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Darjeeling Graduate Course

March 20th-April 12th, 2015 Permaculture Graduate Design Programs Mineral Springs, Darjeeling, India Hosted by DLR Prerna Facilitated by Rico Zook & Sailesh Sharma With the purpose of providing advanced learning and hands-on experiences in Permaculture while expanding the positive impacts of Permaculture in Mineral Springs, DLR Prerna has created three graduate programs. These will be based in a homestay with a host farmer that the graduate will be working with. Each program will be fitted to the Graduate participant and the Host farmer to allow for the most benefit.

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Darjeeling Spring PDC

Permaculture Design Course in the Darjeeling Hills

Mineral Springs, Darjeeling

March 27th to April 12th, 2015
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Training venue “Mineral Springs, Dabaipani, Darjeeling”

Mineral Springs Dabaipani is an internationally certified organic area and fair-trade labeled collective of 456 small farmers since 2002. The farmers have come under the Mineral Spring Sanjukta Vikas Sanstha since 1996. The collective has been marketing small farmers organic tea in the international market, which is grown as a polyculture crop. 

The participants will have home stay accommodations facilities with the members of Mineral Spring Sanjukta Vikas Sanstha. 

Trainers: Rico Zook ( Guest Instructor: members of DLR Prerna.

The course fees, inclusive of training material, food and lodge: 
International Candidates Rs. 27,000
Indian Nationals residing outside Darjeeling but working in India Rs. 19,000
Indian Darjeeling Resident Rs. 12,000

The course fee does not include travel to the training venue. There will be an additional Rs. 150 to 200 per person charge for the shared jeep from Darjeeling to the venue. 

For further details:
Download:  Nov '14 Travel Finance info 
Registration Form 

Darjeeling Ladenla Road Prerna
c/o Hayden Hall Complex,
42 Ladenla Road,
Darjeeling 734 101,
West Bengal, India.

Phone Number 91 354 2255894,

A working knowledge of English is required by the participant. We do not look for academic qualifications for the course, except an interest to be part of a sustainable lifestyle and be the change you want to see in the world. 

NB: **** DLR Prerna and Rico reserves the right to admit candidates to the course. Candidates will be notified of their participation on receipt of the completely filled application form.


Laos Intro to Permaculture Course

Introductory course, 11th to 17th February 2015: Join us and become part of the growing permaculture movement at Pakxan Farm. We will design and implement new permaculture systems, including broadscale water harvesting structures, Greywater system(s), hugelkultur bed, and a passive solar water heater. We will also learn about and do ongoing farm projects, such as compost building, planting perennials (hedge, living fence, guilding), bed (soil) preparation, harvesting and propagating micro-organisms. For this course we will be a full and fun experience with a relaxed and enjoyable pace of learning and working. This course will provide you with both the foundations to begin walking the path, as well as functional questions with the fundamental knowledge to begin moving along your own path to a regenerative life.

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Auroville PDC, December 2014

Permaculture Design Certification Course, 12th-29th December, Sapney Farm, near Auroville, South India

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Urban Permaculture

29th and 30th November, Delhi

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Permaculture for Organic Farmers

22nd-25th November, Delhi area

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11th Annual Darjeeling PDC!

Permaculture Design Certification Course, Mineral Springs, Darjeeling 1st to 16th November, 2014: This workshop will culminate in real-life group design projects that will contribute to the enrichment of the workshop site, as well as the participants. Mineral Springs Dabaipani is an internationally certified organic area and fair-trade labeled collective of 456 small farmers since 2002. With half international and half local students, we will become certified practitioners of Permaculture as we create a regenerative, sustainable world together.

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Applied Permaculture Graduate Course

29th October-20th December, 2014. Mineral Springs, Darjeeling, India. Must be a PDC graduate to apply.

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Introduction to Itinerant Permaculture

27th-28th August 2014, North American Permaculture Convergence, Minnesota

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Spain PDC June 2014!

A classic 14-day PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE (PDC) with a 72 hours curriculum, full of practical knowledge, hands-on experiences and design excercises in a place of great natural beauty. The PDC programme integrates with opportunities for yoga, mindfulness, Deep Ecology and outdoor adventures.

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