|Kottakarai, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India|
(projects i'm involved in)
Posted by Snehal Trivedi over 10 years ago
Hands on learning while 'creating a useful design' benefiting an underprivileged village community towards sustainable life of Kottakarai transition village.
Bernard Alonso from www.permacultureinterationale.com
Ilumalai co-founder Heal the Soil CSA www.healthesoilcsa.org
Dates: 2 February 2013 - 23 February 2013
PDC Plus is a 72hr 'Permaculture Design Certification Course' for beginners. Will be accompanied with a participating 'flying team' of practitioners who already hold permaculture certifications. One-third of all the raised funds will be used towards creating a 'Social Business' involving local villagers, HTS is also giving a year round training of permaculture methods to village families. This training will help them and their community to implement and practice permaculture in their own other villages around them.
Since our first PDC in Jan 2012, this communities have already started enjoying nutritious home grown food and will have possibility of earning extra income by selling their produce in local markets. With the money raised, we are now developing a home based manufacturing unit to produce eco friendly products from 'Banana Fibers', village women will be trained and supported by HTS from production to marketing, It will be a coop business model.
This 18-day course will consist of a broad range of topics applicable to life anywhere on the planet, at the same time catering to the specific needs of the participating students.
Classic 72hrs PDC Curriculum
Plus introduction to:
- Local Buildings
- Regional Art and Craft
- Medicinal Plants
- Waste Management
- Social Business
- Community Gardens
- Terra Cota Potteries
- Indian Cookery
- Idea Pool
- Guest Speakers
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|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Bernard Alonso|
|Location: South India|
|Date: Feb 2012|