This last May, some 80 permaculture designers and fans gathered under the full moon in the region of Albacete in Southern Spain. For four days we shared knowledge and practical information, as is typical for Permaculture convergences, but we also collaborated on the design of the national organization Permaculture Íbera and together dreamt it into the next phases. Several dynamics were used to slow down, be present, reflect, observe and then interact. New workgroups (anillos = rings) such as Finance and Legalities and Education were suggested to be added to the previous sociocratic setup by the pilot group, middle ring or core group, which has been working (voluntary) towards a solid structure for 5 years now already. Willing participants positioned themselves in their working area of choice, and as we write/read, these new action groups are committing to sharing time and experiences in search of practical solutions to regenerate our landscapes and to up resilience through reinforcing connections across the bioregions of the Spanish country.
“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 Decker and local teachers:
– Sweden @ Kosters Trädgårdar, November 5-12, with Cathrine Dolleris and Helena Von Bothmer. This course is available to PDC holders from any country who want to teach participatory learning methods from Rosemary Morrow’s experience and from the “Permaculture Educators Course”. Read More… (or we could put the link to the announcement on the EuPN site: https://permaculture-network.eu/events/training-permaculture-teachers-course/)
– Portugal @ Vale de Lama, October 26-November 1, with Hugo Oliveira and Patricia Pereira
SOIL – CITY – SOLIDARITY
Urban Permaculture Design Course Berlin
June 1-15 (2019)
Facilitated by Alfred Decker (core facilitator and convener), Nicole Wolf (convener) and guest tutors: Declan Kennedy, Mojisola Adebayo, Sonja Bach, Johanna Häger, Dennis Posthumus, Robert Strauch, Bouba Touré, Raphaël Grisey, Rosemary Morrow (via videoconference) and others
Film Feld Forschung @ Silent Green Kulturquartier and 12P Permaculture Design invite you to a two-week intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC), offering the internationally-recognized 72-hour permaculture curriculum. Our focus is on urban and social permaculture and how activist permaculture can work for climate justice and building a non-racist society where the permaculture ethic „People Care“ is practised. We will explore soil as the ground we live on and with, as a contested and extracted medium; how practices of soil regeneration connect to how we live together; and how the ethics and principles of permaculture and regenerating soil relates to arts and film practices.
Applewood Permaculture Centre, UK, June 11-20
At Applewood we have begun to put together the programme for this year’s Training of Teachers in June. A few places are still places available, so have a look at our website and book your place now!
We use methods for building confidence of the participants throughout, and you will get many opportunities to practice your teaching and facilitation skills and learn through doing. You will give two micro-teach session to put into practice what you have learned, and be able to learn from observing others do the same. The course is fun, lively, interactive and creative. It is fun and inspiring to spend time with a group of dedicated permaculturists who all bring different passions and skills related to permaculture. As one former participant put it, the course is “challenging but empowering. It gave me the courage to be the teacher I know I am.“
For bookings and more information:Training of Teachers 2019 – Applewood Courses
Growing the future: Practical Responses to Climate Change: 28-30 June
The Permaculture Scotland gathering 2019 will be held at Rubha Phoil, Isle of Skye, starting on Friday 28th of June until Sunday 30th June. A fascinating programme including walks, talks, workshops, practicals and music. Join us for a weekend of inspiring permaculture, campfires, music and dancing. More info: https://scotland.permaculture.org.uk/
Two day courses:
Nottingham, England 11th & 12th May 2019
Hampshire, England, 5th & 6th October
In this weekend course for parents, teachers and other educators to learn how to engage children in permaculture, you will learn how to use a child-centred or child-led approach; find out how permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education; discover some great benefits of outdoor learning; learn how to create sessions which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head; and much more! More info: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/
Starting 10th July 2019
The first ever training of educators to share permaculture with children and school teachers, including leading the two day CiP training course in their region, designing school grounds, gardening with children, holistic education with children amongst others. The format is an intensive five day course in London, followed by a period of 6-12 months during which participants work with children, then another 5 days course (which will include practical assessment) and a portfolio. More info: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/