Tutors: Dan Palmer, Bob Corker & Kay Baxter
Location: Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Price: $1900 (includes all meals and camping)
Date: February 3-15, 2013
The Permaculture Design Course gives each of us the tools to design our dream, and the inspiration to bring it into our, and others, lives in a practical way.
Permaculture is a comprehensive ecological design system that addresses the ‘why, how and what’ and empowers individuals and communities to start this redesign now. Come and learn the ‘tools’ you will need to engage in the coming change, from a team who are committed to being the change we wish to see in the world. Get the positive feel of what your future could become.
This is an intensive twelve day course covering the curriculum recognised by the International Permaculture Research Institute, plus much more.
Time will be spent on theory, practising design work and a wide range of practical activities, highlighting key techniques (Biointensive gardening, earth-building, waste recycling, appropriate technology, food processing and preservation).
You will live simply in community, and in a close relationship with our environment. Past students comments at the end of our courses always stress that it is this experience they find transforming. You can read additional student feedback on our courses here.
We believe that Permaculture Design is one of the best tools available for those who wish to take responsibility for the need to become more self-reliant as our globalised economy faces peak oil (and lots of other peaks). Not just for individual or family self-reliance, but more particularly for communities and Bio-regions.
Over the last 30 years Kay and Bob have developed a comprehensive understanding and range of skills associated with family self-reliance, particularly food growing, building and appropriate technology. They are increasingly focusing on the bigger picture as to how do we address self-reliance within communities and bio-regions. We are serious about creating futures without being plugged into the globalised economy.
The course starts with a thorough understanding of the Permaculture model of design, (the first two days). From day three you will begin developing and practicing; observation, analysis and design within a permaculture framework (in the real world), and getting feedback and support from our team of experienced tutors and practicing designers. The structure of most days will be theory in the morning, followed by practical demonstrations, and design practice in the afternoon, followed by more design practice or research after dinner then discussions or DVD’s later.
All food will be locally sourced, organic, nutrient dense, traditional and delicious. It will be prepared following the principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation.