Association “Les Coccinelles” & 12P Permaculture Design are happy to invite you to Masesselin (Jura, Switzeland) for a two-week intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC), offering the internationally-recognized 72-hour permaculture curriculum with an additional focus on social permaculture, organizing tools, and spirit. Come and share a life-changing experience with an intercultural mix of participants!
COURSE OBJECTIVES, DESCRIPTION AND CONTENT
Earth Activist Training (EAT) is an intensive course combining theory with practical hands-on learning. Completion of the course earns participants a Permaculture Design Certificate – the foundation for further permaculture work and study and a prerequisite for the Diploma in Permaculture Design. Participants will learn Permaculture design principles & techniques. The course includes lectures, discussions, hands-on learning, slideshows, and design projects. We will examine the underlying assumptions of the current culture of consumerism and economic globalisation, and encourage exploration of ways to contribute to the emergence of a culture of sustainability, compassion and equity. The PDC covers a broad range of subjects to provide a holistic overview of Permaculture systems and sustainable living. Some of the topics / themes to be covered are:
Evidence for change & the ethics of sustainability
Principles of Permaculture
Observation & landscape analysis
Ecological planning & design methods
Organic food production and food security
Climatic factors in design
Soils: natural soil improvement
Integrated animal systems
Water : harvesting, conservation, and management
Agroforestry & forest gardening
Appropriate technologies & renewable energy systems
Mapping & design exercises
Techniques and design strategies for both urban & rural applications
Ecovillages & sustainable human settlements
WHERE CAN I GO AFTER THIS COURSE?
Embark on new farming practices
Start a permaculture diploma program
Find ways of dramatically reducing energy consumption
Begin land-based ventures & small businesses such as: nurseries, landscape design consultancies, etc.
Realise goals towards self-sufficiency
City dwellers have found that even with little or no land, Permaculture shows them how to work with their home to produce food, reduce energy needs, live more ecologically and in closer connection with their communities. Educators, farm advisers, international development workers, garden directors, builders, master gardeners, and landscape architects have all reported that what they’ve learned in this course has become a foundation for their work. Farmers, nursery owners, foresters and livestock farmers have all found that Permaculture design has multiplied their incomes, reduced their work, and improved the health of their stock.
Details of your stay...
COURSE CONVENER Association “Les Coccinelles”based in the Swiss Jura since 2011 organises international Permaculture courses of all kind and on authentic vocation.
COURSE VENUE Masesselin (Soubey) is a charming biodynamic farm situated next to the river Doubs in one of the wildest and most beautiful cantons of Switzerland, the Jura. Accommodation will be simple, either in your own tents or on straw beds, we will sleep and live close to nature and the starry sky. Food will be organic, healthy, vegetarian, seasonal and as much as possible, local. Here you can see some pictures from the venue: www.masesselin.ch
DATES: Begins: Dinner on the night of the 6th of July Ends: Certificate ceremony on the night of 19th, followed by optional dinner, party and “No Talent Show”. There will be an optional breakfast available the next morning.
COURSE FEES: The full price for the course is between 1300 CHF (980 €) - 1500 CHF (1275 €)
Early bird (register & pay by 25 May): 1300 CHF (1105 €) Late (after 25 May): 1500 CHF (1275 €).
We can support you in creating a crowdfunding campaign through We The Trees to fund your course!
Your fees include: • A life-changing learning experience • A PDC Certificate • Digital resources • A new generation of permaculture doers for you to join! • A free copy of Permaculture Magazine • A 30% discount on books available from Permanent Publications • All organic vegetarian food (breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks) and lodging (sleeping on straw or in your own tent) for 13 days and the opening night. There will be an optional breakfast the morning after the course for 10 CHF.
You can bring your own tent
Or can choose to sleep on straw beds
Other accommodations like Hotel and B&B are available in Soubey village 30 minutes away by foot