Teachers Training course in Portugal April 2012

Permaculture Teacher Training Course  with Rosemary Morrow

  • 1st COURSE: 9th-14th April 2012 – English with Portuguese translation
  • 2nd COURSE: 18th-23rd April 2012 – English without translation

The Permaculture Institute of Vale da Lama is happy to have Rosemary Morrow visiting us this April. In two Teacher Training Courses Rosemary will share her 26 years of experience in setting up sustainable systems. These courses are for people who attended a PDC -Permaculture Design Course-. It will enable you to pass on your knowledge and empower others with life-changing skills.

About the teacher: Rosemary Morrow is one of the premier Permaculture teacher trainers. She is known for her pragmatic and effective approach to creating Permaculture systems across an incredibly broad range of environments. With her experience she brings all the qualification to train others in becoming Permaculture teachers. Born in Australia Rosemary has successfully implemented community-scale Permaculture systems in such diverse bioshperes as Uganda, Somalia, Thailand, the Middle East, Bhutan, Australia and northern Europe, to name but a few.

Rosemary has dedicated herself to teaching adults and maintains contact to her own students. Her method is to create a space for active participation of the students. She gives room for sharing knowledge and ideas. Following an informal way to find solutions for serious issues, has motivated many to become Permaculture teachers, as well. This course is a great opportunity for those who seek to become Permaculture teachers.

Course contents:

  • How to teach a Permaculture Design Course – PDC
  • Teaching Methods -talks, workshops, groups, etc
  • What are students looking for?
  • Principles of how to teach adults
  • Aims and Outcomes
  • Teaching tools, references and models
  • What makes someone a good teacher?. Supporting the class
  • Visual tools
  • Achieving results
  • Looking at PDC structures
  • Students with special needs, prisoners, ethnical minorities
  • Designs for catastrophe scenarios

Facilities: Permaculture Institute of Vale da Lama Quinta do Vale da Lama
Vale da Lama, EN534
Odiáxere 8600-258

Quinta do Vale da Lama is a farm of 42ha, situated in the protected area of the estuary of the River Alvor. Located in Odiáxere, a small town between Lagos and Portimão, this space serves as a experimental ground for sustainable techniques and development. In its essence a multifunctional farm, it also hosts Projecto Novas Descobertas, an NGO that works with children and youngsters. The Permaculture Institute on the same property is dedicated to teach how to develop sustainable habitats and communities.

Price: 450 € – includes camping, food and course fees

Food: Vegetarian – most of it comes from our land

Accommodation: Complete camping facilities – warm showers, electricity Please bring a tent, sleeping bag, towel, organic shampoos etc.


Please contact us in order to receive the application form. Payments can be done by bank transfer or cheques.

Methods of Payment:

– By Bank Transfer:

NIB: 0045 7194 40152135171 36 (Caixa de Crédito Agrícola) IBAN:PT50 0045 7194 40152135171 36 BIC/SWIFT: CCCMPTPL

Bank Address:

CCAMA PRAIA DA LUZ Largo da República no2, 8600 – 150 Luz, Lagos – Portugal Please send us proof of payment after you make the deposit.

– By Cheque:

If you want to pay by cheque, please paid to: Projecto Novas Descobertas Address: Rua Beira Mar, no1, 8650-107 Burgau / Budens, Portugal

Cancellation policy:

If you want to cancel your registration and receive the full payment back, please contact us 15 days before the course starts.



info [at] valedalama [dot] net

tel. (+351) 282 697 610, (+351) 282 764 071 or (+351) 965 338 679

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