Permaculture Design Course for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship
June 21 – July 5, 2014
Sponsored and hosted by Quail Springs Permaculture
Co-sponsored by True Nature Design
Lead Instructors: Warren Brush with Quail Springs, Regenerative Earth Farms, Casitas Valley Creamery & Farm, and True Nature Design, and Joseph Lentunyoi of the Maasai people and Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya returning as co-instructor
- Grant Buhr, Project Focus, Quail Springs’ PDC graduate
Permaculture is an integrated design system that provides a framework for consciously designed landscapes that provide diversity, stability, and resilience for individuals and communities. Permaculture is in 160 countries with many thousands of grassroots projects on-the-ground.
This course will assist you and your organization with integrating into your projects:
- Increased Food Security
- Community-Based Development
- Waste Cycling
- Sustainability Education
- Clean Water and Drought Proofing
- Health and Nutrition
- Sustainable Vocations & Enterprise
Topics include: Integrated Design, Composting, Water Harvesting, Compost Toilets, Waste Cycling, Earthworks, Rocket Stoves, Design Priorities, Ecological Building, Aquaculture, Bio-Sand Filtration, Broad Acre Applications, Food Forestry, Bio-Engineering, Resilient Food Production, Greywater Systems, Livestock Integration, Soil building, Watershed Restoration, Integrated Pest Mgmt, Biomimicry, Appropriate Technology, Peacemaking, Conflict Resolution, Community Organizing, Drought Proofing Landscapes, Rebuilding Springs, Refugee Camp Strategies
During this specialized course we will be offering the participants direct hands-on learning experiences that include:
- Making a simple and effective solar cooker
- Creating a thermophyllic compost system
- Building a BioSand water filter
- Building a water harvesting bio swale
- Constructing an earthen rocket stove
This course is designed for people who work with non-government organizations or government agencies, community organizers working in international development and/or social entrepreneurship, as well as volunteers and students with dedicated interest in the subject matter.
2013 Guest Instructors included:
Jeremiah Kidd, Global Permaculture Designer and Educator
Cathe’ Fish , Founder of Practical Permaculture Research Institute
Tara Blasco, Co-Founder of Global Resource Alliance
Loren Luyendyk, Co-Founder of Surfer’s Without Borders
Alissa Sears, Global Betterment Director at Christie Communications
Jeannette Acosta, Indigenous Permaculture Designer and Educator
Brenton Kelly, Principle Farm Educator for Quail Springs Permaculture
Tom Cole, Principle Agricultural Advisor with Save the Children
Alexis Slutzky, Council Trainer
Please stay tuned for 2014 Instructor Bios by joining our interest list (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our instruction team for the PDC for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship is comprised of a diverse mix of special guest instructors led by Warren Brush of Quail Springs Permaculture and Joseph Lentunyoi of PRI Kenya returning as co-instructor.
Warren Brush is a Permaculture designer and teacher as well as a mentor and storyteller. Warren is co-founder of Quail Springs Permaculture, Regenerative Earth Farms, Casitas Valley Creamery & Farm, Wilderness Youth Project, and his Permaculture design company, True Nature Design. He works in Permaculture education and sustainable systems design in North America, Africa, Middle East, Europe, and Australia.
Joseph Lentunyoi is a Permaculture advisor/trainer, and an Organic Agriculture practitioner. Joseph is co-founder of the Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya, to which he brings extensive practical knowledge of sustainable farming as well as teaching experience. He served as the Sustainability Director for Nyumbani Village, where over 900 children live who have been orphaned by HIV related diseases. He has experience working with non-governmental organizations, children in schools, women’s community-based groups, and in coordinating local and international volunteers. He teaches and designs with permaculture techniques extensively in East Africa, and has taught several international PDC trainings in Kenya and Australia.
Cost includes instruction, certification, catered meals, and camping accommodations.
Cost: $1,650 (a deposit of $300 reserves your space with the full balance due by June 10)
Early Bird: $1,450 for payment in full by April 15
Early Bird – $200 discount, course payment in full by April 15, 2013
PDC Refresher – $200 discount, participants with a previous 72-hr Permaculture Design Certification
Couples – $300 discount, applies to your joint total for couples registering, paying and traveling together
Check or Money Order – $25 discount, payment by check or money order
How to Register
- Fill out Online Pre-Registration – Click Here
- Receive confirmation, orientation, program and payment details to your email address
- Make payment to formally reserve your space
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