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Attention : Cours Certifié de Permaculture en anglais uniquement. Un niveau moyen est recommandé. Traductions partielles possibles en français et italien.
About the Course :
The PDC (Permaculture Design Course) is a 72h training standard that has been originally established by Bill Mollison, cofounder of permaculture. Today it is taught all around the world and takes place under the coordination of a certified permaculture designer to guarantee the quality of teaching. The teacher is the only one entitled to deliver the certificated at the end of the course.
Using a variety of learning techniques and strategies this workshop will present Permaculture with all of these applications in mind. Class time will consist of traditional lectures, guest presentations, group discussions, games, exercises photo shows, and movies. We will focus on land systems with as much hands on work and examples as possible. Many discussions and examples will be explored of possible applications in ‘Invisible Structures’, those social, cultural, political, and economic structures that shape much of our world today. Not only will the course be about Permaculture, but it will also model it by its structure and the environment we create together during the course.
Subjects included in the course :
- Permaculture Ethics and Principles
- Pattern Literacy and Application (physical and invisible)
- Energy and Flows
- Site Assessment and Sector Analysis
- Maps and Map making
- Energy Storage and Resources
- Water: Harvesting, Holding, and Cycling
- Grey and Blackwater
- Soil Health and Building: Compost piles, tea, soup and stew
- Micro‐Organisms and their uses
- Plants and Cropping Patterns: Guilds to Forest Gardens
- Annual Vegetable production
- Cold Weather Food production
- Animal Systems
- Aquaculture and Ponds, including Pond construction
- Integrated Pest Management
- Buildings: Siting and Integration with Environment
- Natural Building and Green Architecture
- Appropriate Technology
- Design: Methodologies and Process
- Designing for Catastrophe
- Urban Permaculture and Community Scale Design
- Toxins and Bio‐remediation
- Invisible Structures
- Alternative Economics
- Peak and Post Petroleum
- Permaculture in the Majority World
- Permaculture and Organizations
- Right Livelihood
About the teachers :
Rico Zook :
As well as creating and working with a wide variety of land-based systems in all types of climatic environments, Rico Zook brings over 40 years of experience in nature to his work. For the past 22 years he has been a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator working with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations in India, Cambodia, northern New Mexico, the middle-east and other parts of the world.
This work focuses on assisting all levels of our global community to create culturally and environmentally appropriate life systems that are resilient and regenerative. He has also worked with local and indigenous cultures to help preserve traditional knowledge and technologies while adapting to and becoming active members of our rapidly globalizing world. With work in different climates and cultures, Rico has established himself as one of the new leaders and innovators in Permaculture worldwide.
Find more about his work here.
Jade Journeaux :
Born in Nice, Jade developed the Permacultive Association to disseminate permaculture in the Alpes-Maritimes through PDC programs, training and workshops. She co-organized several courses and “Permacamps” and has been a permaculture instructor since 2013. In 2014, she started to work on design with local associations in the south of France : community gardens, environmental education associations, and now the universities of Nice. Thanks to her past collaboration with Andy & Jessie Darlington and Bernard Alonso, she will be able to bring theoretical and practical contents as well as educational materials.
Course fee :
Meals and accommodation are included for 16 days of training
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