Essertfallon eco-community, 6 - 18 August 2016 Jura - Switzerland
This was our first 72 hours Permaculture Design Course!
If you dream alone, it's just a dream. If you dream together it's reality. (Brazilian folk song)
We explored together:
•Permaculture definitions, ethics, principles, concepts •Methods of design •Natural patterns, their meaning and how to tune into them •How climatic factors and landscape profiles inform our designs •Harmonious ways to manage water in the landscape •Role of vegetation in the restoration of ecosystems •Placement and construction of infrastructures •Soils as living systems •Regenerative earthworks from hand dug to big machinery •Bioregionalism and localization of resources •Greening urban landscapes and deserts •Community living and project management •Design! Design! Design!
WHAT IS A PDC? The Permaculture Design Course is a 72 hour (minimum) certificate training experience. It provides an introduction to the core of Permaculture Design as set forth by the movement’s co-founder Bill Mollison. Students who complete the full curriculum earn the internationally-recognized Permaculture Design Certificate, wich gives access to the Permaculture Diploma Process.
- Andrea Lo Presti, Permaculture designer and teacher, from Tamera healing biotope 1, ecovillage in Portugal. www.tamera.org - Giuseppe Sannicandro, Permaculture designer and teacher, active in Italy and Europe. www.naumanni.wordpress.com
This course was organised by the sinergic cooperation between the associations "Naumanni" and "Les Coccinelles":