine the best strategies moving forward.

Dates: 
16 October 2012 to 19 October 2012
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GreenFriends Farm - Castro Valley, California
Teachers
Geoff Lawton
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GreenFriends Farm - Castro Valley, California

Natural Building, hobbit home construction

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What can I expect from the course?

This practicum will be primarily hands on, making quick decisions and creatively collaborating to make a multi- functional building that will serve as a washroom, drying room, herb/ mushroom /fruit drying racks as well as a sauna and radiant heated relaxation space orientated towards the setting sun down the valley to the West of the property.

We aim to build roundwood timber framing to support a reciprocal roof that will be clad and turfed as a living roof. The walls will be in filled with strawbale and plastered with natural clay and lime renders. Using bottles and recycled glazing and other locally sourced materials/ waste we will learn how to design and build a low cost yet beautiful and functional building within a very short space of time.

Alongside daily building tasks we shall begin with theory and classroom time focused on appropriate building design in this and other climates, as well as any aspects of Permaculture design the group feel inclined to look into. We have the opportunity to use the evenings to study other areas of interest related to building, community and Permaculture, watch films to extend the learning or simply relax together in the community that we build during our time together.

Other topics will include;

• Eco-friendly house placement and design
• Energy efficient architecture
• Energy conservation/ Microclimate considerations
• Natural Plasters/ Paints/ Finishes
• Community Building
• Decision Making
• Leadership Development
• Aspects of Permaculture Design/ Integrated Systems thinking

http://www.integralpermanence.org/sweden-june-2013.html

A flavor of our work

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Proposed build sketch

http://www.integralpermanence.org/uploads/2/2/6/1/2261290/5085532_orig.png

Dates: 
8 June 2013 to 17 June 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Integralpermanence
Cost: 
Eur500.00

Earthworks Practicum

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http://www.integralpermanence.org/sweden-may-20131.html

We are planning an extensive earthworks practicum after the PDC at Gravsta, Sweden. With the aim to construct an extensive aquaculture system designed to remain active through the cold winter, the design includes earth banked microclimate yielding perennial/ orchard production as well as contoured broad scale crop terraces. A chance to get involved with big earth moving to tweek and develop productive systems in a cold climate setting, yet appropriate to a wide range of settings.

A chance for students to get involved with understanding, designing and implementing large scale earthworks designed to maximize beneficial growing opportunities in a cold temperate environment.

We are running back to back intensives in the locality April through June as well as a world class PDC, see www.integralpermanence.org for more details

Dates: 
20 May 2013 to 2 June 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Integralpermanence
Cost: 
Eur 480.00

Jean Pain heated glasshouse practicum, Sweden, May 2013

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A pioneering project and the first of its kind we are aware of. Get involved for this unique hands on practicum integrating theory and design as we create a year round cold climate BioIntensive production system for high quality local food.

Jean Pains unique composting methodology has been widely overlooked and misunderstood. During the practicum we will build the first functional integrated system for glasshouse heating and farmscale compost production.

The course will be very much hands on, but will also integrate various aspects of Permaculture design;

Local food marketing
BioFertilisers
Compost and compost teas
BioIntensive vegetable production
Integrative systems design
Wild foods

More info here

http://www.integralpermanence.org/glasshouse-info.html

Dates: 
6 April 2013 to 20 April 2013
Teachers
Richard Perkins, Integralpermanence
Cost: 
Eur480.00