January 26th - February 15th, 2013, Katch Phkar Farm, Battambang, Cambodia. **We may modify this course to be a PDC if we have requests from 3 or more people. THIS IS AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH LOCAL PEOPLE AND CULTURE IN A VERY IMMEDIATE, DIRECT, AND BENEFICIAL WAY WHILE LEARNING ABOUT PERMACULTURE DESIGN.
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November 22nd - December 9th, 2012
This is the longest running permaculture course in India. Clean Beautiful Homestays with local farmers, thousands of acres of organic farms, extensive mature food forest covering hundreds of acres, Himalayan views, Wonderful times. Mineral Springs is a certified organic and fair-trade collective of 456 small farmers occupying 14 villages near Darjeeling, india.
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Co-Instructors: Guest instructors from Prerna NGO
Location: Mineral Springs, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Special Requests: Working English skills preferred,
Price: International 19000rs Indian rs 14000 Local 10000rs. Price includes food, Homestay accommodations, and training materials
Links and Web Sites: www.darjeelingprerna.org www.darjeelingprerna.blogspot.com/
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October 28th - November 4th, 2012
Punarvasu Farm, Udupi, Karnataka, India
This is a very hands-on, work focused introduction to permaculture. Our time will be openly structured with work before and after breakfast, relaxing and personal time mid day, and latter afternoons being for permaculture discussions and learning, or perhaps more work if people wish. Punarvasu is an emerging permaculture site. A traditional family farm that is becoming a model of how traditional practices and culture can thrive while evolving into a model of sustainability in our globalized world. People will stay in the traditional family home or converted barn, and eat Amma’s delicious traditional vegetarian Udupi food.
October 5th to 21st, 2012
Koh Phagan, Thailand
This PDC will have us working on practical small scale and urban projects, while also introducing how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities, take care of waste, and much more. Alternating between an urban Permaculture project development site called Phangan Project and a Thai organic farm, students will discover many aspects of this island paradise. At Raitiavisat Farm we will be interfacing with the local Thai community, helping us to truly experience culture, and explore island life from a local perspective.
Co-Instructors: Tiffany Grell
Location: Phangan Chai Hotel, Thongsala, and RaiTiaViaSet Farm, Koh Phangan Island, Thailand
Price: $550-$700 Depending on Accommodations and Food