|Asia, Various Places around the World, United States|
(projects i'm involved in)
adamaru (15km south of udupi), IN
darjeeling hills, IN
ThongSala, Koh Phangan, TH
(projects i'm following)
With a degree in Environmental Studies focused on Land Restoration, minors in biology and philosophy, with years of homesteading in northern California and working in Yosemite Nat’l Park, I came to permaculture with almost all the elements, but no organizing structure or system. From 1996 (when I first heard the word) to 2005 I was first co-director and crew foreman for the restoration crew, than land manager at a wilderness community decimated by wildfire in the mountain wilderness of northern New Mexico. Guided and mentored by Ben Haggard, for ten years I did hands-on permaculture design and installation rebuilding a community/village from the ground up.
For the past 10 years I have been a Permaculture designer, consultant and educator working with private individuals, farmers, villagers and local organizations to create culturally and environmentally appropriate life systems in northern New Mexico, India, Cambodia, and places in between. Part of this work focuses on assisting local and indigenous cultures to preserve traditional knowledge and technologies while adapting to and becoming active members of our rapidly globalizing world. Currently my year is approximately divided into 4 months in India, 4 months in Cambodia, 3 months in the states, and 1 month in a different place each year.
This year we will have the 10th annual PDC in Darjeeling, India, as well as many other courses throughout India and Cambodia, from urban to rural, from 2 day to 3 week. In addition there are many projects I am involved in, from demonstration site development to wetlands restoration. However, it will be the students that embrace permaculture and sustainability using it to build their lives and share with their communities that is the ultimate focus and reward of this work. Currently two Indians and one Khmer are approaching the time where they will be ready to teach a PDC on their own, as well as develop their own projects and careers.
Homestays with local organic farmers Instructors: Rico Zook, Rohin D’souza, Sailesh Sharma To Register Contact: [email protected] For more information about this course, Rico and his work: www.i-permaculture.org
Instructors: Rico Zook, Nic Gunton, & Guests To learn more about the course and to register: [email protected] To learn more about Hariharalaya: www.hariharalaya.com For more information about Rico and his work: www.i-permaculture.org
Online Registration http://goo.gl/uo3cX0 For course Brochure write Adarsh at [email protected] For more information about Rico and his work: www.i-permaculture.org To learn more about the venue: http://adarshbio.webs.com
Another successful course almost complete. This was filled with happy people(~50/50 Indian/Foreigner] and all learned a lot. This is the longest running PDC in Asia. the demand has gotten so that we are adding another PDC in May.
earn a permaculture design certificate at a beautiful eco-resort with functioning permaculture systems on coastal Thailand.
This village is a small holder farming community that has been the focus of a 2 year permaculture project by CARE international from 2008 to 2010, which trained many local families in Permaculture techniques such as water harvesting, composting and chicke
Integrating curriculum with local community and cultural benefit. Learning with a strong focus on foundational understandings leading to appropriate practical applications.
Learn and apply Permaculture in rural India on a traditional family farm.
learn permaculture from a beautiful beachside site. days filled with engaged, active learning, swimming in the ocean during breaks, watching the sunset with new friends.
1 week permaculture course with yoga and beautiful niligris mountains. This will be a process of understanding and integrating how yoga and permaculture support and integrate with each other. This will be done engaging a wide variety of learning modalitie
homestays, 100's of hectacres of food forest, beautiful himalayan village w/ farmer cooperative, organic and fair traded tea, oranges, tumeric, ginger and more.
|Permaculture Design Certification course|
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Verifying teacher: Jude Hobbs|
|Other Teachers: Toby Hemmenway, Rick Valley|
|Location: Lost Valley, Cottage Grove, OR, USA|
|Date: Nov 2003|
|22 PDC Graduates (list)|
|0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)|
|2 Other Course Graduates (list)|
|have acknowledged being taught by rico zook|
|4 have not yet been verified (list)|
|rico zook has permaculture experience in:|