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Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in Mallorca, Spain

Project: Open World Villages (Open World Foundation)

Posted by Christer Söderberg almost 10 years ago

Join internationally-renowned permaculture designer and teacher Darren Doherty, local Permaculture expert Julio Cantos, Int’l Permaculture and “Integral Permanence” Teacher/Practitioner Richard Perkins and Swedish Permaculture teacher Maria Svennbeck for

The course is targeted at anybody who wants to become a more effective and sustainable participant in today's world. It is interactive and designed to make you a more useful person capable of designing and developing sustainable systems anywhere in the world.
“Our program is under continuous improvement and is determined to put the design back into the Permaculture Design Course, drawing on our broad experience in the design & development of over 1400 projects on 5 continents in every climate. Students will have the opportunity to complete a minimum of 5 design projects throughout the course which are developed & presented in groups allowing for continuous feedback and improvement. One thing that won't change however is our Day to a Subject format, following the sequence of the curriculum: 'Permaculture: A Designer's Manual' (Bill Mollison, 1988, Tagari Publications)” – Darren Doherty

Graduates of this 93 hour course will be awarded an Open World Foundation Permaculture Design Course Certificate.

Local guest speakers Guillem Ferrer, Alberto Fraile, Toni Font, Rafa Salas, Miquel Ramis and Slow Food IB among others will participate.

The course will be translated from English to Spanish (and Spanish to English) by Ana Digo?n.


The Venue:
The EcoConvivencias farm is located in Esporles, on the Balearic island of Mallorca, in the ”Sierra Tramuntana” mountains a UNESCO World Heritage site. It includes an area of six hectares, two houses of 250m2 and 110m2, respectively, several indoor and outdoor porches, a 40-ton water tank, ample space for animal husbandry, agriculture and other araes with indigenous tree crops (olives, carob, almond, pine). The farm faces south by southwest at 350 metres above sea level with exceptional views across the valley of Esporles and the surrounding mountains. www.ecoconvivencias.org

The Organizers:
The course is organized and facilitated by the non-profit organisation Open World Foundation (Sweden) with proceeds going to finance projects of OWFoundation (Open World Villages) on Mallorca. Three participants will be sponsored by the Foundation to attend the course free of charge.

Generous support for this PDC is provided by the Mallorcan monthly magazine ”Revista Namaste”, Darren Doherty’s company ”RegenAg” Australia, ”EcoConvivencias” and ”BioFactoria” Mallorca, and many others.

Course Contribution:
€ 1100 standard contribution

€ 900 for students and unemployed (limited places)

€ 1400 + for people wishing to sponsor concessionary places To secure a place on the course a 50% deposit will be required when booking, with the balance due latest September 13.

Food and Lodging:
Included in the contribution is breakfast, lunch and dinner all days except on the one day off. All meals vegetarian and organic/locally produced (as much as possible), vegan on request. Camping on the farm in your own tent with use of toilets and shower facilities is included.

Sleeping in dormitory or in army tents with matresses, toilets and shower facilities, cost € 10 per person per night (please bring your own sheets). Other options of staying in nearby hotels available, please request further information. Please arrive on the 27th to set up tents and register as course begins promptly on morning of the 28th.
Inquiries regarding the course and venue (in Spanish/English): +34 680 317 888 Inquiries regarding the course and venue (in Swedish/English): +46 705 670 022
Course coordinator: Maria Svennbeck Email: [email protected]
For booking form please paste link below!

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