Early Spring 2019

European Permaculture Network

Networks, communities and projects

Permaculture for Refugees

Permaculture for Refugees (P4R) took its first steps right after the European Permaculture Convergence workshop on Permaculture and refugees, in Italy in 2016. The very same people who attended the workshop, facilitated by Rosemary Morrow, and Rosemary herself joined and formed the working core group. We were united in our conviction that permaculture offers integrated and humane responses to the …
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Bioregional Regeneration through Permaculture in Coastal West Africa


By Jillian Hovey

With REPCA Permaculture and Ecovillage Network of Casamance, Senegal, we are co-creating a special course which combines the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and Ecovillage Design Education (EDE) course, in November 2019, just before the Global Ecovillage Network Africa conference that will be hosted by the Sandele Foundation in The Gambia.
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Because Water is Life

by Aline Van Moerbekee

PermaMed is excited to be involved in yet another project that provides solutions to real and urgent problems, S'Aigo Mallorca. Water is Life. There is no two ways about it. We need Water to survive, and right now we are seeing shortages crop up around the world (California, South Africa...) as well as on Mallorca too. …
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Conferences & events

Children in Permaculture (CiP) International Conference 2019, London, 8th July 2019 

After the success of last year's conference, the 2019 CiP conference will take place in Cecil Sharpe House, London on July 8th 2019. The day before, Sunday 7th July, is the London Permaculture Festival where Children in Permaculture will also be presenting, so join us for two days of permaculture learning. More info: https://permaculture.org.uk/children    Open Call for speakers at the International …
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Join the "European Day of Sustainable Communities" on Sept 21st, 2019!

For the third time the "European Day of Sustainable Communities" (EDSC) will happen on the 3rd weekend of September to promote practical solutions of sustainable and future-oriented actions. This event has been initiated by ECOLISE in 2017 and hopes to include loads of the things that we do in the permaculture network! Since 2018, the German Permakultur Institut e.V. is a regional contact and partner of …
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Courses & Trainings

Czech Introduction To Permaculture in English

29 - 31 March, Merboltice, Decin, Czech Republic
Facilitator: Katka Horáčková

The venue of the course has an extensive forest garden and beautiful surroundings.
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Cultural Emergence Effective Design course with Looby Macnamara and Barbara Scheltus

23-28 April 2019 at Bogata Suma, Croatia

This course is designed to help us grow, shift through old patterns and beliefs, and support us in manifesting our dreams. Join with a group of creative explorers for a unique opportunity to study with one of the great innovators of social permaculture: Looby Macnamara. The training will give you the confidence …
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PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE

PDC Val de lama
1-14 June, Portugal

Internationally recognized Permaculture training with extra sessions dedicated to practical skills presented by a diverse, experienced teaching team certified by Lesley Martin
2 days’ worth of extra practical content offered by teaching team and farm staff, including site visits of Vale da Lama & local projects Vegetarian, …
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PDC "Earth Activist Training" with Starhawk and Alfred Decker

9 - 24 August, Germany

In our two-week Permaculture Design Course, we gather together to explore an internationally-recognized permaculture design certificate (PDC) curriculum with a grounding in spirit and a focus on organizing and activism. Learn how it is possible to design human systems that mimic natural systems, using a minimum of energy and resources and creating real ...
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Create your own eco building

27 July - 3 August, Croatia

Learn about eco building at our beautiful ecoretreat camp. It combines hands-on building experience, lectures and design exercises to help you create your own eco building: to upgrade an existing structure or to start from scratch - big or small! Be inspired by a multitude of techniques and projects you will see around the Gea Viva site, delve deeply into …
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Permaculture in Practice

Available from 6th April-20th October, duration 1-4 weeks, Croatia

This is an invitation to immerse yourself in Permaculture from head to toe! Spending time at Gea Viva, our eco retreat camp on the Croatian island Brac, is a chance to experience true eco living, get hands-on experience in Permaculture and make a meaningful contribution to what is happening here at Gea …
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Introduction to Social Permaculture

20-24 November, Koster Island, Sweden

This introduction to social permaculture gives you the opportunity to grow what you want to be and the change you want to see in the world around you. Learn how to use and play with the design web and to apply the ethics and principles of permaculture to your inner landscape. Here at Kosters Trädgårdar the garden is our paradise …
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Training Permaculture Teachers Course

5-12 November, Koster Island, Sweden

Whether you’re already a teacher, or thinking of becoming one, the TPT training is designed to turn teaching into a transformative and fun exchange. Classrooms (indoor and outdoor) will never be the same again! It is required that you have a PDC certificate from any where in the world to join this course. This is a training course designed to …
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Peace, Empowerment and Cultural Emergence

20-25 August, Koster Island, Sweden

Connect with self, people and land

Join Looby Macnamara and Helena Von Bothmer for this pioneering experience to discover tools for positive cultural evolution. Through an embodied experience of connection we find peace within us, and resource ourselves with tools to create peaceful relationships. This module of Cultural Emergence focuses on how we can Nourish and Empower ourselves through …
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Permaculture Design Certificate Course

25 May - 5 June, Romania

Join us for a PDC at Ermitaj Malin: an eco-place off-grid of 8 hectares in an idyllic valley of Transylvania. The course, co-organized with the Romanian Permaculture Association, will be held (in English) by Pascal Depienne, experimented permaculture designer & teacher, and a team of local & international assistants.
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Permaculture Design 1 month course

2-30 April Sweden

Learn intensive permaculture design and horticultural techniques to garden from seed to seed for most ecosystems and climates. The one-month residential course in Divinya offers a wide theory on permaculture design balanced with hands-on gardening techniques and culminates in the collective co-creation of a 1-hectare permaculture garden. More information at website.
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MOTHER NATURE - CALL FOR PROFESSIONALS WORKING WITH MOTHERS

An international training course for support workers, counsellors, doulas, midwives, psychologists, group leaders and facilitators supporting mothers on a professional level. In this 5-days course we provide tools, activities and a framework to be used in one-to-one and group work with mothers, including art-based and outdoors activities. 25th-30th March 2019 Arboreto, Mondaino, Italy www.mothernatureproject.org Conditions of participation: The programme is …
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Alfred Decker’s Teaching Schedule 2019


  • Earth Activist Training (Certified PDC) @ Sieben Linden (Germany), August 10 - 23, with Starhawk
  • PDC @ Silent Green (Berlin, Germany), June 1 - 15, with a big and diverse facilitation team including Declan Kennedy
  • Earth Activism & Social Permaculture @ La Loma Viva and La Bolina (Granada, Spain), September 4 - 11, with Starhawk and members of La Loma Viva and La Bolina
  • Social Permaculture @ Ulex Project (Catalunya, Spain), December 7 - 14
  • Training Permaculture Teachers” (TPT). Rosemary Morrow developed TPT in order to have a multiplier effect in the development of permaculture, with the intention to develop the course in the different European languages by teachers from those countries. The following TPT courses in Europe 2019 are facilitated by Alfred and local teachers:

  • Formation de Facilitation Créative en Permaculture (FFCP). Vous souhaitez désormais transmettre la Permaculture avec professionnalisme et créativité? Voici la formation qu’il vous faut!
    • Belgique @ Château de Velaines (Tournaisis), 10 - 18 Mai, préparée par Rosemary Morrow, Bernard Alonso, Alfred Decker, Bernadette Dufour, Sylvain Eymard, Cécile Berny et Charles Abécassis
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Rakesh course line up for 2019

Once again we have an exciting line up of courses around Europe, including 4 PDC's (South France, South East France, Croatia & Austria), a permaculture teacher training course in London with Graham Bell, an Advanced permaculture course where we design and implement our permaculture design for some land in Spain.

We have a forest garden course in South France; how to make a bike powered generator also in South France.

We also have a very exciting course on how to design spaces that educate children through play in Sheffield, plus other children in permaculture courses as well as a children in permaculture conference.

For youths we have a Youth in Permaculture Youth Exchange in Portugal. Most of the courses are listed here on our development web site and also on facebook.
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