PERMACULTURE FOR RESILIENCE: A DESIGN COURSE FOR PEOPLE WORKING IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Date

04/29/2018

Payment

Payment Required

Cost

Sliding Scale $1,450 – $2,150. Financial Aid available

Address

35070 Highway 33
Maricopa
California
93252
United States

Description

This two-week course equips people working in international development and grassroots projects with the perspectives and skills needed to engage with communities in partnership to incorporate elements into the design of communities, smallholder farms and land with household agricultural production that are holistic, appropriate, strategic, effective, diverse, as well as ecologically and economically sound. This course includes the 72-hr Permaculture Design Certification through the Permaculture Research Institute.


What is Permaculture?


Permaculture is a design science utilizing an innovative systems-approach to consciously design landscapes, human settlements and smallholder farming systems that integrate functional diversity and biological fertility by mimicking natural eco-systems. Diverse and fertile systems act resilient in the face of shocks.


Who is this course for?


This course is designed for people who work with Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s), Government Organizations, or are Community Organizers. The teaching is directly relevant for international development practitioners, including the technical teams from agency Headquarters and field teams engaged in implementation.


Who teaches this course?


This course is taught by world renown teachers including Warren Brush, Thomas Cole, Pandora Thomas, Susan Cousineau and Brenton Kelly. Warren Brush and Thomas Cole co-wrote the TOPS USAID manual for sustainable smallholder farm design. PDF available here.


What is the applicability?


People working in international development will benefit from the years of experience of our teaching team in applying permaculture around the globe. We have tailored the entire permaculture certification curriculum to better equip the people who work in international situations where people live in non-westernized conditions. The Quail Springs Learning site is ideal for the immersion of these teachings in an off the grid, nutrient cycling, dry land, water conscious community, where we work with the surrounding natural resources to provide for our shelter, water, food, and energy. Participants learn:

  • Tools to integrate sustainable systems design into existing projects
  • A systems analysis design protocol for holistic pattern recognition
  • To design stable and resilient food, shelter, water and waste cycling systems for health and resilience in all of your projects
  • To create an ethics and principle based training program within your organization that honors local customs, traditional knowledge and ecological conditions

The course has an emphasis on hands-on projects including a practical design project that is site and context specific and integrates all of the different elements of a thorough Permaculture Design.

 

"My learning journey at Quail Springs helped to nurture my presence of mind to be a better and more active listener – a vital trait for the international development professional. The coursework was incredibly pertinent to my work in Uganda and without a doubt made me more aware, more compassionate, and more focused in my role as a project manager and human being." – Grant Buhr, Project Focus, PDC graduate

Directions

Directions will be sent upon registration.

Who should attend

This course is designed for people who work with Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s), Government Organizations, or are Community Organizers. The teaching is directly relevant for international development practitioners, including the technical teams from agency Headquarters and field teams engaged in implementation.

Event Website

http://www.quailsprings.org/programs/permaculture/pdcid/

Extras

Wheelchair access

RSVP Details

jenya@quailsprings.org

http://www.quailsprings.org

To find out more and register for this course, please visit http://www.quailsprings.org/programs/permaculture/pdcid/


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