PDC in Iceland

9-20 september in Ísafjörður, Northwest Iceland.

Take this opportunity to enjoy Iceland and take an international PDC with teachers Tycho Holcomb, Cathrine Dolleris and Hildur Dagbjört Arnardóttir.

ÍSAFJÖRÐUR
The course will be held in Ísafjörður in a very special building. A geodesic dome designed by Einar Þorsteinsson architect that was specialized in geometric forms, including geodesic domes and the glass patterns in Harpan music hall. Half of the building is a greenhouse and the other half a spacious living space. The facilitation will take place inside the building, in the greenhouse and in the areas around, including Gróandi’s vegetable garden. Gróandi is the first community supported agriculture in Iceland, growing vegetables for 50 families in area.

MATERIAL
You will learn to use permaculture principles and relevant technical solutions, learn about microclimate, plants, animals, microbes, water, soil structure, organic buildings and social connections. This theory can be used to create maintenance-free and highly efficient systems that have the variety, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. These methods can be used in any type of project, whether it be a cultivation area, running a business, education, livelihood, finance or personal health. Permaculture is a method to find good solutions and making informed decisions.

With permaculture methods we can fulfill the needs of humans without any harm to the nature, in fact the aim is always to do better and leave a positive footprint.
Conventional systems Sustainability Permaculture
Permaculture uses the nature as a model when finding the right solutions, since nature has always found solutions that work perfectly. In this way we can take responsibility for our own lives, our way of living and design our way out of old habits and bad conscience.

TEACHERS
Two of the teachers live in Danmark and will join us here in Iceland for this two week course, while one of the teachers lives in Ísafjörður. They all have long experience in permaculture and are leading in the permaculture field in their country.

Cathrine Dolleris

Cat has renovated her house using natural building methods, including a build in flex oven and rebuilding walls. She grows her own food and is largely self sustainable regarding vegetables, fruit, berries, nuts and eggs from her forest garden. Cat manages projects within the permaculture association in Denmark as well as teaching many PDC courses each year. She holds both a masters degree in geography and a diploma in permaculture.

Details:
– Has been teaching permaculture since 2011, numerous PDC courses as well as “intro to permaculture” courses, Permaculture Teacher Training and courses about food forests.
– Masters degree in Geography, where she specializes in resource management in undeveloped countries
– Runs the business GeoLiv and LAND center Kattekærhus
– Diploma tutor both in the Nordic- and British system
– Funder and manager of the LAND network in Danmark (permaculture demonstration sites) and manages the LAND centers in Danmark.
– Editor of the European Permaculture Network Newsletter
– Has training in journalism, communication, management and project management
– Member of the board of the Danish permaculture association
– Founder of Orø Transition and Orø Forest Gardens

Tycho Holcomb
Tycho is originally from California and has a lifelong interest in edible plants, gardening, and integrated edible and useful landscapes. He now lives in Denmark with his wife in the ecovillage Friland, where they designed and built a strawbale house, forest garden and homestead from scratch. He runs a small agroforestry farm with vegetable csa, fruit and nut trees, berries and perennial vegetables, integrated with chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, and sheep.

– Wrote the book “Permakulturhaven” and the cardgame “flerårige grøntsager” with his partner
– Lives in the eco village Friland, with 44 other houses as well as a community house, restaurant, workshops and other workplaces.
– Built a house and a permaculture garden from scratch where there was only a field before.
– The house and the garden are designed and implemented with permaculture and natural methods
– Grows vegetables, fruit, berries and nuts in a food forest
– Ducks keep the snails away from his vegetable garden
– Teaches in PDC courses as well as special courses in making bows, tanning skins, growing for sustainability with no dig methods, food forests and perennial vegetables
– Holds diploma in permaculture
– Does permaculture designs for others
– Runs a plant nursery
– Runs a community supported agriculture
– Farms rabbits and geese for sale

Hildur Dagbjört Arnardóttir

Hildur works full time in permaculture, in a engineering company as a landscape architect, runs and grows vegetables in the CSA Gróandi and teaches permaculture. She has truly used permaculture on all aspects of her life and is constantly making drastic changes to her own and her family’s lifestyle. Her four kids are raised in honesty about the state of the world and what we can do to counter that development. Eco-friendly mentality and lifestyle are a constant theme in the family life.

– Has been teaching permaculture for a few years
– Is taking a permaculture diploma in the British system
– Holds regular presentations about permaculture in icelandic
– Works on making icelandic teaching material about permaculture
– Has particular interest in good communication tecniques and behavioral changes.
– Grows vegetables for 50 families in the community supported agriculture Gróandi
– Holds a masters degree in landscape architechture, specialiced in designing ecovillages, natural methods to clean sewage and natural toilet solutions
– Member of the board of the Icelandic permaculture association.
– Member of the Green Team for Environmentally Certified Westfjords
– Assessor for Green Steps in institutions in the Westfjords

PRACTICAL

COSTS: 185.000 KR
ALL MEALS INCLUDED. VEGETARIAN / VEGAN
POSSIBILITY FOR CHEAP ACCOMODATION IN THE GEODESIC DOME
IT IS POSSIBLE TO APPLY FOR REDUCTION OF FEES.  http://www.permavillage.net/namsgjold-pdc-2020
DATES: 9 – 20 SEPTEMBER

LOCATION

Seljalandsvegur 100
Ísafjörður

Signup:
www.permavillage.net/sign-up-2020

Alfred Decker Courses 2020

Due to the pandemic, all of my courses for 2020 have so far been postponed or cancelled. However, there are three teacher trainings which still may take place this year depending on what happens with Covid-19, and some courses which may be rescheduled for 2021.

Please contact info [at] 12pdesign [dot] net for more information: 

  • Teacher Training in Portugal: October 18 – 24, 2020
  • Teacher Training in France: October 31 – November 7, 2020
  • Teacher Training in Norway: 1st half of December, 2020

2020 Courses That May Be Rescheduled to 2021: 

  • Earth Activist Training (full PDC) with Starhawk in Sweden
  • Social Permaculture in Fribourg, Switzerland
  • PDC at Refugee Camp in Lesvos, Greece
  • Social Permaculture in Porto, Portugal
  • Social Permaculture in Sweden

Possible Courses in 2021: 

  • Teacher Training in Spain (La Bolina)
  • Social Permaculture in Spain (La Bolina) 

Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture courses

In this two day course for parents, teachers and other educators to learn how to engage children in permaculture, participants will learn how the permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to education; discover some great benefits of outdoor learning; learn how to create child-led sessions which engage the whole child: eyes, heart, hands and head; and much more!  

28&29 Sep @ Landmatters, Devon, England

5&6 Oct @ the Sustainability Centre, Hampshire, England

5&6 Oct @ LearningInNature, Espoo, Finland

9&10 Nov @ Montrose, Angus, Scotland

and more… watch this space:

More info: http://childreninpermaculture.com/events/  

Contact us:  cip.info.training [at] gmail [dot] com

Alfred Decker courses

 “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

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 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. 

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Earth Activism & Social Permaculture @ La Loma Viva and La Bolina (Granada, Spain), September 4 – 11, with Starhawk, Alfred Decker, Alex Kruger, and members of La Loma Viva and La Bolina 

Read More…

Training of Teachers

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

Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture

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/