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Permaculture Design Certificated Course 2019

After the great success of the Permaculture Design Course last September with Graham Bell,
Ermitaj Malin, together with the Romanian association of Permaculture, organize a new
Permaculture Design Course, this time with Pascal Depienne!

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Please download, fill out and return this form by email to contact@ermitajmalin.com

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“Be here and everywhere as if you were there forever”  Pascal Depienne

Essentials

 
The PDC (Permaculture Design Course) is a course developed by Bill Mollison, co-creator of the term “permaculture” with David Holmgren. It is an entertaining, informative and life enhancing series of discussions, contemplating and practical exercises.
The course format is 12 days residential. It includes theory classes, a lot of practical activities as well as evening entertainment. 
The training takes place from Saturday 25th of May to Wednesday 5th of June 2019 at Ermitaj. The Ermitaj is located in Northern Romania. 
There is no prerequisite to participate. Anyone looking for inspiration or willing to master concepts and practice of permaculture are welcome. The course will be taught in an English accessible to the greatest number. Romanian-English and French-English bilingual assistants are involved in the training and spaces will be given for questions and answers.
Anyone participating to the full course will be awarded with internationally recognized certificates. These can be used as the starting point to go through a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.
 
 
 

The trainer

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Pascal Depienne is an off-grid land owner, teacher and practitioner of permaculture. 
He was a teacher of English and French. He reoriented himself towards permaculture during one of his long stays abroad, notably during a six-month volunteering at the Panya project in northern Thailand in 2007, one of the permaculture centers in South East Asia.
Upon his return to France, he acquired a small piece of land in North-West France, where he has been experimenting for 9 years. He restored a small autonomous stone house in 2009, built a bioclimatic and autonomous straw house in 2011, and planted a few hundred perennials to  grow an edible forest.
Founder of several associations related to permaculture, he is a Permaculture teacher and designer since 2009. He also designs for companies or individuals.
 

Some images are better than a long speech:

 More about the trainer :  his Youtube channel “Avenir Permaculture” and the website of his NGO “Terre-Paille & co

The place of training

The Ermitaj has been a pioneering player for permaculture in Romania, since it is here that the first PDCs of the country were organized with Steve Read and Pascal Depienne himself at the beginning of 2010.
 
The land of almost 8 hectares is located on the slopes of a hill at the foot of the Carpathians in an idyllic setting. Its characteristics and potential make it the perfect place to train for permaculture. The place is off-grid: no water, gas or electricity coming from the city, just mobile phone. It is composed of a young forest, old orchards, pastures, a pond, small streams, a difference in height of one hundred meters: micro-climates and challenges are therefore numerous. Ermitaj is a non-profit association.
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Housing & Food

There are three possibilities for accommodation: you can sleep in a dormitory (limited places), in a tent or in a caravan, or in Beclean (15km away) where many hostels exist. We strongly advise you to stay on site. 
 
The price includes full board. We will be as much as possible attentive to individual diets.
 

Price

Between 550 and 825 euros (see the registration form) + special price possible for groups (contact us) 
Early bird price: 400€ if you suscribe before the 12th of March

Summary program of this course

 
– Introduction to permaculture & its principles
– Design tools and methodology
– Human permaculture, nonviolent communication & consensus decision making
– Soil 
– Natural agriculture : regenerative agriculture, synergistic gardening
– Water
– Trees and forests
– Plant propagation
– Cultivated ecosystems
– Crop ecosystems: agroforestry, edible forests & more
– Animals in permaculture: integrated farming systems, beekeeping, poultry farming.
– Natural and bioclimatic construction : ecoconstruction and habitat
– Appropriate technologies
– Invisible structures : how to recreate social bond and a healthy economy
– Design sessions
– Many practical activities, workshops & evening sessions
 

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Towards Diploma in applied Permaculture Design

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Starting from the observation that in Romania, there is no permaculture teacher recognized by official networks, we want to give the opportunity to people already experienced in permaculture to get more tools to teach permaculture and to get prepared for the Diploma in applied Permaculture Design.

Following the training ‘Towards Diploma in applied Permaculture Design” will make you a better designer, will help you to manage your diploma work, potentially open up new work opportunities and improve your abilities to spread the permaculture word.

Essentials

The training «Towards Diploma in applied Permaculture Design »  will be given by Graham Bell, world-renowned author, teacher and practitioner of permaculture, assisted by Mark Shiperlee. The training takes place from 1st to 16th September 2018 (residential) at the Ermitaj. The Ermitaj is located in Transylvania, in a small village called Malin (district of Bistrita-Nasaud), one hour’s drive from Cluj-Napoca, Tîrgu Mures and Baia Mare.

Contents

The training covers two aspects: understanding the permaculture curriculum (basically what is in the book « Permaculture – A Designer’s Manual » 1988, Bill Mollisson) and how to teach it in a joyous enabling kind of way. 

The training will help you to manage your diploma work, to discuss specific challenge and to get advices. It will help you gain perspective on your way of thinking about learning.

It will be given along side the Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC). Participants will teach some parts of the PDC and will receive individual feed-back and coaching session.

This course could be linked with the 2019 Romanian Permaculture Convergence. At the Convergence, we would like to invite permaculture seniors tutors, in order to allow you to present your work and to get the Diploma in applied Permaculture Design. Designing of the 2019 Convergence will be part of the training.

Trainers

Graham Bell is internationally known. He defines himself as a “global change agent”, devoting a large part of his time to sharing his knowledge and experience. He has expertise in several specialized fields: forest gardening and plant nursery management, resource management, energy efficiency, renewable energy … In Scotland, his own garden of 800m² produces 1.5 tons of fruit and vegetables a year, a yield of 16 tonnes per hectare. Its nursery is rich with 500 trees and 5000 plants. For 30 years, Graham has helped to set up thousands of permaculture projects on five continents and almost every latitude in both poor and rich countries. So, his expertise is also one of management. He is the first British man to receive the permaculture diploma from Bill Mollison in 1990 and has published numerous articles and two books: ‘The Permaculture Way’ and ‘The Permaculture Garden’.

Mark Shiperlee considers himself a self motivated entrepreneur. Passionate about nature, the principles as well as ethics of permaculture, Mark has been involved in many different projects. Here are just some examples. He had his own rural business in the countryside and also taught and worked in forest management. He has a special link with Romania since he organized convoys of humanitarian aid in 1990 and then developed social enterprises in both England and Romania. He therefore masters the Romanian language. He also helped to tackle homelessness and poverty through social enterprises in Scotland. He has been a entreprise coach for a government funded project. Nowadays he is running a rural business incorporating many areas of work. And he is living on a small piece of land where he grows as much food as possible, using Permaculture principles and ethics, and is also encouraging clients to work with their gardens/land in a permaculture way.

The place of training

The Ermitaj has been a pioneering player for permaculture in Romania, since it is here that the first PDCs of the country were organized with Steve Read and Pascal Depienne at the beginning of 2010.

The land of almost 8 hectares is located on the slopes of a hill at the foot of the Carpathians in an idyllic setting.

Ermitaj is a non-profit association.

Click here to find out more about the training place

Prerequisites

Participants must have relevant experience in one or more areas of permaculture.

The course will be taught in an English accessible to the greatest number.

Housing

There are three possibilities for accommodation: you can sleep in a dormitory (limited places), in a tent or in Beclean (15km away) where many hostels exist. We strongly advise you to stay on site.

Food

The price includes full board. The food will be prepared by a team of fine cooks. These will be as much as possible attentive to individual diets.

Price

Between 495 and 825 euros (see the registration form)

You want to register ? Please download, fill out and return this form by email to contact@ermitajmalin.com

Thank you for reading our terms and conditions

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

You want to register ? Please download, fill out and return this form by email to contact@ermitajmalin.com

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Already experimented in permaculture ?

“In simple terms we learn from nature how to manage systems well which provide for all human needs. […] Looking after our people, our land and all living things. […] Bringing wealth creation to the places it is most needed with consequent improvement to health and happiness. The permaculture design course is an unforgettable and life-changing experience full of fascinating insights, helping you realise your life’s dreams, and supporting others to do the same.”
(Graham Bell)

Essentials

The permaculture course will be given by Graham Bell, world-renowned author, teacher and practitioner of permaculture. The training takes place from 1st to 16th September 2018 at the Ermitaj. The Ermitaj is located in Malin, a small village in Nuseni commune in the district of Bistrita-Nasaud, one hour’s drive from Cluj-Napoca, Tîrgu Mures and Baia Mare.

Internationally recognized content

The PDC (Permaculture Design Course) is a course developed by Bill Mollison, co-creator of the term “permaculture” and co-author of the first book “Permaculture One”, with David Holmgren. The course is an entertaining, informative and life enhancing series of discussions, contemplating and practical exercises developed over thirty years experience. It is designed to empower people to be able to consciously choose ways of living essential to the construction of sustainability by meeting human needs whilst also respecting all life on earth and restoring our environment. Anyone participating will be awarded with internationally recognized certificates. These can be used as the starting point to go on and gain a Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.

Permaculture

Permaculture is first defined as “the conscious conception of landscapes that mimic patterns and relationships observed in nature, aiming an abundant production of food, textile fibers and energy to meet local needs” (Permaculture 2, 1979)

Permaculture is largely interdisciplinary. It brings together and proposes a set of techniques and concepts borrowed as much from science and engineering as human experiences and accomplishments both traditional and new.

Permaculture is also a project management method. It strives to build sustainable human structures through the research and development of mutually beneficial interactions between economic, social, individual and natural systems. It covers land management, energy systems, the importance of plants, trees and wilderness, climate and weather and how we interact with all these. It starts with understanding what resources we have and how we can work from those to a better future for all. On this course you will learn about People Care, Earth Care, and Fair Shares.

In brief: Permaculture is a way of thinking and a reason to act. It stems from the understanding that there is no Planet B.

The trainer

Graham Bell is internationally known. He defines himself as a “global change agent”, devoting a large part of his time to sharing his knowledge and experience. He has expertise in several specialized fields: forest gardening and plant nursery management, resource management, energy efficiency, renewable energy … In Scotland, his own garden of 800m² produces 1.5 tons of fruit and vegetables a year, a yield of 16 tonnes per hectare. Its nursery is rich with 500 trees and 5000 plants. For 30 years, Graham has helped to set up thousands of permaculture projects on five continents and almost every latitude in both poor and rich countries. So, his expertise is also one of management. He is the first British man to receive the permaculture diploma from Bill Mollison in 1990 and has published numerous articles and two books: ‘The Permaculture Way’ and ‘The Permaculture Garden’.

Click here to find out more about the trainer

 

The place of training

The Ermitaj has been a pioneering player for permaculture in Romania, since it is here that the first PDCs of the country were organized with Steve Read and Pascal Depienne at the beginning of 2010.

The land of almost 8 hectares is located on the slopes of a hill at the foot of the Carpathians in an idyllic setting. Its characteristics and potential make it the perfect place to train for permaculture. The place is off-grid: no water, gas or electricity coming from the city, just mobile phone and internet access. It is composed of a young forest, old orchards, pastures, a pond, small streams, a difference in height of one hundred meters: micro-climates and challenges are therefore numerous. Ermitaj is a non-profit association.

Click here to find out more about the training place

Training

Course format

The course format is 2 weeks residential. It includes a minimum of 72 hours of theory classes, several practical activities and evening entertainment. It will take place between September 1 and September 16, 2018. This means 13 full days of classes with one day off (Sunday 9th) .

The training is intense and unforgettable. It will allow you to create many friendly or professional connections, and enjoy the energy of a welcoming group. You will spend 15 days in the countryside and have the opportunity to recharge your batteries. You will leave the course with the enthusiasm and tools you need to get started in your own project, be it personal, family, associative or professional.

Prerequisites

There is no prerequisite to participate. Anyone looking for inspiration or willing to master concepts and practice of permaculture are welcome.

The course will be taught in an English accessible to the greatest number. Two Romanian-English bilingual assistants are involved in the training and many spaces will be given for questions and answers.

Housing

There are three possibilities for accommodation: you can sleep in a dormitory (limited places), in a tent or in Beclean (15km away) where many hostels exist. We strongly advise you to stay on site.

Food

The price includes full board. The food will be prepared by a team of fine cooks. These will be as much as possible attentive to individual diets.

The meals will be managed by the team of IncrEdible: the food will be mainly organic, local and from foraging product (wild plants and mushrooms). As food is an integral part of permaculture learning, special attention will be given to it, with a didactic aspect.

Price

Between 495 and 825 euros (see the registration form)

Summary program of this course

Background

Ethics

Principles

  • general attitudes
  • ecology

Design

  • how to proceed
  • skills, tools, methods
  • design practice
  • design presentation

Themes

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Plants
  • Food autonomy
  • Constructions and infrastructures
  • Resource Management
  • Social context

Click here for a more detailed program overview

You want to register ? Please download, fill out and return this form by email to contact@ermitajmalin.com

Thank you for reading our terms and conditions

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